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playgroup tips.


You can now start your playgroup at 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 with the contact information you would like listed below. You will receive an e-mail you when it is added to the list.  




Washington Oregon California Idaho Nevada Arizona Utah New Mexico Colorado Wyoming Montana North Dakota South Dakota Nebraska Kansas Oklahoma Texas" /> Louisiana Arkansas Missouri Iowa Minnesota Mississippi Tennessee Kentucky Illinois Wisconsin Michigan Michigan Indiana Alabama Ohio Florida Georgia South Carolina North Carolina Virginia West Virginia Maryland Maryland Delaware Delaware Pensylvania New Jersey New Jersey New York New York Virginia Michigan South Carolina North Carolina Alaska Alaska Alaska Alaska Alaska Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii Connecticut Connecticut Rhode Island Rhode Island Massachusetts Massachusetts Vermont Vermont New Hampshire New Hampshire Maine Map of United States. Washington D.C. (Metro Dads)

at-home dad playgroups 


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



MatSu Dads - Adam Imperato  Alaska
 e-mail contact



Dadsgroup -  AZ

Yahoo! Message Board 


AZ Dads - Sean Alfonso phone 650-307-0171 - Scottsdale





Hogan Hilling - Irvine,CA - (Author)
(714) 665-9476

Menlo Park, CA

Silicon Valley Dads Group

Matt Cohen - Orange County, CA

Orange County Dads Group



Brad Crane - Lafayette, CA
East Bay Dads  -



Dad-to-DAD San Diego

Darren Hardy, San Diego, CA

Dads At Home - San Diego

San Diego Dads 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.






Denver area SAHD's

Doug Brown- Denver, CO

The Denver Dads Network






   Mark  S. Stasiowski - Manchester, CT
          860-645-0299   - 




Delaware At-Home Dad Association

Jim Hearn - Wilmington, Delaware - DADA - 




District of Columbia Washington DC



Mike Stillwell - DC Metro Dads

(703) 799-2904 -






Chris Dufrene - Pensacola, FL

The Pensacola Stay at Home Parents Meetup Group

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 -
    First Coast Dads - 




TampaDads - Tampa, Florida

Members across central Florida from St Pete area to Orlando,

and various areas to the south.




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 - 770-718-7519
Rebel Dad Alliance



 Doug Schnell - Bloomington IL 

B-N SAHD - 309-826-3675



Eric Springer - Champaign, IL

Joe Feldmann -  Chicagoland At-Home Dads

"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
Group for stay-at-home fathers, their children and their
families. Weekly Playgroup, DNO & other events

East Central Illinois Dads

ECI Dads



 Jeff Kogan - NW Illinois SAHD 




Greg Peters - Gurnee, IL 

North Lake County Stay at Home Dads 


Rockford Dads - Rockford, IL 



Will Brodwater - Warrenville, IL

630-393-6553 - - **







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.





KC DADS - Overland Park, KS

KCDAD - Kansas City Dads At-home Daily









Louisville At-home Dads (LADS)






Rory Dowd - Lafayette, Louisiana



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




Lowell Swan - Catonsville MD At-Home Dad Network - 410 869 0267 **

Maryland Montgomery County Dads (A DC Metro Dads Chapter)
Todd Vossler
Russ Louch

Bowie Area Dads (A DC Metro Dads Chapter)
Contact: Eric Hazel -

Howard County Dads (A DC Metro Dads Chapter)
Rick Mudd -

Takoma Park Daytime Dads - Takoma Park - Maryland

Chris Austin-Lane or Dan Jergens

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.




North of Boston Dads, Wakefield, MA.







Robert Levins - Detroit, MI

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

Minnesota Dads At Home



KCDADS - Kansas City, MO

Kansas City Dads At-home Daily

(919) 968-3720 -




North Carolina





Cabe Speary - Albemarle Area At-Home Dads
(252) 482-0852 -

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






Philip Andrew - Lincoln, Ne

New Hampshire





New Jersey





Jersey Dads -

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 -




Lance Somerfeld - Manhattan - email:

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






  Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati area.

Darren Mize - Columbus, OH

Message board Columbus At-Home Dad Group

We hold playgroups throughout the city of Columbus 3 times weekly


 Oklahoma Dads At Home 

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



Tulsa Dads Online

Tulsa, OK






Brian Russell - Portland, OR 503-869-1632 


Portland, Oregon
Portland Dads At Home
Eric Houghton

Jim Bathgate - Salem, Oregon




Greg Pothier - Duluth, GA - 770-718-7519
Rebel Dad Alliance

David Difuntorum - Phily, PA - (847) 571-7090
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 - 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






Christopher Richards  - Middle Tennessee Stay @ Home Dad's Group  -  Nashville/Franklin area -





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 -
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



Kirk Banfield - Plano, TX 
(214) 769-3478 - At-Home Dads of Greater Dallas


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






Mike Stillwell - DC Metro Dads

(703) 799-2904 -

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

Richmond, VA


Dads and Kids Club








Jody Wood - Moses Lake, Washington

Washington State Chapter



Seattledads - Seattle At-Home Dads





Greg Peters - Madison, Wisconsin Area ** - 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 - (608) -526-2766

LaCrosse Dads - LaCrosse, WI 




Milwaukee Dads - Milwaukee, WI

Message Board:

Jay Van Zeeland - Northeast Wisconsin At Home Dads
920.662.0625 -




International Playgroups




Aussie Dads -




Rick Kaselj - Surry At-Home Dads -

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


Glenn Cheriton

631 Tubman Cr. Ottawa Canada K1V 8L5

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








Home Dad UK 07752 549085

Home Dad UK message board









South Korea



Mike Singleton - Daegu, South Korea (started March 2004)




New Zealand




Michael Hunsinger - New Zealand




at  home dad handbook

Chicago Review Press

The following playgroups were featured in the Stay-at-Home Dad Handbook

Minn Dads at Home

DC Metro Dads


DAD-to-DAD San Diego

Click here for more info about this book

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´┐Żs: Parenting/Family Care
Pages: 240
Book Type: Paper
Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: 1556525346

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