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Monday again…A bucket list

It’s been an interesting few days, with Grandma and Grandpa departing. Small Boy doesn’t understand that they have gone far away, and keeps asking when they will be coming back, and then gets all sad when I tell him they have gone back to South Africa, which hurts my heart. He was just starting to […]


Week loss – week 3

This week, I got a bit of a fright and also had a minor panic attack. The fright was induced by having weighed myself using the scales in the local pharmacist for the past two weeks, which had given me the weight readings I kind of expected. When I went and bought a set of […]


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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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