07 Mar '11, 12pm

A mum pleas for paternity leave.

SINCE we became first-time parents on Feb 9, it has been a roller-coaster ride for my husband and myself. First the baby had fever, then jaundice and later colic, not to mention the breastfeeding issues in between. We may have been forewarned about all these when we read up on having babies, but that did not stop me from turning into an emotional wreck. As a mother, I am supposedly the primary caregiver; generations of new mothers have gone through it and survived, so I should be no different. Yet, I have been blessed with a husband who is an excellent father, and who is better at handling a baby than I am, and who would have been a great help during these trying times, if only he had paternity leave. Instead, he is stretched trying to balance work, parenting and our relationship. Annual leave is one option but approval is subject to work exigencies. Mandatory paternity le...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/Story/STIStory_642162...

Tweets

Rescuers to leave Christchurch

channelnewsasia.com 04 Mar '11, 6am

CHRISTCHURCH: International rescue crews were pulling out of Christchurch as emergency operations in the stricken city shi...

In pictures: Chinese businessman holds million-dollar funeral for mum; ceremony includes limousines, cannons & 600 monks

In pictures: Chinese businessman holds million-...

straitstimes.com 08 Mar '11, 6am

Reports said that 600 monks carried out the funeral rites, and monks had to be recruited from neighbouring provinces becau...

This teacher explains why she supports parents ...

straitstimes.com 27 Feb '11, 11pm

AS A teacher, I would like to lend my voice to those parents who have made the choice of pulling their children out of sup...

Job's not just about cash, but keeping mum sane

todayonline.com 01 Mar '11, 11am

I totally agree with the letters on Feb 28 and March 1 on part-time work for mothers. I gave birth to my firstborn last Au...

Mums, even second-hand smoke is bad for your un...

todayonline.com 08 Mar '11, 10pm

NEW YORK - Women exposed to second-hand smoke while pregnant are more likely to experience a stillbirth or have babies wit...

[TOC] Independent candidate Andrew Kuan asked to leave Opposition meeting

[TOC] Independent candidate Andrew Kuan asked t...

theonlinecitizen.com 05 Mar '11, 3pm

Mr Kuan confirmed with The Online Citizen (TOC) that he left the meeting after 45 minutes as some members of the oppositio...