January 14, 2015
MDAH would like to welcome the return of Zack Moore to the post of Director! Jim Altstatt is stepping down after two years to take a post with the National At-Home Dads Network, and in his place Zack has stepped up to take the position again.
Jim continues to be on the leadership team for MDAH, and we look forward to having Zack back at the reigns to move us forward with more playgroups, more DNOs, and more things for dads to do with their kids in Minnesota.
August 27, 2014
Starting Wednesday, September 3 the Southwest playgroup is moving to Wolfe Park next to the St. Louis Park Rec Center. It’s a great place for the littler ones to play, and once the weather gets cold it’s an easy transition to the indoor Toddler & Tot playtime there.
Come join us from 9:30-11:30 Wednesdays!
July 9, 2014
Dads, are you looking to stay active over the summer? MDAH has had Monday Run-day in full swing! Grab the kids and the running stroller and meet at the Lake Harriet north playground (by the bandshell) around 9:30. Running starts at 10:00, then we’re back to the playground to warm down as the kids play. Join us for as long as the weather holds out!
February 28, 2014
It’s that time of year where we’re aching for a change of scenery! The St. Louis Park Rec Center is certainly a welcome refuge from the cold, but larger digs have opened up for us. Wednesday mornings are moving to Turf Tots at the Hopkins Pavillion starting on March 5, 2014. Our meeting time is still 9:30-11:30, but the field house is open from 9:00-2:00 so feel free to enjoy some extended time out if you’d like. The cost is $4 per child, and there is a discount for purchasing a punch card for multiple admissions.
11000 Excelsior Blvd
Hopkins, MN 55343
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/DFwff
The official Turf Tots website is here: http://www.hopkinsmn.com/pavilion/turf/turf-tots.php
Should we be blessed with warm weather, we will venture outside to Central Park or the Katherine Curren playground. If the sun is shining and the air is warm, look for a bunch of dads and children out on the playgrounds around the Pavillion before heading in.
October 31, 2013
Dads! Looking for some concise information about Minnesota Dads at Home? MDAH members! Looking for something you can easily print and hand out to other dads to get them involved? Look no further, for we’ve got a new, printable flyer in PDF form:
Minnesota Dads At Home Flyer
Feel free to download, print, and distribute at your next ECFE class, or keep them in the baby bag for your next trip to the playground.
September 16, 2013
Just an FYI, we do live in Minnesota and cold weather is on its way. If you’ve been attending one of our regular playgroups (or thinking of attending one), be sure you check out where it’s moving to. ‘Tis the season for shifting locations:
- Monday Run-Day will stay at Lake Calhoun for as long as we can. Once winter hits, many of us head to the Ridgedale Library for Toddler Storytime. (Indoor location is yet to be confirmed, though.)
- Southwest Playgroup has already moved to Wolfe Park, in the shadow of our winter location, the St. Louis Park Rec Center. The indoor Tot Time opens in November, and we’ll try to play outside for as long as it’s nice.
- North Central Playgroup is always moving, so talk to Jorun.
See you out there!
June 12, 2013
The annual MDAH potluck picnic has been rained out. It will instead be held tomorrow, July 13, at the same time and location.
Members, check the forum for details.
May 15, 2013
Watch the calendar for playgroup locations as our we finally move outdoors for the season!
April 26, 2013
We are planning a movie night next Wednesday May 1. We will be going to the West End ICON Theatre for the 7:50 showing of 42. Here is a link to their website:
Please respond if you are planning on attending. Hopefully we’ll get a good showing.
See you soon,
April 26, 2013
While our stick figure with his two children has served us well over the years, the time has come for a new look for the Minnesota Dads at Home. The following image, a representation of the fun and love we show for our children encircled by the state we live in, will be appearing on all sorts of materials, like business cards and brochures. We like our new look, and we hope you do, too.