Will Breastfeeding Ever Be The Number 1 Feeding Choice For Babies...

I was horrified to read the story this week published by the Nottingham Evening Post about the woman who was allegedly asked to leave...

Happy 5th Birthday: A Letter To My Daughter

How did we get here, it only seems like 5 minutes ago that we were celebrating you turning 4.  Happy 5th Birthday to my...

18th Birthday Family Memories

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...

37 Weeks Pregnant and Full Term

This week I became 37 weeks pregnant.  Woohoo! Doing the Full Term Pregnancy Shuffle right now!  There have been times when I have really...

What Causes Heartburn In Pregnancy?

Heartburn has plagued me in all 3 of my pregnancies in varying degrees.  I don't know about you but that annoying acid burning sensation...

Baby Swimming with HUGGIES® Little Swimmers®

When HUGGIES® challenged us to get our little ones swimming this winter, I really wasn't sure how it would go.  If you read my last...

Cantaloop Nursing Tank Top for Breastfeeding Review

Recently I was lucky enough to be sent the Cantaloop Nursing and Pregnancy Tank Top to review for the blog.  I really like Cantaloop...

Yoopies: Childcare App Review

Advertorial feature written in collaboration with Yoopies childcare app. Let's talk about childcare for a moment, or more importantly that overwhelming Google search most parents...

Daddy’s Girl

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...

Why Am I Giving Baby A Treasure Basket?

This year Christmas has presented me with a real dilemma for baby.  Having got 2 girls under 3, they have all the toys they need.  We...

How To Potty Train A Toddler In Nursery

We have had such a busy house recently the thought of potty training has been a little overwhelming for everyone.  That being said, Princess...

Parents’ Guide To Buying A New Pet For Christmas

We are all warned that buying a child a new pet for Christmas isn't a good idea, but it can be done successfully if...

Happy 4th Birthday – A Letter To My Daughter

Dear Daughter Happy 4th Birthday!  I cannot believe that you are actually 4 years old already.  Where has the time gone?  This year is a big year...

How To Get Rid Of Head Lice & Lice Eggs

If you have children in primary school my guess is at some point you will have come into contact with head lice and lice...

Princess seeks World Domination

Aren't toddlers one of the most challenging little beasts you'll ever come across?  We are starting to witness some interesting developments in Princess at...

Our Children’s Hearing Test and Glue Ear Diagnosis

Sometimes it's just impossible for me to write about anything else until I get something off my chest and this is definitely one of...

Back To School Essentials With Smiggle

When my daughter started school last year there were a few tips I had forgotten about buying school stationary and equipment.  Bearing in mind...

We’re Going To The Zoo (& Other Places) With Petits Filous

Kids have the funniest habits when it comes to food don't they?  My daughters love Petits Filous, but they think they should only eat...

Summer Survival Hacks From Top UK Bloggers

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...

Keeping Children Busy In Autumn!

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...

A Letter To My Daughter At 3 Years Old

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

The Special Things You Do For Your Baby

Everything about this year is reminding how quickly my babies are growing up.  My 2 year old is developing so fast, talking more and...

Rediscovering Family Fun at Rushcliffe Country Park

Rushcliffe Country Park is definitely our favourite place to take the kids near to our home, but it dawned on us today that we...

Our Morning Story – #MorningStories Linky Challenge

Mornings in our house aren't the happiest time, unless it's the weekend.  I'm very, very pregnant (DD 20th May) so my usual morning tactics...

First Week of Breastfeeding

If you are one of my regular readers you'll have gathered by now I am a huge advocate of breastfeeding, and you can catch...

Mum to a Teen too: A Mathematical Genius!

  Some days I really do find it difficult to accept that I'm a Mum to a 16 year old.  It's not the number of...

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

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

Sudocrem Care and Protect Product Review

Recently Princess has been complaining that she is 'a bit sore' at changing times.  She's been a bit under the weather as well as...

A Few Of Our Christmas Traditions

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

How Huggies Little Swimmers Make Swimming Easy

Before we went on our recent holiday we spent a lot of time taking our daughters swimming to get the ready to enjoy their time in...