*this is a collaborative post, and giveaway. All opinions are our own* As a mother entering into her 12 th year of parenting, with a background in children’s nursing, and having also worked with parents for a long time, I don’t regard myself as an expert in parenting, but I do feel like I do […]READ MORE
Yup, I wore a Christmas jumper today. Yup, I know it’s not December yet but Christmas makes me happy so I don’t care… ‘Tis ALMOST the season!READ MORE
*This is a collaborative giveaway post* This Christmas we are all about doing things differently. Less stuff that clutters up the house, that we either didn’t need or want and more thoughtful, planned for gifts and to be honest, we are trying to go for practical and even things that can be used straight away […]READ MORE
*This is a book review, I was kindly asked to review, but all opinions are my own* It’s such an honour to be able to review books written by other people, one day I hope to be able to write my own book, but I thoroughly enjoy reading and sharing about the work of others […]READ MORE
If you follow us on our social media, you will know that this naughty boy got in a cat fight yesterday and needed an emergency trip to the vet, for stitches and a clean up. He’s now home, and none the worse for wear other than some wounds that I need to clean, and not […]READ MORE
*the winners for this giveaway have been contacted and the prizes sent. Unfortunately we had some issues with someone spamming and had to work with Gleam to find the correct entries* It’s that time of the year again. Christmas is coming, and we and everyone else is getting organised, planning gift shopping, food shopping, spending […]READ MORE
When change looms you appreciate what you already have. Ham Common has to be one of my favourite local spots to just sit, and be. In the autumn it’s utterly glorious. #mysundayphotoREAD MORE
*we were kindly sent some resources to review, but all opinions are our own* I am always on the look out for crafts, activities and educational resources, both for at home, for my small boy, to enjoy and use and also for work. I work with children as part of my other job, and we […]READ MORE
*this is a review post, we were kindly sent a fun game to try out, all opinions are our own* Sometimes you need a bit of silly fun, and a game that is super easy to play, and that all the family, or a group of friends, or kids can play, that doesn’t have any […]READ MORE
Sometimes you just want to curl up like a cat, ignore the world, and snooze the day away, and pretend that there is nothing to worry about. Sadly, humans can’t do that. Jasper is making me jealous today… How has your Friday been?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.