Mélissa Bedard and her husband, Karl Fortier, form an exemplary mixed family, as the latter has decided to take care of the house and children, while multiplying her professional projects. A chance that allows him to accept all sorts of mandates, including animating a new program, Happy storage, at Casa.
If Mélissa Bédard can have professional fun touching all sorts of things, it’s because she knows her loved ones are safe at home. Like many people, the pandemic however has upset the organization of the tribe. “When the schools were closed, there was total chaos. We had six children at home: five were doing school online and the youngest no longer had daycare.
Karl was then very happy to take a short break from work to be present for both his sons and my daughters.
But finally the couple decided to keep this organization that works quite well. “We decided to be a modern family. Dad is at home and Mom works: it is a structure we see more and more and that makes as much sense as if the roles were reversed.
“It’s a choice we made together. I have an extraordinary lover: thanks to him, our family lives a beautiful balance! When I go to work, as he is very present, it takes away all the anxiety I would experience if I had to manage a nanny or a nanny. Especially after we realized that it was impossible to ask the grandmother to take care of the child; she doesn’t even know how Wi-Fi works at home. ” Children benefit from another family dynamic because they do not do the same activities with their father as they do with their mother. “Karl is athletic, while I am not at all. But there is a good balance in all of this, and I am still often at home.
Above all, this structure allows Melissa to do things that fascinate her. “I choose the things that make me grow. I do not do any projects for money. I choose according to what brings me from within and what allows me to learn. “I also really like entertaining people and bringing them to light.”
On her new CASA show, Happy Storage, she visits artists to help them restore order in a room in their home, accompanied by Mylène Houle Morency, conservation and organization specialists. “Most people think they’re tidy, but storage designed the way Mylène goes much further. It is a system that aims to help everyday life, so that everything is easy to organize and maintain. For example, the contents of almost all bathroom cabinets are wrong. Mylène will tell us that if we put all the bathroom things in the same basket, in the closet next to the bathroom, it is much easier to access. We take out the basket when we take a bath and then put it back in the wardrobe. “We did not have to ask for anything and it is easy to replace it.”
The young “Marie Kondo” from Quebec admits that this method of preservation still takes time. “We are talking about an average of 40 to 42 hours of work for a kitchen, for example. In the show, we show that it is better to start with smaller places in the house in order to establish the habit of arranging things before dealing with larger spaces.
In addition to this new show, Melissa can also be seen in the new season of Team 99, on TVA, where she portrays the blonde character of Guy Jodoin. She has just started shooting a new series of documentaries for the Vrai platform, in which she goes to meet ordinary mothers who make an extraordinary daily routine. She is also continuing her spectacle tour across Quebec and is also preparing some surprises that will be announced later.
The Happy Storage program is presented Tuesday at 8:30 pm at CASA. The second season of Escouade 99 airs Tuesday at 19:30 on TVA. For all dates of the singer’s performance, go to melissabedard.com.