yes its actually cannot be helped. Living standard in singapore is so high, especially lately all prices have went up. It is indeed difficult, financially to be a stay at home mum.
In my opinion, it doesnt matter whether you spend more time or less with your children. Whats important must be quality time. However, when they grow up their needs and wants may be different and as parents we have to be constantly adjusting ourselves to their behavioural changes, so that we will know what they are thinking of, and not to neglect them.
yes, i am also a weekend parent + weekday nights parent. No choice , full time working mum's worries (also worry if my dear son feels neglected)...cannot say enjoy or not, just not given a choice.