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Happy Father’s Day – Year 2

June 17, 2012 in Being a Dad, Site News, Spread the Word

First and foremost… Happy Father’s Day!

I hope all the dads had a good Father’s Day. The Little Read Dad had a GREAT day with his family. We had brunch at our place with my Dad and his wife and my in-laws. Mmmmm… brunch. Then we had a relaxing afternoon by the pool and in the apartment. Ended it with some delicious rigatoni carbonara and will soon be enjoying some bourbon. Got some great gifts from the family as well, including my favorite gift; a card from my son that said he loves going to work with me.

I took him to my office one day a few weeks ago. We rode the train into Manhattan and went to my office. He ate oatmeal and watched Thomas on my laptop. On the way home we got cupcakes. Sounds like the perfect day to me.

So, one year ago I launched this site with the grandiose plans of sparking a revolution for fathers. Building a place where dads from all walks of life, from all over the world, would come together to share ideas, get help, vent, share touching stories, etc. One year later we have a handful of members and little to no site activity.

I openly admit, most of this is my fault. I kind of fell out of touch and stopped posting and pushing the site. But all that is the past. Time to look to the future.

Let’s do this! Or at least get to a point where it looks like we did it!


The Little Read Dad

—– on the Bleeding Edge?

February 21, 2012 in Being a Dad, Site News, Spread the Word

Turns out its true!

I found an interesting article the other day about the rise of interest-based social networks.  Sure, Facebook will always be the go to, but more and more people are looking towards smaller communities of people that all share a common interest (or role).

Beyond Facebook: The Rise of Interest Based Social Networks

So, tell your friends! Get in on the ground floor! Sign up now, so you can say you were a part of Little Read Fatherhood when it first started!

But mostly, tell your friends and sign up.


Wow… I don’t call, I don’t write…

January 17, 2012 in Being a Dad, Site News

Hello Little Read Fathers! I know. I know. It’s been a while since I have posted. And let’s be honest, we’re not really at a point where I can take some time off and let the membership take care of itself. We’re still small. But growing! And that’s what leads me to this post.

First, and foremost, the main reason I have been gone is above. On October 4, 2011, we welcomed our new daughter, Chloe Christina, to the family. It has been a whirlwind the past 3+ months. But Chloe is finally sleeping, and so are we, and so here I am.

The second reason I have decided I should post is that we have actually gotten a few Twitter followers lately, and just last night got a new, unsolicited, un-friend-of-mine, member!  Woo Hoo!  Welcome!  Welcome to all!

So, I don’t have much to say right now.  There are other things going on right now that are still sucking up a large part of my time, but I did want to let everyone know we are still here and will be doing my best to keep up the posting on a more frequent manner.

Thanks for your continued support!


Weekend in Philly (and Camden)

August 15, 2011 in Being a Dad, Reviews, Vacations

In a rarely seen phenomenon, we had an entire weekend with no plans. Nada. Nothing. Zip. Zero. It was shocking. Rather than sit around and stare at each other, we decided to do an overnight in Philadelphia.

We had two things in mind that we wanted to do (three if you include me getting a cheesesteak from Pat’s, which, incidentally didn’t happen, and four if you include seeing the Liberty Bell, which you will read about shortly); go to the Please Touch Museum and the Adventure Aquarium (which is not in Philly as we had originally thought, but across the river in Camden, hence the title of this post).

The Please Touch Museum is AMAZING. I have been to a few children’s museums. We are actually members at a museum in CT. And for those of you who have never been to one, but “museum” I mean area where kids can run around and play with stuff in themed settings. So, one area might be a supermarket theme and kids can shop, or work a register, or stock shelves or whatever. Another area might be all water activities. One might be animals. The Please Touch Museum is like a children’s museum on steroids. It is HUGE. My wife and I were very impressed.

That night I mentioned that I wanted to see the Liberty Bell. I mean, I’m in Philly, I should see the Liberty Bell. My wife was tired from walking around and from being 7 months pregnant. So, I asked my son if he wanted to take a walk. We set off to find the Bell. It is not outside, as I thought, and the building that houses it closes at 7pm. I got there at 7:09. So, I was able to peer through a dirty window, from about 25 feet away and see the Bell.

Our next stop was the Adventure Aquarium. Again, a home run. Great aquarium. Lots to see. A couple of interactive areas for kids. Just a great day overall. We missed the Hippo feedings, but other than that we saw everything we wanted to see.

I would definitely recommend either of these places to anyone looking for a good day trip (or weekend) who is within comfortable driving distance to the Philadelphia area. I also hear the Zoo is nice. And I still need to get back for my cheesesteak!


Tough Mudder 2012 – Team Mudder Fadder

June 22, 2011 in Being a Dad, Events

If you haven’t heard of the Tough Mudder race, it is an endurance race with obstacles designed by British Special Forces. I am planning on running it this year (although I haven’t signed up or started training and its 4.5 months away).

I have been talking to a co-worker (also a father) about it. This morning he told me that he had a idea to get a team of fathers to run it next year. The team name?

Team Mudder Fadder


So, in anticipation of the event, I have created a Facebook Group for us. It will be a place to share training ideas, keep the group informed of group activities, planning, but most importantly, a heaping portion of ball breaking!

There is a race in April in PA and then the one in NJ in October. I created FB events for both.

If you have any interest in doing this, join our group, Team Mudder Fadder.

If you want to do it this year, drop me an email and let me know. It would be great to have someone to push me this year and to run with me.