27 Feb '11, 10pm

Part-time jobs are what we need

BABIES or career? This is an extremely difficult decision for working mothers. On one hand, there is the opportunity cost of giving up a career and stable income, and on the other hand, there are the potential regrets of missing out on our children's milestones. This was the debate I had with myself when my first child was born three years ago. I chose to go back to work because my mum agreed to help me take care of my baby. I saw the consequence of that decision when, during my second maternity leave last year, my elder boy consistently chose his grandma over me even though I was at home. That, and the fact that age is catching up with my mum and she is not in the best of health to take care of two kids, prompted me to make a different decision the second time round. Hence I am now a stay-at-home mum. Full time motherhood has brought many joys, but it has also convinced m...

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