Participation in MDAH is FREE and includes the following benefits:

  • MDAH Calendar with detailed playgroup, Dads Night Out and field trip information
    • We use Facebook as a primary means of communication, and our group can be found here.
  • Access to MDAH’s online network of at-home dads to discuss everything from changing diapers to changing tires and more!

Online Discussion

MDAH currently utilizes our Facebook Group to connect dads online. Topics center on raising children from a dad’s point of view. This is where dads can give or get advice on a wide variety of parenting topics. The discussion doesn’t stop there – other topics might include fix-it projects around the house, conversations on the latest successes or challenges with Minnesota sports, and/or to find out specific information on the next MDAH playgroup, DNO or MDAH news. Login with your Facebook account and join the MDAH group.

Playgroups and Field Trips

Playgroups get both Dad and kids out of the house to burn off some energy and make friends. Dads have a chance to interact with other dads who have similar experiences in their role as primary caregiver.  MDAH playgroups are held all year round in outdoor parks, community/rec centers and malls. We also have held playgroups and field trips at Minnehaha Falls, fire stations, members’ homes, Mill City Museum, the Children’s Museum, Minnesota Zoo and Como Zoo and more. There could be a playgroup very close to your neighborhood! To find specific information on current playgroups and field trips go to the MDAH Yahoo Groups calendar for an up to date listing. All are welcome to attend!

Dads Night Out (DNO)

This is a little grown up time for Dad to kick back with the other dads of MDAH.  Past events have taken dads to local establishments for food and drink; out to catch a movie, shoot pool or throw darts; bowl; go-carts and cheering for the T-Wolves, Saints and Twins. Everything is casual and we try to keep it as low cost as possible (Hey, we’re all on a budget).

Participation Policy

While the mission, subject matter and activities of MDAH center around the lives and interests of fathers who stay home with their children, any person is welcome to join MDAH regardless of race, class, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, or disability. Membership is free, however, membership is a privilege and can be denied or revoked for reasons including but not limited to criminal activity or history, abuse of MDAH policies, or other behavior deemed offensive or destructive to the MDAH community. All MDAH activities are open to members at their own risk.