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Blending The Family with Tommy Maloney

The show topics could include dating after divorce. How to have a successful Blended Family. I would even like to explore what is a good wine to have when are sitting down talking budget with your spouse.
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Feb 28, 2020

Divorce Diaries Show Creator Michele Traina

 

If you do not ask the question, then the answer will always be no. I happened to be on Instagram when there was a notification that our guest Michele Traina was doing a live video. I jumped on because I've wanted her on the podcast ever since I started to follow her on IG.

 

I dropped a comment in her feed, and well, here we are. 

 

Michele is someone that, if you get on her wrong side, then you won't be sleeping with the fishes, nope, you will be part of her comedy act. Just ask Police Officer Mike.

 

On this episode we talk about:

  • Don't have a meeting with her while you schedule your own meeting with someone else (funny story).
  • Does Michele's daughter think she is funny?
  • Is laughter therapy?

From Michele's bio:

Michele Traina is a performer, educator, and creator of multiple performance brands that carry a thread of healing through humor. She has toured around the country from Stand up to Shakespeare. Michele earned her Masters in Educational Theatre from NYU and has her principal, supervisor, and theatre teacher certifications in the state of New Jersey. In 2013 she founded Propbox Players, a theatre company for young audiences geared towards inclusion and performance for diverse learners. Her one-woman show How to Be A Successful Teacher was in United Solo Festival in 2012 as well as multiple other performances in the tri-state area. She continued her one-woman show 'train' when she was getting divorced by putting her diary on the stage. Michele created Divorce Diaries in 2013, and it has evolved into a one-woman comedy show that laughs at life's beautiful mishaps.

A Jersey Native, Michele's work has a trademark accent and physicality to it, unlike anyone else. She's fiercely energetic and uses her own challenges in life to motivate and inspire her practice as an educator and performer. Michele's obsession with coffee, high kicks, and running literally everywhere. Her favorite role will always be a mom to her beautiful daughter, Grace. 

 

Michele on the social:

Website: https://micheletraina.com/

https://twitter.com/divorcediariess

https://www.facebook.com/michele.traina36

https://www.instagram.com/michele_traina_/

 

Past podcast guest mentioned:

Kathy Hammond

 

Tommy Maloney is the Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family, where you can find on ITUNES, Iheart Radio, Spotify, and Stitcher Radio. 

 

Tommy has spoken at TEDx, Ignite Fort Collins, and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. He even has won speaking awards through Toastmasters International.

 

Tommy Maloney is an Author and Life Strategist. 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 2020. Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, and Duke. A husband to Ann. 

Podcast music by Twisterium / freebackgroundtracks.net

 

Contact him at

 Tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com

 

TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/azG2K47iz4Q

 

 Blog: http://blendingthefamily.com/blog/

 

 Podcast: http://blendingthefamily.libsyn.com/

 

 Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tommy-maloney/id958223196?mt=2

 

 Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tommy-maloney/blending-the-family

 

 Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetommymaloney

 

 The Good Men Project: https://goodmenproject.com/author/tommy-maloney/

 

Medium: https://medium.com/@thetommymaloney

 

Calendly: calendly.com/thomasdmaloneyjr

Feb 21, 2020

Welcome, Kenneth Braswell to the Show!!

Today I am very inspired to have on the show, Kenneth Braswell. He is a wonderful advocate for promoting positive fatherhood. 

Kenneth's bio:

Kenneth Braswell is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fathers Incorporated, and works collaboratively with organizations around the country, to identify and advocate for social and legislative changes. This leads to healthy father involvement with children, regardless of the father’s marital or economic status, ethnicity, or geographic location. From employment and incarceration issues, child support and domestic violence, Braswell has worked tirelessly to address long-standing problems; to achieve long-term results for children, their families, the communities, and nation in which they live. Under the leadership of Mr. Braswell, Fathers Incorporated currently serves as the prime contractor for the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse, providing technical assistance to President Obama’s Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative.

Kenneth has spent over 29 years in the service of family and community; beginning his career as a radio broadcaster for 15+ years and a community newspaper publisher for 10 years.

Eventually, Braswell became the Director of the New York State Fatherhood Initiative, overseeing more than $11 million in programs, conducting a $1 million comprehensive evaluation, and managing the NYS Noncustodial Earned Income Tax Credit. Throughout his career, he has managed over $50 million in Fatherhood Programming.

With his unique ability to view the world, through the eyes of children, Braswell created Fathers Incorporated in 2004. With national and international missions, the agency has provided capacity building services to thousands of organizations, working to ensure that fathers contribute to the healthy well-being of their children. .

As a much sought after keynote speaker, presenter, trainer and media consultant, Braswell has been featured and mentioned in Tavis Smiley Show, Essence Magazine, The Crisis, CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Times, The Root, The Huffington Post and numerous of other media outlets.

LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kennethbraswell/

 

Tommy Maloney is the Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family, where you can find on ITUNES, Iheart Radio, Spotify, and Stitcher Radio. 

 

Tommy has spoken at TEDx, Ignite Fort Collins, and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. He even has won speaking awards through Toastmasters International.

 

Tommy Maloney is an Author and Life Strategist. 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 2020. Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, and Duke. A husband to Ann. 

