*This blog post contains an affiliate link that if you click and make a purchase earns me a small amount of revenue* I find January the hardest time of the year. I generally feel like British winters want to kill me, or at least try and break me, and for me, winter has become all […]READ MORE
Welcome to Our Week in Photos. Our way of sharing our week and what we get up to with our family abroad and grandparents who like to keep up with our life and antics. I have been on a bit of a healthy eating kick this week, which has meant NO CAKE or wine. Surprisingly, […]READ MORE
*This is a review post. I was kindly sent an item to try* I haven’t really made any firm resolutions this year, although self-care and taking care of me, is something I do want to try and focus on. I recently started to try and up my skincare game, and have added some supplements to […]READ MORE
From May last year we declared that we were “taking a year”. We took time out. Why? Last year, we faced 2019 hoping that after what had been a brutal few months ending 2018, we would have a peaceful and gentle few months. Some issues we had dealt with had left us feeling bruised and […]READ MORE
Valentine’s Day is about to loom, and easy gluten and dairy free Valentine’s Day cookie recipe is useful for making heart cookies to decorate and enjoy and for all sorts of basic cookie recipes too, if you are looking for something fun to do with the kids for Valentine’s Day. You can of course use […]READ MORE
Hi, teen here, reporting for the first-ever Teen Takeover Tuesday. Now, this is not the first Teen Takeover Tuesday but the name has recently changed from Tween Takeover Tuesday to Teen Takeover Tuesday. The reason for this: I, teen, have recently graduated from tween to teen. In more formal words – I turned 13!! My […]READ MORE
Comfort food is a thing for me and shepherds pie or cottage pie is one of those dishes that is wonderfully filling and great as a family meal or one that you can pre make and have ready to go. This one is made with lentils, and I use a dairy free spread to make […]READ MORE
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 […]READ MORE
It can’t be that hard to find a mattress that works, can it? That’s what I said. A month ago when we decided that the current mattress we have really isn’t working for me. We own a popular Ikea mattress. It was recommended by loads of people, and to be fair, it is a pretty […]READ MORE
Welcome to Our Week in Photos. Our way of sharing our week and what we get up to with our family abroad and grandparents who like to keep up with our life and antics. We are rolling into January, and have had a rather challenging week, but life as usual, does go on. We are […]READ MORE
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- Mental Health Challenges in Schools today.
- Omelette & Rice – when the kids won’t eat fish fingers.
- Date Nights and why we value them.
- New Homeowners Money Saving Guide
- What “low carb” looks like for me.
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- Friday's Rants from The Soap Box
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- I am not just "mum"
- Life with food allergies
- Meal Plan Monday
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- My style and things I love
- On your bike
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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!