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Life with food allergies and intolerances

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Undercover Thief

*We were kindly sent a book to review. All opinions are our own* I am always on the lookout for books for the tween to read. She loves reading, and we encourage that because we firmly believe a love of reading is to be encouraged. Undercover Thief is a fast-paced and humorous book that she […]


Gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free stuffing.

I love making a roast dinner, I love feeding people, in general, but cooking a roast lunch or dinner with all the trimmings is a favourite of mine, and when I cook good stuffing is a must. This is a recipe for gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free stuffing works really well, and it’s allergy-friendly too. I don’t […]


Craft ideas to keep the kids busy.

*This is a review post. We were kindly sent some items to try* I am always on the lookout for craft ideas to keep the kids busy. They love making and creating, and I am not at all creative, so finding things that work for them, makes me happy, especially if it means I don’t […]


Getting Christmas ready with Swizzles

*We were kindly sent some sweets to share for this blog post* There are lots of things we do to get Christmas ready and there is usually a lot of excitement and anticipation at this time of year. Whilst my kids are a little older we still have lots of magic happening and every year […]


Our week in photos – we are BACK

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. We haven’t shared our weekly photo update for a few weeks. Life has been a bit crazy, and also with the […]


My Christmas Stocking Wish List

*I have kindly been sent some items to share for this blog post* Christmas Stockings and their contents are a part of our Christmas traditions as a family and as the adults in the house tend to not buy big or very expensive gifts for each other, we focus on fun, thoughtful and wanted gifts […]


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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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