Meetup Groups for Fathers! (August, 2015)


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Meetup Groups for Fathers!


I wanted to let everyone know that several Dad groups have been established across the United States. New dads and experienced fathers can join and meet up for playgroups in these cities.

Here is a list of the Dad groups:
Boston, MA : http://www.meetup.com/BostonDadsGroup/
New York City: http://www.meetup.com/New-York-City-Dads-Meetup-Group/
Atlanta, GA: http://www.meetup.com/AtlantaDadsGroup/
Chicago, IL: http://www.meetup.com/ChicagoDadsGroup/
Cleveland, OH: http://www.meetup.com/ClevelandDadsGroup/
Columbus, OH: http://www.meetup.com/ColumbusDadsGroup/
Philadelphia, PA: http://www.meetup.com/PhillyDadsGroup/
Denver, CO: http://www.meetup.com/DenverDadsGroup/
Detroit, MI: http://www.meetup.com/DetroitDadsGroup/
Indianapolis, IN: http://www.meetup.com/IndyDadsGroup/
Madison, WI: http://www.meetup.com/MadisonDadsGroup/
Dallas, TX: http://www.meetup.com/DallasDadsGroup/
Alburquerque, NM: http://www.meetup.com/ABQDadsGroup/
Los Angeles, CA: http://www.meetup.com/LADadsGroup/
East Bay (Martinez), CA: http://www.meetup.com/East-Bay-Dads-Group/
San Francisco, CA: http://www.meetup.com/SanFranciscoDadsGroup/
Portland, OR: http://www.meetup.com/PDXDadsGroup/
Las Vegas, NV: http://www.meetup.com/VegasDadsGroup/
Vancouver: http://www.meetup.com/Vancouver-Dads-Group-YVRDads/
Tampa Bay, Florida -AT HOME DADS: http://www.meetup.com/Tampa-Bay-at-Home-Dads/
Omaha, NE: AT HOME DADS: http://www.meetup.com/Omaha-Dads/

For local groups looking for ideas, here are some of the Boston Dads' past playgroup meetups: Baby Pictures (discounted movie in a baby-friendly setting), New England Aquarium - which also has the Sea Squirts program and MFA Play dates.
 
+ Baby Pictures: https://www.showcasecinemas.com/programs/kids-and-families/baby-pictures

+ Sea Squirts program: http://www.neaq.org/education_and_activities/programs_and_classes/family_programs/family_explorers/Sea_Squirts_Preview.php

+ MFA Play dates: http://www.mfa.org/programs/kids-and-family-programs

With Dad in the Arboretum, Lilac Sunday, 2015.


These Meetup.com groups are a convenient way to meet and socialize with other Dads who enjoy spending quality time with their children!

Have fun everyone! :)

- Joy E.
Posted
August 14, 2015



                                                            
Also, here are a few interesting Dad-related articles:
'How new moms assess their partners' ability to parent' (using data from New Parents Project):
https://news.osu.edu/news/2015/08/04/partner-ability/

'Controlling parents harm future mental health':
http://www.bbc.com/news/education-34140965

'Dad bloggers are redefining 'real men':
http://www.marinij.com/lifestyle/20150309/dad-bloggers-are-redefining-real-men


Our daughter in the Arboretum, Lilac Sunday, 2015.

Family Outings and Fun!

Me, Dad and Grand-Dad at the Four's Restaurant for lunch 4-25-15


Me and Mommy at the Four's, 4-25-15.


 

At Singing Beach 4-25-15.












In Artesani Pool with Daddy, 8-1-15.







Playing in new DCR spray pool at Artesani, 8-1-15.
Me and Daddy at lunch at Bertucci's, 8-1-15.
Exercising with ball at My Gym with Mommy, 8-13-15.

Leaping into the ball pit at My Gym! 8-13-15.






Swimming in the ball pit, My Gym, 8-13-15.


At My Gym, 8-13-15.



In Minot Rose Garden 5-12-15.






Walking in Minot garden, 5-12-15.












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