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Our week in photos

This week has been fairly awful, to be honest. Small Boy caught the horrible cold lurgy that has been doing the rounds, and by Friday was not a well concoctation of atoms, as I have read quoted somewhere, and didn’t really start to recover until Sunday. LSH’s work pretty much took over our weekend, ruined our date night, and […]


The A-Z of me!

So, the lovely Sophie, from Franglaise Mummy (I love her blog, go check it out) has tagged me in a post called The A-Z of me. I thought I might give it a whirl, and see if I could come up with some fun or interesting things about me, from A-Z. A – ants I […]


My new wheels….

So, I have blogged before, that I don’t drive. Whilst there is a possibility that I may finally admit I need to pass my test and get behind four wheels, possibly sometime in the next year, in the meantime I am stuck for transport. I am fed up of waiting endlessly for buses, and paying for public […]


One more time: No Regrets!

Last week, my Small Boy, who seems very small, in his uniform, trotting off with his book bag, started Nursery. This was a bigger milestone, for us, than it would seem. 6 months ago, we were in a pretty bad place. Small had some very evident sensory issues, and his behaviour and ability to cope in certain […]


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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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