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Meal Plan Monday – back to normal food

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 […]


Our week in photos – Hello January

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. It is finally January 2020 and Christmas seemed to come and go fast. I love Christmas but it is good to […]


How to cut a cat’s claws?

*This blog post does contain an affiliate link which if you click on, and make a purchase does earn me some revenue* Nope, this isn’t one of those hilarious meme things on how to cut a cat’s claws about pinning a cat down and ending up needing a visit to the hospital for stitches. It […]


Stay Classy Mama – Happy New Year.

Happy New Year. I am rather delighted to be joining up to host Stay Classy Mama with the lovely Loopy Laura and another new co-host MumofASquarePeg. It’s a fun weekly linky where you can add a parenting post that you would like to share, and all you have to do is add your link and […]


New Year, new me? Or not. Letting go…

Happy New Year. You might be reading this through a blur of coffee and recovery after enjoying a New Year’s Eve party or celebration, or you might like me, have gone to bed early, because you have kids who don’t sleep in (actually mine slept in ’til 8 am today, which is a minor miracle) […]


Thirteen is good – growing up fast.

Thirteen is good. Today she’s thirteen. It seems like so many years ago and not just thirteen, that she decided to arrive earlier than expected as my body also decided that it had had enough of being pregnant. She came into the world dramatically and changed my life, our life. She made me a mum. […]


Christmas Week 2019

I thought I would share a peek at our Christmas week. We did Christmas the way we wanted to. Last year, during what was a horrendously traumatic personal time for us, with some serious life stuff being thrown at us, we went away to France, sadly this year we didn’t have enough leave to do […]


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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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