Erika-Marie S. Geiss

From Taylor, Michigan, United States

Joined 23rd October 2007

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  • I'm just curious to see how many of you guys play with your kids? When I say play, I mean really get down and play on their level on a regular basis. Whenever we go to kiddie places, we seem to be the only ones and this makes me sad. So I want to hea

    Answered on 20th May 2008:

    We play...a lot. My husband and I both do with our son, whether we're in public or at home. It's fun. I even keep a spare set of clothes in the car (for me and for the boy) for those days when there's some impromptu puddle jumping and we're out and about. I'm glad to see so many others who play too! I think it's important...the business of being a kid is playing (okay, and homework when they're older), but we get so bogged down by grown-up responsibilities sometimes (work, school, bills, parenting--in no particular order), that we forget sometimes to just let it all out and play a bit. It can be hard though, when there are pressing deadlines (at least in my case), but overall, I try to make sure that we have some good, honest, non-thinking-about-anything-else playtime most days. (If I don't, I know my husband will.) And one of the great things about having kids...at least in public, it gives you a license to be goofy without having anyone call the men with white coats. :D

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  • If you're married, has your husband ever considered being a stay-at-home dad?

    Answered on 15th November 2007:

    My husband would love to, but he also can't sit still (not that being home with the kids involves sitting still LOL). So, what he does is telecommutes part of the week. He works at the office 3 days a week, on Thursdays he telecommutes for 6 hours and has Fridays off and is a SAHD on Fridays. So far, it's working pretty well. Fridays I do my WAH stuff away from the house, so that the little guy doesn't come to mama for everything. But, I'm home in time to spend a bit of time with the little guy before DH & I have our weekly date-night. LOL.

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  • Hi, Erika,
    I am the co-founder of Work It, Mom! and just wanted to say welcome. I look forward to learning more about you and your new business and work - please let me know if you have any questions about the site.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Nataly on 25th October 2007