Dads are like magicians. They can turn a tantrum into a tickle-fest, MacGyver a broken Barbie back to life, and can heal a boo-boo with a single smooch. There are cool dads all over Atlanta and we wanted to share a few that we think are pretty awesome. These dads juggle everything from brain surgery to building fashion brands all while making sure not to miss Saturday waffles. Here are eight papas that make Atlanta proud.

Sid Mashburn

A father of five daughters (yes, you read that right), sartorial superstar Sid Mashburn is certainly worthy of cool dad status as he manages his brood and booming business—all with a smooth style and Southern swagger. With wife Ann by his side (literally—they have neighboring, his-and-her boutiques), the Mashburns have taken the Atlanta fashion scene by storm and built a brand that is heralded way beyond the Mason-Dixon line. When asked how he manages it all Mashburn explains his secret to raising independent women: "I have all daughters... so honestly, sometimes just staying out of the way works well. They seem to know how to get it all done on their own."

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–Phebe Wahl

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