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Expecting Dads Workshop

Embark on your fatherhood journey in good company

When: July 10, 12-1:30pm

Where: Berkeley, location provided upon registration

Cost: $20-$40 sliding scale, no one turned away (details)

For: Expecting dads and dads with 0-6 month-old babies

You will leave with...

What to expect...

Facilitated activities and discussions to get to know other dads (to be)

Reflection exercises to generate new insights about the transition to fatherhood


That feeling of "I'm not alone"


"It’s just a really unique thing, I’ve never been part of something like it."


"Absolutely loved it. I think everyone in my family benefited from the dad's group in some way!"


"I feel generally better knowing that there are other dads out there who give a shit and are present in their kid's life."


Why expecting AND new dads? The transition from man to dad is long and continues well beyond birth/adoption. We can learn from one another’s experiences. There will be time to meet guys closer to your due/birth/adoption date as well as hear from others at different points along their journeys.

Do I bring my partner? Do I bring my infant? 
No. This workshop is designed for men to engage with one another sans family. This minimizes distractions and enables unfiltered vulnerability that fosters interpersonal connection. 

How old/young does my kiddo have to be to qualify as a “new dad”? For the sake of this workshop, we’ll draw the line at 0-6 months. However, we understand that many men feel like new dads for years, and that’s great! Check out our Support Groups for Dads (for papas with kiddos of any age) and email Andrew if you have any questions.

I’m expecting my second (or third, or fourth, etc.) baby, can I join? Yes! While the majority of us are first timers, we understand guys may be looking for connection and community after multiple “reps.” This is a “come as you are” party.

Will there be food? We won’t provide food but you’re welcome to bring your own brown bag lunch. You can eat during our seated activities (other activities will involve moving around).

Sliding scale details

Cost: $20-$40 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds


In the spirit of financial accessibility, tickets are offered at a sliding scale modeled after Alexis Cunningfolk​.

The actual cost of the class is $35 and tickets listed below that price are limited. Please read my sliding scale guide below before purchasing a ticket.

  • 3 tickets are available at $20.

  • 5 tickets are available at $30.

  • Unlimited tickets are available at $35.

  • Unlimited Pay-It-Forward tickets are available at $40.

The standard ticket ($35) is the actual cost of the class. If you choose a ticket price below this tier you are receiving a discount.

The middle price ($30) is for those who are able to meet their basic needs but have little-to-no expendable income. Paying for this class may qualify as a sacrifice but it would not create hardship.

The bottom price ($20) is for those who struggle to meet basic needs and paying for this class would still be a significant hardship. If this option still presents a barrier for your participation, please email Andrew and we’ll work something out.

The Pay-It-Forward price ($40) is a few bucks above the actual cost of the class and that extra money goes towards supporting scholarships as well as future free and low-cost classes. Essentially it's an opportunity to not only participate but also support your fellow community members while you're at it. Sweet!

Join us

More than ever before, we have the opportunity to show up as full parents.

Still, the experience of fatherhood remains lonely and isolating. 

Let's build the support network we need in order to be the dads we want to be, together.

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