From Kid’s Dream: For Father’s Day, We Asked Gay Dads What’s It’s Like Raising Two Daughters


June 16, 2019 – Kid’s Dream – “We are nearing summer, and that means it’s both Father’s Day and June Pride Month across the country. Father’s Day is a time to show appreciation and gratitude to the men in all our lives. Pride is a time that commemorates the Stonewall riots that occurred in 1969 and remains a marker to recognize the impact that LGBTQI people have in our world. So we’re honoring both events this year by spotlighting some amazing gay dads. We connected with Erik at NolaPapa, a blogger and stay at home papa living in the south with his husband and two little girls, and asked what it’s like to raise two little girls in the south,” says Chewy Jang, owner and designer, Kid’s Dream. Here’s what he had to say.


Kid’s Dream: Erik, thank you so much for taking the time to share your beautiful family with us. Could you give us a little introduction to you, your husband, your daughters and your decision to start a blog about your family?

NOLA Papa: Thank y’all so much for having us! I appreciate this opportunity to hopefully enlighten others about how unconditional love truly makes a family. My husband and I are dads to 2 sassy, independent and beautiful little girls. Alli Mae who is 3 and a half and Ella who just made 2. I was the general manager of a restaurant in the French Quarter for many years. When our second daughter was born I left that job to take on my new role of ‘stay-at-home papa’. My husband Douglas is in his second year of residency as a psychiatrist at a local hospital here in New Orleans. A little while after our first daughter was born I felt compelled to write about what it was like raising a child with 2 dads. I wanted to help break the stereotype of what the ‘traditional’ family looks like. We too are living the American Dream and I wanted to do my part by helping to remove the stigmas behind same sex families. So, I created my blog, to catalog my thoughts in hopes that people would read them.

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