A rookie parenting mistake…?

This is the blog post, where I confess that I have made a parenting oops, and what some would see as a rookie parenting mistake and talk about children and sleep. You know you have missed my posts about sleep…. I guess it depends on your point of view and how you parent your children, […]


Creative Kids – Fire Station!

This week, one of the mum’s in Little Man’s nursery, organised for all the nursery children, and the reception class, to take turns to visit our local Fire Station. I went with them, as a helper (and possibly because I might also like fire engines…) We walked all the way there, and then spent in […]


Four is Fun…

Four, I am rediscovering, and also remembering, is a fun, fantastic and also frustrating age. I remember, when Big Girl was turning two, being told “oh, you have the terrible two’s ahead of you, good luck with that, just you wait” because she was an easy toddler, but the expectation was that she would turn […]


Climb a volcano….?

I have always joked that I would like to climb a volcano one day, I happen to have a bit of a thing for all things volcanic, and I would love to see one in real  life, and last night over dinner, LSH and I were talking, and I had a moan about my age, […]


SatCap – what did the meercat say?

I am not sure what was being said, between these meercats. One was perched on his post, the others were sat in a corner in the shade, at Battersea Children’s Park this week, when I snapped these shots, but they were chuntering away to each other. Then pop along to the lovely MummyBarrow who is […]


You are not your age…

I am 38 today. I am slowly realising that is just a number. The poem below says it best. I have to remind myself, constantly. You are not your age, Nor the size of the clothes you wear, You are not a weight, Or the color of your hair. You are not your name, Or […]


My hair doesn’t like shampoo.

Or to be more exact, my scalp doesn’t like shampoo, so I have been experimenting with less hair washing and alternative methods of keeping my hair clean and my scalp healthy…. We have all seen the adverts, billboards and glossy pages in magazines, telling us to use x brand of shampoo, or conditioner, to make […]


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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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