6 Tips on Choosing the Perfect Middle Name for Your Baby

When it comes to choosing a middle name for your baby, there are many things to consider. You want to choose something that will be meaningful and special, but you also need to make sure that it will fit with the first and last names you have chosen.


Choosing the best dining room set for the growing family 1

Newlyweds and young families usually don’t need a large dining table. In fact, many parents with only one toddler do not bother with a dining table at all. But as your first child grows older and you continue to add to the family, you’ll need to think about a dining set that will meet your needs for years to come.


Top-5 Common Breakdowns of Bosch Washing Machines

Despite common belief, not only low-quality and cheap washing machines can break down. Repair may be needed even for a very expensive and technologically advanced device. It may surprise you a little, but some breakdowns are more common in washing machines of one brand, while other breakdowns are more common in another. This is normal because each brand is unique, even in the type of breakdowns and repair methods.


North Georgia Becomes A Destination For Christian Families As Companies Embrace Work From Home

Georgia has always been a deeply religious state, with a large Christian community. While a trend of atheism has been spreading throughout the United States, it has hardly touched Georgia—with North Georgia being the most concentrated Christian area. More and more companies are giving their employees the opportunity to work from home, so Christian employees who no longer need to work in large cities and popular areas can move to places like North Georgia where they can be among people that share similar ideals.  This article will explore this subject a little deeper:


What to Consider When Remodeling Home

When you are planning a new home makeover, you may find it a challenging task. There are many things you need to consider for effective home remodeling. This is a basic guide to everything you need to know when considering redoing your home.


Staying Active as a Working Parent – The Joys of a Standing Desk

Staying Active as a Working Parent is a paid collaborative post with Ergo Desks. Any working mother knows the difficulty in staying active – excluding chasing the little ones around! From the minute we get up in the morning, we have to start getting the kids ready for school, then work an entire shift, and by the time the children are ready for bed, we can too tired to get some exercise in!


Father’s Day Cards and Printables 5

Father’s Day Cards and Printables is a paid collaboration with Boomf. I know that these are DIY and handmade, but don’t worry if you are not a fan of crafts or want to buy this year’s father’s day cards – Boomf have you covered with their huge selection of cards perfect to say Happy Father’s Day. Is there anything better than a homemade card and I have been through my archives to find you a fabulous selection of free Father’s Day cards for you to print and give to the kids. I do love a freebie and even more, I love a homemade card, so if you combine the two you have free more »


Adorable Father’s Day Cards to Make with Kids

We have loads of adorable Father’s Day Cards to Make with Kids. I know that these are DIY and handmade, If you have crafty kids then we have an adorable selection of DIY Father’s Day cards to inspire the whole family from simple free printable template cards for Dad or Pop to ones you can colour in.


Sing 2 Colouring Pages – Free Printable

To celebrate the release of Sing 2 to Download and Keep on 15th April and on DVD and Blu-ray™ 25th April I am delighted to be able to share with you these Sing 2 Colouring pages, well actually it is much more than just colouring pages – I have a full 17 page Sing 2 Activity Pack for you to download, yes a printable online colouring book.


Go All Zen With These 5 Home Makeover Tips

We are all looking to live in a relaxing home and I am going to share with you five decorating tips that will help create this feeling in your home. Good lighting, fresh air and tranquil space to breathe in are the main things you need to create a zen feeling in your home and after the pandemic, we all are in dire need of finding a place to relax and unwind.


How to Make Potato Rösti 

We really love Potato Rösti and it is something we always order from Bettys which is a local institution that is a Yorkshire/Swiss tearoom that serves amazing food. I always assumed that there was some magical ingredient involved in addition to potatoes to make potato rosti and they would be hard to make, but I was wrong. Once you follow a few simple tips, this potato rösti will be easy to make.


Platinum Jubilee Colouring Pages 5

Let’s celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee this year with these free printable colouring pictures. 2022 marks 70 years of service by the Queen – she will be the first British Monarch to have seventy years on the throne and as sovereign of Great Britain and the commonwealth which is a remarkable achievement, making her the longest-serving monarch.


Rare And Exotic Plants That Make For An Interesting Home Decoration 1

If you’re looking for a new and interesting hobby, consider gardening. Gardening is a great way to get outside, get some fresh air, and relax. It’s also a great way to improve your home décor. There are many different types of plants that can be used in gardening, and each has its unique benefits. 


Fostering When You Already Have Kids: 5 Top Tips

Deciding whether or not to foster is already a huge decision, but if you also have kids, the weight doubles. What if your kids don’t get along? Does having kids affect your application? These are all questions you need to answer before you start your foster application. 


Dry, Wet, Raw or Fresh? What to feed dogs?

Welcoming a four-legged fuzz ball into your home is cause for celebration indeed! Did you know that kids who grow up with a dog are 50% less likely to develop asthma? There is also evidence to show that your little ones could do better at reading too. What’s more, both kids and grown-ups tend to report lower stress and increased fitness levels when there’s a doggo in residence. 


20 Easter Egg Decorating Ideas for Kids 29

We are so looking forward to the Easter holidays at the Mad House and one of our traditions is to decorate eggs.  Not only as it is fun to do, but also for a competition at my brother’s club and the cubs too.  We never do anything overly elaborate, but we really enjoy it.


Easter Crafts, Activities and Food for Kids - Looking for Easter crafts, activities and food for families? Well, look no further I have a complete resource of them all in one place for you, including DIY Crafts, Easter recipes, Egg Decorating, Cards and simple art activities for kids

Easter Crafts, Activities and Food for Kids 11

Looking for Easter crafts, activities and food for kids? Well, look no further I have The Mad House’s complete resource of them all in one place for you here. As I do more I will make sure that they are added, so make sure you pin or bookmark this page. I love learning, creating, making and baking seasonally and these cute Easter Crafts and activities are the perfect activities to keep the kids busy over Easter. We have things suitable for kids of all ages, from toddlers and preschoolers through to teens and adults depending on skills and time available including Easter printable templates for a lot of the papercrafts.


6 Ways Older Parents Can Stay Financially Secure

Becoming a parent can be a magical experience, but if you’re in your 40s- or even older- it can be a huge shock! All the work you did to build up your financial security is suddenly on shaky ground.


How does VAT work for small businesses?

Taxes can be daunting for anyone but when you are running your own business it is even more important to keep things in check because you could end up putting your livelihood at risk. Not only can you end up incurring financial penalties, but you can get yourself in some legal trouble if you do not pay the right taxes at the right time. An important tax for small business owners to be aware of is VAT or value-added tax. I am not yet at the stage where I have to pay tax but I do earn money being a blogger (find out how).