Ask a stay-at-home dad...

by Rachel Held Evans Read Distraction Free

Today we pick up our popular "Ask a…" series again with "Ask a stay-at-home dad." 

In July of 2009, Sonny Lemmons chose to put his 13-year career in Higher Education Administration on hold to become a full-time stay-at-home dad - despite the fact that he had never changed a diaper before his son was born. Originally from Mississippi, Sonny has worked at both public and private universities in the areas of Leadership Development and Academic Advising. He has also volunteered and served vocationally in ministry positions at churches, ranging from youth and college groups to team teaching and creative teams. His wife Ashley currently serves as the Assistant Director of Residence Life at the University of South Carolina.

Sonny has spent most of his free time in the last three years (aka "Malakai's nap time") documenting life as a stay-at-home dad from a faith-based perspective. His essay "Committing Professional Suicide" was selected as the lead article in the anthology series The Myth of Mr. Mom, which peaked as the #1 eBook on Fatherhood at Sonny will also be published in two books later this year from Civitas Press: Not Afraid and Finding Church. His essays on life and faith have been featured at Prodigal Magazine where he has recently been added as a Featured Writer, as well as at Church Leaders and Faith Village

Sonny blogs at Looking Through the Windshield, and he routinely posts the cutest photos of his kid or commentaries on coffee and craft beer on Twitter, so be sure to check him out there. 

You know the drill: If you have a question for Sonny, leave it in the comment section. At the end of the day, I’ll pick the top seven or eight questions and send them to him. We'll post Sonny's responses next week.  Be sure to take advantage of the “like” feature so that we can get a sense of what questions are of most interest to readers. 

Ask away! 

(You can check out every installment of our interview series—which includes “Ask an atheist,” “Ask a nun,” “Ask a pacifist,” “Ask a Calvinist,” “Ask a Muslim,” “Ask a gay Christian,” “Ask a Pentecostal” “Ask an environmentalist,” “Ask a funeral director,” and  many more--here.)

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