A few years ago headlines went bananas when Pew research found that four in 10 families with children lived in households with women who were the sole or primary earner. In 1960 that figure was just 11 percent. About a third of breadwinner moms today are married and the other two-thirds are single moms.
Moms who are breadwinners say there are time management and personal relationship challenges that come with the shift in roles. It all comes down to planning and communication, they say.
In this Moms Mean Business episode, I interview two women, both of them leaders within their fields, married mothers of two, and Birmingham, Ala., residents who share their personal stories of how they manage the time and headspace pressures of home life, careers and marriage.