#WFH Diaries: Freelance Integrated Strategy Director Stacy Feehery

As quarantines continue in many parts of the globe, Muse is checking in with creative people to see how they're faring. Here, we catch up with freelance integrated strategy director Stacy Feehery.

Give us a one-line bio of yourself.

Human makin', egg slingin', clothes washin', integrated strategy director.

Where are you living right now, and who's with you?

Morrison, Colo., pop. 428 (where Red Rocks Amphitheater is, for all the music nerds), with my husband Patrick, who's a small-agency owner (have to give him a plug), my 15-month old, a 4-year old, and countless wildlife friends.

What's your work situation like at the moment?

Less worky, more talky.

Describe your socializing strategy.

Giving giant air-high-fives and sincere thank you's to the delivery folks.

How are you dealing with childcare?

Kids were home for seven weeks. Extreme home parenting. Then they went back to daycare. Our youngest melted so hard being handed to grownups in masks he puked, then passed out.

What are you reading?

Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Dr. Seuss.

What are you watching?

My roots getting longer. Also, the first 12 minutes of anything before I pass out.

What are you listening to?

Today, the Alice in Chains Pandora station. For all the parents out there, NPR's Wow in the World is an awesome podcast for the littles. "The Buzz on Bee Barf!" is a good first one.

How are you staying fit?

Had to Google that and reacquaint myself with the term.

Have you taken up a hobby?

Thinking of a hobby is actually on my life to-do list. It's been there for about four years.

Any tips for getting necessities?

Patience and re-framing what a necessity is. My in-laws in Philly needed help finding toilet paper a few weeks ago. Dug around the internet and found some unbleached Seventh Generation before it was swiped by someone else. Reassured them even though it's brown, it's legit.

An awkward moment since all this started.

I brushed my hair and put on minimal makeup for a Zoom and my 4-year old gave me a crusty look and said I looked weird.

Best work email you got since all this started.

"If you're desperate I have a job for you" —Agency recruiter.

An aha! moment since all this started.

You're really, truly, not in a million years, not for a second, a bad parent for relying on Netflix, Hulu, Prime, etc., to keep your kids occupied for a while so you can get shit done, uninterrupted.

What's your theory on how this is going to play out?

Anything any of us guess will be laughably wrong. I for sure know some amazing brands will be born out of this, and we'll all be listening to their origin stories on How I Built This with Guy Raz.

See our full #WFH Diaries series here.

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Tim Nudd is editor in chief of the Clio Awards, editor of Muse by Clio, and host of the podcast Tagline. Previously, he was creative editor at Adweek.

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