28 Feb '11, 2pm

Letters: For family's sake, shorten our work days

"Singapore Birth's rate is dropping drastically" - this seems to be the mantra for in recent years. So what really is the problem? I am a typical Career Mum in her early 30s with three school-going kids (10, 8 and 6 years old respectively) and a good husband. I had debated several times over giving up my job to be a full-time mum. But with Singapore's high and accelerating cost of living, how can I even seriously consider it? A typical day starts at 5.30am. Rushing through the family's daily schedule with my Indonesian helper, I am out of the house at 7am, planting kisses on the sleeping children before leaving home with a heavy heart - knowing the next time I would see them would be close to their bed time. (I also blow a kiss to my husband who is rushing out of the house at the same time, and if I'm lucky I will get to see him again before my bed-time - which explains wh...

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