Parenting and family life

Life with food allergies and intolerances

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Me, beyond being "Mum"

She’s coming…

She’s coming. I realised in December that I cannot manage the mad juggle of life without some extra help. I simply cannot keep on top of all the basics whilst being a working mum. I just don’t have the capacity. Other people seem to cope with working, parenting and keeping their house clean and tidy. […]


Cattitude in the post

*This is a review post. We were kindly sent a box to review and share about* This blog does feature the cats every now and then, they are of course, in the name. So we love to share about things that are cat related too. It’s only fair. The team from Cattitude recently sent us […]


Stuff we loved – March 2019

This is better late than never, right? As we spin halfway through April I am telling you about things we loved in April and what’s on my spring wish list. *This post does contain some affiliate and paid links, for your reference and disclosure* Our usual eclectic mix of food, products, things for me, and […]


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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