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Apr 24, 2018

 

This episode is sponsored by the book “Ten Tips On How To Survive Your Parent’s Divorce.” Do you know of a child who is to young for them to express themselves? This coloring book can possibly help them. This book was actually written by two kid authors: Becca and Connor. Their own expense of divorce can help other kids because again this book was written by kids.You can purchase the book at BlendingTheFamily.com or even on Amazon.

 

On this episode I bust out the mic talking to you as I head to Connor's baseball game.

 

Not sure what I am going to do about the book. What would you do?

 

 

Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family where you can find on Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, ITunes, IHeart Radio and Spotify. Tommy is a TEDx speaker.

 

Has also spoken at Ignite Fort Collins and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. 

 

The author of the books "25 Tips For Divorced Dads.” “Why not you, Why Not Me” and His new book “My Dad’s Advice At 5:04 AM” is coming out in the Fall of 2018. Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family.  

 

A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, Duke and husband to Ann. To contact Tommy: tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com

Apr 20, 2018

This episode is sponsored by the book “Ten Tips On How To Survive Your Parent’s Divorce.” Do you know of a child who is to young for them to express themselves? This coloring book can possibly help them. This book was actually written by two kid authors: Becca and Connor. Their own expense of divorce can help other kids because again this book was written by kids.

You can purchase the book at BlendingTheFamily.com or even on Amazon.

 

My guest is Amy Lyle and here is a little bit from her bio.

"maybe something like- after being in corporate America for 20 years our next guest went into shock when she got remarried and was trying to blend 2 households, 4 kids, 2 dogs and several guinea pigs. Luckily, she saw the humor in it all and wrote about even the most mortifying moments of being a stepmom- called The Book Of Failures.  The book opens with "I've been married for twenty years, not to the same people, but twenty years nonetheless." Amy is now a regular on Atlanta's popular morning show Atlanta and Company and a frequent guest on radio programs, does stand up comedy and always incorporates her real-life struggles of marriage and children into her act.  Or something like that..."

 When Amy and I sat down, well I am guessing she was sitting since we were virtual and not face to face. My failure to check her sound level ended up as a “take 2.” She was super kind to actually trust me and come back on (a few hours later).

Obviously there was a lot of discussion about #failures but we did talk about how we “humans” learn from our mistakes also to teach our kids as parents that it is a good thing to make mistakes.

 

Her book "The Book Of Failures" has personal stories talking about how she has bounced back even for example falling down a flight of stairs while "not chipping" her tooth.

One of the stories Amy and I talk about is how Billionaire Sara Blakely’s dad would ask her and her brother if they “failed” anything that week. Turns out both Amy and I have a crush on Sara.

 

Other topics we cover:

  • Mentors
  • Blended Family Failures
  • Her movie that is in "development"
  • Is her husband funny?
  • How does she write her comedy?
  • Friday Fails (you will find those on her Facebook page)

Very ironic that we were talking about failing and I did just that with my technical issue. However Amy was AWESOME to come back on. 

Also on her Facebook she is taking ideas from you for her next book. Who knows but your funny failure could get you into Amy's second book.

 

 

Here is where you will find Amy on the social:

Contact: www.amylyle.me

FB Page: Amylyle

Twitter: amylyle

 

 

Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family where you can find on Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, ITunes, IHeart Radio and Spotify. Tommy is a TEDx speaker. Politics

 

Has also spoken at Ignite Fort Collins and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. 

 

The author of the books "25 Tips For Divorced Dads.” “Why not you, Why Not Me” and His new book “My Dad’s Advice At 5:04 AM” is coming out in the Fall of 2018. Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family.  

 

A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, Duke and husband to Ann. To contact Tommy: tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com

 

 

 

Apr 13, 2018

"The relationship is more important then the problem."

 

This episode is sponsored by the book “Ten Tips On How To Survive Your Parent’s Divorce.” Do you know of a child who is to young for them to express themselves? This coloring book can possibly help them. This book was actually written by two kid authors: Becca and Connor. Their own expense of divorce can help other kids because again this book was written by kids.

You can purchase the book at BlendingTheFamily.com or even on Amazon.

Author of Parenting as a Second Language (pub. Goalkeeper Media) https://www.amazon.com/Parenting-Second-Language-Navigating-Tribulations/dp/1523738243 and award winning parent educator Elisabeth Stitt founded Joyful Parenting Coaching in 2014 to give parents the skills they need to be confident and joyous. 

