23 Feb '11, 1am

Letters: For full-time mum, a maid's a necessity

I have been a stay-home-mother (SAHM) for close to two years now. I left my full-time job as an assistant marcom manager in a local public-listed company in June 2009 to embark on IVF treatment. My husband and I came to the decision that I quit my job after considering the many "uncertainties" such as my state of health and the need to go back to the hospital every other day. Thankfully, I managed to conceive on our first attempt and delivered in March last year. Throughout my pregnancy, we relied on the help of a part-time domestic helper. Even after returning from hospital and during my confinement, I did not have any full-time help. The part-time helper only came twice a week and helped with vacuuming, mopping, dusting and cleaning of toilets. On a daily basis, I did all the housework myself - and, on top of that, I personally coached my daughter (who was in Primary 3 l...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC110223-0000230/For-f...

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