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To be listed in the playgroup list email athomedad@aol.com with the contact information you would like listed below. I will e-mail you when it is added to the list. If there is no playgroup in your area you would like to start up a new playgroup or need additional help in your existing group check out our playgroup tips.

 

At-Home Dad Network - International Playgroup List

 

England

 

Home Dad UK 

info@homedad.org.uk 07752 549085

Home Dad UK message board

 

Japan

 

House Fathers

housefathers@jizai.com

 

 

South Korea

 

Mike Singleton - Daegu, South Korea

singleton@korea.com

 

 

New Zealand

 

Michael Hunsinger - New Zealand 
 imhumdinger@xtra.co.nz

 

 

 

 

** Recent Playgroup Updates - Nov 14, 2004**


Nat Hefferman - Lexington, MA 

781-861-9454 - hefferman@rcn.com

 

 

**  Nov 11, 2004  **

Andy Ferguson - Kansas City, MO

KCDAD - Kansas City Dads At-home Daily

816-505-0547 - andyferg1@yahoo.com   

 

 

 

 

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USA

 

Arizona

 

Lee Hines -  Phoenix, AZ

dad2dadaz@yahoo.com  (480) 460-6367.

 

California

 

 

 Meeting from the West San Fernando Valley to Ventura,
Malibu to Simi Valley, and everywhere in between!!

Jeffrey Lee Steinberg - Agoura Hills, CA
 
abbaJL@aol.comDad-to-Dad West

 

Ray Alstadt -rayjustine6196@msn.com

Corona, Ca. 92879 - (909) 817-8594

 

Hogan Hilling - Irvine,CA  
hilling1@cox.net
   (714) 665-9476 

Prouddads.com 

 

Michael Aragon - Malibu, Ca.
maragon@prodigy.net

 

Art Margolis - Menlo Park, CA

Silicon Valley Dads Group

Cardadart@aol.com  (650) 323-4086

 

 

Greg Friedman - Merced, Ca.  

 scraps2@pacbell.net   - (209) 384-0691.


Howard Kieffer - Orange County, CA

Orange County DAD-to-DAD
 hkieffer@dcounsel.com

 

 

Bob Bain - Davis, CA
530/750-3677 - californiazippy@yahoo.com
Greater Sacramento Valley Dads At-Home Network

 

Andrew Danish - San Francisco East Bay - Oakland, CA 
(510) 553-1492 - adanish@earthlink.net


Colin Johnson - San Francisco, CA
colintjohnson@hotmail.com.

 Jim DiCenzo,  San Diego, CA

DAD-to-DAD San Diego 

dicenzoj@worldnet.att.net

 

Colorado

 

Ken Rayment - Eastlake, CO

Thornton Dad To Dad

(303) 280-8073 ken@betterprocess.com

 


Tim Jaureguy - Parker, Colorado
(720) 851-1818 - tjaureguy@aol.com

 

Connecticut

Roland Chinatti Middletown, CT
Tel/Fax: (860) 346-9411, E-mail:
rochinatti@snet.net

 

 

Delaware


Delaware At-Home Dad Association

Marc Allen - Wilmington, Delaware
calimazoo@netzero.net - DADA

 

District of Columbia Washington DC

 

Mike Stillwell - DC Metro Dads

(703) 799-2904 - Fleetsuper@msn.com

 

Florida


Steven M. Klem - Cocoa Beach, FL
(407) 784-5458
SMKFam@aol.com
AOL At-Home Dads Chat Every Monday Night

 

 

TampaDads - Tampa, Florida 

Members across central Florida from St Pete area to Orlando, 

and various areas to the south.

Georgia

 

Atlanta Dad-To-Dad  Atlanta, GA

Contact Jason Evans at  cjhardaway@mindspring.com



Illinois

Joe Feldmann - 
Chicagoland  At-Home Dads

(847) 925-1247  luzfeldma@yahoo.com.

 

"We have recently expanded into the Northwest area with 3 separate playgroups and 140 members. - Call us if you are interested in becoming a member and joining us on our Dad's night out" 

 

Will Brodwater 

32103 Village Green Blvd.

Warrenville, IL 60555

630-393-6553

 

 

Indiana

Stuart Ungar - 
Louisville At-home Dads (LADS)

502-426-5376  -  LouisvilleLADS-owner@yahoogroups.com

 

Louisville At-home Dads (LADS) brings together
stay-at-home fathers, their children and their
families. The group offers a weekly playgroup and
other events send e-mail to address above for info or to join..