 Over the course of her 25-year teaching career in the Redwood City School District, Elisabeth saw how parents were becoming increasingly isolated and were coming to parenting with little or no actual hands on experience with kids.     Parents used to turn to family and neighbors for models in how to parent: Today they have to seek out information and support from professionals. 

Through her weekly newsletter, in-person workshops, one-on-one coaching and online webinars and tele summits, Elisabeth helps parents establish harmonious households so they can have the warm, loving, effective relationships with their kids that they deserve.  Sign up for Elisabeth’s free newsletter at www.elisabethstitt.com and find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/joyfulparentingcoaching/

  

The back story of this episode is that Elisabeth and I had connected through LinkedIn. She set up a Zoom video call and we had great conversation. Then I felt extremely bummed that we did not record the conversation.

Elisabeth really brought her “A” game for this podcast episode and we talked about:

  • Have weekly family meetings
  • Name the difference households by the streets instead of your “mom’s house or dad’s house.” I really thought this was a great tip.
  • WORD OF THE DAY
  • How to handle disciplining bonus kids and is it working for you?
  • My TEDX Talk

 

Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family where you can find on Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, ITunes, IHeart Radio and Spotify. Tommy is a TEDx speaker. Politics

 

Has also spoken at Ignite Fort Collins and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. 

 

The author of the books "25 Tips For Divorced Dads.” “Why not you, Why Not Me” and His new book “My Dad’s Advice At 5:04 AM” is coming out in the Fall of 2018. Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family.  

 

A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, Duke and husband to Ann. To contact Tommy: tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com

 

 

Apr 11, 2018

While recording a new episode a thought popped into my head and I had to share it with you.

 

 

This episode is sponsored by the book “Ten Tips On How To Survive Your Parent’s Divorce.” Do you know of a child who is to young for them to express themselves? This coloring book can possibly help them. This book was actually written by two kid authors: Becca and Connor. Their own expense of divorce can help other kids because again this book was written by kids.

You can purchase the book at BlendingTheFamily.com or even on Amazon.

I was havinga great conversation with Elisabeth Stitt who is a parenting coach and a future guest on the podcast.She brought up a thought or two and I turned this weeks #ParentingTipTuesday into a episode.

Having the tough talks is part of the theme along with weaving the Parenting Tip. Elisabeth talks a lot about the importance of having family meetings. I agree and having those meeting even before you become a blended family.

I hope you enjoy this show.

 

Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family where you can find on Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, ITunes, IHeart Radio and Spotify. Tommy is a TEDx speaker. Politics

 

Has also spoken at Ignite Fort Collins and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. 

 

The author of the books "25 Tips For Divorced Dads.” “Why not you, Why Not Me” and His new book “My Dad’s Advice At 5:04 AM” is coming out in the Fall of 2018. Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family.  

 

A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, Duke and husband to Ann. To contact Tommy: tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com

 

 

Apr 6, 2018

#WEALLNEEDSOMEHELP

 

This episode is sponsored by the book “Ten Tips On How To Survive Your Parent’s Divorce.” Do you know of a child who is to young for them to express themselves? This coloring book can possibly help them. This book was actually written by two kid authors: Becca and Connor. Their own expense of divorce can help other kids because again this book was written by kids.

You can purchase the book at BlendingTheFamily.com or even on Amazon.

 

 

I am so psyched for this episode and after you listen or watch (wink, wink) I am going to be part of having breakfast with my guest. Well virtually that is.

 

Glenn P Brooks Jr is someone I stumbled upon on Instagram and during this episode not only will you get to watch this episode on the Blending The Family YouTube channel but Glenn was doing a Live Instagram Video at the same time.

 

My guest is a 7 time author, speaker and coach. He and his wife Sheri are all about serving others. Glenn was even very kind after we had stopped recording to talk with me about some business ideas.

 

Something that we talked about was that there was an article from the website Fatherly and it was stating the obvious that if a child is going to be successful then dad’s need to be involved.

 

Glenn was very profound when he compared “Blending VS Juicing” and this was such a beautiful statement. You should write it down and post it in several places to read each and every day.

 

MAPS: Marriage And Parenting Successfully

 

Breakfast with the Brooks is what I am defintily 

 

Please just checkout the great content at Glenn’s website including buying his books.

