Tag Archives: #FathersMatter

Q&A with Father Arnold Malloy

Nominated by his wife, Lauren Malloy Q: How did it feel when you became a father? A: It was a year after we got married we found out we were pregnant. It was definitely a joyous occasion. It was obviously new and something to look forward to as far as a legacy standpoint for me. It was a great feeling. ... Read More »

Q&A with Father Jery Augustin

Nominated by Quante Wright Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A: I felt joy, but also that feeling that my life was going to change … that I had to be a little more responsible. I had so many mixed emotions with thoughts of the future. And when I found out it was twins, I ... Read More »

Q&A with Father Anthony Pitts

As part-time coordinator of the Healthy Start Fatherhood Program, Pitts works to connect fathers with needed resources Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A: The first time it was crazy. I was in college, and I was really uncertain about how I would be able to provide for a child. I had a lot of ... Read More »

Q&A with Father Lazarus Sims

Nominated by Anthony Pitts, newly appointed coordinator of Healthy Start’s Fatherhood Program Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A: It’s an amazing experience. Something you are never ready for. You can’t go off of someone else’s experience to become prepared because kids are all different, the process is always different. But it was amazing and ... Read More »

Q&A with Father Ricky Parks

Nominated by Travis Robinson Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A: I was nervous at first, because I didn’t grow up with my father. So I didn’t really think I knew how to be a father. After the first year, I got used to it and enjoyed having him around. Then they just all started ... Read More »

Q&A with Father Malusi Qhobosheane

Nominated by Twiggy Billue Q: What did it feel like when you first became a father? A: I’m in a unique situation because I have a goddaughter that is three years older than my oldest child. So I had — kind of — already been through the parenting stage of handling an infant for the first time before I had ... Read More »

Q&A with Father Stanley Ford

Nominated by fellow teacher Anton Ninno Q: What did it feel like when you learned you would become a father? A: I was in the military and had a duty assignment in a suburb of Detroit. I was an advisor to the 70th Infantry Division on training. My wife would usually have breakfast in the morning and on this day ... Read More »

Q&A with Father Ed Perry

Nominated by David L. Chaplin II Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A: It was a mix of emotions. Happy, excited, enthused, nervous, scared, unsure, doubtful. We knew it was going to be a boy. With the first, we wanted to know. I was there for the birth, and I was strong. It was amazing ... Read More »

Q&A with Deyquan Bowens

Nominated by fellow musician Reggie Seigler, band leader of Soft Spoken Band and The Stand’s music columnist Q: What did it feel like when you first became a father? A: I felt like I suddenly had to become an adult. I wasn’t just living for myself anymore. I had a responsibility to take care of another human being. It’s a ... Read More »