Here’s the thing – everyone wants to live their best life, right? And nowadays, your best life is working when you want and how you want while doing something that you love. No...
I am Sharika Kellogg, choice mom to 3 little boys whom I adopted. Foster mom to several little humans that need a safe place to call home for just a little while. Entrepreneur, mindset and business strategist and romance novel lover. Here is how I became The 25/8 MOM.
January 3, 2017, I turned in my notice and started the next chapter of my life. I left my job to be more present as a parent. At the time, I was a single mom of two little boys under the age of 1. So yes, both in diapers – oye.
Because I was working more than I was with them. They were spending hours in daycare and seeing me when I woke them up, for bedtime stories, and on weekends. I did not CHOOSE to be a mother and not be there.
When I quit my job, I had less than $500 in my bank account. My mortgage was due. My car payment was due, the daycare tuition for the month, my car insurance, electric bill, etc etc. Worst of all, I had one box of diapers left.
I was scared. Launching my own business was a huge risk. Why? Because I could lose more than just my house and car, if this went south. I could lose one of my sons because as a foster parent – you have to show that you have the income to be able to cover your bills, support your family and then some.
There were definitely some highs and some extreme lows, but through true grit and determination a year later, I had a successful business and 3 sons.
I am sure that there are other moms out there who have been home and may have to go back to work – and don’t want to, but need that income to support their families. I want to help you get there.