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Easy gluten-free cheese scone recipe

This is a fun and easy cheese scone recipe for kids, scones are usually easy to make and turn out well. This recipe is one I’ve adapted to make gluten & cows milk free. You could use vegan or normal cheese depending on what you prefer or need allergy wise. This makes about 10-12 scones. […]


Lemon cake – sunshine on a plate

I have to confess I am not a fan of traditional lemon drizzle cake. Unless it’s made really well, I find it sticky, and too lemony (yes, that is weird) and I don’t like the icing. This lemon cake is my version of a citrus cake, with the lemon zing you want but still a […]


Meal Plan Monday – back to normal food

Meal Plan Monday. Looking at my week, and making sure the cries of “I’m hungry” don’t happen too often, but we all know that children are always hungry aren’t they? Feeding my food allergy and food choices family with a mix of cooking from scratch and sometimes throwing a ready-made meal their way. We shop […]


Our week in photos – Hello January

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. It is finally January 2020 and Christmas seemed to come and go fast. I love Christmas but it is good to […]


How to cut a cat’s claws?

*This blog post does contain an affiliate link which if you click on, and make a purchase does earn me some revenue* Nope, this isn’t one of those hilarious meme things on how to cut a cat’s claws about pinning a cat down and ending up needing a visit to the hospital for stitches. It […]


Stay Classy Mama – Happy New Year.

Happy New Year. I am rather delighted to be joining up to host Stay Classy Mama with the lovely Loopy Laura and another new co-host MumofASquarePeg. It’s a fun weekly linky where you can add a parenting post that you would like to share, and all you have to do is add your link and […]


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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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