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Monday, 5 January 2004
Last updated: March 3, 2005

at  home dad network     

  playgroup tips.

 

Last playgroup updates  March 3, 2005

 

 

Doug Goldstein - Nassau County Dads - Long Island, NY (New Group)

    (516) 776-0111 - dgold1009@hotmail.com

 

Evan Weissman - Oakland, CA
East Bay Dads  - dads@eastbaydads.org

 

Daniel Garrett - Holmen, WI - Coulee At-Home Dads 

dirtilus@yahoo.com - (608) -526-2766


Click on your state below to locate a playgroup in your area. If you cannot find one in your area email athomedad@aol.com with the contact information you would like listed below. You will receive an e-mail you when it is added to the list. If you are new to this list please check our  playgroup tips. 

 

 

 

 Map of United States. Washington D.C. (Metro Dads)

 

 

 

 

 

Updated playgroup website and news article 

 

Bruce Cantrall - Green Bay, WI Area

 Northeast Wisconsin At Home Dads - Message Board

 

We are up to about 8 dads and 15 kids.  

We meet almost weekly now and it is a great thing for the dads and the kids. 

Read this Recent Green Bay article about the Wisconsin Dads 

 

 

 

playgroups

 

 

Arizona

 


Lee Hines - Phoenix, AZ

dad2dadaz@yahoo.com (480) 460-6367.

 

 


California

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Ray Alstadt -rayjustine6196@msn.com

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

 

 

 


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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Evan Weissman - Oakland, CA
East Bay Dads  - dads@eastbaydads.org

 

 

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

 

*** new playgroup Feb 2005 ***

 

Tom Henry - At-Home Dads of Stockton, CA.
  tjhenryjr67@yahoo.com

 

 


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 Paul at ardt@mindspring.com



Illinois

Joe Feldmann -


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"

 

 

 

** First new playgroup for 2005 **

 

 Jeff Kogan - NW Illinois SAHD 

847-477-1417 jkogan@prodigy.net

 

 

Greg Peters - Gurnee, IL 

North Lake County Stay at Home Dads 

 

 

 

 

 

Will Brodwater - Warrenville, IL

630-393-6553 - wrbrodwater@home.com

 

 

Kansas

 

 

Andy Ferguson - Kansas City, MO

KCDAD - Kansas City Dads At-home Daily

 

816-505-0547 - andyferg1@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

** Playgroup Added: Dec 2004 **

 

Tom Irwin - Baltimore County, MD

 

 

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

 

 

 

** Playgroup Started: Sept 1, 2004 **

 

 

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

 

 

 

** Playgroup started - 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

 

 

 

Todd Hannig - Salem, MA
 tjhsb12@hotmail.com


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

 

 

Cabe Speary - Albemarle Area At-Home Dads
(252) 482-0852 - cspeary@yahoo.com

We meet every Wednesday at 9:00 AM at Acoustic Coffee
in Edenton, followed by a trip to the local park
(weather permitting), and Storytime at the library a t11:00 AM.

 

 


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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Doug Goldstein - Nassau County Dads - Long Island, NY

    (516) 776-0111 - dgold1009@hotmail.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@alumni.pitt.edu, (215) 355-8273

 

 

 

 

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

 


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: (Click inside blue box) 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Carter - Greater Houston Area

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

 

*** New Playgroup Feb 2005 ***

 

Matthew Feinberg - Missouri City, TX

Missouri City Dads  matthew@feinberg.org

 

 


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

 

 

**** New Playgroup - Feb 2005 ***

 

Seattledads - Seattle At-Home Dads
www.seattledads.org

 

 

 

Wisconsin

 

 

Greg Peters - Madison, Wisconsin Area

gerg95@tds.net - 608-850-4933

 

 

Bruce Cantrall - Green Bay, WI Area

 Northeast Wisconsin At Home Dads - Message Board

 

We are up to about 8 dads and 15 kids.  

We meet almost weekly now and it is a great thing for the dads and the kids. 

Read this Recent Green Bay article about the Wisconsin Dads 

 

 

Daniel Garrett - Holmen, WI - Coulee At-Home Dads 

dirtilus@yahoo.com - (608) -526-2766

 

 

Milwaukee Dads - Milwaukee, WI

Message Board:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/milwaukeedads/

 

 

Jay Van Zeeland - Northeast Wisconsin At Home Dads
920.662.0625 - jayvz@tell-my-mom.com

 

 

 

 

international playgroups

 

 

International

 

 

Canada

 

 


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

 

 

 

 

South Korea

 

 

Mike Singleton - Daegu, South Korea

singleton@korea.com (started March 2004)

 

 

 

 

New Zealand

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Updated: Tuesday, 29 December 2009 8:30 AM EST
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