In case you haven’t heard, the number of stay home dads is on the rise… like big time. And with that little nugget of information, we all knew it was only time before there was a website just for dads about parenting, and unlike Dad Magazine, it’s completely real and completely useful. Enter Fatherly, now in beta test stages, a site geared toward dads of all kinds, whether their offsprings are newborn babes or an angsty, social-media obsessed teens.
The site’s approach is part men’s magazine and part parenting book. The creators claim their target is “guys who happen to be dads.” So it isn’t too soft and cuddly, but not too “hey here are some sure-fire pickup lines” either. (We’re looking at you, Maxim.) The focus is on maturity, children and learning.
“We’re committed to making the parenting process easier,” notes the team behind Fatherly, “whether it’s offering a spot-on recommendation or a shameless laugh to help you focus on spending more quality time with your kid and less time freaking out.”
The articles range from teaching standard father skills like grilling to high-tech solutions for keeping your backseat passengers occupied and (relatively) quiet. They also provide think pieces on trends like dad-focused advertising, family finances and the obscene price of college tuition… basically, stuff to peruse while the little darlings are down for a nap.
Unlike a lot of parent-focused content out there, the authors don’t assume the only people wanting parenting tips are women. Fatherly is a parenting site for 2014.
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