How to store your family car in lockdown

*This is a collaborative post we hope will be helpful* Looking after your car during this time of lockdown is important. Owning a car comes with a huge responsibility. Your car needs your undivided attention. We are living in uncertain times, especially with the current lockdown situation. Now it might seem tempting to just park […]


Life in Lockdown – what week is it?

Life in Lockdown. I never thought I would have to write those words. But over three weeks ago, like much of the world, we were told we had to STAY HOME. It isn’t optional and we are doing our very best to protect our health care system and stop the spread of a virus that […]


Gluten-free & Dairy-Free coffee cake

As much as I adore coffee I am not actually a fan of coffee flavoured things. However, this Gluten-free & Dairy-Free coffee cake is what I term a food group of its own and is a family favourite. It’s easy to make and I have adapted it so it can be made allergy-friendly for gluten […]


Dairy-free chocolate mousse cheesecake

Cheesecake is something I miss, living in a dairy-free house, and I am afraid to say that the dairy-free versions just don’t cut it for me, however, this dairy-free chocolate mousse cheesecake is easy to make, delicious and you won’t know it’s dairy and gluten-free. It’s not complicated to make. I use my recipe for […]


Meal Plan Monday – Snack Attacks

Meal Plan Monday. Looking at my week, and making sure the cries of “I’m hungry” don’t happen too often, but we all know that children are always hungry aren’t they? Feeding my food allergy and food choices family with a mix of cooking from scratch and sometimes throwing a ready-made meal their way. We shop […]


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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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