What is the name of your dad’s group?

Dads with Diaper Bags

What cities or area do you serve?

Charlottesville City and surrounding counties (Virginia)

How many active members do you have?

10-12 dads

How long have you been a group?

6 months

Who are the organizers of your group?

Myself, Lucas Obringer, Brandon Morsberger, Jeff Whittemore, Eze Amos

What was your most successful event?

Our monthly beer and wings night. It is a night for the dads to hangout and commiserate without the kids.

How many events do you suggest per month to keep members interested and active?

No clue

Do you offer playgroup meet ups? How many times a week do you have playgroup?

We have three weekly playgroup meetings. One meeting is in the morning. One in the early afternoon and one in the late afternoon. This is to accommodate different sleep and work schedules.

How did you get the word out about your group to your community?

Word of mouth and friend connections. We did not do any kind of organized outreach.

Do you offer Dad’s Night Out Events?  Where do you go?

Yes. We go to a local bar.

What is the age range of the children in your group?

6 months to 3 years

Do you meet in a common place in your community or at members’ homes?

Usually at public parks. However, during inclement weather we will relocate to a member’s home.

What advice would you give dads who want to start their own group?

Find a core of 3-4 dads who you get along with first. Once you have a small group of friends with a good rapport it is easier to get other dads to join.

What is special or unique about your group that sets you apart from other dad’s groups?

We are the only dads group in an area with multiple mom greats.


If you would like to connect with Dads With Diaper Bags  or find your own local group, go to our website page “Find A Dad Group” and connect