Breadwinner moms, stay-at-home-dads becoming more common

Home dynamics are shifting. More often, working moms are now the breadwinners in their households.

Tricia Sportsman is one of them.

"I think many companies are focused on growing their diversity base, specifically with women and seeing them go into more senior positions," she says.

Her husband, Brent stays home with the kids and makes furniture while Tricia works fulltime in human resources. Brent quit his auto insurance job six years ago when they became parents.  

"It just continued to thrive from there with him giving everything to our kids and it just made really good sense for us," Tricia explains.

She says the decision wasn't all about money.

"It was really about passion and whose career was going to take off and who wanted to pursue their career," she explained.

Their roles have shifted at home, but not the stereotypes outside it.

"I think there is an expectation that a woman and a mom still does everything that she can. She's there for her kids in addition to the hat of breadwinner," said Tricia.

Working moms are now breadwinners in 40 percent of U.S. households with kids. They're committing to careers and contributing more money while finding a balance in everyday family life.

"It's taken some time for us to figure out how to make this work, too. It hasn't been easy, but it’s been absolutely worth it," she said.