Tommy talks on this episode about taking trips with the family even when they are not in your comfort zone such as going camping. Creating memories is the key component rather then having to make the family trip super perfect. Tommy will also talk about his thoughts on what it means to be "roughing it." This is another episode based on his book "25 Tips for Divorced Dads." This is tip 13 called "Road Trip." Your family vacation can be as simple as setting up a tent in the back yard or just a day trip up the road to a hotel that has a pool. Kids love pools. Enjoy this episode.
Tommy takes one of the tips from his first book "25 Tips for Divorced Dads" and it is tip number 4 where it is about telling our kids everyday that we love them. Tommy also talks to the men that they need to be better role models when they are in public with their kids. Use courage to say to another man that they love them. Women have zero issue telling friends that they care about them or that they love them as well. Tommy just wants dads to set the tone for their kids so not only do the kids hear those words of love but can easily same them to their male friends as they get older.
Tommy recently posted an article on Linked In Pulse titled "5 Skills I learned Driving a Zamboni Machine" where we wrote skills he used behind the scenes of the rink he worked at. It was later suggested that he maybe talk about what skills as a dad he learned too and here they are. To get a hold of Tommy please email him at Tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com
Lee Chabin is a Mediator and Divorce Lawyer from New York City. I have known Lee for years through Linked In but wanted to talk to him and his experiences as not only as a dad but also how to have the dreaded conversation with your kids when it is time to tell them about getting divorced. Lee has great content that I have read as well as a no non sense approach that is great for his clients.
Nick Armstrong is the owner of WTF Marketing located in Northern Colorado. He is also responsible for the Fort Collins Ignite events. Nick and I talk about work life balance as well as being a dad. I had a great time speaking with Nick about his business and his lovely family.
Tommy interviews Chris Williams who speaks locally in Denver Colorado to young people about his struggled with his mental health. Chris speaks honestly and from the heart. I hope that Chris's message helps you or others to show that all of our lives are worthy.