Educational Play The Schleich Way

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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?

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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

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Well my Little Pudding,  I cannot believe that you have become a two year old today.  Where has the time gone?  It doesn't seem...

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...

How Huggies Little Swimmers Make Swimming Easy

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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...

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...

What Kids Need to go Swimming Anytime

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Taking the kids swimming can seem like a bit of a chore can't it?  I think us Mums (and Dads too) can put barriers...

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...

5 Ways To Save Money When Having A Baby

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Having a baby can be very overwhelming and there are lots of stories in the press about how much having a baby will cost...

Are Single Parents Getting A Good Night’s Sleep?

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A recent study in the US by the National Centre for Health Statistics looked into the sleep patterns of single parents in comparison to...

10 Great Tips For Couples Expecting A Newborn

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As soon as you get a positive line on your pregnancy test, you'll no doubt be full of a mixture of excitement and nerves....

Happy 4th Birthday – A Letter To My Daughter

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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 My Kids Ruined My Hair

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I remember a time when I used to have thick long dark hair.  Somedays it would verge on frizzy, but when it was under...

Gift Ideas For A 4th Birthday

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

Moony Nappies Review

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Would you try Moony Nappies? Nappies are an interesting thing aren't they?  They are a bit like bank accounts in some ways.  Bear with me,...

What Does A Baby See?

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What does a baby see must be one of the most pondered questions by parents everywhere.  When all of my children were born I...

Safer Internet Day 2016

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Safer Internet Day takes place on 9th February 2016.  This year the UK Safer Internet Centre are asking us all to 'play your part...

Photographs From Highfields Park

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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

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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

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Dear Teen, Sometimes having a big age gap family is tough.  I know you are great with your sisters and help out loads around the...

18th Birthday Family Memories

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...