#MillennialDadChat: A Father’s Day Special

I [really] enjoy seeing my face in my children. I love seeing my qualities, the good ones, in them. I look at my children’s lives as my second childhood. I love reliving moments where we’re bringing cupcakes to an elementary school; I truly enjoy reliving [it] all through my children.- Devron

For me, it’s the look I get from my son; when he doesn’t want anybody else but daddy,  and it doesn’t matter how busy you are, or what you have going on with someone else, even if he’s bugging me out of my mind, when he gives me that look, it just melts me. It’s like [having] a mini-me. There’s no explaining it, it’s the best feeling in the world.- Franz

It’s given me purpose. The best thing I could be is a father to [my] kids. Even if I got the best nurse award, it wouldn’t be enough if I wasn’t a good father.- Joe

These are just a few of my favorite quotes shared during this insightful exchange between myself and three amazing father’s who understand and cherish their role as Father.

As a millennial mom, I have seldom come across material acknowledging or recognizing the experience of fatherhood from the perspective of our generation. We are always privy to things like “#momsofinstagram” or “#momlife” but in observing my own experience with my husband and children, I began to wonder: who’s giving voice to their experience?

In putting this special together, I was looking for an in-depth understanding of what father’s of this generation are feeling, experiencing, and thinking.

These three father’s did not disappoint. I got that and so much more.

From talking about how fatherhood has taught them things like time management to amplifying their leadership and role-model setting qualities, each dad authentically unpacks their individual joys and sorrows, pitfalls and peaks, coming to one general conclusion: they wouldn’t trade it for the world.

And for that, I am grateful.

For more information on Devron’s programming initiatives with MyBrother’sKeeper of New Rochelle, please click here or contact at Info@mbknewro.com.


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