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The Mad House is a multi award-winning blog written by Jen Walshaw.

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Mum in the Mad House is Vuelio’s #1 parenting blog., in addition to the UK’s #1 Mummy blog by Vuelio in 2015 and 2016 and #2 for 2017and in the top 5 parent bloggers in 2014 and 2016.  The Mad House was voted The Best Craft Blog in The Mad Blog Awards 2015 run by Tots100.  We are also the Tots100 Number 1 Craft Blog for 2015 and runner-up in their number 1 parent blog for 2016




I started writing this blog as a record of family life after a health scare in 2008 and became a full-time blogger in 2012.  I have a passion for encouraging others to live a creative family life on a budget.

Mum in the Madhouse - portraight of Jen Walshaw

We love working with brands and have relationships with Cricut, Coca-Cola, FAB Ice Lollies, Boots, Visit Orlando, Center Parcs, Optical Express, Startright, Warner Bros, Heathrow Airport, Weetabix, Innocent, Higgidy Pies, Dr Beckmans, Compare the Market, Direct Debit, Bassetts Vitamins, Bonusprint, Energizer, Slumberland, Staedler, Halfords, British Gas and many more.  We produce creative content based around your requirements that appeals to our readers on an evergreen basis.


Review Policy

I welcome contact from PR’s about brands and events that are relevant to The Mad House, I am especially partial to chocolate and stationery!  Please email me (mail at if you wish to get in touch.  I do not publish press releases.  We love going to events and having experiences as a family.

Mum in the Madhouse - photo by Rosie Parsons-30a

If you would like to find out more about advertising and sponsorship opportunities on The Mad House, I can provide a media pack on request, with details of advertising rates, demographics and traffic figures.


Awards and Rankings

This blog was ranked the UK’s #1 Mummy blog by Cision in 2015 and 2016 and in the top 10 in 2014 and 2016

Craft Blog of the year 2015 (source Tots100)

This blog is consistently in the Top 10 Uk Parenting Blogs (source Tots100) and is their Blog of the year for 2016 was number 2 in the Top ten parenting blogs of 2015 (source Tots100)

The Mad House was winner in the Best Craft Blog Category in the Mad Blog Awards 2015

Top 10 in the UK Craft Blogs  (source Crafty Blogs)

Top 10 UK parenting Blog (source Teads Labs)

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