Back to School advice for parents and families

As families prepare to end a long stretch at home, we hope this helpful back to school advice post written by Hannah Tranah, Childcare Development Manager at Storal Nursery is helpful and also reassuring for families as we all face sending our children back into school in the coming weeks. For us, we continue with Year […]


Fuss Free, delicious curry from Spice Pots

*This is a review post, with Spice Pots who kindly sent us some of their products to try* Curry is one of our favourite meal “types” in our home. The children love a milder but tastier curry, I love any kind that resonates taste and spice and the husband loves something with a little heat […]


Gluten-free strawberry crumble recipe

This recipe for Gluten-free strawberry crumble is easy and you can actually use any fruit you like, but we opted for strawberries as they were freshly picked and in season. I have to confess I have never made a crumble before until recently, but this recipe is dedicated to the mum of a good friend […]


Easy homemade Homemade borscht recipe

Borscht, just the word sounds good to me, and the classic soup made of beetroot is world-famous. There are many ways to make it and it traditionally an Eastern European soup, and there are lots of different recipes out there. I happen to have children who whilst they are not keen on beetroot in it’s […]


Menopause – the dreaded M word!

Elaine from Early Retirement Rocks has kindly shared her experience and some thoughts on menopause. Something all women have to face, and I must admit from my point of view, something I have been in denial about. Hormones and don’t see eye to eye. Menopause – the dreaded M word! Or at least it is […]


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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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