NashDads is the 5th "generation" of the Middle Tennessee Stay At Home Dads group that started back in 1996. In 2009, we moved from e-mail to Meetup. Organization responsibility changes hands every few years as kids get older and start school. A few of our active members have been attending playgroups since 2005, but we've recently added quite a few newer dads to our ranks. Currently, we get our kids together every Wednesday morning for playgroup. Many of us are stay at home dads, but several do have work hours that leave them free at the right time.

Weather permitting, we usually meet at an area playground at 10:30am to let the little ones burn off some energy while we chat about sports, movies, politics, bargain hunting, poopy diapers, cars, TV shows, the tribulations of potty training or whatever/wherever the conversation may go. If it's too cold or wet outside, there are a number of indoor places we like to visit (including one of our homes).

After playing, those interested will head to a nearby restaurant for lunch (others go on about their pressure). We also have an occasional dads-night-out that usually meets at area restaurants with the occasional visit to a Nashville Sounds or Predators game or to catch a movie. The lunch and DNO group often includes dads who "graduated out" when their kids started school, so it's a nice way to keep in touch and see how the group has evolved over the years.

Annual/major events and outings include things like our Christmas party or a day trip somewhere cool like the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga or the Huntsville Rocket Center.

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Dads and kids, hanging out since 1996.

Recent Meetups

  • 4 days ago · 10:30 AM

    Russ Rupe's house

    4 Dads | 1 Photo

    Looks like 45-50 and sunny. If its warm enough, we'll play outside on our awesome play set. If its too cold, we'll play inside. If lost, [masked]
  • April 9 · 10:30 AM

    Cane Ridge Park

    4 Dads

    Looks like it will start a little chilly then warm up. Once in the park, you take the first left and go to the far end of the parking lot. Note: that's not where the... Learn more
  • April 2 · 10:30 AM

    2 Rivers Park

    2 Dads | 1 Photo

    Should be nice. Time for outdoors! [masked]
  • March 26 · 10:30 AM

    Library again!

    2 Dads

    Earlier today it was 40 degrees. Sunny. Blue sky above. Snowing GIANT FLAKES. Let's hit the Library once more as it'll be cold tomorrow again. [masked] It's been pretty... Learn more
  • March 19 · 10:30 AM

    Pinkerton Park

    3 Dads

    Looks like 50 degrees, partly cloudy, and a small chance of rain. So let's try for a park since we've been inside so much (and it's spring break, so the inside places... Learn more
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