Singapore Girls with kids say family support essential

Ms Christina Chia with her daughter Charlize, 11, and son Paxton, eight. Technology such as mobile phones and video chats help her stay in touch with her children when she is away. Being a stewardess also means she does not bring work home, so she is
Ms Christina Chia with her daughter Charlize, 11, and son Paxton, eight. Technology such as mobile phones and video chats help her stay in touch with her children when she is away. Being a stewardess also means she does not bring work home, so she is able to spend more quality time with them on her days off.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Flying takes her away from her four-year-old son, sometimes for more than a week.

But while it was tough in the beginning, Singapore Airlines (SIA) stewardess Anna Ye, 33 - who flew for eight years before she left in 2014 when she became pregnant and returned about 2½years later - has learnt to juggle her different roles.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 04, 2018, with the headline 'S'pore Girls with kids say family support essential'. Print Edition | Subscribe