 

www.THECRCOACH.COM

 

Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family where you can find on Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, ITunes, IHeart Radio and Spotify. Tommy is a TEDx speaker. Politics

 

Has also spoken at Ignite Fort Collins and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. 

 

The author of the books "25 Tips For Divorced Dads.” “Why not you, Why Not Me” and His new book “My Dad’s Advice At 5:04 AM” is coming out in the Fall of 2018. Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family.  

 

A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, Duke and husband to Ann. To contact Tommy: tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com

 

 

 

 

Mar 30, 2018

One more day of the day job... 

 

 

This episode is sponsored by the book “Ten Tips On How To Survive Your Parent’s Divorce.” Do you know of a child who is to young for them to express themselves? This coloring book can possibly help them. This book was actually written by two kid authors: Becca and Connor. Their own expense of divorce can help other kids because again this book was written by kids.

You can purchase the book at BlendingTheFamily.com or even on Amazon.

 

Here we go. The last day of the dreaded day job. Now what??

 

It is time to take my life into my own hands but putting faith in GOD. Would that be multi-tasking?

 

My first step to create income is going to the people and selling the kids coloring book.

 

I also need to mention that if you are divorced or will be: make sure you look at your parenting agreement. You will hear the lesson I just learned. I am pissed at myself.

 

Thank you for supporting the podcast it means so much to me.

 

Will this be the last episode of "driving while podcasting"?  Not sure.

 

Stay tuned...

 

 

Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family where you can find on Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, ITunes, IHeart Radio and Spotify. Tommy is a TEDx speaker. Politics

 

Has also spoken at Ignite Fort Collins and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. 

 

The author of the books "25 Tips For Divorced Dads.” “Why not you, Why Not Me” and His new book “My Dad’s Advice At 5:04 AM” is coming out in 2018. Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family.  

 

A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, Duke and husband to Ann. To contact Tommy: tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com

 

Mar 26, 2018

Sometimes we need a PUSH right before taking that leap of Faith.

 

 

This episode is sponsored by the book “Ten Tips On How To Survive Your Parent’s Divorce.” Do you know of a child who is to young for them to express themselves? This coloring book can possibly help them. This book was actually written by two kid authors: Becca and Connor. Their own expense of divorce can help other kids because again this book was written by kids.

You can purchase the book at BlendingTheFamily.com or even on Amazon.

 

I want to start off with you that what about you are going to listen to is a very personal episode. We all have some type of "faith" and I am coming into my own.

 

Part of who I am is taking stupid risks and writing and podcasting are just a couple.

 

There is also quiting a job and just putting faith that it is all going to workout.

 

I was meeting up with a friend who said that when we take our leap of faith that it would be nice to get a simple push.

 

Here is my push for you.

 

Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family where you can find on Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, ITunes, IHeart Radio and Spotify. Tommy is a TEDx speaker. Politics

 

Has also spoken at Ignite Fort Collins and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. 

 

The author of the books "25 Tips For Divorced Dads.” “Why not you, Why Not Me” and His new book “My Dad’s Advice At 5:04 AM” is coming out in 2018. Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family.  

 

A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, Duke and husband to Ann. To contact Tommy: tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com

Mar 23, 2018

Crowd Sourcing is not begging it's a mindset I need to get over and that means I am asking for your help.

This episode is sponsored by the book “Ten Tips On How To Survive Your Parent’s Divorce.” Do you know of a child who is to young for them to express themselves? This coloring book can possibly help them. This book was actually written by two kid authors: Becca and Connor. Their own expense of divorce can help other kids because again this book was written by kids.

You can purchase the book at BlendingTheFamily.com or even on Amazon.

 

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

There is going to be a book launch in the month of April. I am not going to sugar coat this at all. I need your help.

 

One of my favorite TED Talks is of Amanda Palmer who taught many of us that asking does not mean begging. Asking is not a sign of weakness. Asking can be very uplifiting.

For this book "My Dad's Advice At 5:04 AM" is going to launched on a book publishing crowd sourcing sight called:

publishizer.com

I am going to be asking for your help to raise money to get this book finally published. The money (6-7 Thousand dollars) will be going to a campaign where the money will be used to help get the book edited.

Putting many hours into this book means that I do not want to skimp on this process. 

