The weeks are going too fast. School starts in less than a month. I am loving Big Girl’s creativity, and her writing and spelling skills are growing rapidly. She will spend hours drawing, sketching, or writing stories or poems. She made individual place mats and name cards for our first dinner with Grandma and Grandpa […]READ MORE
Over the years of parenting two children I like to think that I have evolved in my management of unmanageable situations and this is one, which although unpleasant, I felt a bit better about in myself after the event than I have done on previous similar occasions… Setting the scene, Mom is resting and I […]READ MORE
Yes, you read it right. I posted on our Facebook page, last week, that we had had a breakthrough, and were cautiously optimistic that more sleep was coming our way, and it seems to be a regular thing now. Small Boy, of his own accord, like he seems to do with everything else, decided that […]READ MORE
This is an incredibly easy, divine chocolate mousse, that needs no cream, so it’s cows milk/dairy free if you use a butter substitute. I have always been a little intimidated by the idea of making a mousse, but this one really is simple. *Also, please note, the eggs in this recipe are barely cooked, with […]READ MORE
I actually cannot believe how fast the weeks are flying, and it is Saturday again… LSH took this photo last week, and Big Girl agreed it was suitable for Sat Cap and she will be choosing the one she thinks is the best or funniest so see if you can impress her and give it […]READ MORE
Welcome to my Friday’s Rants from the Soap Box in my Living Room. A small space in the week where I can have a chunter about things that have made me twitch with annoyance or made me question if the world has gone mad or not…. I also linked up with MummyBarrow for her Ranty Friday. You […]READ MORE
We hosted a baby shower at our home, this past weekend, for a friend. One of the guests was the rather adorable baby of a friend of mine, and she was very happy to let Big Girl cuddle and fuss over her, whilst the party was going on. Big Girl is very broody for a […]READ MORE
So the lovely Cas, from MummyNeverSleeps, tagged me in her Room 101 post. You know how it works, you name some things you dislike, intensely, and would like to see gone forever, and usually there’s a vote to see if people agree with you. I have been challenged to name 3 things, or possibly even […]READ MORE
Last Friday, we went for a family day trip to a National Trust property, we had visited, previously, almost exactly two years ago, in fact. Nymans House is about an hours drive away from us. To say that the visit last time, was not a good one, would be putting it mildly and I have […]READ MORE
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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!