For first time visitors – Welcome! NYC Dads Group is a diverse community of almost 250 at-home dads and other active fathers seeking an opportunity to socialize and support each other as they navigate parenthood. Dads and their kids meet at least weekly at various venues around the city including museums, theaters, parks, zoos, indoor play-areas, and parent-and-me classes. The group also organizes meaningful parenting workshops and other enrichment activities for members and their families. This blog is an extension of the group & a DESTINATION offering ALL involved fathers interesting thoughts, relevant news articles, local dad happenings, and playgroup information.
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Today, the Daily News published an article on at-home dads-FROM PAYDAY TO PLAYDATE: Whether By Choice or Because of the Recession, More Dads are Staying at Home With the Kids by Tripp Whetsell. The writer joined the NYC Dads Group at a daddy & me art class event and at a local playground in Union Square to capture the essence of dads hanging out with their kids during the day. The result is a feel-good story focusing on five of the dads in the group with different career backgrounds. I can’t say that this is the most in-depth piece you will ever read on at-home dads. However, the writer does a good job in providing many local families with a window into what our awesome dad-ternity is like, explains some of the rewards and pitfalls of the role, that a dynamic community of dads (with very diverse backgrounds) does exist in New York City, and hopefully, provides another avenue for all involved fathers to find us (even though the writer did not include our site url). Dads, What are you waiting for? Join us…
Disclosure: It’s ironic that becoming an at-home dad is what landed me in the Daily News business section…not working in finance for 10 years at major retail corporations – go figure.
Also managed to avoid stereotypes and other unfavorable SAHD references