Sunday, August 19, 2018

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    Welcome to DMD Lifestyle!

    The content on this blog is written by DMDs (Dads Married to Doctors) but is designed for all busy dads or parents married to busy professionals.

    Let’s face it… we’re all busy. When we got married and started having kids, we had a certain idea of what life would be like. At least, we thought we did. DMD Lifestyle is all about parents, and especially dads, doing life together and learning from each other. Learning from our successes, our mistakes, and encouraging each other to create a better lifestyle for ourselves and our families.

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    DMD Gives Back to Home of the Innocents to help support 12,000 kids and families – Episode 10

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    DMD Gives Back to HOTI

    DMD Gives Back to Home of the Innocents to help support 12,000 kids and families – Episode 10

    Click here to donate to DMD Gives Back to support HOTI

    Each year, the DMD dads support a cause that we all hold dear to our hearts. This year DMD Gives Back to Home of the Innocents (the Home), which is where Louisville’s vulnerable children and youth have found emotional, physical, and intellectual support that can transform their lives since 1880.

    This interview is with Meredith Pack, HOTI Communications Director, and Mike LaCharite, event planner with Top Mark Events. We discuss the 4 major service areas of the Home, their amazing programs, 2 success stories and their growth plans. We look at how Social Media has changed how the community learns about the needs of the Home and how they can be directly involved both locally and from afar.

    PODCAST TIMELINE (minutes:seconds into podcast):

    1:30 – Who is DMD?

    2:30 – Mike discussing DMD Gives Back; Learn more about the DMD 3rd Annual Retreat here.

    5:30 – 4 major areas that make up Home of the Innocents

    12:00 – Services provided by the Home.

    13:30 – Do you need help?  Learn how to get assistance from the Home.

    18:00 – Click here to support the Home. See the HOTI amazon wishlistClick here to volunteer for the Home.

    22:00 – 2 success stories

    30:00 – “What is love?  Love is NOT hitting, being sexually abused, or being traded for drugs.  Love IS giving confidence, empowering you, and letting you know that someone cares and will protect you.” – Meredith Pack

    36:00 – Growth Plans

    38:00 – Challenges HOTI has faced

    42:00 – Growing success and changing lives since 1880

    43:30 –Click here to support the Home. See the HOTI amazon wishlistClick here to volunteer for the Home.

    47:00 – Learn more about the DMD 3rd Annual Retreat here.

    Would you like to partner with DMD to Give Back to Home of the Innocents?  Donate here, https://www.grouprev.com/dmdgivesbackky

    Who is Curtis and what is DMD?  Click here to learn more about him and DMD here!

    Need an amazing event planned?  Click here to learn more about Mike LaCharite and his amazing career as an event planned married to a doctor.

    Learn more about Home of the Innocents at www.homeoftheinnocents.org.

    DMD Gives Back to HOTI

    Marriage Lessons from Steve Allwine, a previously divorced dad now married to an OBGYN – Episode 9

    Marriage Lessons from Steve Allwine, a previously divorced dad now married to an OBGYN – Episode 9

    Steve Allwine is a great guy who has learned a lot about marriage and what works and what doesn’t. In this episode, we discuss his first marriage and what he learned that has allowed his second marriage to be so amazing. He’s married to an OBGYN and they have 2 kids under 2!

    SHOW TOPICS:

    Communication: In marriage, what are your deal breakers? How about in parenting?
    Respect: How to put yourself in your spouse’s shoes.
    Consistency: How to do the little things for big wins!
    Considering Divorce: Tips to consider
    Marriage Lessons – Do you say YOU when questioning your spouse?
    Parenting Tips – Have you tried THE PAUSE?

    RESOURCES MENTIONED:

    DMD Dad Joke Contest:  Click here to add some hilarity to your day!
    Have you tried SmartyPants Vitamins?  Use promo code DMD2018 at checkout to enjoy 50% off.  Click here to order.

    Book Mentioned: Bringing up Bebe, https://amzn.to/2O7ITK2 (affiliate link: thank you for supporting this site with your amazon purchase)

    Thank you to our sponsor, fee-only financial planner, Ryan Inman, who shares a finance tip of the day from www.financialresidency.com.

