Posts by lsomerfeld

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Have You Ever Wondered, What Does A Dads Group Do?

by lsomerfeld

From the Desk of: NYC Dads Group I am often asked the question, what do you and your son do with your NYC Dads Group?  My response is usually, “what don’t we do?”  Many fathers out there like going about their business flying solo with their kids and often not asking for directions- cool, I […]

For Dads, Community Outreach is Key

by lsomerfeld

From the Desk of: NYC Dads Group Re: Community Outreach is Vital There are many avenues for moving the conversation forward about the changing image of fatherhood….lead by example!  Beyond being an active and engaged parent, most of us realize that one necessary way is to form a strong community or network of dads in […]

Achieving a Successful Dads Group

by lsomerfeld

Being a part of a community of involved fathers has been one of the most meaningful and necessary things for me as an at-home dad.  So here is my pitch to tell dads who are not already in a dads group – it’s time to join one or start one of your own.  For those of […]


by lsomerfeld

 STARTING Your Local Group  Set up an Internet site for your group.  At a minimum, set up an email account so people can contact you. You can set up a free blog with WordPress or Blogger, or a website with for a small fee.  You can also use Yahoo or Google groups to set […]

Dads Groups Should Become More Inclusive

by lsomerfeld

From the desk of:       NYC Dads Group At last year’s at-home dad convention in Omaha, Nebraska, I vividly remember a meaningful conversation regarding the exclusivity of being a stay-at-home dads group vs. being a stay-at-home ‘parents’ group (and allowing moms to be members as well).   The overall consensus from the participants of this conversation seemed […]

The Importance of Dad’s Night Out

by lsomerfeld

Most dads groups around the country have some form of a dads’ night out – sporting events, camping trip, fishing, dinner out, bowling, or hanging out in someone’s man-cave. If you are a new group who haven’t ventured to do it yet or an existing group that haven’t done it in a while, it’s time […]