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Changes

I don’t like change, I like things to stay the same. I get very anxious when change is in the air, particularly when I am not in control of everything. I’m a control freak, I know this. I also know that sometimes change is good and is needed, and is unavoidable! So, with that profound […]

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Thursday’s Photo Frenzy

Not being on Twitter or Facebook means  I have to dump all the random photos I take in the week somewhere…. This weeks mishmash: Blowing out candles on the birthday cake (she had a delayed celebration, because Small Boy was ill on her actual birthday and we spent 3 hours at the walk-in clinic to […]

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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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