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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


Little Read Wedding Officiant?

June 6, 2012 in Site News

That’s right, the Little Read Dad is now a Little Read Wedding Officiant! I have become a licensed Minister with the Universal Life Church and can perform wedding ceremonies. I have even registered with the City of New York to be able to perform ceremonies in NYC.

Recently, some friends of mine asked me if I would perform their wedding ceremony. I immediately jumped at their offer. Their reasoning was sincere, and their invitation was humbling.

After doing some research, and getting my Minister’s license, I put together a simple ceremony for them. The day of the ceremony I was very nervous. But everything went off without a hitch and I received so many compliments that I decided to try my hand at this for others.

Really, it was my wife’s idea, but I did all the legwork!

And with that, I am please to announce the official site for The NY Wedding Officiant…

Also on Facebook:

And Twitter:

Check it out and keep the Little Read Dad in mind for ALL your wedding officiating needs!

—– 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!


Ch ch ch ch changes!

September 29, 2011 in Site News

They went and updated BuddyPress and I foolishly upgraded without thinking.  It has been a day of trying to figure out a way around things and updated my other setting and making things work.  We were down a little today… but I doubt anyone was affected, as no one visits this site.

Anyway, I am trying out some of the new features.  I have temporarily disable the Groups function in favor of a more traditional message board.  I don’t know how I feel about it yet.  Through the next few days I will be recreating the Groups as Forums.  Then we’ll give it a whirl and see what happens.

There are a few other changes, but many of them are rather small.  The only noticeable one is the menu tabs have changed, but that was more an aesthetic change on my part than a BuddyPress upgrade.

I hope you will take a look around and feel free to sign up using your Facebook credentials!