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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 -


Evan Weissman - Oakland, CA
East Bay Dads  -


Daniel Garrett - Holmen, WI - Coulee At-Home Dads - (608) -526-2766

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. 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 









Lee Hines - Phoenix, AZ (480) 460-6367.








Jeffrey Lee Steinberg - Agoura Hills, CA - Dad-to-Dad West



Ray Alstadt

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




Bob Bain - Davis, CA
530/750-3677 -
Greater Sacramento Valley Dads At-Home Network



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



Michael Aragon - Malibu, Ca.




Art Margolis - Menlo Park, CA

Silicon Valley Dads Group (650) 323-4086



Greg Friedman - Merced, Ca. - (209) 384-0691.

Howard Kieffer - Orange County, CA

Orange County DAD-to-DAD






Evan Weissman - Oakland, CA
East Bay Dads  -



Andrew Danish - San Francisco East Bay - Oakland, CA
(510) 553-1492 -

Colin Johnson - San Francisco, CA

Jim DiCenzo, San Diego, CA

DAD-to-DAD San Diego


*** new playgroup Feb 2005 ***


Tom Henry - At-Home Dads of Stockton, CA.





Ken Rayment - Eastlake, CO

Thornton Dad To Dad

(303) 280-8073


Tim Jaureguy - Parker, Colorado
(720) 851-1818 -






Roland Chinatti Middletown, CT
Tel/Fax: (860) 346-9411, E-mail:









Delaware At-Home Dad Association

Marc Allen - Wilmington, Delaware - DADA





District of Columbia Washington DC





Mike Stillwell - DC Metro Dads

(703) 799-2904 -





Steven M. Klem - Cocoa Beach, FL
(407) 784-5458
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.




Atlanta Dad-To-Dad Atlanta, GA

Contact Paul at


Joe Feldmann -

Joe Feldmann -  Chicagoland At-Home Dads

(847) 925-1247


"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 




Greg Peters - Gurnee, IL 

North Lake County Stay at Home Dads 






Will Brodwater - Warrenville, IL

630-393-6553 -






Andy Ferguson - Kansas City, MO

KCDAD - Kansas City Dads At-home Daily


816-505-0547 -








Cliff Anderson - New Orleans LA





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







** Playgroup Added: Dec 2004 **


Tom Irwin - Baltimore County, MD



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.






Lee Stone - Cohasset, MA




** Playgroup Started: Sept 1, 2004 **



Phillip Peterson - Concord, MA




** Playgroup started - Nov 14, 2004**


Nat Hefferman - Lexington, MA

781-861-9454 -







Scott Doane (featured above) - Pittsfield, MA

Berkshire County -

Mark L. Baron - Sharon, MA




Todd Hannig - Salem, MA

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








Robert Levins - Detroit, MI


Flint, Michigan Stay at Home Dads - Flint, Michigan

Tim Hughes - Traverse City, MI, (231) 946-9929
(Northern Michigan Dads)










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)


Dave Weiss-Twin Cities Northeast

(north of 94, east of 35W), 612-414-3930


Justin McCarthy-Twin Cities Southwest

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



Andrew Warcken-Twin Cities Northwest

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





Andy Ferguson - Kansas City, MO

KCDAD - Kansas City Dads At-home Daily

816-505-0547 -







Norman Gierer - Ballwin, MO
(314) 861-9344





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.



Tom Davis - Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 968-3720 -










Philip Andrew - Lincoln, Ne





New Hampshire



** Playgroup Started: Dec 2004 **


Mark S. Stasiowski - Manchester, CT

860-645-0299 -



Steve Rowe - Manchester (South Central), NH

The Sea Horse Group



New Jersey



Robert Wolfarth - Clifton, NJ
(973) 340-4034




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.





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


New York

Paul Linetzky - Coram, NY
(516) 476-8384 -



Doug Goldstein - Nassau County Dads - Long Island, NY

    (516) 776-0111 -



Bill White - Long Island, NY


New York Dads- New York, NY

Contact Info







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




Dayton Dads At-Home - Dayton, OH - Listen to their radio appearance






Rustin Sparks Norman, Oklahoma - CO-DAD








Michael Blandford - Hillsboro, OR - (503) 640-0242







Lower Bucks County At Home Dads
Kurt Schrammel - Richboro, PA, (215) 355-8273





Charlie Bradley- Elverson, PA 19520
(610) 286-0441 -


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.






Michael Roediger - East Pittsburgh Stay-at-Home Dads - 412-609-9052

( Small group looking for new members )







Keeth Beene - Mid-Tennessee, TN
(615) 904-0152 -

Mid-Tennesse Playgroup








Richard Foreman - Abilene, TX

Dads of Abilene (DOA).


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,


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







Mike Carter - Greater Houston Area


*** New Playgroup Feb 2005 ***


Matthew Feinberg - Missouri City, TX

Missouri City Dads



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

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









Mike Stillwell - DC Metro Dads

(703) 799-2904 -

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

Dan Dunsmore - Charlottesville, VA
(804) 977-0613 -

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








Jody Wood - Moses Lake, Washington

Washington State Chapter



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


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 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 - (608) -526-2766



Milwaukee Dads - Milwaukee, WI

Message Board:



Jay Van Zeeland - Northeast Wisconsin At Home Dads
920.662.0625 -





international playgroups









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







House Fathers





South Korea



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





New Zealand



Michael Hunsinger - New Zealand







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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.

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Posted by athomedad at 12:01 AM EST
Updated: Tuesday, 29 December 2009 8:30 AM EST
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