*this is a collaborative post, that we hope contains some helpful tips and ideas* When the winter season kicks in, the bathroom is usually one of the first rooms of the house to feel it. You know how it is – that jolt of you feel when your feet touch the cold bathroom tiles when […]READ MORE
*This is a collaborative post, that I hope will be helpful* Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with endometriosis or you’ve been living with the condition for some time, there’s one burning question you’ve probably wondered: Will endometriosis affect my chances of getting pregnant? While the condition doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll struggle with fertility, there’s a […]READ MORE
I don’t know about you, but I find winter can be very harsh and hard on skin. The damp, cold, wet, windy, icy (I think I have used all the right words to describe a lovely UK winter?) mixed with turning on the heating, and going in and out of warm buildings, and washing hands […]READ MORE
*this is a collaborative guest post, which we hope will be helpful if you are considering a new travel adventure* Swathed in beautiful landscapes, cascading waterfalls and hypnotising scenic views, Dalhousie is a slice of paradise that you cannot miss! Not only domestic travellers, but also international visitors make a beeline to this popular hill […]READ MORE
I am not doing the usual Christmas gift guides this year, as a blogger I have decided to break with tradition and do something a little different. I am, instead, featuring some lovely small businesses that I think make items that would be perfect if you are looking to support small businesses this Christmas or […]READ MORE
A thing of beauty that has been baking slowly all day and made my house smell amazing today. Christmas cake ready to be doused with brandy and left to do it’s Christmassy magic, ready to be taken to France to be eaten with cheese (I’m doing my research and finding something akin to Wensleydale) no […]READ MORE
*this is a collaborative post. We were kindly sent a book to review and share with our readers* Here at the Mad House of Cats & Babies, we love cats. You may have guessed that, thanks to our blog name and the odd post about our cats and their antics. We love to share when […]READ MORE
The high price of gas and electricity is a subject that has rarely been out of the news in the past twelve months and as winter approaches our usage can increase dramatically. To minimise your heating bills, there are many steps you should start to follow immediately. If you take no action, you may face […]READ MORE
Welcome to our usual weekly photo update, mainly for grandparents to see what we have been up to. Usually an eclectic mix of cats, cake, chaos, and things we love. This post may contain affiliate links, which do earn a little money if you purchase an item recomended by us – we are always up […]READ MORE
So I am three weeks into therapy. I should be feeling better right? All my problems should be obvious by now and we should have answers tumbling out to fix them. I should be feeling like I can see an improvement? Er, no, nope, not at all. In fact, it get worse before it gets […]READ MORE
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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.