Once the project is launched I will have "bonuses" to say thank you for helping me with my vision. This might include being a guest on the podcast or even putting your name in the book as another way of saying thank you.

Please either check on the Facebook page, Instagram or on the blog to get more information. I am thinking that the launch will be April 15 (kind of funny).

I have not only an editor but there is going to be so much more to just the book but again I need your help to achieve this 2018 goal.

 

Amanda Palmer TED Talk:

https://youtu.be/xMj_P_6H69g

Tommy's TED X Talk:

https://youtu.be/azG2K47iz4Q

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/My-Dads-Advice-At-504-AM-1813582652208358/

Instagram:

@blendingfamily

 

Please like or follow for more information.

 

THANK YOU!!

 

Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family where you can find on Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, ITunes, IHeart Radio and Spotify. Tommy is a TEDx speaker. Politics

 

Has also spoken at Ignite Fort Collins and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. 

 

The author of the books "25 Tips For Divorced Dads.” “Why not you, Why Not Me” and His new book “My Dad’s Advice At 5:04 AM” is coming out in 2018. Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family.  

 

A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, Duke and husband to Ann. To contact Tommy: tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com

 

Mar 20, 2018

You Are A Great Dad!!

 

This episode is sponsored by the book “Ten Tips On How To Survive Your Parent’s Divorce.” Do you know of a child who is to young for them to express themselves? This coloring book can possibly help them. This book was actually written by two kid authors: Becca and Connor. Their own expense of divorce can help other kids because again this book was written by kids.

You can purchase the book at BlendingTheFamily.com or even on Amazon.

 

I was having a conversation with my mom and she reminded me that I am a great dad.  My thought process was that I was not a great dad because, well I do not know if I am. I should ask my kids.

 

 

It would be nice as men that we would say to another man that they are a great dad or women telling a another dad that are a great dad.

 

Please spread the message to dads all over the world.

 

PLEASE!!

 

Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family where you can find on Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, ITunes, IHeart Radio and Spotify. Tommy is a TEDx speaker. Politics

 

Has also spoken at Ignite Fort Collins and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. 

 

The author of the books "25 Tips For Divorced Dads.” “Why not you, Why Not Me” and His new book “My Dad’s Advice At 5:04 AM” is coming out in 2018. Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family.  

 

A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, Duke and husband to Ann. To contact Tommy: tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com

 

Mar 19, 2018

ATTENTION FUTURE BLENDED FAMILIES! LISTEN TO ME AND YOU WON'T FAIL BECAUSE I AM RIGHT!!!

 

This episode is sponsored by the book “Ten Tips On How To Survive Your Parent’s Divorce.” Do you know of a child who is to young for them to express themselves? This coloring book can possibly help them. This book was actually written by two kid authors: Becca and Connor. Their own expense of divorce can help other kids because again this book was written by kids.

You can purchase the book at BlendingTheFamily.com or even on Amazon.

 

Here is what occurred to me that this will be one of those times where I am right and you are not. Do not take it personality but you might.

 

I keep hearing either on the podcast or in person how people say that they put the kids needs first. I do not believe them.

 

This weekend I was getting my hair cut (a lot of hair is gone) and the young lady cutting my hair said that she puts the kids needs first. She has been dating the same guy for six months but he has yet to meet her kids.

I find this odd. Do you?

 

Today was a proud daddy moment as I watched Becca and Connor ride together to church this morning. Why was this a proud daddy moment? It proved my point that you have to put the kids first period end of story.

 

On this episode you will hear why I am right and others are wrong when they say that they do put the kids first when the adults are dating.

 

Plus I am running a contest.

 

Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family where you can find on Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, ITunes, IHeart Radio and Spotify. Tommy is a TEDx speaker. Politics

 

Has also spoken at Ignite Fort Collins and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. 

 

The author of the books "25 Tips For Divorced Dads.” “Why not you, Why Not Me” and His new book “My Dad’s Advice At 5:04 AM” is coming out in 2018. Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family.  

 

A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, Duke and husband to Ann. To contact Tommy: tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com

Mar 16, 2018

Why you should ask for help, just like Jesus did.

 

 

This episode is sponsored by the book “Ten Tips On How To Survive Your Parent’s Divorce.” Do you know of a child who is to young for them to express themselves? This coloring book can possibly help them. This book was actually written by two kid authors: Becca and Connor. Their own expense of divorce can help other kids because again this book was written by kids.

