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So, the Bounty pack thing?

(Image source) Last week, I received an e-mail, asking me to join in and sign the petition, that is being brought against Bounty, who provide sample packs, and take photos of newborns, on maternity wards up and down the country. From what I can work out, having read a few articles, blogs and opinions on […]

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Wordless Wednesday

We went to visit Aunty Jill, this weekend. She is LSH’s aunt, and we try to see her as often as we can, although she lives on the other side of London from us. She adores the children and loves to make a fuss of them, and her house is full of fascinating things, and […]

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Screen time limits (or not?)

(No, my children don’t normally watch TV like this…) With the arrival of the long summer holidays, which I am rather glad about (we are in week one, I may have changed my mind by the end of this week) something that has been on my mind for a while, is screen time, and how […]

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Monday again, Magic Moments

I was, a bit of a loss as to what to write for this weeks Magic Moments, hosted by Jaime at the Oliver’s Mad House. We have had a bit of a hodge podge week, with school breaking up for the summer holidays, my foot being,  for want of a better word, broken (it’s not […]

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Saturday is Sat Cap Day

Meet Ted, the rather gorgeous puppy who belongs to Big Girl’s best friend from school. He decided I was a new friend, this week! I am not a dog person, really, but I could be persuaded to try and pop him in my bag and sneak him home. What can you caption for this photo…? […]

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Wordless Wednesday

This is what we call friendly, in our house, Layla is not overly fond of Jasper, but after a year and a half, they have learned to tolerate each other. Shortly after this scene of convivial kitty napping in the sunshine was captured, Small Boy got in there with the hose, and two disgruntled and […]

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Well, that’s torn it then….?

Sorry, I realise that the title of this post is probably a little humourless, give that I am blogging about a foot injury. Last week, I rather stupidly, tripped down the last two stairs, on our staircase, at home. I went right over on my ankle, on my right foot, felt it “pop” and then […]

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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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