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Our week in photos 19/01/20-25/01/20

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. This week has been a mixed bag. I have been pretty unwell with a migraine that knocked me well and truly […]


Gluten Free Dairy Free chocolate Brownies

Want to serve some baked goods for a person with a dairy or gluten intolerance or allergy? These Gluten free dairy free chocolate brownies are easy to make and never last long in our house.   This is my favourite chocolate brownie recipe, with the added bonus of being dairy and gluten free, and  you cannot tell […]


Mental Health Challenges in Schools today.

How a lack of mental health screening tools poses a challenge in schools today. Please do not copy my work, or use my photos. Thanks © 2020 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 […]


New Homeowners Money Saving Guide

*This is a collaborative post* Buying a home is not cheap and for many can end up begin the most expensive purchase of their lives. Saving wherever you can is important no matter your stage in life, but saving all the money you can after buying a new home is a must. So following this […]


What “low carb” looks like for me.

I have shared about weight loss and healthy eating before and what that looks like for me, and when I am trying to eat better and lose a little weight or reboot my eating habits I opt for low carb. I don’t do keto, and personally don’t think it’s a healthy option, but I am […]


Beating the January blues.

*This blog post contains an affiliate link that if you click and make a purchase earns me a small amount of revenue* I find January the hardest time of the year. I generally feel like British winters want to kill me, or at least try and break me, and for me, winter has become all […]


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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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