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The Top 7 Tag

So the lovely Jayne from Sticky Mud & Belly Laughs has tagged me to share some Top Things from 2018. This is where we share 7 blog posts, 7 things that we have loved back in 2018 and 7 things we are looking forward to this year. So here are are mine, and at the end […]


I can see clearly now…

*this is a post written in partnership with Acuvue. I was provided with a trial of lenses to review. All opinions are my own* The alternative title to this post should be “actually, I can read my phone screen better and I don’t have to squint to read my book, even when I am wearing […]


Hello 2019…

We are back. It’s been a while since my last blog post. Our blog has had a bit of a tidy up and revamp, and some bits tweaked, and I am now able to get back to work and share life again. 2019 has landed and it’s been a bit challenging so far, but we […]


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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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