This page is for both working and at home dads.
The website Moms in Madison is not out to exclude you dads. It
was a lot more catchy than Parents in Madison or Moms and Dads
in Madison or Madison Parents (all of which I considered). This
page is meant to be a central resource for dad specific clubs
the activities (madison with kids), restaurants and calendar
events on the Moms site are by no means exclusive to moms, but
friendly activites for children 0-5.
If this section becomes
more popular or expands, I may create a seperate site just
for you dads (my husband would love to contribute!)! If you would
like to list any dads clubs or groups, please email
let me know. Be sure to include 'dads in madison' in your subject
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Newcomer's Club - Madison Newcomers'
Club is a great way to make new friends, get to know the town
more quickly, and enjoy some fun activities!
Dads Play Group @ Happy Bambino - Come
join a community of dads who are home full or part time with
their child/children. The discussion will be led
by the group, but topics may range from fatherhood and the
novelty of being an at-home-dad to topics completely unrelated
to being a parent, like sports, music, and movies. Every
Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Fee: FREE!
Camp for New Dads is a three-hour workshop,
taught by dads who bring their own babies for hands-on
Meriter Hospital, 202 S. Park St. Information about this
and other classes for new parents is available through
and Family Balance Group- Parents who
work outside of the home, whether it be full or part-time,
unique challenges in maintaining balance
in their lives. Life can feel like one big juggling act,
leading to stress and making it difficult to fully enjoy
life. This group will offer support, skills, and insight
regarding a wide variety of issues specific to work-family
balance. Issues covered will be determined by the group
and may include: guarding your time and knowing when and
how to say no, Supermom and Superdad Syndrome (or the myth
that you can get it all done), dealing with negative emotions
such as guilt, and childcare concerns. Children are welcome,
but not necessary for attendance! This Group Meets 2nd Tuesday
of Each Month
from 7:30pm - 8:30pm Fee: FREE!
Without a Partner Group - Parenting without a partner
is a challenging and unique experience, whether you are
a single parent or you are co-parenting your child in
cooperation the other parent. Join other parents as they
journey through the experiences parenthood as a single
person. Discussion will be generated and led by the group,
but possible topics of conversation include the logistics
of parenting in a household with only one parent, the
prospect of dating when you have a child/children, resources
and support for single parents and dealing with emotional
turbulance as a parent. Children are welcome.
a link. Be sure to include 'dads in madison'
in the subject line. LOCAL information and links only. Thank