Or maybe just snails. He still is fascinated by them…..READ MORE
I used to be one of those people who thought I knew it all about parenting, and that I would be a perfect parent, that is, until I had children, and then realised how utterly wrong I was, and how little I actually knew about the reality of having your own children One thing I […]READ MORE
So, I have pondered over whether I would actually blog about my weight loss attempts, other than to write about the type of eating plan I was using, and some recipes, but I have decided to jump in, and do a weekly goal setting and blog about my progress (hopefully not lack of) I figure […]READ MORE
The Mad House of Cats and Babies celebrated one year of blogging, this past Friday. I started the blog in April 2012, but didn’t actually “do anything” on the blog until the 16th of August when I wrote this first post. I cannot believe I have been banging away on this keyboard for a year, […]READ MORE
Collated from Instagram, Facebook, random shots from my phone and camera. Our favourite bits of the week. Grandma and Grandpa arrived, and brought gifts, and then went off to France, they’re back this weekend. Small Boy found the karaoke function on his music player, it was cute, at first, now it means we all need […]READ MORE
I would like to point out, that my 3.5 year old doesn’t normally volunteer to wear reigns, and never has actually worn them. He found them in a bag of stuff I was given a long time ago, and was clearing out, wanted to wear them, for this outing, and insisted that his sister be […]READ MORE
This is Layla, our 14-year-old, half Persian cat. We rescued her, when she was still very tiny, as the runt of an unplanned and unwanted litter (her mother was not meant to fraternize with the local feral tomcat, Layla and her two siblings were the result) and she is my first “baby”. That sounds silly, […]READ MORE
You have to call 999 before 9am! Yesterday, I had a calm, productive day planned. The children were going to their lovely child minder’s for a few hours, I was going into where I work, to do the mountain of admin that lurks in my cupboard, make some calls that need to be done without […]READ MORE
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
- Things that have made me happy this week.
- Why I don’t hide my spots anymore.
- Role Models – inspiring children to face life’s challenges.
- Easy and delicious blueberry sauce
- Bribing reluctant bathers with Funatic Foam
- Pancake day – How do you like your pancakes?
- Our week in photos – Teenage bedroom DIY…
- Make Instagram what you want it to be.
- Things that have made me happy this week
- Quick and easy mushroom risotto
- All things pet related
- Anxiety & Me
- Beauty and skincare
- Being a greener family
- Book reviews
- Everything else
- Family Life and Parenting
- Fertility, Pregnancy & Birth
- Food is life
- Friday's Rants from The Soap Box
- Home & Garden
- Home schooling life
- I am not just "mum"
- Life with food allergies
- Meal Plan Monday
- Mental Health
- My style and things I love
- On your bike
- Reviews & Stuff we love
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- Toys & Games
- Travel, days out & family activities
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!