SAHM stands for Stay-At-Home-Mum (some says Hot-And-Sexy-Momma :P) for those who are not familiar with the motherhood jargons. So am I a SAHM?
Well, I was taking care of Shern full-time 'til he was 3 months plus. Then I started going to work for a few hours every morning. Basically, I dropped Shern in mum's place and Ah-Yee helps me to look after him from 10am-2pm on weekdays.
This gives me some time to get things done. Going to AIG and running some errands.
After 2pm, it is all about Shern again. I rock him to sleep, change his diapers, bottle-feed him, etc. I do get some help at times from Min (especially when I need to express milk) & also from Mum when she comes home after work.
So I guess I am considered a partial SAHM. Being that means a lot to me. Although I complain that Shern is driving me up to the wall, this is what I want.
I feel that I am lucky that I do not have to leave Shern in the care of a babysitter. I want to be there to witness all his 'firsts', all his milestones. His first smile. His first gaze. His first tooth. Etc.
Being a working mum gets good salary. But being a SAHM, I'm paid with love from Shern. :D