Transitioning from SAHM to Working Mom with Stacey Freeman

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Worthy Staff

By Worthy Staff | May 31st, 2022

There are SO many changes that come with getting a divorce – two houses, splitting costs, speaking to lawyers on the regular. The list goes on and on. But if you were formally a stay-at-home parent (SAHM or SAHD), one of the biggest transitions you and your family face is starting or returning to work. 

This week Stacey Freeman joins the podcast to discuss her own return to the workforce after her divorce. Stacey is a former lifestyle editor for the Worthy Blog, a writer, journalist, and founder of Write on Track LLC. Her upcoming book, I Bought My Husband’s Mistress Lingerie, is coming out in November 2022.

In This Episode

How do you get motivated about returning to work when it’s not what you’re ready to do or really want to do?

What is the impact of a stay-at-home parent’s return to work on the children? Suddenly they aren’t able to carpool, volunteer in the classroom, join field trips or class parties, or even help with homework.

How difficult is it for children to adapt from having a SAHM to a working mom?

How do you explain your return to work to the children in a way that’s positive and productive?

How do you juggle all of the things that need to get done – for work, for your kids, for your house – in one day?

What are some other practical considerations to take into account when returning to work?

About Stacey

Stacey Freeman is a writer and journalist and the founder of Write On Track LLC, a full-service consultancy dedicated to providing high-quality content and strategy to individuals and businesses. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Lily (published by The Washington Post), Forbes, Entrepreneur, MarketWatch, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Woman’s Day, Town & Country, InStyle, PBS’ Next Avenue, AARP, SheKnows, Yahoo!, MSN, HuffPost, POPSUGAR, Your Teen, Grown & Flown, Scary Mommy, CafeMom,, and dozens of other well-known platforms worldwide. Her upcoming book, I Bought My Husband’s Mistress Lingerie, will be available in November 2022. She lives in New Jersey with her three children. 

Worthy Staff

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