• Sherri Shepherd wants to work with her teenage son on her new eponymous talk show
  • The single mom said that motherhood is both her "biggest accomplishment" and "biggest insecurity"
  • She shared that she hopes seeing her fulfill her dream would inspire her son to pursue his own dreams

Sherri Shepherd is opening up about her experience being a mom and her excitement about her new daytime talk show.

During an appearance on the "People Every Day" podcast Friday, Shepherd said she's dreamed of hosting her own show for years but believes that it came at exactly the right time.

"I wasn't ready when I wanted it. I was ready when the offer was presented to me. So I was ecstatic," she was quoted by People as saying. "I'm excited to bring my brand of humor and lightness and fun to the daytime talk show space."

When Shepherd was offered the opportunity, her 17-year-old son Jeffrey Tarpley Jr. was on her mind.

"I was like, 'Can my son get a job at the show?' That's the first thing I thought. Now this boy is going to be working and contributing to my household," said Shepherd, who shares the teen with her ex-husband Jeff Tarpley and 7-year-old son Lamar Sally Jr. with second ex-husband Lamar Sally.

Shepherd, a single mom, said doing a daytime talk show is a "great thing" for her because she can get off work at a certain time, go home and spend the rest of her time with her child.

However, she also admitted that she wasn't sure if Jeffrey would want to spend more time with her, joking that her son has been planning his move away from home since high school started.

"I don't know if he really will want me at his extracurricular activities," Shepherd said. "He is trying to find his independence as a young man and I support that."

Like most parents, raising a child hasn't been easy for Shepherd. "Being a mother is the biggest accomplishment that I've ever had in my life," she shared. "It's also my biggest insecurity because I always feel like I'm doing it wrong."

Now that Shepherd has fulfilled one of her dreams, she hopes that her son would be inspired to follow in her footsteps.

"I'm hoping that my son will see that I am doing what I love and then he will pursue his passion because he sees that his mom is doing it. And I try not to take on that guilt," she told the podcast.

Her talk show "Sherri" will replace "The Wendy Williams Show's" timeslot on Fox Television news stations and broadcasters this fall.

However, producer-distributor Debmar-Mercury is leaving the door open to Wendy Williams resuming her eponymous show when she fully recovers and wants to do it, Deadline reported.

In March, Williams, 57, appeared on "Good Morning America" and announced her return. However, she asked fans to give her about three months to settle some "private things."

"This is what I would [like] to say to my Wendy Watches: Keep watching because I’m going back on the 'Wendy Show' bigger and brighter than ever," she said.

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Sherri Shepherd's husband, Lamar Sally, filed for divorce on May 2. Reuters