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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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Sep 10, 2020

#RUOK

 

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Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. I am lucky to be alive. Why? I have attempted to take my life several times. 

I wanted to share three ideas to help you or loved ones who struggle with the feelings of depression.

Today I came across this link that had some great information:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – If you feel you or someone you know may need emotional support, please visit the Lifeline’s website at suicidepreventionlifeline.org for helpful resources or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The Lifeline is free, confidential, and available to everyone in the U.S. You do not have to be suicidal to call the Lifeline.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Warmline – Call or text 775-241-4212. The NAMI Warmline is a stigma-free, non-crisis, phone service you can call or text to speak one-on-one with a NAMI Western Nevada CARES (Community Assistance for Recovery through Education and Support) operator. The Warmline is staffed by trained peers in recovery, who provide support to peers by telephone. The Warmline provides confidential support when we want to talk to someone. The Warmline gives you a peer’s perspective on how to find support in the community by phone, text, or video. Knowing someone cares can motivate us to carry on in recovery when there is anxiety.

 

My hope is this podcast can help others along with this information above.

 

Tommy Maloney is the Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family, where you can find Apple Podcasts, 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.

 

 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. He has written for magazines: The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.

 

Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, and Duke (RIP), Otis. 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

 

Sep 8, 2020

Build A Gingerbread House

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Today I want to talk to you about spending quality time with your kids. Time is NOT about how much money you can spend on the kids. It is all about being present and in the moment.

 

 

Tommy Maloney is the Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family, where you can find Apple Podcasts, 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.

 

 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. He has written for magazines: The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.

 

Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, and Duke (RIP), Otis. 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

Sep 7, 2020

TELL YOUR KIDS YOU LOVE THEM EACH DAY

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In this episode, I want to give you the most important tip from my book "25 Tips For Divorced Dads."

I feel that as parents forget to just tell our kids that we love them. The world can seem moving fast and before you know it, poof, the kids are out of the house.

For me personally, I have struggled with having regrets when it comes to my son Connor. I know it is not too late but my thought is that as he was growing up I was not a good enough father to him.

More on that in a blog post.

I do try letting him know that I love him even though I do not see him on a regular basis.

Tell your kids you love them. Even in front of their friends. 

I will admit that for my oldest bonus daughter Betsy, it is not easy to say. I think that will be a follow up podcast.

My other bonus daughter Becca, we have a pretty cool relationship and saying I love you to each other is very natural.

Bottom line, just say it.

 

 

 

Tommy Maloney is the Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family, where you can find Apple Podcasts, 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.

 

 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. He has written for magazines: The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.

 

Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, and Duke (RIP), Otis. 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

Sep 4, 2020

#BLM

 

Chris Williams message needs to be heard again. Why can't the violence stop? Why does each day have another Black and Brown male or female killed only because of their skin color?

Please share this episode to others who need to hear this. My hope is that next time Chris comes on we can talk sports, beers, and family. 

 

Thank you for support this podcast,

 

Tommy

 

Sep 3, 2020

Tip number three is to get a webcam.

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Welcome to episode number 168 and it is a bit of a blast from the past. When I first wrote this book "25 Tips for Divorced Dads" it was at a time when having a webcam was not too common.

I was attending a Toastmasters meeting when one of the members asked to talk after the meeting. He knew how I was coaching other dads after divorce. He wanted ideas on how to stay connected with his kids since they lived a couple of states over. I told him to get a webcam for both the kids and himself.

This was back in 2009. He liked that idea but he wanted to make sure his former spouse would agree to let the kids use the camera.

When it comes to co-parenting, egos need to be pushed out and to only think about the kid's needs first.

 Here we are in 2020 where the word of the year is "ZOOM." Video technology has changed and maybe for divorced parts it has changed for the better. You can Facetime your kids or send a video message right off your phone. Staying connected with your kids is better now with tech. 

 

Is there a topic you want me to cover in future podcasts?

 

Tommy Maloney is the Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family, where you can find Apple Podcasts, 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.

 

 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. He has written for magazines: The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.

 

Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, and Duke (RIP), Otis. 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

 

 

 

 

 

Sep 2, 2020

TIP NUMBER TWO: SEND YOUR KIDS POSTCARDS OR LETTERS...

 

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I have been challenged to add more content to my business coach. You can go to YouTube and see on the Blending The Family channel this episode. 

This episode I will talk about a simple idea of sending your kids either a postcard or letter to help stay connected.

