*This is a paid collaborative post, that we hope you will find helpful* (image source) The vast majority of people have only a vague idea of where their money goes. This is largely because the task of managing the family’s finances seems like it is too big to handle properly. In reality, as you will […]READ MORE
Project 365. A photo a day, every day of the year. Layla wants to know why there aren’t any sweets for her. She and her partner in crime were making sure there were enough for everyone after a hard day’s work…READ MORE
Welcome to our June edition of Stuff we Love. Sharing things, places, food and useful bits and pieces we think you might like. Please note that some links may be to work I have done with brands or may be an affiliate link which earns me a small amount of revenue if you click and […]READ MORE
Project 365, a photo a day, every day of the year. Raisins. The bane of my life. I loathe them. I serve them to kids at work. I hate their texture, their taste, how sticky they get when squashed, usually into a carpet or floor, and they make me feel slightly squeamish. I can just […]READ MORE
Welcome to Our Week in Photos. Our way of sharing our week and what we get up to with our family abroad and grandparents who like to keep up with our life and antics. We have had a great week. We are all tired, but it has been rather nice. We welcomed Grandparents visiting from […]READ MORE
Project 365. A photo a day. When it is one’s 14th birthday, and one is a grand old lady, one expects treats. The small human is well trained and opened a can of tuna… Layla is living her best life tonight!READ MORE
*This is a collaborative post, which we hope will be helpful* Things have changed and children have now become more tech savvy. Social media helps us connect with family and friends through the sharing of experiences. However, when children are allowed to use social media platforms, it exposes them to dangers such as cyberbullying. Every […]READ MORE
Project 365. A photo a day, every day of the year. So this is a photo from last year. Maybe cheating slightly. But it’s photo of a view from the top of Puy de Dôme in the Auvergne in France. A favourite spot, we are looking forward to a return visit there in just a […]READ MORE
*This is not a paid or sponsored post* It has to be said, that we were using cloth products well before they were trendy and hipster. My tween, when she was a baby and toddler wore cloth nappies. We discovered early on that she was badly allergic to disposable nappies and our health visitor suggested […]READ MORE
*This is not a paid or sponsored post or giveaway* Menstrual cups are a big thing. By the way, this post is going to be talking about periods. Just in case the title hasn’t given that way. When I first started looking into alternatives to tampons and disposable pads after I developed a raging allergy to […]READ MORE
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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.