With all the Christmas fuss and fun, and long lists of things to do, people to plan gifts for, food to be prepared, and fun to be had, it’s easy for our pets to get put to the bottom of the list. We like to treat our cats to the things they like on Christmas […]READ MORE
*This is a review post. We were kindly sent a game to play as a family, but all opinions are our own* The Guinness Book of Records is iconic, and each edition is full of the feats and adventures of people who have broken old records or created new ones. I happen to have a […]READ MORE
There comes a point when you are having a mental health crisis where you reach the bottom of the ride. I tend to describe my anxiety like a fairground ride. You have your uphill climb, which is hard work, but you have no choice. Then you have the slow but gentle ride along a flat […]READ MORE
Our tree went up this week. There was a bit of squabbling involved. I wasn’t well, so lay on the sofa directing affairs, and trying not to get annoyed when things didn’t look like I wanted them too. Half way through, I decided to just let the kids loose and stopped telling them what to […]READ MORE
*this is a review post, I was sent some items to try, and share about, but all opinions are my own* I love to cook, and feed people. Being in the kitchen, making food, baking and also eating, is one of my happy places. I like feeding my family, and other people, be it guests […]READ MORE
Welcome to our weekly update, mostly for grandparents so they can see what we have been up to. This week has been a bit weird. I’ve had struggles with another bout of tonsillitis and have spent some of the week feeling pretty grim, had a shot of antibiotics in a part of my anatomy that […]READ MORE
It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas. December is here. Our November round up of things we love is brief and late, because we are already a week into December and it’s all things Christmassy from now on in… Sharing a few things we love. There may be some affiliate links within this post […]READ MORE
2018 has been, like 2017, mostly pants with patches of ok. I kind of feel like adult life seems to be about managing the crap that’s thrown at you whilst pretending you are enjoying it all, and occasionally getting a bit of respite! Today has been all levels of pants. This blog was down, again, […]READ MORE
*this is a review post, we were kindly sent items to try, but all opinions are our own* As a mum and wife who deals with family food allergies, I spend a lot of time working around trying to find foods that are safe for my food allergy boy. The husband and the boy both […]READ MORE
This week is my last week of therapy before Christmas. I am not excited about my session but I am ok with going and last week was helpful, if not a fair bit painful. This is a brief post this week, but people have asked me what anxiety makes me do, how it manifests in […]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.