 

Years ago I needed to travel on Sundays to New York's Laguardia Airport. Once I was off the plane I would stop at the gift shop to buy 5 postcards. Each day I would do my best to print neat enough for my son Connor to read once he would receive them at his moms' house. 

This summer Connor worked three jobs and we only saw him a couple of times. I ended up typing a letter to him. I know deep down he really appreciated the gesture. 

 

This is my tip for you on this podcast episode. Write to your kids.

 

Tommy Maloney is the Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family, where you can find Apple Podcasts, 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.

 

 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. He has written for magazines: The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.

 

Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, and Duke (RIP), Otis. 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

 

Sep 1, 2020

TALK TO YOUR KIDS

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This episode marks a significant change. I have moved to a downstairs into one of our spare bedrooms. My wife Ann and I have been sharing one home office, and as of typing these words, we have our own home offices!

With that being said, let's move on. 

This episode comes right from my first book, "25 Tips for Divorced Dads: How to create special memories and grow your bonds with your kids." I am going to go through each tip from the book and add more commentary, and I hope it brings value to you and your family.

Starting with this episode, I will also add video, so please subscribe to Youtube the Blending The Family channel.

How can you stay connected to your kids when you do not see them regularly? Yes, there is calling. Yes, there is texting. What about writing (or typing) a letter to them?

I have horrible handwriting. This past summer, my son Connor was working three jobs, and seeing him was not as frequent.

 

My idea was to write him a letter. I know a text would be quicker. When you write a letter, it has far more meaning to it.

Please subscribe to all of the social media, and I hope this episode was beneficial to you and your family.

Tommy Maloney is the Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family, where you can find Apple Podcasts, 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.

 

 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. He has written for magazines: The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.

 

Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, and Duke (RIP), Otis. 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

 

Jul 24, 2020

OUR HAPPY DIVORCE

Episode 165 with Nikki Debartolo and Benjamin Heldfond

 

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Welcome to this week's episode with the authors of the book "Our Happy Divorce" Nikki Debartolo and Benjamin Heldfond. After speaking with Nikki and Ben, I have learned that there is a better way to co-parent. 

We talked about how to co-parent during the Coronavirus. You might be shocked at how Nikki and Ben stepped up to blend their family with having each other's spouses and kids under one roof. They even live Seven houses from each other.

While we were talking, I mentioned to Nikki and Ben about Erika Englund from episode 160 and how she and her family came up with celebrating after her divorce the day she got married to her now-former husband.  Erika created "Familyversary." 

Nikki talked about how her husband Chad came to their son Asher to get permission to ask his mom to marry him.

Bios:

 

Nikki DeBartolo understands the impact of a loving family and how it creates a solid foundation for the future for a person navigating through life, love, marriage, and motherhood. As Co-Founder of Our Happy Divorce, a service that offers guidance on creating a post-divorce happy, modern family and Author of "Our Happy Divorce - How Ending Our Marriage Brought Us Together, DeBartolo has made it her mission to help families in every way possible.

 

Having grown up as a member of the iconic San Francisco 49ers football family, the values she learned on the field from a young age, have helped shape who she is today. As Executive Vice President of DeBartolo Holdings and the DeBartolo Family Foundation, Nikki has made it her mission to give back to her community in every way possible, from supporting local grassroots movements to national charities, she has been part of multiple initiatives, giving back to her community, including, Metropolitan Ministries, Meal on Wheels, The Boys and Girls Club, The Humane Society of Tampa Bay, and the HCSO Freddie Solomon Christmas Event.

 

She is proud of the accomplishments that the DeBartolo Family Foundation has been able to share with nonprofits and enjoys when those moments come to life, making the Tampa Bay community – where she lives with her husband, Chad, son, Asher, and their two dogs – feel more like a family. 

 

Ben Heldfond understands the detriment divorce can cause in the lives of children, as his parents’ divorce instilled a deep commitment to doing better for his children one day. As Co-Founder of Our Happy Divorce, a service that offers guidance on creating a post-divorce happy, modern family and Author of "Our Happy Divorce - How Ending Our Marriage Brought Us Together,” Heldfond has made it his mission to help families during the turmoil divorce can become.

 

Heldfond is also the owner of Heldfond Holdings, LLC, a company that invests in a wide variety of companies, including real estate, private equity, and venture capital. His corporate career began more than three decades ago during his real estate career, where he played an integral part in the company’s development acquisitions and diversified investing transactions. He has always had a passion for helping others and since then has been involved with several non-profit organizations; focused on addiction recovery, including, Facing Addiction w/NCADD, Road Recovery, Phoenix House, Young People in Recovery and American Cancer Society Tampa CEO Council with a focus on Governance, Finance, and Strategic Planning.  

