Posts Filed Under Books from my childhood

Do you ever feel like life is moving too fast? Like your daughters are being asked by society to grow up too quickly? Like if you have to attend one more party-place-hair-and-make-up party you might just scream?? Well then, you and I are a lot alike.

Those who know me (or have read my blog KeepCateBusy) will know that one of my goals is to simplify life for my family and me. Now that’s not to say that my kids don’t have ipods and DSs (they do) – and they would dearly love a Wii (as would I just quietly!), but it does mean that I put considerable effort into it not being the main focus of our lives.

So what am I talking about? Well, I can guarantee that I’m not talking about mother-daughter master chef sessions where you and your cherubs work tireless for six hours to churn out a gourmet 3 course meal. I’m also not talking about buying 5x5m pre-stretched canvasses and a set of artist-grade oil paints and then whipping up a collaborative Monet-inspired interpretation of the gum tree in your back yard.

I’m talking about getting back-to-basics. About the fun stuff you used to do as a kid. About no plans, no rules, and no fun police. Mudpies, sandcastles, bikes, rollerskates, climbing trees, swings, slides, library books, dolls, textas, damper, homemade playdoh, collecting stamps, penpals…

Yes, I could go on and on (and on and on)!!

But I won’t; today.

What I will do is leave you with a link to this post. It’s a list of books I have recently read with my girls. No, they’re not Go Girl books (oh, but we do love them!!), but rather it’s a collection of beautiful classic books that I could have sworn I’d read as a child – but can’t for the life of me remember!!

I’ll also come back soon with some more simple ideas for how to get the ridiculously-complicated out of your life – ahhhh, simplicity!!

thanks for reading…