Parenting and family life

Life with food allergies and intolerances

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Me, beyond being "Mum"

This boy…

Is nearly 3 and a half. We have been through a lot together, and I am really, really struggling to let go, and to relax at the idea of him being at nursery school. I don’t know why I am so emotional about it. He is SO ready, and SO excited, and will have such […]

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Get Fit Mummy

This week has been ok, but I have a confession to make… I haven’t weighed myself. For two reasons: It’s that “time of the month” (yes, I will talk about hormones and girl stuff in the post, Dad, you can stop reading now, if you want to) and I feel bloated, I know I am […]

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Our week in photos

It’s been a really crazy week, with so much going on, work, school, meet the teacher meetings, violin lessons, steam cleaning everything in site (I look like an extra from Ghost Busters according to LSH) birthday parties, visits to the vet for certain feline members of the household, oh yes, and in case you hadn’t […]

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What? Saturday again?

So, Sophie the Giraffe couldn’t take it any more one morning this week (and with the morning crazy of getting ready for school and out the door, I can’t say I didn’t feel the same at one point) and decided to take cover in Small Boy’s slipper…I am sure someone somewhere can Sat Cap this? […]

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This blog is not…

I was chatting to someone at the parent/toddler group I run, and I happened to mention that I wrote a blog, mostly about parenting and family life, and she smiled politely, and said “oh, are you another one of those Mummy bloggers, pretending life is perfect, putting us all to shame, and telling us all […]

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Wriggly Rascals

I was very excited to be invited to be a guest blogger at Wriggly Rascals, which is a fantastic site, created by Shona Motherwell. I must admit, I am usually a bit leery of parenting websites, and try and avoid them, as sometimes they can be places where a lot of judgment and criticism of other […]

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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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