Melissa Bedard and her husband, Carl Fortier, form a model blended family since the latter decided to take care of the home and children while doubling her career projects. An opportunity that allows him to accept all kinds of authorizations, including animations for a new program, Happy Storage, at Casa.
If Melissa Bedard can have professional fun by touching all sorts of things, it’s because she knows her loved ones are safe at home. Like many people, the epidemic destabilized the organization of the tribe. When the schools closed it was complete chaos. We had six children at home: five were going to school online and the youngest no longer had daycare.
Karl was then very happy to take a short break from work to be present to both his buddies and my daughters.
But the couple finally decided to keep this well-functioning organization. “We decided to be a modern family. My father is at home and my mother works: it is a structure that we see more and more and it makes sense as if the roles were reversed.
“It is a choice we have made together. I have an extraordinary lover: thanks to him, our family lives a beautiful balance! When I go to work, because he is so present, it removes all the anxiety I would have if I had to run a nanny or a babysitter. Especially since we realized that it is from Impossible to ask Grandma to babysit; she doesn’t even know how Wi-Fi works in the house.” Children also benefit from another family dynamic, because they do not engage in the same activities with dad as they do with mom. “Karl is an athlete, and I’m not at all like that. But there’s a nice balance to it all, and I’m still home a lot.
Above all else, this build allows Melissa to do things that fascinate her. “I choose things that make me grow. I don’t do any projects for money. I choose according to what brings me internally and what allows me to learn. I also really like to please people and make them stand out.”
In her new show on CASA, Happy Storage, she visits artists to help them restore order in a room in their home, accompanied by Mylène Houle Morency, who specializes in storage and organization. ‘Most people think they’re tidy, but storage is designed the way Mylène goes so far. It’s a system meant to aid in everyday life, so that everything is easy to organize and store. For example, the contents of almost all bathroom cabinets are misplaced. Mylène would show us that if we put all our bathroom items in the same basket, in the closet near the bathroom, it would be much easier to get to. We take out the basket when we shower, and then put it back in the wardrobe. We didn’t have to look for anything, and it’s easy to replace.” .
New Marie Kondo of Quebec admits that this method of storage still takes time. “We’re talking about an average of 40 to 42 hours of kitchen work, for example. In the show, we show that it’s best to start with smaller places in the house in order to get a feel for arranging things before dealing with the larger spaces.
In addition to this new show, we can see Melissa in the new season of Squad 99, on TVA, where she portrays the blonde man character Guy Jodoin. She has also just started shooting a new documentary series for the Vrai platform, where she goes to meet ordinary mothers who live extraordinary everyday lives. It also continues its tour of shows throughout Quebec and is also preparing some surprises to be announced later.
Happy Storage is presented every Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. at CASA. The second season of Escouade 99 airs every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. on TVA. To find out all the singer’s performances, go to melissabedard.com.
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