Kansas

 

Curtis Cooper - Shawnee Kansas

DADtoDAD@aol.com

Curtis Cooper is the founder of  the DAD-to-DAD playgroup 

concept, complete with dad's night out. If you need advice starting up a group 

send him an e-mail.

 

 

Andy Ferguson - Kansas City, MO

KCDAD - Kansas City Dads At-home Daily

816-505-0547 - andyferg1@yahoo.com   

 

 

Kentucky

Stuart Ungar - 
Louisville At-home Dads (LADS)

502-426-5376  -  LouisvilleLADS-owner@yahoogroups.com

 

Louisville At-home Dads (LADS) brings together
stay-at-home fathers, their children and their
families. The group offers a weekly playgroup and
other events send e-mail to address above for info or to join..

 

 

 

Louisiana

 

Cliff Anderson - New Orleans LA 

cliffanderson@cox.net

 

 

 

Maine


John Wise - Portland, ME
(207) 797-0563
Johhnny9@aol.com
Southern Maine Home-Dads Association.

 

Maryland

 

 Lowell Swan - Catonsville MD At-Home Dad Network
ajsajsdad@yahoo.com - 410 869 0267

Maryland Montgomery County Dads  (A DC Metro Dads Chapter)
Todd Vossler   vosathom@erols.com 
Russ Louch  crlouch@hotmail.com


   Bowie Area Dads (A DC Metro Dads Chapter)
    Contact:  Eric Hazel -  EricHaze@aol.com


   Howard County Dads (A DC Metro Dads Chapter)
Rick Mudd - rick_mudd@hotmail.com
    

Takoma Park Daytime Dads - Takoma Park - Maryland

  Chris Austin-Lane chrsln@aol.com or Dan Jergens djergy@yahoo.com

Meetings: At Noon, Thursday's, at the Savory Restaurant, (301-270-2233
for directions, not everyone at the restaurant knows the meeting is a
standard weekly event).  We meet at the restaurant, pick up a few
bagels for the kids, and walk over to the nearby "gazebo park" for an
hour or so of play. 


Massachusetts

 

Lee Stone - Cohasset, MA
781-383-3540 
leestone@comcast.net

 

** New Playgroup Entry: Sept 1, 2004  **

 

Phillip Peterson - Concord, MA
JPPeterson@1stCounsel.com

 

** Playgroup Update - Nov 14, 2004**

Nat Hefferman - Lexington, MA 

781-861-9454 - hefferman@rcn.com

 

 

 

 

Scott Doane (featured above) - Pittsfield, MA 

Berkshire County -  ejdsdad@nycap.rr.com


Mark L. Baron - Sharon, MA
Marklbaron@aol.com

 

Nelson Dionne - Salem, MA
(978) 532-4306 aa1mo@nsradio.org


John A. Delpo - Shrewsbury, MA
(508) 842-0256 


   

 

Michigan

 

Robert Levins - Detroit, MI

DetroitDaddio@aol.com

 

Flint, Michigan Stay at Home Dads  - Flint, Michigan 


Tim Hughes - Traverse City, MI
tljhughes@northlink.net, (231) 946-9929
http://www.slowlane.com/dads/Hughes.html
(Northern Michigan Dads)

 

 

 

Minnesota

 

Minnesota Dads At Home

President, Dave Weiss, 612-414-3930

Vice President/Membership, Paul Johnson, 651-285-2970

 

Mike Christianson-Twin Cities Southeast

(east of Mississippi/Minnesota rivers/35W and south of 94)

MChrist661@aol.com

 

Dave Weiss-Twin Cities Northeast

(north of 94, east of 35W)

weissdave@comcast.net, 612-414-3930

 

Justin McCarthy-Twin Cities Southwest

(south of 394/94, west of Mississippi/Minnesota rivers/35W)

 jjmccarthy67@hotmail.com

 

Andrew Warcken-Twin Cities Northwest

(north of 394/94, west of 35W)

awarcken@yahoo.com

 

 


Missouri

 

Andy Ferguson - Kansas City, MO

KCDAD - Kansas City Dads At-home Daily

816-505-0547 - andyferg1@yahoo.com   

 

