So I could ask Google but I thought here would be better. Can anyone tell me where there are shoes up a tree, in Kingston, near I work? It seemed rather random, and we spotted it today when we were out and about. I would love to know…?READ MORE
*this is a review post, we were kindly sent an item to review and share about* Welcome to Tween Takeover Tuesday, the day in the week when the tween takes over the blog and social media. Mum should be scared… Hi there. Emily here. I have banished my mum and taken over, as usual, because […]READ MORE
I gave up milk chocolate in January, for #veganuary and tried it again for the first time this weekend and it didn’t taste nice at all, and it was some nice chocolate I was eating… Have I gone off milk chocolate forever? I will fill you in a bit more when I share about Veganuary, […]READ MORE
*this is a review post. We were kindly sent an item to review and share about* If you read our blog, you know that the loves in my life are my cats, my kids, coffee and chocolate. In no particular order. I am very fortunate that the husband loves good coffee and takes serious pride […]READ MORE
*This is not a paid review post. We visited Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium as part of a birthday treat, and we loved it so much we decided to share about it* If you read our blog you will know we LOVE cats. It’s pretty obvious, we think. The tween had a birthday recently. As part […]READ MORE
*This is a review post. We were kindly sent a book to read and share about* We are always on the look out for fun children’s books for both kids, and we have wide and eclectic tastes. My small son loves books he can relate to with characters that make him feel he is part […]READ MORE
The boy took this photo, at Ham Pond, whilst feeding the local ducks (and geese, and seagulls and pigeons) Who is watching who??READ MORE
Welcome to our week in photos. This is our weekly catch up for both sets of grandparents who live abroad and don’t get to be as much a part of the daily madness of our lives as much as we and they would like. So we share here for them to get at least a […]READ MORE
So the tween and I have had a chat. It’s come to that point where my social media and the blog, have met her world. She has friends who have social media. One or two of their parents know I blog. One of her friends, somehow, came across one of my instagram photos, and realised […]READ MORE
Yup, that’s charcoal. In a drink. I drank that today. Charcoal is supposed to help your stomach deal with toxins, and allegedly is helpful after a stomach bug. I figured it couldn’t hurt to try it. It didn’t taste like BBQ fuel. This stomach bug and this winter? Meh, I am over it. The husband […]READ MORE
Top Posts & Pages
- Mother's Day - Enjoy some delicious wines with Three Mills Reserve
- Home Page
- Say it with flowers for Mother's Day...
- When the stomach bug makes you anxious...
- The Grinch. A classic story on DVD & a giveaway
- Pretty things from La Menagarie - review and giveaway
- Dear parent who refuses to treat their child's head lice...
- About us
- Our week in photos 10/03/19 - 16/03/19 New violins
- Gluten free, dairy free Victoria sponge cake.
- All things pet related
- Being a greener family
- Book reviews
- Competitions & Giveaways
- Cooking, baking and recipes
- Everything else
- Family Days Out & Travel
- Family Finances
- Family Life and Parenting
- Fertility, Pregnancy & Birth
- Friday's Rants from The Soap Box
- Home & Garden
- Home schooling life
- Life with food allergies
- Me, beyond just being "mum"
- Mental Health
- Mental Health
- Our week in photos
- Reviews & Stuff we love
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- Tween Takeover Tuesday
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.