I have been away from a nursing career for almost 7 years and am preparing myself to head back to nursing. (Wish me luck...eeek!) I have a lot of preparation to do in order to get my resume up to date and be prepared for the interview process again. I took time off in order to be at home with my kids. Also, my husband at the time was in the military and frequently deployed overseas for long periods of time (which made it difficult to arrange child care for weekend/long shifts with no family in the area). I am now a single mom of 3 small children.If that discussion comes up in the interview process (why I took time off from nursing), I feel like a follow up question from them would be if my husband is still in the military...which would lead to me revealing that I'm a single mom. I know that it is illegal for them to ask my marital status questions, etc..., but how should I field those questions? I've never been in a position where I felt like any question was off limits, but I would be terrified if I had to point out that a question was illegal for them to ask (like a red flag that I had something to hide), but I don't know necessarily how to answer it.That being said, I feel like being a single mom of 3 kids might make an employer worried to hire me because of how "busy" my life as a mom is right now. Should I really try hard not to reveal that I'm a single mom?Long-term I am hoping to get into case management for a little more flexibility than bedside nursing, but I might have to start off with the home health experience or something similar before I can get my start in case management. So, if I applied for a job with a flexible schedule (maybe even eventual work at home opportunity), I can see the discussion of my parenting coming into play when I discuss why I would like that job.Just curious if anyone has any tips on how to prepare for these kinds of situations. I'm sure that I'll be posting more and more as I get closer to applying and interviewing. Thanks in advance for any help from those of you that are experienced in this process.