These days, it appears as though dads are the new-age moms. More and more mothers choose to work and leave their husbands at home to take care of the children. There's nothing wrong with this concept, but it's a reversal of traditional male and female roles in the United States.
In most cases, a dad is a dad and a mom is a mom. There are some dads who stay at home or who are just more sensitive than their wives, but for the most part, even if both work, the mom is going to feel and act more soft toward her children.