A father reflects on what he’s learned about parenthood from his non-verbal, autistic son. A dad shares success strategies, heavily dependent on humorous YouTube videos, to cope with difficult days of kid care. The father of a kangaroo-loving child wonders how to empower the boy beyond making a donation to an Australian wildlife rescue in the midst of devastating fires.
These are the types of essays you’ll find in the “Voices” department of Fatherly, a 5-year old online publication packed with parenting articles, videos, and personal narratives. It’s one of the few publications devoted to all things Dad. “Women read more on the internet,” explains Andrew Burmon, editor-in-chief at Fatherly, about the prevalence of mother-related publications in print and online. “Being a mom is an understood cultural value. Being a dad is a bit more ambiguous.”