To BLW or Not BLW? That is the Question!

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I have two very different experiences of weaning my children.  When my Teen was weaning 16 years ago, the advice was so different as...

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...

Things I Will Never Do To My Kids

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There are lots of posts on the internet about how we can be better parents to our children.  With so many tips and pieces of advice...

Little Pudding Is One

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That is it, our baby days are over.  Where did they go?  They've slipped by so quickly.  It's a shame our life wasn't a...

Easy Five-A-Day Win For Parents

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I find feeding my kids a healthy diet is something I constantly worry about as a parent.  It seems to be something that has...

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...

Have You Seen YouTube Kids?

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I'll be completely honest and admit that before my blogging days I never used to get YouTube.  My son would watch it for hours...

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...

Things To Remember When Parenting Gets Tough

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Personally, I believe that parenting is one of the toughest jobs you can ever do.  The responsibility of bringing a baby into the world and...

FREE Ocean & Under the Sea Colouring Pages

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Colouring can be such a relaxing activity for both kids and adults especially during times of stress.  I've really been missing the sea recently...

Suffering With Pelvic Girdle Pain While Pregnant

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I first experienced pelvic girdle pain in the 3rd trimester of my second pregnancy.  If you've experienced it I know you'll get how painful...

How To Teach Young Children About Money

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Teaching children about money is one of the most important life skills you can pass on to your kids.  I had a really poor...

Why Am I Giving Baby A Treasure Basket?

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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...

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...

One Month Old Baby Update

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So today Tinkerbell is one whole month old and hasn't it flown by!  I find time really speeds up with children around, I'm so...

Milestone Moments In The Car With The Kids #Parenting

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As parents I think we take getting in the car for granted.  When I mention to the children that we are getting in the...

7 Things Parents Should Avoid At Bedtime

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Right, stop the press. Prepare yourselves readers, I have an astonishing announcement to make. It may surprise you all to know that I am...

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...

One Happy Little Girl With Debenhams Back To School Range

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The kids will be back to school in a few weeks, and we've been topping up with some essential items before we start back...

Week 29 of Pregnancy: Where Did My Mojo Go?

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This is week 29 of a difficult pregnancy.  This week has been very a difficult week! I'm sure I've had more pins in me...

Lifting Our Spirits With Knoppers Snack Time Treats

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Monday always seems like such an abrupt start to the week, don't you agree? After those lazy weekend mornings, the alarm going off at...

Keeping Teen Busy This Summer

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Doesn't it get harder to keep them busy the older they get?  It's not that they need entertaining as such, but engaging them in meaningful...

Princess seeks World Domination

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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...

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...

How To Help Your Children Be Happy

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As a parent the thing I want most for all of my children is to be happy.  I don't mind how they get there...

Which Sports Are Suitable For Toddlers?

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One thing that sporty parents are always keen to do is introduce their kids to sports from a young age. The idea is that...

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...

Our Favourite Bedtime Books For World Book Day

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I love reading a bedtime story to the girls.  It's a really special part of the day as well as being an important part...

Our Children’s Hearing Test and Glue Ear Diagnosis

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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...

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...