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Life with food allergies and intolerances

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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 […]


A day out in London

This is a collaborative post. The spending money was gifted by, but all views are my own. London has to be one of my favourite cities and I love spending time exploring our city, visiting new places, or enjoying spaces we know well. London is, I think, a place that you think you know, but actually, […]


Personalised makes the best kind of gift.

*This is a collaborative post with Vistaprint* I love giving gifts and trying to give something that means something, and is wanted or needed, when I do. I often find that giving something personalised makes the best kind of gift and really shows you have put some thought and love into the giving. Adding a […]


A personal adventure story with Watadventurers

*We were kindly sent a book to review* Encouraging reading is something we are very active about within our family and we are always on the lookout for books or book series that will appeal to our kids and inspire them to delve into books and enjoy reading. Watadventurers have a brilliant personalised book that […]


A moment of calm to de-stress

*I was kindly sent products to review for this post* My life is somewhat busy and mostly crazy, and as a full time working mum, who also home schools there are very definitely moments where I think that life can’t throw much more at me. I need to find moments for me. A moment every […]


How MyBuBelly works for me…

*This is a collaborative post in partnership with MyBuBelly* I shared a little while ago about using the MyBuBelly system to help us get my body in a good place to try and conceive. The children would like a little sister (well the boy actually wants twins, but let’s not go there!) so this system […]


Chocolate Emoji Fun

*We were kindly sent an item to review for this post* If you are looking for a fun gift or something to do with the kids, that’s easy and edible then some chocolate emoji fun might be just what you need. This Chocolate emoji® Maker from Zimpli Kids is easy to use, with fun and very […]


Mince Pie Cake

Christmas is my favourite time of year for food and all the delicious things we seem to only eat around this time. I am a HUGE fan of mince pies in all their forms but sometimes it’s good to mix things up and this mince pie cake is my alternative. I make it with gluten-free […]


Reliable hygiene with Milton

*This is a review post. We were kindly sent items to review* I am a big fan of Milton products, and used them as a nanny, preparing bottles for the children I looked after, as a nurse, cleaning equipment like feeding tubes, and then as a parent, making sure the equipment I was using for […]


About blog

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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