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Life with food allergies and intolerances

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Me, beyond being "Mum"

A Terrarium can make a beautiful gift.

*This is a review post* I am always on the lookout for unique and unusual particularly for the husband as he is often harder to buy for and surprise. This year, a terrarium has provided the perfect gift idea. Something he can enjoy putting together, and then enjoy for a long time afterward. He’s an […]


Tips to Create a Tidier Home

*this is a collaborative post* Do you ever feel like no matter how much time you spend tidying up, you’re still always living in a fog of domestic muddle? Buying more tubs or baskets to put things in can sometimes help, but often these can end up in a muddle too, and you still can’t […]


Show a little love of cupcakes with Oggs

*This is a review post. We were kindly sent an item to share about* It’s no secret that we love cakes round here and cupcakes particularly are life. However, finding good cupcakes that are dairy-free to suit our food allergy needs is not always easy. Some look nice but don’t taste great and a whole […]


Things that have made me happy this week

Life can be tough, but as my therapist says, there is always something to try and see in a good light. So welcome to Things that have made me happy this week. Sharing the good things amongst the tough and sometimes hamster wheel slog that life feels like. This week has been incredibly tough. We […]


Let it snow, or make your own…

*This post does contain affiliate links that generate me some revenue if you click and make a purchase* I am not the biggest fan of snow, mainly because we live in the UK and a few snowflakes seem to cause utter chaos and we don’t cope. Snow is pretty in pictures and on the ski […]


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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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