Afton, 2, and Hadley, 4, are down for a nap, so their mom, Chelsey Tipton, has a few minutes to relax and talk about why she and her husband, Will, always planned that she'd stay home once they had children.
She worked the first five years of their marriage as an orthodontic assistant, quitting right before Hadley was born. She will likely go back to work once the children no longer need her at home, she said.
"We wanted to raise them instead of having them in day care and having someone else raise them," Tipton said.
As a stay-at-home mom, Tipton is in the minority nationally. But it's also a minority that is growing.