You can purchase the book at BlendingTheFamily.com or even on Amazon.

 

Michael Laidler is a passionate International Leadership Coach, Certified Trainer, and Keynote Speaker whose unwavering commitment to excellence, passion, and loyalty has quickly earned him the reputation as an up-and-coming industry leader. Over the course of a decade, he has garnered extensive leadership experience, primarily in the law enforcement sector.

 

Contact:

Webpage - www.michaelalaidler.com

Email - michael@michaelalaidler.com

LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/michaellaidler/

Facebook - www.facebook.com/michael.laidler

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/michaellaidler/

 

I will apologize for my very bad attempt speaking Spanish. Michael and I go not into how as a man it took him so long to figure out that it is ok to ask for help,

 

We go into why it was not easy to say the “L” word to his wife even though he was raised in a loving home.

 

A bit of a guest appearance from Michael’s son.

 

Why you need to have your own 12 Apostles to help you in life.

 

Please help with promoting the show by leaving a comment and/or a rating on your favorite podcast platform.

 

 

Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family where you can find on Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, ITunes, IHeart Radio and Spotify. Tommy is a TEDx speaker. Politics

 

Has also spoken at Ignite Fort Collins and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. 

 

The author of the books "25 Tips For Divorced Dads.” “Why not you, Why Not Me” and His new book “My Dad’s Advice At 5:04 AM” is coming out in 2018. Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family.  

 

A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, Duke and husband to Ann. To contact Tommy: tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com

Mar 14, 2018

No real thoughts just some randomness on this episode.

 

 

There are times when the mic is my monkey mind just wanders off to the unknown.

 

Not much to tell you other  then please enjoy.

 

This episode is sponsored by the book “Ten Tips On How To Survive Your Parent’s Divorce.” Do you know of a child who is to young for them to express themselves? This coloring book can possibly help them. This book was actually written by two kid authors: Becca and Connor. Their own expense of divorce can help other kids because again this book was written by kids.

You can purchase the book at BlendingTheFamily.com or even on Amazon.

 

Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family where you can find on Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, ITunes, IHeart Radio and Spotify. Tommy is a TEDx speaker. Politics

 

Has also spoken at Ignite Fort Collins and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. 

 

The author of the books "25 Tips For Divorced Dads.” “Why not you, Why Not Me” and His new book “My Dad’s Advice At 5:04 AM” is coming out in 2018. Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family.  

 

A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, Duke and husband to Ann. To contact Tommy: tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com

 

Mar 13, 2018

What would you do instead if you could write a better script for your life?

 

I had a job interview and it was very informal. The hiring manager and I met at a coffee place and right off the bat he told me that he was not going to hire me.

OK, honesty that is fine.

 

However he told me that I need to follow my passion.

As I write this my life is about to change. What does that mean? I took my leap of faith.

 

Re-write your scipt as I am about to.

 

 

Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family where you can find on Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, ITunes, IHeart Radio and Spotify. Tommy is a TEDx speaker. Politics

 

Has also spoken at Ignite Fort Collins and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. 

 

The author of the books "25 Tips For Divorced Dads.” “Why not you, Why Not Me” and His new book “My Dad’s Advice At 5:04 AM” is coming out in 2018. Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family.  

 

A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, Duke and husband to Ann. To contact Tommy: tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com

 

 

Mar 9, 2018

Freeda The Frog Comes Alive

 

 

This episode is sponsored by the book “Ten Tips On How To Survive Your Parent’s Divorce.” Do you know of a child who is to young for them to express themselves? This coloring book can possibly help them. This book was actually written by two kid authors: Becca and Connor. Their own expense of divorce can help other kids because again this book was written by kids.You can purchase the book at BlendingTheFamily.com or even on Amazon.

 

 

Welcome to this episode of Blending The Family the podcast. Very excited to have Nadine Haruni on the show. You will get to know on this show how much she wants to serve so many different kinds of people.

From Nadine’s Bio:

Nadine Haruni is the Author of the Gold Mom's Choice Award winning Freeda the Frog™ Children's Book series, which focuses on different family situations or helping children cope with various life issues.   Nadine has gone through a divorce herself and is now re-married with five children.  Nadine is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Independent Book Publishers Association. Aside from writing, she also teaches Restorative yoga and is a practicing attorney. 