 

He is a graduate from The University of California, Berkeley, with a Bachelor of Science degree in African American History and Business Administration. Outside of the office, Ben is an investor, board member, philanthropist, sports enthusiast, and co-host for a local radio show.  He resides in South Tampa with his wife, Nadia, and three kids, Asher, Isabella and Jackson.

 

LINKS!!

WEBSITE: https://ourhappydivorce.com/

 
IG: ourhappydivorce
 
 

Tommy Maloney is the Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family, where you can find Apple Podcasts, 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.

 

 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. He has written for magazines: The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.

 

Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, and Duke (RIP), Otis. 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

Jul 17, 2020

Episode 164 with Sonia Queralt

 

"This episode is brought to you by Podhero, the easiest way to support your favorite podcasts. Did you know that only 1% of the biggest podcasts make money? It's true. The other 99% rely on support from listeners like you. With Podhero, you can support all of your favorite podcasts with one $4.99/mo membership. Just click the link in the show notes, tell Podhero your favorite podcasts (don't forget this one), and your contribution gets shared between shows at the end of the month. Podhero works with almost all podcasts, there's a 0% platform fee (we don't take a cut), there are no contracts, and you can try it free for 30 days."

 

Before we start, I need your help. 

  1. Please let others know about the newsletter.
  2. If you or someone you know needs coaching, please click here and it will take you to the coaching page.
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Sonia is a Miami food blogger and founder of Divorceify. She is an attorney and prisoner of food, who is obsessive about food photography, and will do just about anything for a soup dumpling. As a divorce and family law litigator, Sonia witnessed the confusion, inflexibility, and inefficiencies inherent to the adversarial divorce process; the archaic one-size fits all system often made it unnecessarily difficult to achieve her client’s goals.

 

She saw the value of using technology to simplify and streamline the process, thus saving her clients time, money and stress. Having experienced her own divorce, Sonia truly appreciates the importance of building a reliable and trustworthy support team. Despite her deep legal understanding of the law, she quickly realized she couldn’t face her own divorce alone. Sonia reached out and created a multi-disciplinary team to support her process – a safe space, where she could begin her personal divorce journey and find her road to recovery. Sonia founded Divorceify to create a safe, confidential space for people to receive the holistic support they need as they navigate divorce and re-build their lives.

 

Sonia wants to provide others with the same team approach that she found so helpful – surround yourself with professionals who really “get it” and you become empowered to embrace the next chapter and build a bright future. Sonia is originally from Barcelona and is fluent in Spanish and Catalan. She is currently living in Miami Beach, Florida overlooking the Atlantic ocean. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, food photography, consulting with other small businesses, yoga, traveling, and spending time with her cat, Bella. She is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, and American University in Washington, D.C.

 

 

 

Divorceify Website:  https://divorceify.com/home

Divorceify Blog: https://blog.divorceify.com/

Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonia-queralt-112455ab/

Calendly: https://calendly.com/sonia-divorceify/talk-to-your-divorce-concierge

 

Tommy Maloney is the Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family, where you can find Apple Podcasts, 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.

 

 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. He has written for magazines: The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.

 

Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, and Duke (RIP), Otis. 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

Jul 10, 2020

#howareyoudad

 

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My guest today is someone I have been working to get onto the show for two years. He is a hard man to get a sit down with because he is so busy with his purpose in life. Plus he is rubbing elbows with the Royal Family.

Mark Williams is a Keynote Speaker, Author, and International Campaigner. He founded International Fathers Mental Health Day and the #HowAreYouDad Campaign to help ensure that all parents and families are supported throughout the perinatal period.

Mark has spoken on television and radio stations around the world.  Working alongside Dr. Jane Hanley, he has published articles on Fathers (Paternal) Mental Health. 

 

In 2012, Mark was awarded “Inspirational Father of the year” and “Local Hero” at the Pride of Britain Awards.  On World Mental Health Day in 2016, Mark was invited to meet The Royal Family and in 2019 he was awarded the Point Of Light Award by the Prime Minister.

Mark is also an Ambassador for Mother's for Mother's Charity.

 

Mark and I really go into the weeds of mental health. We talk about his struggles while his son was being born. 

Please check out his TEDx Talk.

https://youtu.be/vIUWWPIVyTM

 

This episode means a lot to me because of the aspect of men's mental health. Please share this with men/dads who are in need of understanding that we men need to let other men know when we need help.

Tommy Maloney is the Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family, where you can find on Apple Podcasts, 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.

