Matt Berical

Matt Berical is the Deputy Editor of Fatherly, where he oversees the Life section, Newsletters, and Special Projects. He’s an award-winning writer and content strategist with nearly 20 years of editorial experience. Matt has held staff positions at Men’s Journal and Maxim and was a founding editor of Casper Mattress’ short-lived but well-loved and Webby Award-winning sleep science and culture site Van Winkle’s.

Matt writes about food, culture, gear, self-improvement, and relationships, and his work has appeared in such publications as GQ, ESPN The Magazine, Taste, Saveur, and Rolling Stone. Born and raised in Hastings-on-Hudson New York, Matt attended Riverdale Country School and is a proud graduate of Ithaca College. He lives in Richmond, Virginia.

Dad Special

This Roasted Tomato Sauce Recipe Is What Your Pasta Night Is Missing

Chef Joe Flamm talks berry budgets and the hilarious (and harsh) realities of feeding small children before sharing his go-to sauce recipe.

The Dad Special

You'll Want to Eat This Grilled Tomato Sandwich All Summer Long

Pitmaster Pat Martin’s take on the classic summer sandwich is all about the little things.

The Dad Special

These Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Cutlets With “Super Sauce” Will Win Over Your Kids

Courtesy of Chef Mike Friedman, it’s pretty much guaranteed to meet the approval of even the pickiest eater.


What Is The Male Version Of A Karen?

His name is Ken. Or Terry. Or Greg. And he might be you.

Hard Lessons

How To Save Your Marriage From Yourself

A relationship coach offers lessons from his failed marriage to prevent others from following a similar path.

The Dad Special

Danny Freeman’s Sheet-Pan Gnocchi Caprese Recipe Is A Summer Dish To Make Again And Again

The TikTok star, better known as DannyLovesPasta, discusses his rise to fame and parenting hopes before sharing a 20-minute recipe perfect for busy weeknights.

The Dad Special

Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s Ground Beef & Pickle Tacos Recipe Will Win You Over

The actor and dad of two talks about his new podcast, Dinner’s On Me, and how fatherhood has changed him before sharing a unique taco recipe that’s a family staple.


Why Every Couple Should Examine Their “Sex Script”

A renowned therapist and author explains how some light investigative research — and self-awareness — can transform your sex life for the better.

Quick Thinking

A Fighter Pilot’s Guide To Making Better Decisions

Justin “Hasard” Lee, author of the new book The Art of Clear Thinking, discusses making smart decisions, mental toughness, and the connection between fatherhood and flying fighter jets.

Sear, Sear!

Kick Off Grilling Season Right With Rodney Scott’s Pork T-Bone Recipe

The award-winning pitmaster offered up some tips for backyard barbecuers as well as a recipe for his sweet, spicy grilled chops.


Andrew McCarthy Walked 500 Miles With His Son. It Changed Everything.

The actor, writer, and director discusses his new travel memoir, forging a stronger bond with children, and the hardest, most important thing a parent can do.

The Dad Special

Chef Alex Stupak’s Dirty Rice Recipe Is A Perfect One-Pot Dinner

The award-winning chef offers his take on the classic Creole dish — as well as some tips for dealing with picky eaters.

Dad Special

Chef Pierre Thiam’s Berry Porridge Is A Hit With Picky Toddlers

The Senegalese chef often prepares this breakfast for his two-and-a-half-year-old. It's creamy, comforting, and packed with a secret superfood.

Back To Basics

How To Stop Avoiding Conflict And Make Arguments More Productive

By and large, we all suck at disagreements. But shying away from conflict is useless. Here's how to turn disagreements into productive discourse.


The Big Questions All Parents Need To Ask Before Posting to Social Media

In her book, "Sharenting", author and legal scholar Leah Plunkett urges parents to stop and think before sharing family photos, stories, and data online.


Tom Colicchio’s Sour Cherry BBQ Chicken Wings Are A Next-Level Snack

Crispy. Spicy. Saucy. The Top Chef judge’s wing recipe is, of course, a winner.

The Dad Special

Chef Ken Oringer’s Asparagus Risotto Is A Family Meal Worth Making

The acclaimed chef shares his family-favorite recipe, along with three essential tips for creating a perfectly creamy texture every time.

Catching Zzz's

How To Get To Sleep When You Can’t: 7 Tips For Powering Down Your Brain

In the moment, it can feel impossible to lull your body to sleep. But it is possible. Here's how to make it happen.


18 Lessons Financially Savvy Parents Teach Their Kids About Money

Financial discussions need to start early.

House Debates

This Is The Solution To The Toilet Seat Up Or Down Debate

It's a debate the happens in all households: should the seat be up or down? Turns out, there's a bunch of research that's tackled this extremely important issue.