Get In The Christmas Spirit With These Fun Activities

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With Christmas only around the corner, you might be on the hunt for fun and exciting things for the whole family to enjoy as...

CLOSED Introducing Baby Power From BabyBjörn + #Win a Bouncer Bliss...

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Seeing expectant parents or a newborn baby are both things that fill me with absolute joy.  Having a baby is such a special time...

Tips For Helping Children Get To Sleep

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How much sleep a child is getting can be a real cause for concern for parents.  Sleep is so important for healthy development in...

How To Cope With 4 Year Old Tantrums (Essential Tips)

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Essential tips for how to cope with extreme 4 year old tantrums. Helpful strategies & parenting advice.

Mediterranean Inspired Baby Food From Piccolo

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One of my favourite countries to visit with the family is Spain.  As well as the gorgeous beaches and warm weather I really love...

Theraline Wynnie Nursing Pillow Review

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I've always found that getting into a good comfortable position for breastfeeding makes a massive difference to the success of the nursing relationship.  I...

A Letter To My Daughter At 3 Years Old

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Happy Birthday my beautiful little lady.  You had a very special 3rd birthday as we were on holiday at Yelloh! Village Les Grands Pins....

Co-sleeping: What’s the Problem?

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  I always find myself apologising if the issue of Princess's sleeping arrangements arises with anyone, friends, other parents and even family.  You can never...

How to Prevent Foot & Heel Pain During Pregnancy

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When I was expecting, I suffered a lot with foot and heel pain during pregnancy as well as swelling in my feet and legs....

Back to School with M&S: Life Isn’t Uniform

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Going Back to School is something I'm very much thinking of at the moment, as come September Brook will be starting Reception for the...

5 Awesome Parenting Quotes

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I've stumbled across many parenting quotes over the years about having children, some I've completed disregarded, some have resonated with me, and some just make...

My Daughter’s Glue Ear & A Rant About Our Health Visitor

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Hello everyone.  I hope you don't mind, but today I'm feeling the need to get something off my chest.  If you are new around...

Things I’ve Learnt About Potty Training After 3 Kids

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For me potty training has to be one of the worst parts of parenting.  I really wasn't looking forward to potty training my youngest...

What I’ve Learnt About Kids Savings After 3 Children

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When my eldest was born I didn't really think about kids savings at all.  I was quite young myself, and having just had a...

Summer Survival Hacks From Top UK Bloggers

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How to keep youngsters entertained during the school summer holidays with a new adventure around every corner SCHOOL’S out and to help parents avoid hearing...

Breastfeeding and Dealing with Visitors

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Little Tinkerbell is now 12 days old and everything seems to be going fairly well.  If her eyes are open, she generally wants to...

Awesome 6th Birthday Present Ideas: A Little Girl’s Perfect Wishlist

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If you saw my letter to my daughter for her 6th birthday, you have probably twigged that Indie has been celebrating this week.  The...

10 Reasons to Play Basketball

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I had a really difficult time finding a sport that my son liked.  I was really keen for him to be fit and active,...

Family Update

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It's been all change here at Zena's Suitcase these last couple of month's, and things are on the up, mainly!  As there is so...

3 Simple Ways To Have An Awesome Half Term With The...

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Are you spending half term at home with your children?  Do you have that sense of optimism that you are all going to have...

Getting Students Cooking with the Family Meal 

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Advertisement The summer is a such an important time for our family. With my son now at university, to have him home with us for...

Cantaloop Nursing Bra Review

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I cannot stress how important being comfortable is to having a successful breastfeeding relationship with your baby or child.  I've already talked about pillows...

How Well Do Children Really Thrive and Develop in Foster Care?

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Foster care works. When a child lives in a loving, nurturing home where they are loved, cared for and protected, they thrive. But there is...

A Princess’s Birthday: A Bear’s Story

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  I was so excited about the weekend as I'd heard I was going to Princess's house. It was her birthday, and she was going to...

5 Activities To Do With A Baby

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Babies aren't always the most exciting of things, and some days, dare I say it, they can be down right boring.  It's important to...

How Will Fostering Affect My Family?

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Collaborative Feature  Fostering is a truly unique dynamic. Fostering will affect everyone with the household, and especially the family where dependent children still live. However,...

A Few Of Our Christmas Traditions

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How close is Christmas now folks?  It is literally around the corner, so we thought we had better get some of our Christmas traditions...

Breastfeeding Advice For Mums (From a Breastfeeding Mother)

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Breastfeeding my newborn baby seems to be going really well at the moment, touch wood.  She's growing so fast that she will not look...

Back To School With Deichmann Shoes

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Buying new school shoes is part and parcel of getting ready for the new school term isn't it?  My daughters both love getting a...

Surprising My Son at Uni With a Home Cooked Meal From...

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Do you remember a while back that we were getting ready to send teen back to university for his second year?  Well, I’m not...