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Saturday is Caption Day!

These ducks have taken up semi permanent residence in our road, despite there being no pond or water in the vicinity and they spend a lot of time outside our house. I feel like we’re being stalked. I wonder what they’re thinking? Any ideas? Head on over to Mammasaurus for more Sat Cap  or click […]


I am angry!

It’s hard to write this post, because I realise that I sound ungrateful and resentful, and I do know, that there are other people, families and parents out there going through far worse, than what we have experienced. I am not very good at expressing myself verbally, so I am writing it all down, in […]


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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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