*This is a review post. We were kindly sent some products to try* My kids like ketchup, in fact I would go as far as to say my kids LOVE ketchup. Before I had children, I was determined that my kids would not use ketchup much, and that they would learn to eat foods without […]READ MORE
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 […]READ MORE
Happy New Year. You might be reading this through a blur of coffee and recovery after enjoying a New Year’s Eve party or celebration, or you might like me, have gone to bed early, because you have kids who don’t sleep in (actually mine slept in ’til 8 am today, which is a minor miracle) […]READ MORE
Goodbye 2019. I can’t say I am sad to see you go. The last few years have been tough and 2018 ended hard for us, for many reasons, some of which we haven’t and won’t share, and some we have shared. 2019 started gently but has been a bit of a rollercoaster and I can […]READ MORE
Thirteen is good. Today she’s thirteen. It seems like so many years ago and not just thirteen, that she decided to arrive earlier than expected as my body also decided that it had had enough of being pregnant. She came into the world dramatically and changed my life, our life. She made me a mum. […]READ MORE
I thought I would share a peek at our Christmas week. We did Christmas the way we wanted to. Last year, during what was a horrendously traumatic personal time for us, with some serious life stuff being thrown at us, we went away to France, sadly this year we didn’t have enough leave to do […]READ MORE
*This is a review post. I was kindly sent skincare items to try* It’s no secret that I am often tired, and I feel tired and often look more tired than I want. I am trying hard to look after my skin, and deal with signs of aging, and skin issues, so I am always […]READ MORE
There are owls in my Christmas tree. Owl Christmas baubles, in various shapes and forms. Some handmade, some bought, some given. New ones are added and older ones are treasured. I am not an owl fan. They aren’t an ornament I would normally collect, but along with the precious and treasured collection of owls ornaments […]READ MORE
Christmas is a funny thing, isn’t it? A lot of hype, excitement, change in routine, new things, people, food, experiences good and bad. But it really is just only one day. Christmas is only one day. As I type this, my family is asleep. We had an early start. Excitement and anxiety, plus an injured […]READ MORE
It’s kind of a Christmas tradition in our house that we HAVE TO have Brussel sprouts. Some of us love them. Some aren’t so keen (ahem, the tween, who thinks being forced to eat any vegetables is torture, but reserves a special loathing for sprouts!) They can be bitter, bland and boring and if overcooked […]READ MORE
- Nickelodeon Fun at Intu Lakeside
- I am your friend – a book of hope.
- Spotty’s Sunday – keeping your leopard gecko happy
- Working mum life and being organized.
- Things that have made me happy this week.
- Knitting soothes my soul and keeps my hands busy
- A night in with Popcorn Shed & Valentine’s Day.
- Let them play. Play is important in childhood.
- Help ease sore throats. Easy honey lemon tea for kids.
- My Valentine’s Day Plans with Pati & Coco
- 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!