 

 

Montana


Norman Gierer - Ballwin, MO
(314) 861-9344 
www.geocities.com/Heartland/Prairie/1220
lowryder@swbell.net

 

 

North Carolina


Tom Davis - Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 968-3720 -
davistw@mindspring.com

 

 

** New Playgroup Entry: Sept 28, 2004  **

Nebraska

 

Philip Andrew  - Lincoln, Ne

 

 

New Hampshire

 

** Playgroup Started: Dec 2004  **

 

Mark S. Stasiowski - Manchester, CT

860-645-0299 - stasiowski51@cox.net


Steve Rowe - Manchester (South Central), NH

The Sea Horse Group
catalystsr@yahoo.com

New Jersey


Robert Wolfarth - Clifton, NJ
(973) 340-4034 
user500320@aol.com 

 

Jersey Dads -  njdads@hotmail.com

We come from all over Northern New Jersey and plan field trips to wherever we want to go. 

Most of us have no aversion to driving. So don't think you live too far away to join.

 

 

Gregg Rood - Westfield, NJ - Union County New Jersey At-Home Dads
(H) 908-233-0242 (C) 908-230-9500 - grood@comcast.net


New York


Paul Linetzky - Coram, NY
(516) 476-8384 -
bluox1@aol.com

 

Bill White - Long Island, NY

wcwhite@optonline.net

 

New York Dads- New York, NY

Contact Info


Ohio

 

Darren Mize  - Columbus, OH

Message board   Columbus At-Home Dad Group  

 

We hold playgroups throughout the city of Columbus 3 times weekly


Tim Nabors - Milford, OH
Cincinnati Stay At Home Dads
CincinnatiDads@aol.com
http://members.tripod.com/CinciDads

 

Dayton Dads At-Home - Dayton, OH 

wbeagle2@excite.com - Listen to their radio appearance

 

 

Oklahoma


Rustin Sparks Norman, Oklahoma
job@telepath.com - CO-DAD

 

 

Oregon

 

Michael Blandford - Hillsboro, OR

m.blandford@juno.com - (503) 640-0242

 

Pennsylvania

 

Lower Bucks County At Home Dads
Kurt Schrammel - Richboro, PA
kurtnpeg [at] alumni [dot] pitt [dot] edu
(215) 355-8273

 

Charlie Bradley- Elverson, PA 19520
(610) 286-0441 - bbradley@providentmutual.com

 

Chris Snyder - Erie, PA
814-833-3943 chrissnyder1@adelphia.net



Jody Fausnight - South Central Pennsylvania

 Capital Region DADS

 jfausnight597@comcast.net - 717-545-7235

 

Capital Region DADS (Dads Affirming Dads who Stay home)
South Central Pennsylvania (Harrisburg, Lancaster, York and surrounding areas)

We meet as a group twice monthly on the second and fourth Thursdays
mid-morning till or through lunchtime (depending on the outing), and
anticipate some "dads night out" opportunities periodically.  We also
coordinate informal, joint park outings with our group and a local mothers
playgroup every Wednesday morning through the summer months.
Call or email for details and a schedule of playgroup and other activities

and times.

 

 

 

Michael Roediger - East Pittsburgh Stay-at-Home Dads

 EastPittDads@aol.com - 412-609-9052

( Small group looking for new members )

 

 

Tennessee

 



  Keeth Beene - Mid-Tennessee, TN
(615) 904-0152 -
kdbeene@worldnet.att.net

Mid-Tennesse Playgroup 

 

 

Texas

 

Richard Foreman - Abilene, TX 

 Dads of Abilene (DOA)
richardforeman@att.net

 

Austin Stay-At-Home Dads - Austin, TX 

Austin Dads message board  

 

Austin Dads TV feature here

   Now with 80 dads We are a group of Dads in the Austin area who are taking care of our kids and looking for both adult and child interaction. Our kids are from 1 month to 5 years old. Currently we have five scheduled playdates each week, and a weekly hike on Town Lake. Once a month we have a "Daddies night out".



