How to get your Child Started on Saving

As a parent, one of our primary motivations is to provide for our children, and to ensure that the household finances are secure. The...

Tips For Finding A Dementia Care Home

Dementia is such a challenging illness for those who are suffering from it, and for family and friends to deal with.  The jury is...

Why Creative People Need A Digital Detox Holiday

Lately I've been thinking that I really need a digital detox holiday. As a blogger I aspire to be a creative and inspirational writer....

Tips For Growing A Freelance Career

I have absolutely no regrets about giving up my my 9 to 5 job and starting a freelance career in blogging and social media....

How to Have a Better Relationship with Your Partner

At some point the relationship with our partner changes.  In the early days it's all hearts and flowers, or at least it should be....

Present Ideas For Mum

It's my birthday in a few weeks so I thought a blatant 'present ideas for Mum' post would really help my husband and teen...

Are Single Parents Getting A Good Night’s Sleep?

A recent study in the US by the National Centre for Health Statistics looked into the sleep patterns of single parents in comparison to...

A Very Sad Easter

On Saturday night I headed off to bed at the usual time.  The bank holiday weekend weather had taken a bit of a turn...

Introducing SunLife Direct Courtesy Pet Cover

SunLife Direct have come up with the very best idea for pet owners.  I know how much some of Zena's Suitcase readers adore their...

Ways to Prevent Sleep Apnoea

There are many people all over the world that suffer from sleep apnoea; and there are many different remedies that you can use to...

Why I Had A Poor Credit Score & What I Did...

Poor credit score?  What on earth does that mean? When I was younger I had no financial intelligence whatsoever.  I didn't have a clue about...

5 Ways To Set Personal Boundaries

Personal boundaries have become more important to me recently.  Due to my daughter's activity schedule, once a week I have to spend time with...

Relaxing At Eden Hall Day Spa

Eden Hall Day Spa really know how to set the tone. When I walked in to the reception on a particularly blustery day in...

How To Cope With Tonsillitis (From Experience)

This has plagued me ever since I was a child so I've learnt a few tips about how to treat tonsillitis.  I have no idea...

5 Ways To Make Your Garden Fun For Kids

As we get closer to spring, I'm starting to think about how to make the garden fun for kids to play in. I know...

Photographs From Highfields Park

Highfields Park in Nottingham is one of our very favourite places to go, and my daughter and I visited after going to the theatre...

Beefeater 2 For 1 January Sale!

We love eating out as a family. It's great having a break from the cooking and when you've got small children like us, it's...

My 2015

2015 has been a very strange year for me, in a good way as it turns out. Phew, as that wouldn't make for a very...

Home Learning Vs Classroom Learning

Education and lifelong learning is now centre stage in many people’s lives. Whereas once, education was the sole preserve of the classroom and education...

A Girls Night In With Tena Oooops Moments

I don't get to spend time with my sister that often, even though she only lives 5 minutes away.  Sometimes it's not distance that...

It’s OK, Oooops Moments Happen!

So when did it happen to you?  It might not have done, but with 1 in 2 women in the UK suffering with light...

5 Gift Ideas For The Mum In Your Life

Christmas is literally only just around the corner, and if you haven't bought any gifts yet, you'd better get cracking.  Don't worry though, Zena's...

The Best Scooter Tips & Tricks On The Internet

A scooter will feature on so many Christmas present lists to Santa this year I thought it would be great to share with you...

The Meaning Of Dreams With Silentnight

Over the last few weeks I've been taking a more mindful approach to getting ready for bed and getting off to sleep.  Good restful...

Parking On The Street Rant

Parking on the street.  Why is it such an issue?  Why does it turn someone from a seemingly rational individual into territory crazed note...

Paris: Playing On My Mind

The awful events that took place on Friday 13th have been in and out of my thoughts all week.  France are our neighbours, and...

Winter Is Coming: Don’t Let Your Health Suffer

Winter is coming – and not in the Game of Thrones, swords and sexy kind of way, with ominous tones delivered by a shielded hunk...

5 Ways To Make The Most Of Autumn

Autumn can be a very beautiful time of year, when the days are crisp and the sky is blue and clear.  It's very much...

Help TKMaxx Give Up Clothes For Good

When my teen went back to school a few weeks ago, we received the usual letters home asking for us to provide emergency contacts and details...

Our Date Night

A date night in our house was long over due.  Daddy and I spend a lot of time at our computers which is sadly...