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Take our children to work day: 15 photos of cuteness on the job

Small people on the job, better known as Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, is happening today. So how are you occupying your kids while the boss is in the next room?We asked readers on our TODAY Moms Facebook page to tell us how they keep kids busy and happy during a day at the office. (Because, come on, we all know some work days can be looong.) Reader Mary Galbreath, who posted a pho

Small people on the job, better known as Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, is happening today. So how are you occupying your kids while the boss is in the next room?

We asked readers on our TODAY Moms Facebook page to tell us how they keep kids busy and happy during a day at the office. (Because, come on, we all know some work days can be looong.) Reader Mary Galbreath, who posted a photo of her son at work learning to do computer coding with his dad last summer, shared this advice:

“The other workers love our kids and tend to stop by and talk to them often. Otherwise the kids will take games, books and notebooks to write in. Or teach them something in the same field as what you do.”

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When Tim Blackburn took daughter Makayla to work, he kept his daughter’s attention with some Disney princess power. “Just had to put Cinderella on my TV and she was in heaven,” he writes.

Cinderella gives Makayla a nice work-day distraction.Today

And Abby Jo Brown, who brought her daughter in on a busy work weekend, just made sure she had all her bases covered, with snacks, activity books, crayons, toys and a cozy blanket to curl up on. “We just always try and make it fun,” says Brown.

Harper lounging in Mom's office on a busy work weekend.Today

Of course, for some parents, EVERY day is take your child to work day! "I'm a stay at home mama and I LOVE my job," says Ashleigh Adams, who also runs a small business from home making hairbands, bows, tutus and other fun accessories. 

Everyday is take my child to work day for me!Today

For the most part, TODAY Moms (and Dads) who take their kids to work just let their mini-mes shadow them in their work day, as shown in the photos below. Share your Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work photos on our TODAY Moms Facebook page.

Visiting Daddy at training. With Fire Departments, it's all about family.Today


I work for an Aeronautics school. My son loved getting to see all the planes! He even got to take a ride in one. Today
14-month-old Cooper visiting his State Farm Agent mom at work. He was getting coached by one of mom's office associates.Today




















#workingmom Company headshots on my day off so brought my 3 year old son along... And he joined in the fun!Today
Aava at work with me and deciding it was more fun in the file cabinet.Today
Our 3-year-old daughter Makayla at work with her daddy who is active duty in the United States Navy. They did a run but she rode most of the run on daddy's shoulders. A memory she'll never forget!Today
Kids Howie and Zada Belle at work at Ken Wood Studios in La Grange, Texas.Today
Lilly taking "Flat Stanley" to work with daddy David Galluccio.Today
My 2- and 4-year-old helping their dad feed the cows at our dairy farm. Today
My husband Troy took our daughter Leah (age 8) to work with him earlier this year. She had a blast with her dad at The Kemelgor Financial Group.Today
My husband took the kids with him to the Navy Memorial while he was performing a ceremony. They totally felt like they were part of the United States Navy Ceremonial Guard that day.Today
Jason Condo with his daughters at work this week.Today
Daughter ShaunaJo, 6, "handling some patient calls " in my neuro/ psychiatry officeToday