Let’s talk about poo….

Well, this is a parenting blog, and I have potty trained a number of children in my time as a parent, nurse and nanny so the topic of poo had to come up sometime, didn’t it? I promise there won’t be any graphic details or stomach churning pictures… My children both potty trained relatively easily, […]

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Sometimes I don’t like this parenting job…

Let me preface that statement in the title of this blog post with the following: I ADORE my children, I would give my last breath for them. Woe betide anyone who tries to hurt them, because they will have to face me. However, there are days, in fact weeks, where I don’t like the parenting […]

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Saturday is SatCap Day – What would the hamster say?

We have a new member of the house. Meet Nibbles, the Hamster… Now, can you caption this photo? What would the hamster say? Does she know she’s joined the mad house?   Please do not copy my work, or use my photos. Thanks © 2015 karen reekieAll Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Read OnlyLicense Abstract:You may read the original content in the context in […]

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This week I am a bad parent because…

Welcome to the Bad Parent blog post series.  I am FED up of the way parents, and actually mothers, to be honest, are put under so much pressure, to be perfect and to have this parenting thing under control and be able to do it all, and the constant judgement we are under. This parenting […]

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This week I am a bad parent because….

Welcome to the Bad Parent blog post series.  I am FED up of the way parents, and actually mothers, to be honest, are put under so much pressure, to be perfect and to have this parenting thing under control and be able to do it all, and the constant judgement we are under. This parenting […]

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I get all the good jobs….

We own two cats, a handful of fish, and two African Giant Land Snails, in this household. Or perhaps they own us, I am never quite sure who is actually in charge round here… The animal residents are mostly low maintenance. Well, Layla isn’t always, but we love her, so we don’t mind too much.  […]

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We are reading books about poo!

In the Mad House of Cats & Babies we like reading about poo, or poop. Yes, we do. We have a slightly toilet based sense of humour, adults and children alike. Little Man has been given a set of books that satisfy that sense of humour. You  might have read them with your children. We […]

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When parenting in private is different from in public…

This is a hard post to write. It’s hard to say what is in my head and heart, without sounding ungrateful, or that I don’t love my child. It’s also hard because I am saying things that I want to say to not only the stranger who might judge me and my child when out […]

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This week I am a bad parent because….

Welcome to the Bad Parent blog post series.  I am FED up of the way parents, and actually mothers, to be honest, are put under so much pressure, to be perfect and to have this parenting thing under control and be able to do it all, and the constant judgement we are under. This parenting […]

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Cat Proofing your home. Hints and Tips.

Cat proofing your home: Interesting things you need to know Cats are lovely to have around. However, they can also be a handful around the house. This means you have to put in some work to make sure the cat, and your home are safe. Here are some tips to guide you. Protect your vinyl […]

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