Mélissa Bedard and her husband, Karl Fortier, form an exemplary blended family since the latter has decided to take care of the house and the children while she multiplies her professional projects. A chance that allows him to accept all kinds of mandates, including the animation of a new program, Happy storage, at Casa.
If Mélissa Bédard can have fun professionally by touching all sorts of things, it’s because she knows that her family is safe at home. Like many people, the pandemic has however upset the organization of the tribe. “When the schools closed, it was total chaos. On availability the six children at home: five are developing the online school 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 guys and my daughters.
Plus the couple finally decided to keep this organization which works rather well. “We decided to be a modern family. Dad is at home and mom works: it’s a structure that 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 that I would experience if I had to manage a nanny or a babysitter. Especially since we realized that it was impossible to ask Grandma to babysit; she doesn’t even know how the Wi-Fi works at home.” The children also benefit from another family dynamic, because they do not do the same activities with dad as they do with mom. “Karl is sporty, while I am not at all. But there is a nice balance in all that, and I am still often at home.
This structure allows Mélissa to do things that she is passionate about. “I choose things that lead me to grow. I don’t do any project for the money. I choose according to what it brings me internally and what it allows me to learn. I also really like to do fun to people and bring them to light.
In his new show at CASA, Happy Storage, he goes to artists to help them restore order in a room in their house, in the company of Mylène Houle Morency, specialist in storage and organization. “Most people think they are organized, but storage designed the way Mylène goes much further. It’s a system that aims to help everyday life, so that everything is easy to organize and store. For example, the contents of almost all bathroom cabinets are misplaced. Mylène is going to show us that if we put all our bath stuff in the same basket, in the closet near the bath, it’s much easier to access it. We take the basket out when we take a bath, and then we put it back in the wardrobe. We didn’t have to look for anything, and it’s easily replaced.”
The new “Marie Kondo” from Quebec admits that this storage method 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 get into the habit of tidying 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 an extraordinary daily life. She is also continuing her tour of shows across Quebec and she is also preparing a few surprises that will be announced later.
The Happy Storage program is presented on Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m., at HOUSE. The second season of Escouade 99 airs Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m., TVA. To find out all the dates of the singer’s shows, go to melissabedard.com.