In The News on Father’s Day: Local father makes every Saturday ‘Dadurday’
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At Lucas Shaffer’s house the day after Friday is “Dadurday.”
Shaffer makes a commitment to spend time every Saturday with his 15-month-old son, Gus. They go to the pool or a museum, or just spend some quality time together.
“For the most part, a dad wants to be a good dad,” he said. “I said ‘No more work on Saturdays. This is your day.’ Now it’s fun.”
Shaffer blogs about his adventures on www.dadurday.com, a blogging and social networking website he started for dads to share their advice and adventures with their kids.
The site’s name caught on after he tweeted about his Saturday adventures using the hashtag, #dadurday. After some followers started asking about his plans, he decided to create a website where working fathers, like himself, could share ideas about what to do with their kids.
Any dad can register on the site for free. The site has been active two months and has about 12 members. Shaffer hopes it will grow and plans to eventually add more features like a event calender, making it similar to Muscogee Moms, a website for local moms.
He also connects with other dads through Twitter, using the hashtags #dadurday and #dadstalking.