Finding Balance for Moms Who Are the Primary Breadwinners

After work it's a second shift for mom as she comes home, takes care of the kids and cooks dinner.
3:00 | 02/11/14

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headline about the modern American family. We know more and more moms are the main bread winners these days. Now a new report from working mother media uncovered something surprising about dad's chores and keeping the the whole family happen E. Linsey Davis has the new findings tonight. Reporter: Michelle Benfer is a successful sales manager making twice as much as her husband. An unexpected role considering the promise he made before they got married. What was the promise? That I could stop working by the time I was 30. Yeah. I had lofty expectations. I'm 34. That hasn't happened. Reporter: Instead they're among 40% of households with kids where the woman is primary bread winner. They are asked to do at more. Reporter: Even though a recent study found the total family income is higher when the mother, not the father is the primary bread winner. When I got the new job, he was making jokes that I don't need him anymore. Reporter: The biggest burden, dad. Even though men think they're doing their fair share. Only 60% of bred winning moms say they were satisfied with the division of house work. A bread winning mom from Chicago told us we finally hired a cleaning lady once a month. I figured it was cheaper than divorce. Ashley from Colorado told us, she and her husband are always fighting over child care. I feel I have to call in a favor or ask my husband to help with the kids. . Reporter: There can also be an overwhelming sense of responsibility and financial stress stress. It's scary. Everything falls on you, the home, the car you have. Reporter: The benferes think of themselves as a team and they're committed to make it work. And we're getting news from

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