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Suzanne Chan is student, daughter, wife, (labor & delivery) registered nurse, certified lactation counselor, friend, entrepreneur and blogger – but the job she's most proud of is mother.

Suzanne is a winner of Top 25 New York Moms - 2013

What do your kids love most about living in New York?

New York is just so alive. At every turn there is an adventure. Because we live in the suburbs, they are always excited to go into the city. It always means a ride on the train which can be an adventure in itself. Equally, we've loved exploring all the quaint little towns in Long Island and Westchester.

What's a great destination for a family vacation in New York?

I love Long Island. It's the only place I can think of that in any direction you can discover something completely new. You can head out east for amazing beaches, delicious foods can be found in every town. It's a complete opposite of city life on the island and yet relaxing at the same time with longer hours to enjoy.

What's your favorite affordable outdoor activity to do with your kids?

My favorite affordable outdoor activity maybe heading down to the Brooklyn Promenade, especially Pier 6. It's not only gorgeous to look at (many amazing photos ops to be had), but we love the new playground installations in the area which provide hours of fun. In the summer time when they turn on the sprinklers, we could be there all day long.

What's your favorite kid-friendly restaurant in NYC?

Suzanne Chan

I love California Pizza Kitchen (on 60th)! It's awesome for wind-down and they never complain about messes. They cater to kids and afterwards, who doesn't love a run to Dylan's Candy Bar!
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What's your go-to snack for your kids?

Suzanne Chan

We love Annie's Organic Fruit Snacks. Kids love their gummies and I like that they are organic and easy to swallow. We are also huge fans of puffed rice crackers, any kind... korean or chinese. They are delicious and we've gotten so many of our friends hooked on them too!
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