The Truth About Christmas And Toddlers!

I was so looking forward to the Christmas break, having family time and eating too many chocolates then the nursery Christmas newsletter arrived and...

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 seem...

Interview with a Princess

  Being in the same room with Princess I get a sense she's thinking about something else.  Her eyes are wondering until they fix on...

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...

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 a very...

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...

Princess Goes To Gymnastics!

When little Pudding was first born, and I started being able to get out and meet other Mums again, there was a lot of...

My Daughter’s Glue Ear & A Rant About Our Health Visitor

Hello everyone.  I hope you don't mind, but today I'm feeling the need to get something off my chest.  If you are new around...

In The Night Garden Live Review

We have all wanted to see In The Night Garden Live for a long time now.  The girls both adore the TV show and...

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 hours...

She’s Not A Toddler Anymore!

This week Princess graduated from being a toddler to a preschooler, so you know that stinky wet fish I was talking about in this...

A Princess’s Birthday: A Bear’s Story

  I was so excited about the weekend as I'd heard I was going to Princess's house. It was her birthday, and she was going to...

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...

Are Our Co-Sleeping Days Over?

Well something really quite unexpected has taken place this evening, and it has made me come down stairs and take straight to my blog...

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...

Do I Need Pull Up Pants For Potty Training?

The jury used to be very much out for me on whether Pull Up pants were useful for potty training.  It seemed like an...

Q & A With Justin Fletcher From CBeebies

Q & A with Justin Fletcher on CBEEBIES LIVE: Justin & Friends Mr Tumble's Circus

Thomas Land and Tale of the Brave Première

The clan here at Zena's Suitcase were lucky enough to be invited to the première of the latest Thomas & Friends movie, Tale of...

Getting Their Own Way! – Some Lessons in Negotiation

It's dawned on me that toddlers know far more about negotiation than I do.  What is it with the Little People?  I don't know...

‘I Will Only Wear A Dress That Twirls Mummy!’ #mummyproblems #mummyblogger

My 2 year old daughter seemed to become very picky about what clothes she wanted to wear a few months ago.  We couldn't quite...