Jeremy Golden -- Dallas, TX
At-Home Dads of Greater Dallas
(972)359-8277, FAX (972)359-8278, goldens@ticnet.com

 


360Dads. - 360Dads is a group of At-Home Dads 

near State Highway 360 in the center of Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

James Engle - Houston, TX
281-296-7821 - Englejl@aol.com
The Woodland's At-Home Dads

 

New Network Playgroup August 23, 2004

 

Mike Carter - Greater Houston Area

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SAHD_of_Greater_Houston_Area/

Kirk Banfield - Plano, TX
(214) 769-3478 - At-Home Dads of Greater Dallas
banfield@sprintmail.com

Dr Bruce Drobeck - Southlake, TX
(817) 329-3225 BDrobeck@aol.com
Greater Ft. Worth At-Home Dads Network


Virginia

 

Mike Stillwell - DC Metro Dads

(703) 799-2904 - Fleetsuper@msn.com

Regular Weekly Playgroups - Monthly Lunches & Dads Night Out - Bi
monthly Poker Night


Dan Dunsmore - Charlottesville, VA
(804) 977-0613 -  dunsmore@cstone.net

Scott Hahn - Richmond, VA
(804) 346-0251 - SRH289@AOL.COM 

 

Washington

 

 

Jody Wood - Moses Lake, Washington

 Washington State Chapter 

 

 

 

 

Wisconsin

 

Greg Peters - Madison, Wisconsin Area

gerg95@tds.net - 608-850-4933

 

Milwaukee Dads - Milwaukee, WI 


International

 

Canada

 

Paul Giglio -  "Calgary Stay-At-Home Dad's Group"

(403) 249-6799 - calgaryathomedads@shaw.ca or apgiglio@yahoo.ca


Glenn Cheriton cheriton@home.com 

631 Tubman Cr. Ottawa Canada K1V 8L5 

fax is (613) 260-0401 Tel: (613) 260-2659

 

England

 

Home Dad UK 

info@homedad.org.uk 07752 549085

Home Dad UK message board

 

Japan

 

House Fathers

housefathers@jizai.com

 

New Playgroup - March 2004

 

South Korea

 

Mike Singleton - Daegu, South Korea

singleton@korea.com

 

 

New Zealand

 

Michael Hunsinger - New Zealand 
 imhumdinger@xtra.co.nz

 

 

 

 

 

  The Stay-at-Home Dad Handbook by Peter Baylies -  Chicago Review Press

Written by a stay-at-home dad for other stay-at-home dads, this handbook addresses the particular parenting issues men face when they become the primary caregivers. This "man-friendly" resource offers practical solutions to such challenges as living well on one income, understanding the wife's breadwinner status, cleaning the house without feeling overwhelmed, and networking in a female-oriented community. Creative anecdotes offer supportive and effective advice to help stay-at-home dads successfully deal with the psychological issues, as well as the everyday details, that make this parenting situation different. This advice-oriented guide also offers a special section of newsletters, online chat groups, playgroups around the country, and stay-at-home dad organizations.

Peter Baylies has been a stay-at-home dad for his two sons for over 10 years. He writes the At-Home Dad Newsletter and he is the founder of The At-Home Dad Network, a stay-at-home dad online community. His work has been featured or mentioned in the Boston Globe, the Christian Science Monitor, Men's Health, O, The Oprah Magazine, Parents, USA Today, and Woman's Day. Jessica Toonkel is the managing editor for Fund Marketing Alert/Fund Action. She has been a reporter and editor covering international business and finance for publications such as American Banker, American Lawyer, and Financial Net Alert.

Price: $14.95 - Purchase this Book
Category: Children’s: Parenting/Family Care
Pages: 240
Book Type: Paper
Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: 1556525346 

