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Meal Plan Monday – A normal week.

Meal Plan Monday. Looking at my week, and making sure the cries of “I’m hungry” don’t happen too often, but we all know that children are always hungry aren’t they? Feeding my food allergy and food choices family with a mix of cooking from scratch and sometimes throwing a ready-made meal their way. We shop […]


Me and Mine – October 2019

Welcome to our end of the month, snippets of life round-up of what we have been up to. Me and Mine.  October has treated us quite kindly, and we are ending a rather nice half term, that has had far more lovely moments or just seemingly sane and normal moments. More on that in another […]


Stuff we love – October 2019

*This blog post contains affiliate links which earn my some income if you click and make a purchase via a link shared here* Welcome to our October edition of Stuff we Love. Sharing things, places, food, and useful bits and pieces we think you might like. Please note that some links may be to work […]


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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