You’re Invited To The Go Jetters Twitter Party

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Sshh! Don't tell anyone, but I'm planning a special surprise for my girls this week.  On Thursday 28th July, we are having a very...

Activity Sheets For Kids – Travel Themed

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How are you all doing with keeping the kids busy?  I'm feeling like that is my main function at them moment. Don't get me...

Baby Signing – Useful Tips for Getting Started

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You may know already that Princess and I have very much enjoyed our Baby Signing journey.  After my first post, Baby Signing, it's a must!,...

Keeping Children Busy In Autumn!

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We've been trying some new things this weekend and our first stop was a Sensory Play Centre called 'Look Inside'.  Unfortunately I didn't feel...

Little Pudding’s 4 Month Old Baby Update

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This month's update is a little bit late.  Little Pudding was 4 month's old on the 29th September.  The first three month's flew by,...

5 Activities you Must Add to your Kids Halloween Bucket List

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Holidays are the perfect way to get your kids busy with some fun filled activities.  It's also a great time to sneak in a...

7 Free St Patrick’s Day Printable Activity Pages

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St Patrick's Day is celebrated on 17th March all around the world by many people.  I know that many children enjoy the festivities so...

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....

The Reality Of Pregnancy

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Right guys, you gotta help me out here.  I've been having some really crazy thoughts recently.  Some of my friends have been showing off...

Daddy’s Girl

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Our little Princess is definitely a Daddy's girl.  She follows him round like a lost puppy as fast as her little legs will carry...

First Day of School Message to my Daughter

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Tomorrow will be your first day of school my little one, so I wanted to share a letter as I think we are both...

40 Weeks and Overdue!

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When will I ever learn to keep my big mouth shut!  Those that know me well already know the answer to that.  I've always...

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...

Breastfeeding: Getting Off To A Good Start

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I'm practically touching the finishing line at 38 weeks pregnant and this is the best I've felt in over 7 months. I just need to...

18th Birthday Family Memories

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We had a very special birthday here at Zena's Suitcase last month.  My eldest son turned 18 and you might have caught up with...

Toucanbox – Kids Craft Subscription Box Review

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Toucanbox - Kids Craft Subscription Box Review is an advertisement feature and contains affiliate links. If you order a Toucanbox after using one of these...

Teenagers: It’s all a mystery to me!

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  Do you get teenagers?  I've got to be honest, I really struggle.  Since the hormone fairy came along and took away my sweet little boy,...

Things to Consider Before Moving with your Kids to Another Country

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Moving to a new country with your family can be thrilling and fun, but also hectic and nerve wracking. So even though you loved...

10 Breastfeeding Tips For New Mums (That Are Actually Helpful)

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Breastfeeding a newborn baby can be a fiddly business.  They're so fragile and delicate and quite frankly the whole experience can be overwhelming for...

Tips On How To Prepare For Labour

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Since I've been back on the Mummy circuit, I've heard a lot on first time Mum's talk about their fear of labour and giving...

The Jekyll and Hyde of Gentle Parenting

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I know how this stuff works.  I've been in this parenting game for nearly 17 years now.  I should be well practised at it...

Giving Birth: Preparing For Labour & Having My First Baby

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Now that I'm pregnant with my third child, I've found myself spending a lot of time thinking about my first experience of labour and...

Fun With Nick Jr This Autumn

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I was just thinking back over the last couple of months, and it's dawned on me what a great time we have had this...

Stress and Pregnancy- Don’t get them Muddled Up

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You might know what it's like when those hormones start rushing in, you could cry at the most insignificant things and sickness becomes an...

First Steps, Difficult Behaviour & Exam Stress

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One thing I find really hard about having children of such different ages, is writing about them on the blog all equally.  I guess...

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...

Glue Ear & Having Grommets Fitted: Two Weeks After The Operation

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Hello readers.  If you have been following this story, your will know that our 3 year old daughter had an operation to have grommets...

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...

Our Progress With My Daughters’ Glue Ear & Having Grommets 

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I thought I’d give you a little update on how we are getting on with treating my daughters' glue ear.  The issue with her...

What To Expect When Your Child Has Ear Grommets Fitted

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Last week our youngest daughter, Brook, went to hospital for an operation to have ear grommets fitted.  If you have been following our story you'll...