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The first post. :-) [Jul. 23rd, 2004|04:53 am]
Sacramento Single Dads

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[reesebradshaw]
It occurred to me that this group needs to be clearly defined if it is ever going to appeal to anyone.

As stated on the info page, this is a real life (as opposed to online) playgroup / support group. That means the members will meet each other on a regular basis.

Who can join? You must be male, you must be in your teens or early 20s, you must be single, and you must have at least one child and be raising that child on your own. In other words, this group is for young custodial single dads. You must also live in the city of Sacramento. The point is to hang out with other dads, so obviously you must live close enough to do that.

Who's part of it already? We have two four seven members.

What do we do? Since there's just two of us and we've been friends a while already, there are no activities as such. I think we will just keep it very informal even when we get more members. Set dates and hang out, that type of thing. The idea is no longer being isolated (as many single parents can be) and having someone to go out and do things with. Also, we think it's good for the kids to socialize a bit.

More info. I realize you may be a little worried about meeting people offline. If you decide to join, the plan is to meet at a mutually convenient location, such as a college campus or the mall.

Questions? If you have any questions, either leave a comment here or over on Reese's journal, reesebradshaw.

Edited on 8/14/04
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From: pquinn
2004-08-02 07:11 am (UTC)
Hi. This looks interesting. Hey, made me join lj because you're not accepting Anonymous comments here!

I'll be 20 in a few weeks, I'll be attending Sac City College soon, and I have two six month old girls. I've been a single dad about four months now. The mom lives in FL.

I like the idea of an informal type of group. What do I have to do to join?
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[User Picture]From: reesebradshaw
2004-08-03 03:10 pm (UTC)
Awesome! I guess the way you would join is meet up with us so we can get to know each other. We can meet at Arden Fair. What days would be good for you?
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From: pquinn
2004-08-04 12:27 pm (UTC)
Friday, Saturday, Sunday this week, or Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday next week.
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[User Picture]From: reesebradshaw
2004-08-05 03:23 pm (UTC)
Lets do it on Saturday. Any time is good for me, so you can choose the time. And where.
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From: pquinn
2004-08-05 09:40 pm (UTC)
Okay, how about Saturday at 11am in front of Frank & Stein? I have to go to Sears anyway...

Does that work for you?
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From: poisonandtears
2004-08-05 11:03 pm (UTC)
That time would be cool with me. :-)
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[User Picture]From: reesebradshaw
2004-08-06 09:21 pm (UTC)
Great!
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[User Picture]From: reesebradshaw
2004-08-06 09:20 pm (UTC)
It works for me. See you there?
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[User Picture]From: savageatheart
2004-08-07 01:32 am (UTC)
Wait wait wait wait!

Can I come?

I live in Sacramento and I'm a 22yo dad of a 9mos old and a 26mo old (both girls), single for almost a year now and with custody for the past 4 months now and haven't seen ex since then.

I'll be going to CSUS soon. Is that okay, or is your group only for S. City College?
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[User Picture]From: reesebradshaw
2004-08-07 05:56 am (UTC)
Yes, of course you can.

No, we're not limited to any college. In fact you don't need to be a student, just to live in Sacramento (or really close and be willing to travel).
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[User Picture]From: savageatheart
2004-08-07 01:33 am (UTC)
BTW how will we know each other?
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[User Picture]From: reesebradshaw
2004-08-07 05:56 am (UTC)
Look for the strollers, I suppose. Can't be that hard. :-)
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From: pquinn
2004-08-07 09:07 am (UTC)
I'll be there.
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From: poisonandtears
2004-08-05 11:03 pm (UTC)
A possible new member! That's great!
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