Zena's Suitcase's Blog (8)

Once Upon a Time...

Scarlett was a shy little girl, she didn't have any brothers or sisters, and she didn't see many other children.  Scarlett and her Mummy lived at Granny's house.  They'd run away from the Big Bad Wolf and Granny was looking after them for a while. Scarlett loved…

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Added by Zena's Suitcase on February 17, 2014 at 10:44am — No Comments

15 Tips for Coping with a New Baby

What's in the Suitcase

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Added by Zena's Suitcase on February 2, 2014 at 11:12am — No Comments

Childbirth: The Second One

If you've read Childbirth: The First One, you'll see I left a bit of a gap between my first and second child.  My son is now 16 years old, 6'2'', size…

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Added by Zena's Suitcase on February 2, 2014 at 9:06am — No Comments

Dear Friend.......

I'm sorry I didn't tell you we were going to try for another baby.  I get that this hurt you, but to be honest I don't think I knew how to tell you.  Our lives are so different, I wasn't sure how you'd take it or that you'd be happy for me.…



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Added by Zena's Suitcase on January 31, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Birth Plan; this is how I'd like it to look!

In about 15 weeks I'm going to get another one of these!  I'm so excited!  



Is it too early to start thinking about my birth plan.  I…

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Added by Zena's Suitcase on January 29, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

From Granny's Kitchen - Spelt and Potato Bread

At Granny's everything happens in the kitchen.  There's a lot of cooking, a lot of putting the world to rights and a lot of joy.  Granny has been kind enough to share with me one of her bread recipes.  Granny bakes her own bread these days, as she has a wheat free diet.  There is nothing more nurturing than a fresh loaf emerging from the oven.  Knocks the socks of the alternatives in the shops I can tell you!…

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Added by Zena's Suitcase on January 28, 2014 at 6:34am — No Comments

My Son, his Dad and his Mental Health

I asked my partner to leave when my Son was 18 months old.  It was a scary time for everyone.  I was quite young, and facing being a single parent was daunting.  Soon after he left, Dad's mental health deteriorated rapidly.  He went to a pretty dark place and an acute schizophrenia developed. Continue…

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Added by Zena's Suitcase on January 27, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Childbirth: The First One

Now that I'm in my third pregnancy, I've spent a lot of time thinking about the birth of my son and daughter.  We reflect, and we learn in the hope the next experience will build on what has gone before. Continue reading here

Added by Zena's Suitcase on January 27, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

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