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You can now start your playgroup at athomedad.org at the new (improved) At-Home Dad Network.

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.  

 

 

 

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at-home dad playgroups 



Alabama


Jason Kelley - Hazel Green, AL
North Alabama At-Home Dads
(256) 684-2722
  email contact

 


Alaska

MatSu Dads - Adam Imperato  Alaska
 e-mail contact

 

Arizona


Dadsgroup -  AZ

Yahoo! Message Board 

 

AZ Dads - Sean Alfonso
 
Azdads@gmail.com phone 650-307-0171 - Scottsdale


California

 

 

 

Hogan Hilling - Irvine,CA - (Author)
hilling@roadrunner.com
(714) 665-9476


Menlo Park, CA

Silicon Valley Dads Group




Matt Cohen - Orange County, CA

Orange County Dads Group
matt@iwbyte.com

 

 

Brad Crane - Lafayette, CA
East Bay Dads  - dads@eastbaydads.info

 

 

Dad-to-DAD San Diego



Darren Hardy, San Diego, CA

Dads At Home - San Diego


 
San Diego Dads http://www.meetup.com/San- Diego-Dads/.  Sign up is free. 
 
Welcome to San Diego Dads. We are stay-at-home dads, working dads, weekend dads, etc. We are looking for fun things to do with our kids...Please feel free to suggest your own meet-ups (moms are welcome to join). Thanks for visiting.
 

 

 


Colorado

 

 

Denver area SAHD's a1kowolf@yahoo.com

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


Doug Brown- Denver, CO

The Denver Dads Network

 DenverDad@yahoogroups.com

 

 

 

 

Connecticut


   Mark  S. Stasiowski - Manchester, CT
          860-645-0299   -  stasiowski51@cox.net 

 

 

Delaware


Delaware At-Home Dad Association

Jim Hearn - Wilmington, Delaware - DADA - gcamp@comcast.net 

 

 

 

District of Columbia Washington DC

 

 

Mike Stillwell - DC Metro Dads

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

 

 

 

Florida


 



Chris Dufrene - Pensacola, FL

The Pensacola Stay at Home Parents Meetup Group
chopperglide@yahoo.com

the group is for moms and dads, but it is
very active and supportive of each other.  It has a
good combination of free and cost events, so money
shouldn't be a problem.  

 

 

 

 

    Larry Kirschling - Saint Augustine, FL
    Email - kirschlk@comcast.net
    First Coast Dads -  http://groups.google.com/group/first-coast-dads 

 

 

 

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 cjhardaway [at] mindspring [dot] com

 

 

Cobb County Dads - Cobb County Georgia

 

 Kevin - Gwinnett dads 

cocktails with kevin

 

 

Greg Pothier - Duluth, GA
gregpothier@gmail.com - 770-718-7519
Rebel Dad Alliance

 



Illinois


 Doug Schnell - Bloomington IL 

B-N SAHD - 309-826-3675 doug.schnell@insightbb.com

 

 


Eric Springer - Champaign, IL
217-239-1905 ericandsonia@hotmail.com



Joe Feldmann -  Chicagoland At-Home Dads

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"

 

 

 

Chicago Burbs Dads & Parents
Elk Grove Village, IL.
Joe Scaglione
one2another@comcast.net
630-363-5778
Group for stay-at-home fathers, their children and their
families. Weekly Playgroup, DNO & other events



East Central Illinois Dads

ECI Dads eciericdad@yahoo.com


 

 

 Jeff Kogan - NW Illinois SAHD 

847-477-1417 jkogan@prodigy.net

 

 

Greg Peters - Gurnee, IL 

North Lake County Stay at Home Dads 

 

Rockford Dads - Rockford, IL 

 

 

Will Brodwater - Warrenville, IL

630-393-6553 - wrbrodwater@home.com - **

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indiana - Kentucky

 

 

Louisville At-home Dads (LADS)

 

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..

 


Indiana Dads At Home Network (IDAHN)

 

Indiana Dads at Home Network
Meeting Date: Monday, April 02, 2007
Times: 10am Location: Hamilton East Library,
5 Municipal Dr., Fishers, IN
Join other at-home dads for socializing and play group
with your child. For more information call (317)490-2380.

