We are a group of Middle Tennessee dads that meet weekly to support one another. Originally started in 1996 as a group for stay-at-home dads, we now welcome all dads to participate. We come from different backgrounds and have varying interests, but all share the desire to be good fathers. Within our group you will find other dads who can relate to the challenges of parenthood.

Nashdads is about our kids too. A large part of what we do is a playgroup that allows our kids to develop friendships and social skills. And have a lot of fun!

Organizational responsibility changes hands every few years as kids get older and start school. A few of our active members have been attending playgroups since 2004, but we are always adding newer dads to our ranks. Many of us are stay-at-home dads, but several also work hours which allow them to participate. Our weekly playgroup happens every Wednesday morning. When weather permits we will typically meet at a playground so the kids can burn off energy together, and sometimes we go have a quick lunch after. Sometimes we plan field trips, museum visits, or story time at libraries. The location of our weekly playgroup jumps all over Nashville since our members are located all around the city.

Occasionally we will plan a dad’s night out to give us a chance to blow off some steam without our little ones. We may go bowling, play games, or have a pint at a bar.

Thanks for stopping by our site, we would love to hear from you! You can subscribe to our email newsletter, sign in to reach us through GroupMe (dads only), or follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/Nashdads. You can also drop us a line directly via email.