Before I had my first son I had a great job that I enjoyed. I had recently been promoted, and I loved my coworkers. But I quit to be a stay at home mom.
It wasn't easy emotionally or financially. I struggled a lot through months of colic & my husband working numerous jobs to keep us afloat. There were days that I thought being a stay at home mom must be a thing of the past - no modern woman could handle this. And there were days where I thought it was the best job in the world.
But whether it was a good day or a bad day, I never regretted my decision to quit my full time job. It was a decision that I made for the right reasons, and it led me down a path that I wouldn't have experienced otherwise.
Motherhood wasn't the end of my professional career... It was the start of something new.
I have always loved psychology, writing, and the idea of parenthood. Being a mother allowed me to pursue all of those interests at the same time and find a new outlet that I was passionate about -- blogging.
Blogging has become an outlet for me where I can share the things that I care about and help other moms in the process. I can write about bedtime struggles, behavior issues, or just a fun family outing. I can be mommy to my boys and MomShar to the world.
I have been able to find my voice and seek out opportunities that were previously out of reach. Four years ago, I wouldn't have guessed that being a stay at home mom would have lead to me blogging for The Huffington Post.
But here I am... writing during naptime. And this is exactly where I am supposed to be.
(Follow @mom_shar on Instagram to see what working from home really looks like)