 


 

Kansas

 

KC DADS - Overland Park, KS

KCDAD - Kansas City Dads At-home Daily

 

 

 

Kentucky

 

 

 

 

Louisville At-home Dads (LADS)

 

 

 

 

Louisiana


Rory Dowd - Lafayette, Louisiana
337-504-5686


Maine



 


Down East Maine - Ellsworth, Deer Isle, Stonington,
Blue Hill, Hancock, Bucksport, Bar Harbor Parents are Teachers Too

 

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



North of Boston Dads, Wakefield, MA.

 

 

Michigan

 

 

 

Robert Levins - Detroit, MI

DetroitDaddio@aol.com



Grand Rapids Stay at Home Dads
- Grand Rapids, MI 
Grand Rapids Dads





Minnesota Dads At Home

www.mdah.org.



Missouri

 

KCDADS - Kansas City, MO

Kansas City Dads At-home Daily

(919) 968-3720 - kcdad-owner@yahoogroups.com



Montana

 

 



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.

 

 

 


Triangle Stay at Home Dads

 


Nebraska

 

 

 

Philip Andrew - Lincoln, Ne

www.angelfire.com/blog/linomadads/



New Hampshire

 

 

 

 

New Jersey

 

 

 

 

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.


New Mexico

 

 

 

 

 

 

New York


Doug Goldstein - Nassau County Dads - Long Island, NY

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

 

 

 

Lance Somerfeld - Manhattan - email: lance10_somerfeld@yahoo.com

 We meet on a weekly basis at different locations in NYC.  Join the Group and meet up at our next event!

 

 



Ohio

 

Cleveland/Westside


  Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati area.

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


Darren Mize - Columbus, OH

Message board Columbus At-Home Dad Group

We hold playgroups throughout the city of Columbus 3 times weekly



Oklahoma


 Oklahoma Dads At Home 

For dads in the near proximity of Edmond, OK or Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

 

Tulsa Dads Online

Tulsa, OK

 

 

 

Oregon

 

Brian Russell - Portland, OR
barusse@hotmail.com 503-869-1632 

 


Portland, Oregon
Portland Dads At Home
www.portlanddad.com
Eric Houghton
webmaster@portlanddad.com


Jim Bathgate - Salem, Oregon
E-mail

Pennsylvania

 

 

Greg Pothier - Duluth, GA
gregpothier@gmail.com - 770-718-7519
Rebel Dad Alliance

David Difuntorum - Phily, PA
thedif@mac.com - (847) 571-7090
www.planetdif.com
One baby, one mom, one dad
One life on the road

Lower Bucks County At Home Dads

 

 


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.

 

 

 

 


 

South Carolina

 

 


Chris Bush - York County Dads 

Message Board - (803) 328-0949

 

 

 

 

Tennessee


Christopher Richards  - Middle Tennessee Stay @ Home Dad's Group
ccsr@mac.com  -  Nashville/Franklin area - nashdads.com
 

 


Texas

 

 

Austin Stay-At-Home Dads - Austin, TX 

Austin Dads message board

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".


Baytown Area Daddy and Me Playgroup - Baytown, TX (Suburb of Houston)
Email Contact


Dallas, TX
Greater Dallas Dads

 

 


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

 

 

Tait Mathwig -  Houston, TX
NW Houston At-Home Dads
For At-home Dads in and around Cypress, Spring, The Woodlands and Conroe areas

 

 

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

 

Lee Johnson - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio At-Home Dads
For At-home Dads in and around the San Antonio, TX area


 

Utah






Virginia

 

 

Mike Stillwell - DC Metro Dads

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

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


Richmond, VA

 

Dads and Kids Club

 

 

 

 

 

Washington

 

Jody Wood - Moses Lake, Washington

Washington State Chapter

 

 

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 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 

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

LaCrosse Dads - LaCrosse, WI 

 

 

 

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



Australia

 

 

Aussie Dads - www.menathome.com.au

 

 

Canada


Rick Kaselj - Surry At-Home Dads - rkaselj@HealingThroughMovement.com

W - (604) 532-5248   F - (604) 677-5425

 


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

 

 

 

 

 

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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