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A perfect weekend

It is not often that we are able to sit back and say “that was a perfect weekend”. Some of our weekends are more relaxed than others, but they can also be busy and sometimes we find them over filled and exhausting. At the end of 2018 we made a sort of vow that we […]


She’s coming…

She’s coming. I realised in December that I cannot manage the mad juggle of life without some extra help. I simply cannot keep on top of all the basics whilst being a working mum. I just don’t have the capacity. Other people seem to cope with working, parenting and keeping their house clean and tidy. […]


Cattitude in the post

*This is a review post. We were kindly sent a box to review and share about* This blog does feature the cats every now and then, they are of course, in the name. So we love to share about things that are cat related too. It’s only fair. The team from Cattitude recently sent us […]


About blog

Blog author, Karen Reekie

Welcome to the Mad House. I originally started this blog, in a blur of sleep deprivation, to get my thoughts and feelings down somewhere, on parenting, second time round, with a baby that had major sleep issues (and not just normal ones) but it has grown and grown. We are now well into our fifth year at the Mad House and you will find blog posts on anything from gardening, to politics, with lots of ramblings on parenting, and also about living with food intolerances. I blog about cows milk and gluten free cooking too.

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