 

The first book of the series, "Freeda the Frog Gets a Divorce," focuses on the difficult circumstances for children surrounding their parents' divorce.  The second book, "Freeda the Frog & Her New Blue Family," focuses on blended/ step- families, as well as families of mixed race, religion or ethnicity.  The third book (which is due to be released in early Summer 2018), "Freeda The Frog Is On The Move," will be geared towards helping kids cope with a move (to a new school and/or new town).  Stay tuned for Nadine’s future Freeda the Frog books, where Freeda and the tadpoles continue to help kids face more of life’s challenges, including loss of a pet, adoptive families, gay families and special needs kids.

 

We dive into:

  • Who was Freeda The Frog based on?
  • Spicy foods are good.
  • Life imitating art?

 

 

The Social:

 

Website: www.freedathefrog.com

 Email:    nadine@freedathefrog.com

Twitter:   @freedathefrog

Instagram: #freedathefrog

Facebook: @Freeda The Frog

 

 

Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family where you can find on Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, ITunes, IHeart Radio and Spotify. Tommy is a TEDx speaker. Politics

 

Has also spoken at Ignite Fort Collins and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. 

 

The author of the books "25 Tips For Divorced Dads.” “Why not you, Why Not Me” and His new book “My Dad’s Advice At 5:04 AM” is coming out in 2018. Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family.  

 

A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, Duke and husband to Ann. To contact Tommy: tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com

Mar 8, 2018

What age can you have “adult” conversations with your kids?

 

 

This episode is sponsored by the book “Ten Tips On How To Survive Your Parent’s Divorce.” Do you know of a child who is to young for them to express themselves? This coloring book can possibly help them. This book was actually written by two kid authors: Becca and Connor. Their own expense of divorce can help other kids because again this book was written by kids.

You can purchase the book at BlendingTheFamily.com or even on Amazon.

 

This podcast episode was not complete and what that means is that due to the weather I stopped recording but there are one or two points to consider as you hopefully listen.

 

Here is the link to the article I spoke of during the brief time you and I will be together:

https://goodmenproject.com/families/dear-dads-how-is-your-relationship-with-money-wcz/

 

What conversations can we have with our kids and when do you feel that there are ones that need to be talked about at an early stage in your kids life?

 

My foundation of this episode is just about having an open dialog but even if you are not a parent, do you have regular real conversations with your partner?

 

 

Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family where you can find on Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, ITunes, IHeart Radio and Spotify. Tommy is a TEDx speaker. Politics

 

Has also spoken at Ignite Fort Collins and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. 

 

The author of the books "25 Tips For Divorced Dads.” “Why not you, Why Not Me” and His new book “My Dad’s Advice At 5:04 AM” is coming out in 2018. Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family.  

 

A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, Duke and husband to Ann. To contact Tommy: tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com

Mar 7, 2018

There needs to be more love and gratitude in the world.

 

 

This Parenting Tip Tuesday has been done before but I wanted to add a thought for the listeners who do not have kids.

 

Plus there is NOTHING wrong with hugging. Even if you are a man.

 

 

Today please show another human love and gratitude. Trust me when I tell you that it will come back to you. Like a Boomerang but without the hurt.

 

 

Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family where you can find on Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, ITunes, IHeart Radio and Spotify. Tommy is a TEDx speaker. Politics

 

Has also spoken at Ignite Fort Collins and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. 

 

The author of the books "25 Tips For Divorced Dads.” “Why not you, Why Not Me” and His new book “My Dad’s Advice At 5:04 AM” is coming out in 2018. Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family.  

 

A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, Duke and husband to Ann. To contact Tommy: tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com

 

Feb 23, 2018

"We feel safe"

 

On this episode I have a sit down with my bonus daughter Becca who is 16 but I love the picture above.

 

I was doing a podcast from the car but well the weather started to get nasty and wanted to be safe. OK I guess the last show where the road was not visible was an issue for my friend Scott.

 

With the events in Florida I wanted to get a Teenagers view. For the record there was laughing but it was because Becca was nervous when I was asking her about gun control. 

We also talk about what parents should do when they are teaching teen's how to drive.

 

Anywho it was nice to have some fun with Becca and listen to a point of view from a teenager.

 

 

Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family where you can find on Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, ITunes, IHeart Radio and Spotify. Tommy is a TEDx speaker.

 

Has also spoken at Ignite Fort Collins and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. 

