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