A Man of His Word: 6 Local Blogs by Funny Fathers

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Newsflash: Moms don’t have a monopoly on cyberspace. There are actually dads who blog (right here in Atlanta!)—and these fathers are funny. We polled these pops to get the inside scoop on where they take their tots in town and what they really want for Dad’s Day.

The Muskrat
After seeing Meet the Fockers, this blogger’s wife starting saying, “Muskrat!” when he would say something inappropriate in front of the wee ones. We love him for keeping it irreverent with posts like “Why I’m Hung Like A Ken Doll,” and “A Princess Needs A Prince Like A Fish Needs A Bicycle.” This prolific parent also just started dadcation.com have a site he wouldn’t mind the children actually reading one day.

What rocks about being an Atlanta dad? As a dad, Atlanta’s a great launch pad to go to lakes, the beach, skiing, hiking, or fly somewhere farther away for an adventure.  It has lots of parks, museums, activities a family can enjoy, and cost of living is low for a major metropolitan area.

Hot spots you like to hit? For several years, we lived in the Grant Park neighborhood, so we loved walking to the zoo.  Now, we’re in Sandy Springs, so we go to Morgan Falls park on nice days, or we spend rainy days at the Georgia Aquarium or Fernbank Museum of Natural History (or, as the kids call it, the “dinosaur museum”).

What do you really want for Father’s Day? For Father’s Day, I’d love to do what I did yesterday for an early birthday event:  throw a big party in my back yard, smoke a bunch of ribs, invite a bunch of friends over to eat, drink beer, listen to music, and watch our children run around the yard playing together. No one ever throws father’s day parties, but I’d love to try it sometime.

Daddy Mojo
Trey Burley is a stay at home dad to two boys, aged 4 and 2.  While he wee ones sleep, he works on Daddy Mojo, a parenting site about life, parenting and poop culture. Burley recently launched Atlanta Dads Group to help other Atlanta-area dads connect.

What rocks about being an Atlanta dad? You’re 20 minutes away from anything.  Granted, that depends on traffic, but because I stay home with the kids if we want to do anything in the daytime it’s 20 minutes.  The morning rush has gone away and we can scoot out to the park, museum or playdate almost anywhere.

Hot spots you like to hit?  Our favorite places in-town are the Children’s Museum, Georgia Aquarium or Fernbank. Our oldest calls Fernbank the ‘Zooseum’, because it’s such a combination of animals and museum, in an interactive presentation.

What do you really want for Father’s Day? For Father’s Day I want to go for an early bike ride, go out for a bagel with the family and spend the rest of the day at the pool with them.

Daddy’s Hangout
As the man behind the blog, Travis Williams dishes on everything that other dads talk about when they hang out from music, sports, life and everything in between. The dedicated dad has three children.

What rocks about being an Atlanta dad? I love the city and everywhere surrounding it. So many activities to do while here so you never have an excuse of being bored.

Hot spots you like to hit? We love going to the Atlanta Hawks or Dream games. Also love going to the Aquarium, Coca-Cola, King Center, Malibu Grand Prix and several other places.

What do you really want for Father’s Day? I’m kind of like my mom as I love home made cards from the kids. It’s something that’s from the heart and my wife will tell you that I never want anything besides happiness. She always on me to find something for her to get me but if I had to choose it’ll be clothes I guess.

Want more? Check out Makes Me Wanna Holler‘s award-winning blog about fatherhood and relationships that offers a hilarious take on topics like threesomes (involving your toddler not the neighbor, silly). We also love Birthed Into Fatherhood‘s perspective-shifting posts like Real Men Use Pinterest, and Single Dad Laughing, author of The Real Dad Rules Dan Pearce’s heartfelt and humorous blog.

Did we miss one? Tell us if there is an Atlanta-area daddy blogger you love in the comments section below!

—Phebe Wahl

Photos courtesy of Graham King and Daquella Manera on Creative Commons via Flickr

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