 

The author of the books "25 Tips For Divorced Dads.” “Why not you, Why Not Me” and His new book “My Dad’s Advice At 5:04 AM” is coming out in 2018. Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family.  

 

A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, Duke and husband to Ann. To contact Tommy: tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com

 

Feb 20, 2018

How are you dealing with personal finances?

 

There are times when you want to say yes to your kids but then reality sets in and you HAVE to say NO.

 

Not having a solid footing when it comes to your finances can stress you out. At the same time what are you doing to help teach your kids about money?

 

Even if you are not a parent what App do you use to keep track of your spending?

 

In the past we have used Mint but currently we find the Dave Ramsey website very useful.

 

What processes have you used to help your kids when it comes to saving money? On this episode I talk about the binder that the kids used.

 

 

Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family where you can find on Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, ITunes, IHeart Radio and Spotify. Tommy is a TEDx speaker.

 

Has also spoken at Ignite Fort Collins and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. 

 

The author of the books "25 Tips For Divorced Dads.” “Why not you, Why Not Me” and His new book “My Dad’s Advice At 5:04 AM” is coming out in 2018. Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family.  

 

A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, Duke and husband to Ann. To contact Tommy: tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com

Feb 16, 2018

My insecurity is going to be a theme here but I have credibility but do not call me an expert.

 

After listing to a couple of very popular podcast I felt that you needed to know some of my back story. The reason is that one of the podcast host told “us” the audience of what made him credible.

 

Personally I do not like to talk about my accomplishments but my insecurity was yelling. I do not like to be yelled at. Do you?

 

This episode is going to take you on how we got here and what I mean here is doing podcasting.

 

You will learn some of the incredible things I have done that not many people know because I do not like to talk about myself.

 

Honestly if you go to the Blending The Family website you will see one of my talks or read a blog but maybe I need to explain myself more on this specific episode.

 

Thank you for listening.

 

 

Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family where you can find on Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, ITunes, IHeart Radio and Spotify. Tommy is a TEDx speaker.

 

Has also spoken at Ignite Fort Collins and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. 

 

The author of the books "25 Tips For Divorced Dads.” “Why not you, Why Not Me” and His new book “My Dad’s Advice At 5:04 AM” is coming out in 2018. Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family.  

 

A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, Duke and husband to Ann. To contact Tommy: tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com

Feb 13, 2018

When was the last time you wrote a letter to your kids?

 

On this episode I talk about what this tip means to me and how can you create memories of the writen word.

 

My habit was when I was traveling for work, the first stop after the plane landed for me was the gift shop to pick up postcards to send to my son Connor.

 

He was just learning how to read and this was my way of to encourage him to read my poor hand writing.

 

Today I write notes to my family and personally have a couple of journals.

 

Write a note and place it in yours kids lunch bag or their back packs. They will be surprised.

 

 

 

Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family where you can find on Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, ITunes, IHeart Radio and Spotify. Tommy is a TEDx speaker.

 

Has also spoken at Ignite Fort Collins and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. 

 

The author of the books "25 Tips For Divorced Dads.” “Why not you, Why Not Me” and His new book “My Dad’s Advice At 5:04 AM” is coming out in 2018. Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. 

 

A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, Duke and husband to Ann. To contact Tommy: tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com

 

 

Feb 13, 2018

TAKE ACTION!!

 

We had a busy weekend as well still thinking happy thoughts of one family member who has a broken leg.

 

I recap our weekend but also wanted to talk about being inspired by a new friend of mine.

 

Johnny Nomad has been on the podcast. He has been also doing live video on Instagram during the week as he is driving to his day job.

 

Recently he spoke about taking action. For example if you hate your job then go get a new one, take action.

 

Not in a happy place then take action to find that place.

 

There are ideas that I want to execute no matter if the idea sucks at least I took action.

 

As parents we need to be positive role models. How  as a  parent do you take action?

 

What new action steps are you going to take?

 

Please let me know.

 

Shows that were mentioned on this episode:

 

  • Engel Jones and the 12 minute convos

http://blendingthefamily.libsyn.com/-67-engel-jones-12-minute-conversation

 

  • Johnny's Corner

http://blendingthefamily.libsyn.com/-59-johnny-nomad-brings-his-tribe-to-the-podcast

 

 

Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family where you can find on Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, ITunes, IHeart Radio and Spotify. Tommy is a TEDx speaker.

