About MiddleAgedMan-ia

I was a typical (yet still fabulous) SUV-driving suburban Jewish housewife. Although I graduated from a large national law school, I worked for all of one minute (not as a lawyer), and made the choice early on to stay home and raise my family while my husband built his career as a successful M&A lawyer.

Fast-forward 16 years. While I was busy shining up the granite and stainless steel appliances, competing with myself to be a more ethnic version of Martha Stewart, and running my three little geniuses back and forth to baseball and softball games, as well as to tennis, piano, and Mandarin lessons (Tiger Mom?), my husband up and left me for another (although certainly not as fabulous) woman. Today he lives in Asia with his new wife. And here I remain in my northern New Jersey home, a newly divorced mom, left to figure it all out.            

My name is Stacey Freeman (formerly Sophie Rosen), and you know me. Well, not literally. But if you did, I could be one of your best girlfriends. So let’s laugh together, cry together, and hopefully even learn something from one another. And maybe afterward, we can even meet at Starbucks for a latte.

XOXO, Stacey

P.S. My writing has appeared on digital publications around the web. Drop me a line at info@MiddleAgedMan-ia.com or tweet me @MiddleAgedMania.

Published Elsewhere

Daily Plate of Crazy

Lusting For Love

Huffington Post

7 Divorce Lessons I Had To Learn For Myself

14 Questions My Son Asked About My Divorce And What I Answered

5 Things I Miss Most About Marriage But Never Want Again

How I Came To Identify With My Husband's Mistress

In Defense Of Gold Diggers: It's Not Always What It Seems

22 Signs You Should Take A Break From Dating

5 Changes I Made As A Single Mom That Make Me A Better Mom

Why I'm Embracing My Body, Flaws And All, Now That I'm Single Again

The 7 People You Need In Your Life After A Separation

10 Reasons My 'Failed Marriage' Was Anything But A Failure

5 Things I'm Going To Tell My Son On His Wedding Day

Why I 'Blabbed' About My Divorce To Anyone Who'd Listen

Following My Heart Led Me To The One Person I Need To Love Most -- Myself

10 Things All Divorcing Parents Should Say To Their Kids 

He Cheated, But Does That Really Make Him A Bad Guy?

Huffington Post, Germany

5 Ratschläge, die ich meinem Sohn an seinem Hochzeitstag geben werde


5 Changes I Made As a Single Mom That Made Me a Better Mom

5 Reasons I Finally Made Peace With My Muffin Top

The Moment I Learned To Embrace My Middle-Aged Body

Today, I Didn't Complete My Checklist, And It's Alright 

Valentine's Day: Why I'm Boycotting Gifts For My Kids

Scary Mommy

5 Tips For Overcoming Challenges When You’re A Work-At-Home Mom

Is It Worth Trying To Date As A 41-Year-Old Single Mom?

The Motherish (formerly iVillage.com.au)

"5 things I miss most about marriage but never want again."

My son knows more about divorce & infidelity than anyone should.

The Stir

The Five Worst Places To Take A Single Mom On A First Date