Parenting and family life

Life with food allergies and intolerances

Reviews and stuff we love

Me, beyond being "Mum"

Easy and delicious blueberry sauce

This is the easiest and most delicious blueberry sauce that works for over ice cream, in smoothies bowls, added to plain yoghurt, or over pancakes. It takes about ten minutes to make and even my “doesn’t like anything that resembles a fruit or vegetable” teenager will happily eat this. We use frozen blueberries which you […]

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Make Instagram what you want it to be.

Ah, Instagram. We love to hate it. My teenager tells me that it’s only for old people and that TikTok is where it’s at now, but I can’t get to grips with sharing videos and coming up with funny content so I can’t be bothered with that. I joined years ago and got sucked into […]

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Quick and easy mushroom risotto

Mushroom risotto is a quick and easy go-to meal for me, that I make when I want something quick, comforting but also filling. It took a long time to persuade me that mushrooms were not the devils food, and he avoided risotto because it often can be loaded with cream, cheese or butter that he […]

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Nickelodeon Fun at Intu Lakeside

*This is a review post* My kids are big fans of a lot of programs on Nickelodeon from Paw Patrol (yes, we are still fans) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (my kids don’t believe they were around for my childhood) Dora the Explorer and Spongebob Square Pants are all favorites we have watched and enjoyed. So […]

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I am your friend – a book of hope.

*This is a review post* Mental health awareness is a passion of mine. The book “I am your friend, a book of hope” is a little book that fits into a bag or a pocket and is filled with simple but meaningful quotes and words to encourage and lift someone up. The author, artist, and […]

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Blog author, Karen Reekie

Welcome to Cats, Kids, Chaos. We started over 9 years ago, originally as The Mad House of Cats & Babies, in a blur of sleep deprivation. We share family life as we live and see it, and try to keep it real. I write about food allergies, homeschooling, parenting a teenager, product reviews and everything in between. The odd cat post may feauture too. Welcome to the chaos, grab a cup of coffee and join us!

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