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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

 

 

 

Feb 1, 2018

Ladies when you are picking up a baby shower gift, think of the dad’s too.

My wife Ann and I went to Target because Ann needed to buy a gift for a friend who is having a baby. Ann bought a diaper bag as the gift.

 

While walking out of the store I had a “AH HA” moment as I was carrying the new bag. My thought was why is that when buying a baby shower gift the notion is to solely think of the mom?

 

Maybe it is just me but, the gift purchaser should think of the dad too.

 

There was a very cool backpack that was in the diaper bag section and that is what I thought would be a better choice as far as diaper bags.

 

OK is this me being a dude?

 

Links to some of the mentions during this episode:

 

Before you leave, I want to just say thank you for listening to the show. My hope is that you find value with the guest or even my thoughts when I do episodes from my car.

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

Jan 26, 2018

 

 

 

I HATE THE VIEW FROM TAKING THE HIGH ROAD.

 

This week was an interesting week from the point of view as a dad.

Sunday was where my thought of maybe going to jail was a thought. My former wife and her husband picked up Connor. While I was bringing Connor's hockey bag to their car is where the first story goes.

There have been times when my former wife's husband has made snide remarks to me in the past and I do "take the high road."

This time I really wanted to say something but Connor was right there and he heard the comment.

OK "bonus" parenting 101: if you have a dumb comment to make, DO NOT SAY IT IN FRONT OF THE KIDS!!!

The Brady's VS the Cleavers article for The Good Men Project:

https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/bradys-vs-cleavers-cmtt/

Story number two: Well not sure how to handle this one.

My older bonus daughter Betsy's boyfriend (say that 10 times fast) is a great young man.

When they set the bar for boyfriend's Tristian has set that bar very high. He is very polite and attends Becca's (other bonus daughter) varsity basketball games.

The issue that I am having is that when we attend the games he sits with Betsy's dad and his wife.

I am feeling that maybe I am a bit jealous? 

There is playbook to handle this situation other then what maybe I have learned from life and that is to take the high road. AGAIN!

 

 

Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family where you can find on Stitcher Radio, ITunes and IHeart Radio. Tommy has spoken at TEDx, 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. You can connect with Tommy at the website Blending The Family.Com

Jan 20, 2018

How did a girl from Long Beach, California become a shaman from the Amazon and a yogi from the Himalayas?

 

Spring Washam is a meditation and dharma teacher based in Oakland, California. She was trained by Jack Kornfield and now leads Vipassana and Metta retreats throughout the country. Spring is one of the founders of the East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland where she teaches daylong retreats and weekly classes. She is also a member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council. Spring is considered a pioneer in bringing mindfulness based healing practices to inner city communities. In addition she has extensive training in indigenous healing practices and works with students individually from around the world. www.springwasham.com

Her teachings focus on social action and multiculturalism. Her stories and studies, combined with her enthusiasm, charisma, and energy, create a refreshing take on the meditation and mindfulness genre.

 Her new book is titled "A FIERCE HEART

FINDING STRENGTH, COURAGE, AND WISDOM IN ANY MOMENT:

 

“A Fierce Heart is a book whose time is an eternal now: sacred help, made beautifully accessible, by the wild

and determined spirit of a no-nonsense female teacher, a bodhisattva, brown as Earth, real as Oxygen.”


– Alice Walker , author of The Color Purple

 

 

 

 

 

Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family where you can find on Stitcher Radio, ITunes and IHeart Radio. Tommy has spoken at TEDx, 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. You can connect with Tommy at the website Blending The Family.Com

Jan 18, 2018

 

I AM THE SHIITY DAD!!

 

This is going to be simply a rant. I am not to happy with myself.

 

Before I forget. Here are some of the points I brought up.

 

  • "Resonate" By Nancy Duarte. This is a great book if you are working on a presentation.

 

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blendingthefamilys/

 

Instagram and Twitter: blendingfamily

 

 

 

Stay warm Colorado.

 

 

 

Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family where you can find on Stitcher Radio, ITunes and IHeart Radio. Tommy has spoken at TEDx, 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. You can connect with Tommy at the website Blending The Family.Com

Jan 12, 2018

 

Johnny Nomad is a dad doing blending a family or in his words "tribes" the right way.

 

I had a sense that his story would serve many families and this episode will not disappoint you.

There was some "adult" language used so you have been warned.

Duke our family dog is getting older and he has this new issue of wanting to go out every few minutes. You will hear him wanting to go out several times. For that I apoligies.

From Johnny's bio:

Johnny was born in Brooklyn, New York. He grew up in a pretty bad neighborhood, His mother wouldn't let him out much she wanted to protect him so he watched a lot of TV.

 

 His father wasn't around much. He left my mother when I was six years old.

 

My mother couldn't afford to pay for the apartment that we had so we had to move to projects which was hell. Wanting a sense of family, he began to watch this little TV show called the Cosby Show, Charles in charge, family matters and Saved by the bell.

 

The shows gave him a sense of community and family, it also taught him how to be the parent that he is today. It gave him a blue print to which would model his current parenting style after.

 

“I have been divorce since 2012 and will be marrying the woman of my dreams this coming March. Super excited, with this marriage we will be blending 9 kids.”

 Podcast - https://johnnyscorner.podbean.com/

 

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoInQc5dUnMDnPlEOBjMrhA?view_as=subscriber

 

Instagram - johnnyscorner_

 

iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/johnnys-corner/id1330330176?mt=2

 

 

 

Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family where you can find on Stitcher Radio, ITunes and IHeart Radio. Tommy has spoken at TEDx, 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. You can email Tommy: tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com

 

Jan 11, 2018

 

Can I tell you how much I have a bro crush on Terry Crews? He has now become a virtual mentor of mine.

 

He was recently interviewed on the Tim Ferris podcast and it is one you should listen to. After listening to that episode over and over it inspired me to share some thoughts.

 

Before I forget please follow Mr. Crews on either Twitter or Instagram @terrycrews

 

Thank you for taking the time listening to this episode and hopefully you will come back for more.

 

I would rather not type a lot of show notes but wanting you to simply hear in my voice to inspire you and I to well TAKE THE SHOT!

 

 

Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family where you can find on Stitcher Radio, ITunes and IHeart Radio. Tommy has spoken at TEDx, 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. You can email Tommy: tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com

Jan 8, 2018

I might still have some issues. Do you have these issues as well?

 

Driving back after dropping off Connor from the "neutral" spot where his mom was picking him up. I had a little issue that needed to just be said.

 

Then there a few more thoughts. I would actually say that this episode was more of a rant then anything.

 

 

 

Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family where you can find on Stitcher Radio, ITunes and IHeart Radio. Tommy has spoken at TEDx, 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. You can email Tommy: tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com

Jan 6, 2018

 

Driving while podcasting was an idea from two of my mentors. Denise and Steven.

Why is there a picture of Elon Musk? Have you ever seen the episode of the "Big Bang Therory" when Musk was washing dishes with Howard? I have a story early on this episode.

This was fun to do and I truly hope that you are not bored while listening.

 

Please! Let me know what you think of this type of format brcause there will be more to come.

 

There will still be other podcast shows with guest so do not worry.

 

Thank you for your support.

 

 

Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family where you can find on Stitcher Radio, ITunes and IHeart Radio. Tommy has spoken at TEDx, 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. You can email Tommy: tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com

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