Milestone Moments In The Car With The Kids #Parenting

Milestone Moments In The Car With The Kids #Parenting

As parents I think we take getting in the car for granted.  When I mention to the children that we are getting in the …
Parents’ Guide To Buying A New Pet For Christmas

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 …
Supporting A Child’s Education With Bayard + 6 Month Subscription #Giveaway

Supporting A Child’s Education With Bayard + 6 Month Subscription #Giveaway

When my daughter started school back in September, I started to feel overwhelmed quite quickly about the list of actions that were coming home …
How To Cope With 4 Year Old Tantrums (Essential Tips)

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

Essential tips for how to cope with extreme 4 year old tantrums. Helpful strategies & parenting advice.
Talking To Your Child: The Powerhouse Of Parenting

Talking To Your Child: The Powerhouse Of Parenting

If you have been following my blog and social media posts recently, you will know that we have had some trouble settling our 4 year …
Our First Week At School & Some Help Needed!

Our First Week At School & Some Help Needed!

So Princess started school this week, and so far everything has gone OK.  She was so excited about going, that we were literally counting …
You’re Invited To The Go Jetters Twitter Party

You’re Invited To The Go Jetters Twitter Party

Sshh! Don’t tell anyone, but I’m planning a special surprise for my girls this week.  On Thursday 28th July, we are having …
I Was Not Prepared For How Much My Children Fight

I Was Not Prepared For How Much My Children Fight

Yesterday I felt broken by my children, and I feel terrible for it.  As a parent there is nothing worse than the feeling that …
Virry –  A Kids Phone App That Does Some Good + Giveaway

Virry – A Kids Phone App That Does Some Good + Giveaway

As a family we love to travel, get out and about and enjoy what nature has to offer.  So to hear of the great …
3 Things You Need To Know If You Have a Distant Child

3 Things You Need To Know If You Have a Distant Child

When my son was born I felt totally redundant, he was a distant child from the very beginning.  He fed well, he slept well …
On Holiday With HUGGIES® Little Swimmers®

On Holiday With HUGGIES® Little Swimmers®

We have had such a great time as Get Set, Splash bloggers for HUGGIES® Little Swimmers®.  Water fun is something kids and parents can …
Educational Play The Schleich Way

Educational Play The Schleich Way

Schleich have been making educational toys for over 80 years and they certainly know what they are doing.  I have just been reintroduced to them …
What Would a 4 Year Old Buy For Father’s Day?

What Would a 4 Year Old Buy For Father’s Day?

With Father’s Day coming up on Sunday 19th June, I thought it was about time I got my 4 year old daughter a little …
A Letter To My Two Year Old

A Letter To My Two Year Old

Well my Little Pudding,  I cannot believe that you have become a two year old today.  Where has the time gone?  It doesn’t …
Things I Will Never Do To My Kids

Things I Will Never Do To My Kids

There are lots of posts on the internet about how we can be better parents to our children.  With so many tips and pieces …
How Huggies Little Swimmers Make Swimming Easy

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 …
Things To Remember When Parenting Gets Tough

Things To Remember When Parenting Gets Tough

Personally, I believe that parenting is one of the toughest jobs you can ever do.  The responsibility of bringing a baby into the world …
What Kids Need to go Swimming Anytime

What Kids Need to go Swimming Anytime

Taking the kids swimming can seem like a bit of a chore can’t it?  I think us Mums (and Dads too) can put …
Have You Seen YouTube Kids?

Have You Seen YouTube Kids?

I’ll be completely honest and admit that before my blogging days I never used to get YouTube.  My son would watch it for …
Are Single Parents Getting A Good Night’s Sleep?

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 comparision to …
Getting Into Kidz Drama + #Giveaway

Getting Into Kidz Drama + #Giveaway

Kidz Drama is a brand new initiative from Adrian Cory that allows family and friends to enjoy the fun of theatre in their own …
10 Great Tips For Couples Expecting A Newborn

10 Great Tips For Couples Expecting A Newborn

As soon as you get a positive line on your pregnancy test, you’ll no doubt be full of a mixture of excitement and …
Happy 4th Birthday – A Letter To My Daughter

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 …
Gift Ideas For A 4th Birthday

Gift Ideas For A 4th Birthday

We have a very special celebration coming up this week.  My little Princess is going to be 4 years old.  Where on earth does the …
Safer Internet Day 2016

Safer Internet Day 2016

Safer Internet Day takes place on 9th February 2016.  This year the UK Safer Internet Centre are asking us all to ‘play your part for …
Photographs From Highfields Park

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 …
How Android Monitoring App is the Key Parental Solution

How Android Monitoring App is the Key Parental Solution

Do you know what your kids are looking at on their Android smartphones and tablets that you have just bought them? Are you fully …
A Letter To Teen About His A Levels

A Letter To Teen About His A Levels

Dear Teen, Sometimes having a big age gap family is tough.  I know you are great with your sisters and help out loads around …
18th Birthday Family Memories

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 …
Are Your Children Going To Be Safe Online This Christmas?

Are Your Children Going To Be Safe Online This Christmas?

This Christmas more children than ever will be getting computers, tablets or phones that can get them online.  I’ve been catching up with …

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