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My name is Erik Alexander and my husband and I are from New Orleans, Louisiana. We have two independently assertive daughters and an eager baby boy trying to keep up with his sisters.

We strongly feel that as a LGBTQ family, especially in the south, it's important for us & others like us to help light the way for the ones that need hope. We live in an incredibly divisive time and right now visibility is critical to help destigmatize and normalize same sex families.

We love our children just as any other straight family does, if not more than some. Just like them, we would do anything on Earth for our babies. We do that every single day, regardless if we are two dads.

It is my mission to broaden the one sided view of the stereotypical American family. We too, are living the American dream. We are the new normal, loving family that teaches our children acceptance of all walks of life and the importance of being kind to one another.

Our place in this world is earned, not owed.

My hope is that through my blog, Nolapapa.com, ​I am able to bury my insecurities, my fears, and my failures - for all to read, in hopes to see my weaknesses sprout and transform into self improvement, resilience, and embrace an unapologetic renewal. My past helped make me who I am today- but who I am tomorrow depends on how I choose to get there, today.

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Head over to our store and check out Erik's 2 books: The Adventures of Addie Underwater and The Secret Mermaid Revue. These books are sure to inspire, uplift and allow your child’s imagination to dive into uncharted waters as they find their talents and embrace how they too can be fabulously unique.

Shop the links below for brand new stuff from the heart of New Orleans to your home & family!

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A NolaPapa Podcast dives into the people that not only are making a difference locally but also nationally. The game changers. The trailblazers. The visionaries.

I personally track down celebrities to talk to them about why I either love them or relate to them in some way. New shows every other week!

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