Fun With Nick Jr This Autumn

Fun With Nick Jr This Autumn

I was just thinking back over the last couple of months, and it’s dawned on me what a great time we have had …
5 Awesome Parenting Quotes

5 Awesome Parenting Quotes

I’ve stumbled across many parenting quotes over the years about having children, some I’ve completed disregarded, some have resonated with me, and …
Enjoying Play Group Together

Enjoying Play Group Together

Recently I’ve been thinking about how to keep the girls busy through the autumn.  There is a little part of me that is …
5 Reasons You’re A Great Parent

5 Reasons You’re A Great Parent

Today, I read a post by a blogger friend of mine that made me really sad.  I’ve met this lady in real life …
Getting Families Active With Soreen

Getting Families Active With Soreen

Over the summer, Princess and I were invited to a very special sports event hosted by Soreen.  We are huge fans of Soreen Malt …
Helping Daddy Dress The Kids With Free Printable Labels

Helping Daddy Dress The Kids With Free Printable Labels

How do Dad’s get dressing kids so wrong?  Or in our case, how does Daddy get dressing his girls so wrong?  Why does …
The Reality Of Pregnancy

The Reality Of Pregnancy

Right guys, you gotta help me out here.  I’ve been having some really crazy thoughts recently.  Some of my friends have been showing …
First Steps, Difficult Behaviour & Exam Stress

First Steps, Difficult Behaviour & Exam Stress

One thing I find really hard about having children of such different ages, is writing about them on the blog all equally.  I guess …
Which Sports Are Suitable For Toddlers?

Which Sports Are Suitable For Toddlers?

One thing that sporty parents are always keen to do is introduce their kids to sports from a young age. The idea is that …
5 Tips To Help A Child To Tell The Truth

5 Tips To Help A Child To Tell The Truth

Recently I’ve noticed Princess has developed the ability to not tell the truth or tell a little lie if you will.  It’s …
Family Update

Family Update

It’s been all change here at Zena’s Suitcase these last couple of month’s, and things are on the up, mainly!  As …
Connecting With My Teenage Son

Connecting With My Teenage Son

When my son first arrived into the world, I was overjoyed on so many levels.  I was so happy to have a boy, due …
Teaching Teens About Tyre Safety

Teaching Teens About Tyre Safety

Teen has been learning to drive since January, and we are just getting to the point where he’s thinking about his theory test …
The One Where We Met The Skinny Jean Gardener

The One Where We Met The Skinny Jean Gardener

Princess and I have had a busy weekend.  We headed off to Birmingham for an early start at the Sea Life Centre before swinging …
Are You Ready For Mums Channel?

Are You Ready For Mums Channel?

When I went to Blog Camp in April, it meant I got a chance to catch up with my blogging bestie, Kaz from Ickle …
Being A Mum And Finding Your Style With Lassig

Being A Mum And Finding Your Style With Lassig

I was in no way prepared for how difficult looking after 2 children under 3 would be when Little Pudding arrived a year ago.  It makes …
5 Free Things To Do With Kids

5 Free Things To Do With Kids

If you’re looking for free things to do with kids, then look no further.  I’m always desperate to find activities to do …
The First Swimming Lesson

The First Swimming Lesson

I really feel it’s important for my children to be able to swim.  My teen can swim, and I took him to the …
Parenting: Please Don’t Eat The Toothpaste

Parenting: Please Don’t Eat The Toothpaste

It doesn’t take a lot to upset the apple cart when kids are involved does it?  We changed gym class today, so that …
Why Going Back To Work After Maternity Leave Broke Me

Why Going Back To Work After Maternity Leave Broke Me

I’d been in my job a long time when I had Princess.  I had my son already when I joined the company, 11 years …
Chickenpox Can Kiss My Butt!

Chickenpox Can Kiss My Butt!

We’ve had a rough time of it these last few weeks with the children and getting sick.  To say I’m sleep deprived …
The Big Birthday Party Debate!

The Big Birthday Party Debate!

You’ll have to forgive me for being late to the party (and starting off with a really bad joke) but when busy with …
Are You #ShareAware?

Are You #ShareAware?

This week the NSPCC launched it’s new campaign #ShareAware to help parents keep their children safe online.  As a parent, knowing and understanding …
Q Pootle 5 Christmas Special: Q & A With Nick Butterworth

Q Pootle 5 Christmas Special: Q & A With Nick Butterworth

My little Princess is a huge fan of the hit CBeebies show Q Pootle 5.  She watches it every morning, without fail before she heads …
Our Christmas Traditions

Our Christmas Traditions

I love Christmas.  To be fair it hasn’t always been that way, but now I’m lucky enough to have my own family …
More Winter Swimming With Huggies Little Swimmers!

More Winter Swimming With Huggies Little Swimmers!

At the weekend, we took the girls for another swimming session.  Princess gets really excited at the thought of going swimming now and we …
Bonding With Baby At Bathtime With Infacare

Bonding With Baby At Bathtime With Infacare

Recently, the lovely people at Infacare sent us their baby bath and new night time baby bath to try out with Little Pudding.  We’…
Little Pudding’s 5 Month Old Baby Update

Little Pudding’s 5 Month Old Baby Update

Wow, five month’s old already!  This is one of my favourite stages of the baby days. When they are all cute and squishy, …
Take the brrrrrr out of baby swimming with HUGGIES® Little Swimmers®

Take the brrrrrr out of 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 …
Mum’s, You Know You’re In Control Of Your Life When…

Mum’s, You Know You’re In Control Of Your Life When…

Now then Mum’s, are we in control of what goes on from one minute to the next when there’s kids involved.  I …

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