 

 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. He has written for magazines: The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.

 

Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, and Duke (RIP), Otis. 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

 

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

 

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Jul 3, 2020

BEHIND THE GLASS

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Hello, from the penalty box, a little hockey humor there. Today I am so excited to talk with Columnist for USA Hockey Magazine, Christie Casciano Burns. Yes, we are talking about hockey in July. If you are a hockey parent, you will understand that the season never really ends.

 

Christie's Bio:

Emmy nominated veteran anchor, and author Christie Casciano is a graduate of Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications. After reporting for WROC-TV in Rochester, Christie was eager to return home to her big Italian family in Syracuse to join the NewsChannel 9 team and the station she grew up watching.

Christie anchors NewsChannel 9 First at 4:00, NewsChannel 9 at 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, and Eleven at 11:00 with Rod Wood. Christie has covered many important stories that have impacted the Central New York community and developed NewsChannel 9's OnTheLookout.net, a crime franchise that has been recognized statewide for its efforts to help keep neighborhoods safe. Each week Christie profiles wanted criminals, and her reporting has helped police solve hundreds of cases.

She is the recipient of numerous community and professional awards, including the Syracuse Press Club's Professional Standards Award, and received a proclamation from the Onondaga County Executive naming December 29, 2012, as Christie Casciano Day. Christie's investigative series on the heroin epidemic earned her an Emmy nomination and the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award.

Christie is a proud hockey mom and has written three hockey-themed books; Haunted Hockey in Lake Placid, The Puck Hog, and My Kids Play Hockey, have sold to hockey parents across the country. Her monthly hockey mom columns have become required reading for the half-million readers of USA Hockey Magazine. She also teamed up with NewsChannel 9's Lou Gulino and Tim Fox to write "Syracuse Television History." She also had the privilege of flying with the Thunderbirds in an F-16 Fighter Jet and pulled 9-G's!

https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004AO7TXI 

Books; 

My Kids Play Hockey

Haunted Hockey in Lake Placid

The Puck Hog 

 

 

When the guest says to you, "that's been an hour?" I take that as a compliment. I was able to hear from Christie's point of view about being a hockey parent. At one part of our conversation, she started to interview me. That was wonderful. What a delight Chrisite was, and I hope she comes back on.

 

 

 

Tommy Maloney is the Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family, where you can find on Apple Podcasts, 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.

 

 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. He has written for magazines: The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.

 

Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, and Duke (RIP), Otis. 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

 

 

 

Jun 26, 2020

Talking To Your Kids

About Diversity

 

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ON WITH THE SHOW

Welcome to this week's podcast episode. My guest is a close family friend, Chris Williams. He is making his second appearance on the show at a time when our world is going through what I hope is a positive change.

Chris, and  I talk about how to help our kids talk about diversity. We parents need to have an open and safe dialog with our kids. 

We do talk about grilling and please come back to episode 162 as I will give you an update on Chris as a grilling master.

When Chris was in the military he had what was called a "Battle Buddy." We all need one or maybe a few of these people in our lives.

I did this on purpose but Chris at the time of the recording was waiting to hear if he and his staff had the Coronavirus. They did not.

 

I wanted to know how his wife Jen, who is white, has helped support him and their two boys when it comes to diversity.

To Contact Chris:

Instagram: cdubb2504
 
Facebook: chrisjen
 
LinkedIn: 

Tommy Maloney is the Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family, where you can find on Apple Podcasts, 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.

 

 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. He has written for magazines: The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.

 

Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, and Duke (RIP), Otis. 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

 

 

 

 

 

Jun 19, 2020

WELCOME TO

FAMILYVERSARY

 

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My guest on this week's podcast is Erika Englund. She has a positive way of celebrating her divorce. I am not sure how many of you could spend time with your former spouse?

Erika is a tech founder and the world has changed in the years since my divorce back in 2008. With the explosion of Apps, it is at times a better way to co-parent and even communicate with your former.

Erik opens up with telling her story of how she never won a case as a litigator. However, it did set her up for a path where she is much happier (nachos and whale watching became her "ah-ha" moment) today.

Erika's bio goes a little something like this:

Erika Anne Englund is an attorney, mediator, law professor, and legal tech founder.

Now practicing exclusively out of court, she has mediated over five thousand hours of successful divorce resolutions. As a single parent of two young children, Erika experiences the joys and challenges of divorce life on a daily basis, happily co-parenting with her former husband (most of the time – she’s not perfect). Erika has an unwavering belief that divorcing people deserve better than the current court system provides. It is her life’s goal to work in the legal, educational, and technological fields in order to effectuate this change. 

