The Value of Loving Care

By Braema Mathi

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A homemaker, as defined by dictionaries, is a person who manages a household especially as a spouse and parent. Homemakers run various roles and tasks such as taking care of the children, sending them to school, planning the household budget based on the given allowance, cooking, cleaning, shopping, planning timetables, organizing family get-togethers and planning recreation.Often this work is taken for granted – there is an acceptance that homemaking is the norm, set in history, in culture, through religious practices,...

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Braema Mathi

is a visiting senior research fellow at Penang Institute. She is from Singapore and she loves the hills, the rivers and trekking – all of which are plentiful in Penang.