According to a Pew Research Center Study, four in ten American households with children under age 18 have the mother as the sole or primary earner for her family.
This is the highest number on record and has quadrupled since 1960.
"There really isn't a set routine in my week. Some days for me are spent in the office, some days are spent at the hospital in the operating room, and the other days are 24-hour call shifts, and I might be gone at the hospital for 24 hours or more," said Stephanie Grosvenor.
Stephanie works full time as an OB/GYN doctor for Marquette General Hospital. She is also a mother of two children, ages eight, two, with another on the way!
Her husband, Andrew, is a stay-at-home father to the children.
"For me, it was a no-brainer. It just made sense for our family. We eat better! I tried working part time for a while when Eleanor came along, our oldest, but it was just really difficult. Home life was really challenging," said Andrew Grosvenor.
Andrew started out working teaching middle school, but he and Stephanie quickly realized having someone at home with the children would be ideal for their family.
Andrew has been a stay-at-home dad for seven years now and couldn't be happier.
"I like when my dad's home, because if he wasn't home, then I would have a babysitter, and that wouldn't be as fun," said Andrew and Stephanie's eight-year-old daughter, Eleanor.
Family dynamics have been evolving, according to recent Pew Research Center studies. It has become more acceptable and expected for married women to join the work force and fathers to stay at home with the children and taking care of the cooking and cleaning duties.
"Now that I stay home, we eat better, home life is a little more stable I think, and things get done. Maybe not the same way mom does it, but dad does a good job, too. Just a little different," Andrew said.
But the Grosvenors are just one family included in the climbing statistic of reversed-role families.
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