I loved teaching, but when I had a little baby of my own, I had the gift of being able to choose to be a stay at home mom. I honestly have to say I have never looked back. I love being a mom and three kids later--the same reasons I loved teaching are some of the same reasons that I still find this job challenging, interesting and amazing.
Sure, sometimes my kids drive me crazy. Truthfully, sometimes I drive them crazy, too. I don't really know if I am still sane, but I'm working on it every day.