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
*this is a review post, we were kindly sent items to share about, all words are my own* Valentine’s Day is on it’s way, and you can’t miss the shops full of flowers, cards, and everywhere has ideas for what to get someone for Valentine’s Day. I am a pretty practical person, so for me, […]READ MORE
January and February have not been helpful for my photo a day project and this week has been no better. We have, with the exception of the husband all been sick with a nasty stomach bug and totally out of sorts and routine. My house is a mess, work is behind, e mails are piling […]READ MORE
*this is a review post, we were kindly sent items to share about, all words are my own* Valentine’s Day is on it’s way, and you can’t miss the shops full of flowers, cards, and everywhere has ideas for what to get someone for Valentine’s Day. We tend to be more practical and less romantic […]READ MORE
*This is a review post. We were kindly sent an item for the tween to review and share about* Hi, this is Emily. Today I’m going to talk about one of my favourite things to do in my spare time. Shopping!!! I adore shopping for all kinds of things. From stationery to clothes I love […]READ MORE
*this is a review post. All opinions are my own* One of my favourite celebrations from another culture and country is Chinese New Year which starts on the 5th February this year and is celebrated all over the world by many people from around East Asia and of course it’s the major national holiday in […]READ MORE
*this is a collaborative post. All words are my own* As a working mum, and as someone who works with families, and who has worked in childcare, I have had to work around finding childcare that suited my family, the needs of my children and fitted with my working life. I have worked full time, […]READ MORE
Welcome to our monthly round up of stuff we loved. January 2019 seems to have flown, and I am trying to decide if that’s a good thing or not because it’s been a month of real challenges. 2019 seems to be determined to keep us on our toes. We have a brief round up of […]READ MORE
*this is a review post, we were kindly sent items to share about, all words are my own* Valentine’s Day is on it’s way, and you can’t miss the shops full of flowers, cards, and everywhere has ideas for what to get someone for Valentine’s Day. The husband is FAR more romantic than me, and […]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.