Meet the Pappy…

The Purposeful Pappy is a Thirty-something stay at home Dad living in rural Virginia.  

Michael has three kids: Asher who is four, Harper who is two, and Bellamy who is nine months.  They all have birthdays in April so obviously this website is closed the month of July!

None of this would be possible without Mecalah, the most amazing wife anyone could wish for.


We moved to the Country, near where we both grew up, to instill in our children the joy for simple things.  We don’t think the way others are raising their children is wrong, we just have our own way of doing things!

Although this website is Dadcentric, Mothers are always welcome. I remind all that this site is a resource not a diatribe, and judgements should be taken elsewhere.

That said, I am thrilled to walk along this journey of parenthood together!


There are TONS of ways to connect with me:








For Brands: I love to work with brands that value a Father’s prospective and see Dad’s as equal partners in the world of parenting!

Here are what some PR companies have said about my work:

“Michael was a pleasure to work with. His professionalism, creativity and flexibility would make him a great asset to any campaign.”

– Whit Honea of  XY Media Group

We have brought Michael Bryant on board for multiple influencer activations, and The Purposeful Pappy always comes through!  Creative, timely, engaged, and energetic… Michael is the exact type of blogger we want on our brand campaigns.

– Tom Riles, Founder, Life of Dad


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