Home School Life Journal From Preschool to High School

Home School Life Journal ........... Ceramics by Katie Bergenholtz
"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales

Haven, Day Five

Plan a Family Night activity.
Tidy: Start at the front door and work through the house.
Share the highlight of your week - from your haven!

I worked on cleaning the school area in preparation for back to school next week. Immediately the boys began playing with dominoes, counting bears and various other things at the table. : )

There was a fair amount of pretend play today, as usual.

For tonight's dinner we had Cashew Chicken...
and Broccoli, Shells and Cheese.

For our family night activity, we decided on games...

Dominoes was an obvious choice.

And there is always Caramel cake for desert.
On reflecting about our Haven week, I can't pick out one highlight. I can say that we very much needed this shift of focus from trying to get done what school work we could while still feeling ill to just getting well and making our home as comfortable as possible. I believe I have learned a lesson here for future times when illness goes through the whole house. I think the concept of the home as a haven can ripple out in all sorts of ways, to include neighbors, friends, garden and such as well as family and home.


  1. Wonderful family ideas! And that caramel cake looks yummy!


  2. I like the idea of a Haven week. :) And I have to agree... that cake looks AWESOME!

  3. Anonymous5.3.11

    Delicious, the cashew chicken and broccoli and shells and cake are making my mouth water, they look so good. I love to cook so I'm so appreciating your "food" talk, it's quite inspiring.


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