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 O2...

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 this...

WaterWipes – Baby Wipe Review

WaterWipes are chemical free baby wipes, that claim to be the world's purest and also carry the Allergy Friendly kite mark.  With big claims...

Baby & Toddler Charity Gift Ideas

One of the things I adored about Christmas was giving gifts.  I enjoyed writing Christmas lists and choosing what I was going to buy and what presents...

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 some just make...

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 sad...

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 a...

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

How do Dad's get dressing kids so wrong?  Or in our case, how does Daddy get dressing his girls so wrong?  Why does filling...

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 off...

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?

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

Recently I've noticed Princess has developed the ability to not tell the truth or tell a little lie if you will.  It's surprised me really,...

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 there is so...

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

Teen has been learning to drive since January, and we are just getting to the point where he's thinking about his theory test and...

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...

Little Pudding Is One

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...

Stopping Breastfeeding Because of the Pain

Stopping breastfeeding because of the pain should have been an easy choice, but it was still hard and very emotive for me as a...

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....

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 with my...

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 pool...

Tips On How To Prepare For Labour

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...

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 Princess...

Tips For Helping A Teething Baby

A teething baby has been a constant feature in our house since Little Pudding was 3 months old.  She started dribbling really early on,...

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...

Why Do Mums Experience Breastfeeding Pain?

I haven't written about the Breastfeeding pain I've been experiencing on my blog, and I thought it was important to update you about the...

Breastfeeding And The Link To Intelligence

It's been all over the headlines this week that recent research has suggested that one of the benefits of breastfeeding is increased  IQ later...

When Weaning Doesn’t Quite Go So Well

Babies can throw you all kinds of challenges when you least expect it.  The more children you have the more it throws you, as...

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 is an...