Mélissa Bedard and her husband Karl Fortier form an exemplary blended family, since the latter has decided to take care of the household and children while multiplying her professional projects. A chance that allows him to take on all kinds of mandates, including the animation of a new program, Happy Storage, at Casa.
If Mélissa Bédard can enjoy touching all sorts of things professionally, it’s because she knows her loved ones are safe at home. Like many people, however, the pandemic has disrupted the organization of the tribe. “When the schools closed, there was total chaos. We had the six children at home: five went to school online and the youngest no longer had a daycare center.
Karl was then very happy to take a short break from work to be there for both his boys and my daughters.
But the couple eventually decided to keep this organization, which works pretty well. “We chose to be a modern family. Dad’s at home and mom’s working: a structure we’re seeing more and more often that makes as much sense as if the roles were reversed.
“It’s a decision we made together. I have an extraordinary lover: thanks to him, our family lives a beautiful balance! Going to work as he is very present takes away all the anxiety I would feel if I had to look after a nanny or babysitter. Especially since we realized that asking Grandma to babysit was impossible; She doesn’t even know how WiFi works at home.” The kids also benefit from a different family dynamic because they don’t do the same activities with dad as they do with mom. “Karl is athletic, I’m not at all. But it’s all nicely balanced and I’m still at home a lot.
Above all, this structure allows Mélissa to do things that fascinate her. “I choose things that make me grow. I don’t do projects for the money. I choose what brings me inside and what enables me to learn. I also really like pleasing people and bringing them to light.”
In her new show on CASA, Happy Storage, she visits artists to help them restore order to a room in their home, accompanied by storage and organization specialist Mylène Houle Morency. . “Most people think they’re tidy, but Mylène’s storage solutions go much further. It’s a system designed to make everyday life easier, so everything is easy to organize and store away. For example, the contents of almost all bathroom cabinets are misplaced. Mylène will show us that it’s much easier to put all our bathing essentials in the same basket, in the closet next to the bathtub. We take out the basket when we take a bath and then put it back in the closet. We didn’t have to search for anything and it’s easy to swap out.”
The new “Marie Kondo” from Quebec admits that this storage method still needs time. “For example, we are talking about an average of 40 to 42 working hours for a kitchen. On the show, we show that it’s better to start with smaller places in the house to make it a habit to tidy things up before tackling larger spaces.
In addition to this new show, we can see Mélissa in the new season of Squad 99 on TVA, where she portrays the blonde character of Guy Jodoin. She has also just started filming a new documentary series for the Vrai platform, in which she meets ordinary mothers who live extraordinary lives. She also continues her show tour of Quebec, also preparing some surprises that will be announced later.
The Happy Storage program is presented on Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. at CASA. Escouade 99 Season 2 airs Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. on TVA. You can find all of the singer’s show dates at melissabedard.com.