 

Has also spoken at Ignite Fort Collins and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. 

 

The author of the books "25 Tips For Divorced Dads.” “Why not you, Why Not Me” and His new book “My Dad’s Advice At 5:04 AM” is coming out in 2018. Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family.  

 

A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, Duke and husband to Ann. To contact Tommy: tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com

Feb 9, 2018

I HAVE A FACE FOR PODCASTING

 

On the show the tables are once again turned. Engel Jones is the host of the podcast "12 Minute Convos" and I was one of his guest.

 

Here is his website:

www.twelveminuteconvos.com

 

Also find him on ITUNES.

 

 

Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family where you can find on Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, ITunes, IHeart Radio and Spotify. Tommy is a TEDx speaker.

 

Has also spoken at Ignite Fort Collins and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. 

 

The author of the books "25 Tips For Divorced Dads.” “Why not you, Why Not Me” and His new book “My Dad’s Advice At 5:04 AM” is coming out in 2018. Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family.

 

A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, Duke and husband to Ann. To contact Tommy: tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com

Feb 7, 2018

2018 is becoming a theme for me about co-parenting and taking the high road. I FU$KING HATE taking the high road.

 

 

I keep thinking about how coparenting and needing to be better at taking the high road is becoming a BAD habit

 

 

Please enjoy and if yoo have thoughts on this in your own world please let me know.

 

 

Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family where you can find on Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, ITunes, IHeart Radio and Spotify. Tommy is a TEDx speaker.

 

Has also spoken at Ignite Fort Collins and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. 

 

The author of the books "25 Tips For Divorced Dads.” “Why not you, Why Not Me” and His new book “My Dad’s Advice At 5:04 AM” is coming out in 2018. Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family.

 

A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, Duke and husband to Ann. To contact Tommy: tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com

Feb 6, 2018

"LET YOUR KIDS SEE THAT DAD IS NOT PERFECT"

 

Here is this weeks #ParentingTipTuesday via the podcast.

 

Yes it has been a while since I have done this and I am sorry.

 

Please enjoy this tip from the book and let me know how you have failed in your past.

 

 

 

Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family where you can find on Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, ITunes, IHeart Radio and Spotify. Tommy is a TEDx speaker.

 

Has also spoken at Ignite Fort Collins and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. 

 

The author of the books "25 Tips For Divorced Dads.” “Why not you, Why Not Me” and His new book “My Dad’s Advice At 5:04 AM” is coming out in 2018. Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family.

 

A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, Duke and husband to Ann. To contact Tommy: tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com

Feb 2, 2018

“What is the most important thing that you hope your readers will get from your book?”

 

 

Welcome to 2011. While looking for something in the home office closet I found a CD. This CD had a recorded interview from 2011 with book publishing coach Flora Brown.

 

Her and I had connected back then on Linked In. My thought is that I do not ever remember sharing this interview other then the only social media that I was on and that was Linked In.

 

The discussion was focused around my first book “25 Tips for Divorced Dads” and towards the end you will hear about our “Ten Tips On How To Survive Your Parents Divorce” that Becca (bonus daughter) and Connor (my son) were working on. 

 

While listening to this interview I was reminded that there was another book in me. That book was to be based on my experience as a stay at home dad. I’d better get working on that.

 

Personally and professionally after listening to the interview I felt that yes I was onto something but somehow got sidetracked. What I mean is that I should of built a successful business by now. It is not to late.

 

I feel that there needs to be more clarification about something early in the interview. My dad is one of the greatest people you will meet. I know at times he is painted as a bad dad but he was not. He wanted to be a single guy not a family guy and I totally respect him for trying to be a husband and father. As I did mention that he is not only a fantastic grandfather but the first time he met Betsy and Becca (my two bonus daughters) they were treated as if he was their grandfather. Dad I love you.


Links on this episode:

 

 

 

 

Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family where you can find on Libsyn, Stitcher Radio, ITunes, IHeart Radio and Spotify. Tommy is a TEDx speaker.

 

Has also spoken at Ignite Fort Collins and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. 

 

The author of the books "25 Tips For Divorced Dads.” “Why not you, Why Not Me” and His new book “My Dad’s Advice At 5:04 AM” is coming out in 2018. Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family.

 

A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, Duke and husband to Ann. To contact Tommy: tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com

 

 

 

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