Podcast music by Twisterium / freebackgroundtracks.net

 

Contact him at

 Tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com

 

TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/azG2K47iz4Q

 

 Blog: http://blendingthefamily.com/blog/

 

 Podcast: http://blendingthefamily.libsyn.com/

 

 Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tommy-maloney/id958223196?mt=2

 

 Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tommy-maloney/blending-the-family

 

 Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetommymaloney

 

 The Good Men Project: https://goodmenproject.com/author/tommy-maloney/

 

Medium: https://medium.com/@thetommymaloney

 

Calendly: calendly.com/thomasdmaloneyjr

 

 

Feb 14, 2020

Adrian Dater Part Two

Our guest is Adrian Dater, who I met at a men's mental health workshop in Denver. One of the speakers is a past guest on the Blending The Family Podcast: Clint Malarchuk and his wife, Joanie.

 

As I was walking out to my car, I was walking with Adrian. He is one of my hockey go-to writers even though I am not a Colorado Avalanche fan. I wanted to ask him so many writing questions, but I wanted to wait for a better time.

 

This will be part two-part conversation I had with Adrian. In this episode, we talked about why I am not a fan of the Colorado Avs. Who is Sean Jensen https://broadstreetpublishing.com/authors/sean-jensen/

Did I hear Dater speak as if he too has "Impostor Syndrome"?

 

Adrian's brief bio:

Adrian Dater writes about the NHL for Bookies.com. The longtime NHL writer spent 25 years at  The Denver Post, 20 of which as the beat writer of the Colorado Avalanche. He also covered the Avs for  BSN Denver and was the lead NHL columnist with  Bleacher Report from 2013-16. Dater has written six books, including the best-selling hockey book "Blood Feud: Detroit Red Wings v. Colorado Avalanche, The Inside Story of Pro Sports' Best and Nastiest Rivalry of its Era," and was a regular contributor to  Sports Illustrated from 2011-13. Dater can be heard on 104.3 The Fan. 

Website: coloradohockeynow.com

Twitter: @adater

 

Grew up in New Hampshire, moved to Denver in 1991. Married, son, 15, live in Thornton

 

I do want to write that if you live in the Fort Collins area to please attend Start-Up week from February 24-28. 

Tommy Maloney is the Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family, where you can find on ITUNES, Iheart Radio, Spotify, and Stitcher Radio. 

 

Tommy has spoken at TEDx, Ignite Fort Collins, and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. He even has won speaking awards through Toastmasters International.

 

Tommy Maloney is an Author and Life Strategist. 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 2020. Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, and Duke. A husband to Ann. 

Podcast music by Twisterium / freebackgroundtracks.net

 

Contact him at

 Tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com

 

TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/azG2K47iz4Q

 

 Blog: http://blendingthefamily.com/blog/

 

 Podcast: http://blendingthefamily.libsyn.com/

 

 Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tommy-maloney/id958223196?mt=2

 

 Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tommy-maloney/blending-the-family

 

 Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetommymaloney

 

 The Good Men Project: https://goodmenproject.com/author/tommy-maloney/

 

Medium: https://medium.com/@thetommymaloney

 

Calendly: calendly.com/thomasdmaloneyjr

 

 

 

 

Feb 11, 2020

gofatherhood.com

Our kids grow up to fast. Case in point: my bonus daughter is coming to the end of her high school athletic career.

When I watch my son Connor play his sports, I am either sitting with my wife or in a spot where I am alone. I do not sit with or near my former spouse. My wife has grown where she can sit not only by her former husband but his wife and his parents. There are some ex's who can sit together at events: I am not one of those.

On this Parenting Tip Tuesday episode, I want to let you know that it is okay to do what feels comfortable, not what the so-called "experts" tell you what you have to do.

I needed to find an email and phone number of one of the parents from the hockey team Connor plays for. As I was looking at the names, it hit me that possibly there are divorced and blended families that I was not aware of. Yes, maybe some of the mom's did not change their last name like my wife.

There are times when I do mom and dad at the games, but there are times when you only see one of them.

Many years ago, I was once interviewed on a podcast, and the host asked if "blended families are the new norm?" My answer then and now is still the same: "yes."

Do you sit near your former spouse? I would love to hear your answer. Please email me:

tommy@blendingthefamily.com

 

Tommy Maloney is the Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family, where you can find on ITUNES, Iheart Radio, Spotify, and Stitcher Radio. 

 

Tommy has spoken at TEDx, Ignite Fort Collins, and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. He even has won speaking awards through Toastmasters International.

 

Tommy Maloney is an Author and Life Strategist. 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 2020. Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, and Duke. A husband to Ann. 

Podcast music by Twisterium / freebackgroundtracks.net

 

Contact him at

 Tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com

 

TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/azG2K47iz4Q

 

 Blog: http://blendingthefamily.com/blog/

 

 Podcast: http://blendingthefamily.libsyn.com/

 

 Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tommy-maloney/id958223196?mt=2

 

 Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tommy-maloney/blending-the-family

 

 Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetommymaloney

 

 The Good Men Project: https://goodmenproject.com/author/tommy-maloney/

 

Medium: https://medium.com/@thetommymaloney

 

Calendly: calendly.com/thomasdmaloneyjr

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