A few weeks before the divorce finalized, we started celebrating “familyversary,” turning our wedding date into something happy, rather than leaving it as a reminder of something sad. There is a great story about how the first familyversary came about (magic? Coincidence? Divine intervention?). We’ll be celebrating our 16th familyversary (2020) next week.

LINKS:

Read our recent Sacramento News & Review interview: https://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/erika-englund-divorce-mediator/content?oid=25036064 .

Check us out on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/divorceably  and keep up with us at www.instagram.com/divorceably 

and www.twitter.com/divorceably and get support for all things #divorcelife at https://splitdecisions.pro/ 

https://www.facebook.com/splitdecisionsradio/

Tommy Maloney is the Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family, where you can find on Apple Podcasts, 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.

 

 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. He has written for magazines: The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.

 

Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, and Duke (RIP), Otis. 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

 

 

 

Jun 12, 2020

#FATHERHOODISLIT

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Welcome to episode 159 with James Lopez, the founder of cool4dads LLC. He is the man behind the famous hashtag #fatherhoodislit. James is a dad that I want to be more like and what I truly mean is I want to be working from home so I too can spend time with our kids and new puppy.

Who is James:

Father of 3, technology entrepreneur helping cool dads live their best life and helping brands connect to real fathers. He is the founder of the #FatherhoodIsLit initiative via his organization Cool4Dads LLC and co-organizes events with the NYC Dads and City Dads Group. He blogs and helps dads find cool events at Cool4Dads.com. His work has been featured in Good Morning America, Tamron Hall Show, NY1, USA Today, Black Enterprise, Tech Crunch, Fast Company, Blavity, and many more.

James and I talk about the origin on of #fatherhoodislit and his other hashtag #presenseoverpresents

James has spoken at Dad 2.0. 

He is very involved with NYC Dad's group and City Dad's Group.

How can moms support us dads? He had a wonderful answer.

Please tell him you said hello on Instagram @fatherhoodislit

 

 

 

Tommy Maloney is the Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family, where you can find on Apple Podcasts, 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.

 

 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. He has written for magazines: The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.

 

Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, and Duke (RIP), Otis. 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

Jun 5, 2020

FORECHECK, BACKCHECK, PAYCHECK

 

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Please help with the survey. Here is the email I wanted to share with you:

Dear Tommy,

I am delighted we met by phone and I am truly looking forward to staying connected!

I have created a short survey of 10 questions to gather info on how covid 19 quarantine is affecting remarried couples financially. 

As you know well, divorce rates rise dramatically for second and third marriages. This survey simply seeks to find out if they experience any greater challenges because of dependence on ex-spouses and/or blended families.

Can you please distribute my invitation to your podcast audience / membership to invite clients, friends, colleagues to participate anonymously in the survey online? 

At survey monkey:

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YRY57M3

 

ON WITH THE SHOW

My guest is a long time friend and a very respected youth hockey coach. Scott Maureaux (@scottmaureaux on IG) is not just a hockey coach, he is a teacher of life skills for the kids he comes in contact with.

Scott is also one of my mentors when it comes to blended families. He and his wife Julie have created a wonderful household for all of their kids. They both have kids from previous marriages. I have witnessed first hand how the relationship between all of the kids has blossomed. 

I wanted to learn how he learned to be a very compassionate coach and how they built their family unit. 

One of the people he mentions is a young man named Tate. When I was coaching Tate and one of Scott's sons Jason was part of our coaching staff. Tate is someone who always has a smile on his face and loves helping the kids on and off the ice. Scott has built a network of coaches that are there for our kids. They understand that hockey or sports, in general, will build many life skills.

I hope that you will enjoy my conversation with Scott and I hope other coaches in youth sports will learn something from this episode. One example is the fact that you do not need to yell at kids. 

In the intro, I talked about my thoughts of the way of the world. These are just my feelings and I hope you are not offended but if you are, oh well.

Finally, here is our newest member of our family. His name is Otis and very much a puppy. You will definitely hear him in this episode.

 

Tommy Maloney is the Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family, where you can find on Apple Podcasts, 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.

 

 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. He has written for magazines: The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.

 

Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, Duke (RIP), and Otis. 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

May 22, 2020

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Today's podcast I wanted to talk to you about when the parenting agreement does not mention something like, when your kids can't come over because they are working.

I have not seen Connor since Easter. After Easter "my" weekend fell on Mother's Day. I am not able to see him this weekend because he has a new job.

