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Endometriosis and Infertility: Conceiving and Pregnancy Facts

*This is a collaborative post, that I hope will be helpful* Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with endometriosis or you’ve been living with the condition for some time, there’s one burning question you’ve probably wondered: Will endometriosis affect my chances of getting pregnant? While the condition doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll struggle with fertility, there’s a […]


The Ultimate Guide to Exploring Dalhousie

*this is a collaborative guest post, which we hope will be helpful if you are considering a new travel adventure* Swathed in beautiful landscapes, cascading waterfalls and hypnotising scenic views, Dalhousie is a slice of paradise that you cannot miss! Not only domestic travellers, but also international visitors make a beeline to this popular hill […]


Handmade for Christmas (part 1)

I am not doing the usual Christmas gift guides this year, as a blogger I have decided to break with tradition and do something a little different.  I am, instead, featuring some lovely small businesses that I think make items that would be perfect if you are looking to support small businesses this Christmas or […]


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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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