Jan
28

Is being a stay-at-home mum (SAHM) the right thing to do?

Are you a stay-at-home mom? Is it what you really wanted or you just have no choice? Find out is this choice is really right for you or you need to do something about it.

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Working mums speak out

Working mums have a solid explanation as to why they choose to keep their careers. The additional income their jobs bring in surely make their families more comfortable. But is that all?

As one of our working mum readers, Julie Tan, a Vice President at a bank said, “I feel happier and fulfilled because I have a job… and when I’m happy, naturally my family is happier. I know I miss my LO’s ‘firsts’, but there are always ‘seconds’. I don’t work 24 hours a day, you know. It’s a win-win situation.”

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Working mum and Media Manager Julia Chen, said, “Although I’d very much love to stay home and be there for my daughter during the early years, it is very challenging to survive on a single income in Singapore. Cost of living is just too high, and there are bills that need to be paid at the end of each month.

“Also, as much as I love my daughter and wish I could see what she gets up to every day, I don’t think I can stand being home all day with her. I need some form of ‘work’ to feel complete.”

 

Read more: http://sg.theasianparent.com/stay-home-mum-sahm-right-thing/

{All images courtesy of http://sg.theasianparent.com}