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This blog post’s alternative title is “if you have a baby, don’t ever leave the house without a spare nappy.” Like, me you might live to regret that… One of the basic rules of parenting a baby or toddler still in nappies, is that if you are leaving the house, for a trip out, you […]


Saturday is Caption Day

LSH took this photo at the park last week, on a day of glorious sunshine. I wasn’t there, so have no idea what was being said, between these two as they played. Give me some ideas? Click on the linky, or visit the Mammasaurus blog to join in and see other Sat Caps


Thai green curry paste

I made Thai Green Curry,  this weekend. I make it often, actually. It is one of our favourites, and I find easy, and compatible with most meats (chicken, pork, beef, or vegetables) and if I make a milder version, the children love it, and I think we probably own the only Thai Green curry loving […]


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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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