The Charlotte Dads Group is a diverse community of fathers who take an active role in our children’s lives. We've created an online MeetUp group to bring fathers together in the Charlotte Area. We meet with our kids at parks, playgrounds, museums, nature centers, and parent-and-me classes across the city. We felt that there were not enough resources, social groups, or services for dads, so that's what we decided to create! Our group is made up of dads from all walks of life including: stay at home dads, full and part-time working dads, married as well as single parents. Welcome to our community!
THIS MONTH’S TOP STORIES
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak that has brought our city to a stop, The Charlotte Dads Group didn’t have any in person events this month. However, that didn’t stop us from finding other ways to stay active:
The Charlotte Dads Group Podcast Interview with Sean Lacey
(Puget Sound Dads Group)
Saturday, March 14th 2020
Under normal circumstances, the hosts of The Charlotte Dads Group Podcast would love sitting down and comparing thoughts on fatherhood with other City Dads affiliate groups around the country. Unfortunately, these are not normal circumstances. Sean lives about 45 minutes south of Seattle, WA, which quickly became ground zero for COVID-19 infections in the US. Click the link below, and hear firsthand how he handled talking to his children about the changes in their lives, and stay tuned for a follow up episode in the future.
Talking with your Kids about the Corona Virus
First Ever Virtual Dads Night Out
Thursday, March 26th 2020
Just because we’re not able to meet in person doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy each other’s company. Our first Dads Night Out digital event was a complete success! It was almost as good as being face to face, and was a much needed dose of normalcy in these difficult times. We’ll be hosting one every Thursday at 8:30 Pm for the remainder of the lockdown. Check out our MeetUp and Facebook pages for the links.
Dads being Dads in this Crazy Time
It’s no secret that we’re all living through a challenging time; for most of us it’s a time of change and uncertainty the likes of which we’ve never experienced in our lifetimes. Yet through all of the changes, our members remain one thing at our core: Proud Fathers. In the absence of words and pictures of all of our amazing meetups throughout this month, we wanted to share some images of what’s most important in our lives. Please enjoy.
Levi exploring around his house
Justin & Oliver “enjoying” a walk
Charlotte Dads Group Founder Darrell with Ethan & Owen, 2 of his 3 boys
A quick snap from Pavel, right before the lockdown
Ellie trying to beat the heat of Charlotte weather
While we do believe that it’s a matter of “if”, not “when” this crisis will be over, at this point in time it’s impossible to predict when we’ll be able to get out kids together for a playdate, or enjoy each other’s company over food and drinks at a Dads Night Out event. To all our members; stay strong and safe during this period, and we look forward to celebrating with all of you as soon as we’re able.