In this episode, I want to offer three ideas, tips, or just advice on to still be there for your kids when you physically can not.

The organization I mentioned Lap Of Love is what we used for Duke. Here is their website: http://www.lapoflove.com/

Thank you for listening and I hope the podcast has brought you value.

 

Tommy Maloney is the Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family, where you can find on Apple Podcasts, 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.

 

 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. He has written for magazines: The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.

 

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

 

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May 15, 2020

"STOP AND HAVE FUN"

 

 

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ON WITH THE SHOW.

 

My guest this week is a very good friend of the family. Nate Harrison is the founder of the daycare "Mile High Adventures." Located in the Denver Colorado metro area:

http://www.milehighadvntrs.com/

About Nate:

"I've been working with children since 1995; most often as a child care provider, and in 2011 I decided to go private after feeling that so many programs were focused on something other than families and children. 

I hold an elementary education degree in Colorado with a PE endorsement, won the State Pickleball Gold Medal in 2014 and 2015, am captain/coach of a men's ice hockey team at the Promenade (Four Championships and three 2nd place finishes in 9 seasons leading the team), and was PTA President at Ryan Elementary in Jefferson County from 2010-2012.

I've coached soccer, football, tennis, kayaking/canoeing, and hockey; am a rock climbing instructor for Westminster Rec, been a Girl Scout counselor (residential and day camp), the head instructor and run the snowboard department at SolVista Basin/Granby Ranch in Colorado for six seasons, and have worked in Indiana and Boston with children as a para, substitute teacher, and child care provider.

I have a 15 year old son who plays competitive hockey at Hyland Hills (MVP his second season; Captain in his 4th season), leading scorer for Standley Lake in his sophmore year - proud Dad moment, has won 5 state championships in flag football, (though he doesn't give enough credit to his handsome coach), plays lacrosse, and snowboards, wakesurfs, climbs, bikes, and pretty much plays any of the sports I do.

My guiding philosophy is having children being outside and active as much as possible.  This helps them gain independence, see the playground of nature, and create lasting memories."

 

Nate and his son Gabe are HUGE Denver Bronco fans and I wanted to ask Nate right off the bat (no pun intended) how they are dealing with no sports.

I do have to mention that Nate is an avid Pickleball player and yes, we do mock him about the sport. Then Nate got me on my lack of being very good at Scrabble.

There are some great tips from Nate to help parents out with getting our kids active during these unusual times.

Nate does mention someone on the radio named "Stink," who is former NFL player Mark Schlereth heard on 104.3 The Fan in Denver.

Nate's son Gabe has been doing online schools for a few years and he offers up one key way to help our kids with getting through each school day.

Have an open and honest dialog with your kids was something that really stood out to me that Nate talked about.

We both agreed that our American school system is broken. Our hope is that schools will recognize this and make changes. If you want to contribute to Nate's cause after listen to this episode to start his own school PLEASE do so. His daycare is very cutting edge but also logical and a better way to teach kids.

Even Seth Godin thinks that our school system is in need of repair.

 

Tommy Maloney is the Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family, where you can find on Apple Podcasts, 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.

 

 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. He has written for magazines: The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 8, 2020

CO-PARENTING SIMPLIFIED 

 

 

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Welcome to this episode Michael David Daniels who is the founder and CEO of Fayr. He was on the show "Planet of the Apps" and because of that is backed by none other than Gwyneth Paltrow.

The website is Fayr.com and Michael was very kind to offer you a special 20 percent off the App. When you checkout use the code: blending to get the discount.

How did Michael come up with this App? Here is some of his story.

"As a separated father of two young children, Michael found himself overwhelmed by the legal, financial, and emotional costs of divorce on his family. After 20 years in the homebuilding industry, Michael hung up his hard hat to create a tool that would not just improve his family’s life, but would also help the other 55 million divorced co-parents in the US. Despite his success on the Apple tv show "Planet of the Apps" and partnering with Gwyneth Paltrow, Michael's guiding light remains the same: working every day to be his best self for his kids. "   

You will as part of this episode:

  • We do talk about how Michael got on the TV show.
  • He was homeless for a time.
  • Who developed the App.
  • Why the family court system is a joke.
  • Features of the App and why you need this to help with co-parenting.
  • How Michael took the tollway and in a good way cost him $800.00

Another App that could have saved me many sleepless nights when I was first divorced. I hope you do checkout Fayr and if you have a co-parent who is not willing to work with you this App can really help you. My favorite is the time stamping.

