Millions of women balance a professional career with being a mother, so the idea of being a stay-at-home mum (SAHM) may sound like a fantasy. Maybe it’s a tempting idea. After all, there’s nothing like a pandemic to put your life into perspective. Maybe that’s why almost half of Singapore workers surveyed at the end of 2021 said they were not sure if they would stay in their jobs.
More than 46 per cent of the people surveyed said the pandemic has caused more stress and heavier workloads. And it is even worse for working mothers, as the workload of the house is still largely skewed towards women. As a result, working mothers tend to manage work, the house, overseeing children, and possible home-schooling. With so much to deal with, becoming a SAHM can be pretty tempting.
But can you make it work long-term? The answer is yes – if you plan it right. So if you are thinking about becoming a SAHM, ask yourself these questions before you make the life-changing decision.