Young Parents (Singapore) - - C NTENTS -

You could say that there’s never been a bet­ter time to be a mother, what with the Gov­ern­ment’s more gen­er­ous fam­ily poli­cies and tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vances that al­low women to work any­where and build a busi­ness even dur­ing con­fine­ment.

Mil­len­nial mums are also re­shap­ing tra­di­tional no­tions of moth­er­hood. In their quest for work-life bal­ance, it’s no longer just about work­ing full-time ver­sus stay­ing home to look af­ter the kids, but ful­fill­ing their per­sonal as­pi­ra­tions while spend­ing more time with their chil­dren.

They want it all, on their terms.

In fact, one mummy-cen­tric ca­reer por­tal we in­ter­viewed for our story on work-at-home moth­ers (page 62), re­ported a whop­ping 35-fold in­crease in the num­ber of mumpreneurs over the last seven years!

It all sounds quite em­pow­er­ing, but the for­mula for work-life suc­cess in­volves a lot of grit and plenty of fam­ily sup­port, as we found out from lo­cal mums who shared their very use­ful strate­gies with us.

And even though mil­len­nial moth­ers have many more work-life op­tions than Grandma did, they still suf­fer from mummy guilt.

Only this time, it cen­tres around is­sues like be­ing phys­i­cally there, but not en­gag­ing your kids be­cause you’re work­ing from home, or not keep­ing up with the In­sta-per­fect mum­mies you fol­low. Does that sound fa­mil­iar? Read what you can do about it on page 58.

So this Mother’s Day, give your­self a pat on the back. You’re do­ing great. By tak­ing care of your needs first, you’re mak­ing sure that you are the best Mummy to your kids. Happy Mother’s Day!

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Stephanie Yeo Ed­i­tor

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