If you have an Echo Dot I might set it off so be ready. Not once but twice.

Tommy Maloney is the Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family, where you can find on Apple Podcasts, 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.

 

 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. He has written for magazines: The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.

 

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/

 

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

 

Calendly: calendly.com/thomasdmaloneyjr

 

 

May 1, 2020

"You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you"-Joseph Campbell

 

The quote from Joseph Campbell is the quote you will find on the Instagram bio page for my guest Joe Hawley. His story has really fascinated me. Here is a guy who played in the NFL and then retired to live in a van.

Before I keep going, please check out the story from USA Today Writer Tom Schad and his behind the scenes story of Joe.

I do not know where I found Joe Hawley and his sidekick "Freedom." I just love a good story as a storyteller myself. You can find Joe and Freedom on Instagram at Joe.Hawley

Way back in 2018, Joe retires from the NFL to sell off his worldly possessions, adopt Freedom, and get a van so they can travel the US. I told Joe during the interview that even my mom has heard of him and his story. That is scary.

Joe is one of the most positive people I have spoken with and his IG photos and videos are filled with gratitude. 

We talk about where this idea came from. Growing up in Anaheim, California. Why he was so smart with his money and where he learned that skill. His love and my hate for mushrooms. How he got into baseball late in life. 

Please support Joe and Freedom on their quest of living in a world of gratitude.

He just recently announced in his newsletter that he is currently writing a book and is putting a podcast together. I am looking forward to that.

I did have towards the end some technical issues but Joe was a real pro so I am letting you know.

 

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Tommy Maloney is the Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family, where you can find on Apple Podcasts, 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.

 

 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. He has written for magazines: The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.

 

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

 

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

 

Calendly: calendly.com/thomasdmaloneyjr

 

 

 

Apr 24, 2020

"Father's Eve is about spending time with your buddies, Father's Day is about spending time with family"

Happy days are ahead of us. I really do believe that in my mind. Please can you help me with three items?

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Thank you and now on with the show notes.

My guest is the Founder of "Father's Eve" John Francis. He will walk you through how this idea came about (in a garage). 

Many of the organizations that John will mention have been on this podcast or have a connection to the podcast:

  1. NYC Dad's Group
  2. Dad 2.0
  3. James Lopez with #fatherhoodislit

During my into I talk about another guest Brett Zachman with BeMen.

John will tell you the 5 rules (don't have any drink in your mouth when you hear rule number one) that Father's eve has and I was shocked to learn that he has been doing this since 2012. What started with guys hanging in a garage to now it has started to get World Wide exposure. 

My personal hope is that we can have Father's Eve 2020 in person but if not then a virtual party will still be fun to be apart of.

You can learn more about John and how you can have your own event on the website: https://fatherseve.com

Let's get the word out and start building a community to help support both dads and men going forward.

 

Tommy Maloney is the Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family, where you can find on Apple Podcasts, 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.

 

 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. He has written for magazines: The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.

 

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

Apr 17, 2020

Welcome to a virtual breakthrough.

 

Welcome to episode 153 and one where I was very nervous. When you are interviewing a Ph.D. and well you, are some goofball with a mic there is some nerves involved.

Dr. Elizabeth was a great guest and her book really helped me with a breakthrough that you will hear about. Enough about me here is more about our guest.

I’m a professor at Georgetown University who teaches about international security. My passion is understanding the social structures that drive human behavior—especially during stress, trauma, uncertainty, and conflict.

This has led me to teach, speak, and write about a wide range of topics:

  • Why are wars so difficult to end?
  • Why does technology often exacerbate uncertainty?
  • Why do features of the post-9/11 military make suicide and psychological injury more likely?
  • Why do some of our society’s most common coping habits undermine our resilience?

Contact Dr. Liz:

https://elizabeth-stanley.com/

TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/e0AMlf-mwY4

On this episode, we talk about:

  • The difference between stress and trauma.
  • How can parents help their kids with the changes in the world we are currently in.
  • What is MMFT?
  • The dentist story but you need to read the book about it b because I was too scared to really talk about it.

I did not realize until it was too late where I did not finish my story during the intro. Sorry.

Tommy Maloney is the Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family, where you can find on Apple Podcasts, 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.

 

 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. He has written for magazines: The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.

 

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

 

Apr 10, 2020

Co-parenting just got easier

Another guest who I wish had come up with their idea when I was going through my divorce. Today on the podcast my guest is the Founder of the co-parenting App DComply Marco Munoz. 

Marco and I talk in length why family courts are a joke and for you and you're former to do your best to stay out of them.

