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Tween Takeover Tuesday…

The tween isn’t allowed her own social media yet, so she’s hijacked mine. Tuesdays from now on are Tween Takeover Tuesday, when the tween has free rein with a blog post, and a social media take over. You have been warned, I should probably be scared… Here she is in her own words: Hi, Emily […]


Let’s Make Pom Poms

When I was a child I remember my mum teaching me how to make pom poms. Those little balls of wool that you wound around and cut to make fluffy shapes. It was incredibly cathartic and fun, and super satisfying to produce a little fluffy ball to play with, or add to a craft. I […]


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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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