The day you decide that homeschooling is the way may remind you of the day you first held your baby in your arms. Same nervousness, same heart flutter that carried a flurry of questions such as: “Will I be able to do this right?” or “Will I make irreparable mistakes?”

As you’ll quickly find out, learning doesn’t apply just to kids but to parents as well in a home-learning environment. Mistakes happen and tomorrows start with “Now I know…” Every day is an opportunity to do better is no cliché. What’s the most precious thing? The time you get to spend with your children, getting to know them as they grow, learn of their passions, and guide them toward making their dreams come true.

Along the way, some of the things you’ll discover will make you laugh, some will humble you to tears, and all of them will remind you that each day of homeschooling is a white board you have the privilege to draw on. Here are some examples.