I grew up going to work with my parents and my children are doing the same with me. I don't think this is particularly unusual, many small business owners I know bring children to work with them. It's not always easy though and it's not for everyone. Some other moms I talk to think I'm crazy for doing it, but most wish their office would allow it. I'm very lucky because my set up at work makes it possible. I have a wonderful office with a very nice playroom and a quiet place to nap; I work with my husband, father and aunt; and we're located in a great neighborhood within walking distance from a beach, a library and a playground.
I try to make it not too disruptive, but it's not unusual for people to hear my two year old in the background on conference calls. The biggest piece of advice I have for other mother's considering bringing their child to work everyday is to start out from birth. It's much easier if a child grows up in the environment. My older son, now 6, had a great time being in the office when he was younger and still asks why he's the only worker who has to go to school. My 2 year old attended his first meeting while still in the hospital (I had to sign some important paperwork the day I gave birth), took his first steps at work and counts many of the team as his best friends. I'd love to hear from other mothers who bring their kids to work. (Pictured: Benjamin, still in uniform, on a break from the daily grind.)