September 2021 – Stuff we loved

Welcome to September 2021’s Stuff we loved. Sharing things we have liked and love that we think our readers will like too. Because of #secondhandseptember I haven’t done that much shopping other than school uniform necessities and homeschool supplies, but we have been sent a few things and there are some snacks and treats we […]


The cold that wasn’t Covid 

Last weekend I was relatively convinced that Covid, the current Delta variant, had finally found us. Or at least, found the teen. This week has been fun. She came home from school on the Friday evening of last weekend with a slightly bunged up nose. She felt fine. I thought nothing much of it, she’s been […]


A Guide to Functional Medicine and How it Can Help

Functional medicine at its core is when health conditions are treated by finding the root cause, rather than diagnosing and treating symptoms. Functional medicine still incorporates conventional medicine when it’s needed, but the idea is to treat the underlying cause of health problems. Often functional medicine is mistaken for natural or homeopathic treatment, but it’s […]


Teaching Kids the Value of Money

Teaching Kids the Value of Money is something parents need to think about, how you do that may depend on your family values but we hope that this collaborative post has some helpful tips to get you started. Money is so important in life, and yet it’s one of the major things lacking in most […]


Simple tips for taking care of your eyes.

*This is a collaborative post with Théa sharing some tips on taking care of your eyes and looking after them well* Our eyes are a very important part of our body and our sensory system, but I strongly suspect people don’t think much about them unless they are worried they may have a problem with […]


My Sunday Photo – did you spot it yet?

Not exactly welcome visitors in my veg garden. Have you spotted it yet? Please do not copy my work, or use my photos. Thanks © 2021 karen reekieAll Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Read OnlyLicense Abstract:You may read the original content in the context in which it is published (at this web address). No other copying or use is permitted without written agreement from […]


Quick and Easy Egg fried rice

This egg fried rice is one of my go to meals when I want something easy and quick that I know everyone will eat. It’s cheap, nutritious and you can add any frozen veggies or fresh veggies you like. Rice is a staple in our house and handy for being allergy friendly. This feeds 4 […]


20 months of Covid19

In early January as the world watched the news coming out of China about what we now now was Covid19, I don’t think people really realised how badly it would impact everyone. People look at me funny when I tell them that on New Year’s Eve of 2019 I watched a news article flash up […]


Don’t harm the visiting spiders

It’s that time of year when the weather is getting cooler, leaves are falling, kids are back at school after the long summer break and spiders are trying to invade your home.  Every year, where we live, in September and October as the summer leaves us and autumn arrives, so it seems, so the spiders. […]


About Cats, Kids, Chaos


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. Sharing family life as we know it, with humour, always a cup of coffee in hand, and usually a cat or two around.

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