 Preview What's Inside

The Stay-at-Home Dad Handbook

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Acknowledgments

ix

Introduction

xi

1

Starting Your New Career

1

Making the Decision

2

The First Days

6

Losing Your Status as Breadwinner

8

Mr. Mom

10

Isolation Creeps In

12

Finding Other Dads

14

Establishing a Routine

15

And Then There Were Two

18

Spotlight on Dad

19

2

At-Home Dads and Marriage: When the Rush Hour Starts at Home

23

Hell Hour

24

Creating a Game Plan

25

At-Home Dad Contract

27

Family Meetings

29

Simplifying Dinnertime

29

Bedtime Routine

30

A Message for the Moms

32

Loss of Intimacy

37

Jealous at Home Versus Guilty at Work

39

Discipline

44

Spotlight on Dad

47

3

Men Who Clean Bathrooms and the Women Who Love Them

51

Living Up to a Higher Standard of Cleaning

53

The Wife's Point of View

55

Resolving Your Differences

56

Getting the Kids to Help

57

Childproofing

59

Setting a Schedule

60

Cleaning Tips from Other Dads

61

Spotlight on Dad

64

4

Making New Connections

67

Playgroups

67

Starting Your Own Playgroup

69

The First Meetings

71

Dads' Night Out

73

Hanging Out with the Moms

74

Play Dates

77

Connecting with the Internet

79

Other Suggestions to Help You Connect

82

Spotlight on Dad

83

5

Living on One Income

87

Changing Your State of Mind and Adjusting Your Lifestyle

90

Adding on to the Savings at Home

91

Kid Fun: Free Activities That Will Save You Money--and Not Skimp on the Fun

93

Shopping at Yard Sales and on eBay

97

Sweat Equity: Doing Your Own Home Repairs

99

Shopping for Bargains

102

Spotlight on Dad

104

6

Working at Home: A Juggling Act

109

Weighing the Pros and Cons

110

Choosing the Right Job

111

Setting Reasonable Expectations

116

Daycare Dads

117

Getting to Work

120

Spotlight on Dad

126

7

Avoiding At-Home Dad Burnout

141

Watching for the Signs

142

Getting Out

144

Taking the Kids

146

Avoiding Burnout at Home

148

Take It in Stride

149

Spotlight on Dad

154

8

Is There Life After Kindergarten?

157

What Should You Do Now?

159

When You Stay at Home

162

Returning to Work

166

Spotlight on Dad

168

From the Frontlines of Fatherhood: More Dads in the Spotlight

173

Resources

199

Index

211

 Preview Who's Inside

Below is a list of names either quoted, had their submitted story printed, were profiled, or were listed as a resource  in the book.

Abraham, Mark - Minn Dads at Home
Basett, Brian - Cartoonist  "Adam"
Axel Richard - Author (A Fathers Love a Daughter's Power)
Becker Mike
Bigman Mike - Home Business Story
Bokun  Scott - Story
Boylan David
Brabeck Barbara - Author Business Books
Bradshaw Gerry - Home Business Story
Brott Armin - Author:  The New Father and others
Bulley, David - Story
Chapa Jim 
Chapman,  Danial 
Chortle Walt   - Business Story
Cleary Jack  - Business Story
Cooper Curtis  - Interviewed - Story (DAD-to-DAD)
Culbertson, Jerry
DADS-AT-HOME Message Board
DadsList
DC Metro Dads
DeGolia Ray
DiCenzo Jim
Dilley, Keith  (Interview - Author: Special Delivery - Father of Sextuplets)
DeGolia, Ray
Doetsch Andy
Dolan, William - Story
Dunsmore Dan - Story
Droback Bruce
Epstein David - 2 Stories
Stafford, Chris - Full-Time Dad
Griffin-Nolen - Story
Hilling Hogan -  Author: The Man who would be Dad
Grimes Chris
Hoh Peter - Minn Dads at-Home
Hahn, Scott
Horn Peter
House Stephen - Home Business Story
Hunsinger, Michael
Isis Phil - Home Business Story
Josephson Marty
Klem, Steve
Landrum Todd
Laut, WIlliam Resource List -Author: Raising Multiple Birth Chikdren
Leckenby Charlie - Story
LeScala Roland
Levine, James - Resource List - Author Working Fathers
Levy Hal - Home Business Story
Louv Richard (Author Fatherlove)
Mains, Jim
Margolis Art
Maxon, Dave
Jay Massey
Jim Marzano
Minnesota Dads At Home
Montano, Chris - Story
Oberle, Joseph -  Resource List Author Diary of a Mad HouseHusband
O'Brien, John - Story
Ochsner, Karl
Osherson, Samual - Resource List Author  The Passions of Fatherhood
Poole, Keith
Pruett, Kyle -- Resource List - Author of  Fatherneed
Rebel Dad - referenced (Brien Reid)
Schaefer,  Mark David  - Story
Siler, Peter
Slevens, John - Home Business Story
Chris Stafford - (Full-Time Dads Founder)
Spencer Casey - (DAD-to-DAD LA)
Steinberg Caroline
Steinberg, Peter
Stillwell, Mike
Wise, John - Story and quoted

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