If your first reaction to finding out you were about to become a dad was curse words or tears of a variety other than happiness, a new website called Fatherly.com is here to help. Co-founded by a cagey, surprisingly athletic product of New York's Silicon Alley (acknowledgement: he's a former Thrillist employee, but we don't actually like him as a person), the site is built upon two intertwining missions. First, it's aiming to provide a bounty of extremely practical information timed to each stage of a child's life, from birth to the point where the kid starts talking smack and you're not sure if this is natural behavior or you're a bad parent or your wife was impregnated by demons.
Beyond that, though, Fatherly's hoping to make fatherhood a richer, possibly even fun experience, by, say, tapping a former Navy SEAL to teach your kid how to play hide-and-seek like a boss. Or asking the co-founder of Roc Nation to talk about how hip-hop stars balance being a dad and being The Man. Or having a "lightning physicist" explain thunderstorms in a way a four-year-old can understand -- and, presumably, explain how one gets a job as a lightning physicist in a way you can understand.
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