My kids are almost 10 and 13. We have instituted some rules. They do chores “I AM NOT THE MAID” is something that I have, ahem, yelled, a few times, mostly during the school holidays when I feel like my kids have started to take the presence of their mother, aka the cook, cleaner, provider […]READ MORE
*We were kindly sent items to review for this post* Valentine’s Day seems to have appeared on my horizon faster than I thought it would. We don’t make a lot of fuss around here but I do like to get some things that the husband likes and to make him feel appreciated amongst the chaos […]READ MORE
*This is a collaborative post with Secret Projects* Secret Projects asked us if we wanted to work on something, we were very excited and keen. We love their bags and other projects that they make and they are working hard to support women, which is something I value. I am always very keen to encourage […]READ MORE
*This is a review post. I was kindly sent some items review* Valentine’s Day for me is all about fun, quirky, making people smile and not taking it too seriously. Swizzles make that very easy and you can make someone in your life happy with some of their proper and what I call old fashioned […]READ MORE
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. January is finally over. Anyone else feel like it went on for a long time and is relieved that we are […]READ MORE
There are few meals that I pull out when I really can’t be bothered to cook, or want to do no-fuss cooking but know that the kids will eat without complaint. Potato bake with goats cheese is one of those. It sounds posh but it’s really not. This version can be made with meat-free bacon […]READ MORE
*This blog post contains affiliate links which earn my some income if you click and make a purchase via a link shared here* Welcome to our January 2020 edition of Stuff we Loved. Sharing things, places, food, and useful bits and pieces we think you might like. Please note that some links may be to […]READ MORE
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. Gin – has made me happy this […]READ MORE
*This is a review post, I was kindly sent an item to try* I thought I would share a date night look, that works for me. Date nights are important for the husband and I. We like to go out once a month, if we can, to get some time for us, and catch up, […]READ MORE
*this is a collaborative post* Snow is one of the most reflective surfaces when it comes to light, so wearing sunglasses for winter sports is absolutely essential to avoid harmful UV rays, even without direct sunlight. Snow blindness (when bright light reflected from snow affects vision) is a real threat when skiing or snowboarding, particularly […]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!