What is old is new again in Kansas City as a 15-year-old organization for fathers has joined the City Dads Group network.
The Kansas City Dads Group started online in 2002 as Kansas City Dads At-home Daily, or KCDADS, to bring together at-home dads — by choice or circumstance, their children and families in the Kansas/Missouri metro area. By the end of the decade, the group had more than 80 families on their roster.
After being quiet for the past several years, KCDADS leaders decided to try to reinvigorate their organization by joining forces with City Dads Group earlier this year, making it our 26th chapter in the United States.
The group will have two co-organizers:
- Tucker Smith of Independence, Mo., is an at-home father of three, two elementary-school aged boys and a 2-year-old girl.
- Brandon Billinger of Lenexa, Kan., is a former public television producer with two children , ages 6 and 1. He writes the blog, The Rookie Dad.
Founded in November 2008 in New York City as a way a handful of fathers could arrange playdates and outings with their children, the organization went national in 2014.