Marco and his wife are married but not really. It was a moment on the show where I was speechless.

What was Marco's pain point of coming up with an App and not being a tech person?

Marco even talks about how as a customer he was able to recoup $3,500 from his former.

I am so amazed at the technology and you will sit there and say to yourself "why didn't I think of that?" 

You can find out all about the App and the team behind it at:

https://www.dcomply.com/

 

Tommy Maloney is the Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family, where you can find on Apple Podcasts, 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.

 

 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. He has written for magazines: The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Apr 7, 2020

Three Questions to Help with Your Relationship

 

 

I think I have been enlightened by a previous guest. Taj Dashaun mentioned in episode 149 his three questions. To me, after hearing them I felt that these would be used within our relationships. 

My wife mentioned that a couples therapist could use these questions when working with a brand new couple and they could track to see if the couple has growth after a period of time.

You can even use the questions with your kids to even see how you are doing as a parent.

Please let me know your responses and I would like to share them on an upcoming podcast (don't worry I will change your name).

Tommy Maloney is the Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family, where you can find on Apple Podcasts, 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.

 

 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. He has written for magazines: The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.

 

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

 

 

Apr 6, 2020

Warning: Wash Your Ears After Listening To This Episode.

This is episode 150!! I am so shocked and I want to thank Doug Foresta (@dqueensbard on IG). Doug was my podcasting coach and walked me through putting a podcast together and getting it uploaded. So, Doug, THANK YOU!

Thank you for downloading my podcasts. Each and every time I create a new episode I hope it brings you value.

Thanks to all of the guests who have taken their time to come on. My hope is that I am asking thought-provoking questions. This why I have our voice guy mention that this is a "conversation and not an interview." 

I am very excited to share with you this special episode because I was thinking about calling it quits with the not just the podcast but even finishing up my book and try and just find (dare I say it) a new dreaded day job. However, this episode with Johnny really helped me get the energy I needed to keep pressing forward.

I know Johnny was on episode 145 but I just love talking with him and come on, this is episode 150 we needed something goofy to celebrate. 

 

You can find Johnny:

Youtube - http://bit.ly/2HmpZ1A
 
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/johnnynomadpresents/
 
Podcast 
 
Apple Podcast - https://apple.co/2WOu4AZ
 
Google Podcasts - http://bit.ly/2VIS0cs
 
Please contact him to say hello and that you heard his podcast.
 
Please enjoy this episode and here is to even more episodes going forward.
 
 

Tommy Maloney is the Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family, where you can find on Apple Podcasts, 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.

 

 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. He has written for magazines: The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.

 

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

 

 

 

Apr 3, 2020

How to Thrive after Sports

 

Are you doing well during this time? I really hope you are and if you need me I am here for you. In this episode, I am happy you came by to listen. My guest is the owner of "Thrive After Sports," Taj Dashaun and it is a needed topic as many of our youth athletes are not able to attend their sports.

 

From Taj's Linkedin Bio:

I help athletes discover their new identity and life's direction after sports. I believe that what drove us in athletics, still drives us now. All it takes is a little guidance and a push in the right direction.

When I first stepped away from the game I love, I struggled heavily with depression. I had never fully developed a clear vision for my life after football. I knew I wanted to get a “good job”, make “a ton of money” and be “successful”, but I felt lost and overwhelmed having no idea what I wanted to do with my life.

After several years of stumbling around in the dark, I began to take my eyes off of myself and focus on serving others. I now run an intensive program for athletes who are struggling to adapt to life after sports. Not only do I help former athletes land jobs and start businesses, I help them find fulfillment in every single area of their lives.

It's become my personal mission to reach out and help others overcome the fear, frustration, and uncertainty associated with life post-athletics. The question to ask oneself after hanging up the jersey isn’t: “who am I now?” The question is: “who do I want to become, and why?” 

On the Social:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tajdashaun/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tajdashaun/

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdQgi_hDXaP5-6OtX_Nyf4A

Website:  www.tajdashaun.com

We not only speak about how we parents can help our kids with their dreams of being a professional athlete (if they choose) but just navigating through the college process as far as why a certain major might not fit your athletes' sport.

What do you bring to the world? This turns out to be part of a discussion that I really want you to listen to because it can also deal with your relationships.

You might need to have an adult conversation with your student-athlete but you might need to bring some humor along with honesty.   

As promised during this episode, the Jim Rohn quote.

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” 

 

Please be safe out there, live in gratitude and wash your hands.

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.

 

 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. He has written for magazines: The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.

 

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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