November 5, 2019

Dad of the Week: Josh Taylor

Josh Taylor

Josh Taylor is an Automotive Technician and Student in Bangor, Maine where he is raising his daughter. Click on the images to learn more about Josh and his experiences.

1. What was your first reaction when you found out that you were going to be a father?

Was excited but scared cause was was in a dark time in my life

2. When you knew you were going to be a father of a daughter, who or where did you turn to for advice?

No one, I’ve had to figure out everything as I go. Were alone here all other family are in different states

Josh Taylor

3. How would your kids describe you as a dad?

goofy, stern, devoted, unconditionally loveing them even if i dont like there actions

4. What has been the largest challenge you have had in being a father?

Being kept away from 3 of my children til the were pre teens because their mothers wanted to hurt me

Josh Taylor

5. Looking back on your life as a father, what would you change if you could?

Having different mother for all my kids

6. What do you do for fun with your daughter(s)

Play princesses, color, go for walks, listen to music, watch movies, take silly photos, read, playgrounds, cuddle time every night before bed

Josh Taylor

7. What advice would you give to other dads with daughters?

Even if you are not in their lives as much as you want to be, keep fighting because one day they will come to you and you can tell and show them that you never stopped fighting for them

8. How have you come to balance fatherhood and outside life?

I include my family in most outside life events. Were a tight knit team and spend as much time together doing things as a family as possible

Josh Taylor

9. What have been the most memorable experiences that you have had thus far as a father?

Probably the fact that to my daughters im the coolest person in the world. They know that they are loved and love to spend time with me. My 17 yr old brings all her friends to meet me and my 2 yr old is always singing daddy daddy daddy to herself. Its a great feeli g to have my girls waiting for me as soon as i come through the door every evening from work to give me hugs and ask how my day was

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Christopher Lewis


Christopher is the co-founder of Fathering Together and the Chief Information Officer. He is the father of 2 daughters that are now in their tweens and teens. He started Dad of Divas, a blog to share his own personal experiences in being a father in 2007 and in 2018 started the Dads With Daughters Facebook Group to allow dads to connect, learn and grow together. He works in Digital Media on a daily basis, but also has over 20 years of experience in higher education administration.

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