    Bourbon – what is it, how to drink it, and why you need to enjoy it with Sour Mash Tours – Episode 8

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    Bourbon – what is it, how to drink it, and why you need to enjoy it with Sour Mash Tours – Episode 8

    Sour Mash Tours is Louisville, Kentucky’s FIRST guided, walking bourbon tasting experience. DMD will be participating in their tours and learning all about bourbon at our 3rd Annual Retreat.

    In this episode, you will meet Danielle, Andy, and Dillon and they will tell you:

    • What it means to be a Certified Bourbon Steward
    • where Bourbon came from
    • introduce you to the Bourbon Boot Camp (a suggested way for newbies to enjoy bourbon)
    • share the secret (or maybe not so secrete) liquor very similar to Pappy Van Winkle
    • discuss their various tour offerings, and explain to you why YOU need to visit Louisville, KY and enjoy bourbon amongst other spirits with Sour Mash Tours.

    Learn more and book your Sour Mash Tour at https://www.sourmashtours.com/

    Come learn all about Bourbon alongside DMD.  Register for the retreat here: http://www.dmdlifestyle.com/retreat

     

    Building a business as a doctor dad married to a physician – Episode 7

    Building a business as a doctor dad married to a physician.

    Dr. Kelly James wears many hats. He’s a physician, a husband married to a busy physician, a dad and most recently, an entrepreneur. With all of us having so many things on our plates, he realized how easy it is for us to forget important dates. This led to the creation of a beautiful timepiece that not only reminds us of important occasions but also stands alone as an amazing piece of art and testament to the beauty of the event it is helping you remember. Meet the Anniversary Clock.

    Visit https://tenbrinkandcompany.com/ to learn more about the clock, Kelly’s business, and to place your order.

    In this episode, you’ll learn tips on:

    • time management
    • how to evaluate your ideas
    • how to persevere in the face of business failures and setbacks
    • how to test your product/idea
    • what it takes to be a busy dad, husband and a successful entrepreneur.

    Learn more about Dr. James’ company and the Anniversary Clock at https://tenbrinkandcompany.com/.

    Achieving work life balance as an entrepreneur dad married to a doctor.

    Achieving work life balance as an entrepreneur dad married to a doctor.

    IQ Talent Partners founder, Chris Murdock, says work-life balance is all about perspective and proper mindset.

    In this nugget packed episode, we discuss:
    – Recognizing your talents and find partners to fill gaps
    – What does work life balance even mean? Balance doesn’t always mean equal!
    – How to handle bad days at work.
    – Mindset: We all wear multiple hats and you have to know when to wear which one!
    – Mommy guilt – how to help your spouse cope
    – Why 1 business failed vs his current business success
    – Find a tribe who gets you. In DMD, we realize, we’re not alone!

    To hear more of Chris’ wit, check him out in the SmartyPants Vitamins DMD Dad Joke Competition at http://www.dmdlifestyle.com/spdadjokes/.

    Need resume help or seeking a new career, reach out to Chris at http://www.iqtalentpartners.com/

    This episode is sponsored by Mike LaCharite of Top Mark Events, http://topmarkevents.com/. Consult this DMD for help finding an amazing venue and location for your next event!

    Fatherhood is a Team Sport. Celebrate Father’s Eve with John Francis – Episode 5

    Fatherhood is a Team Sport. Celebrate Father’s Eve with John Francis – Episode 5

    John Francis decided to celebrate the completion of his new garage with some buddies on the night before Father’s Day 2012. That celebration grew into an annual event called Father’s Eve now celebrated in over 50 cities around the world! Find a Father’s Eve event in your city or HOST ONE by visiting https://fatherseve.com/

    In this episode, John and I discuss:
    – The value of 1 on 1 time with your children
    – Why connecting OFFLINE with other dads is so important
    – How you can get involved in your community with a dads group or host a Father’s Eve event

    Dad Resources mentioned:

    Dad 2.0 Summit: https://www.dad2summit.com/ – CONNECT WITH TODAY’S MOST INFLUENTIAL DADS, MEDIA, AND MARKETERS.

    City Dads Group: https://citydadsgroup.com/ – Helping fathers across the nation socialize and support one another.

    National At-Home Dad Network: http://athomedad.org/ – Providing support, education, and advocacy for fathers who are the primary caregivers of their children.

    How to teach your kids to value money with Fee Only Financial Planner, Ryan Inman

    How to teach your kids to value money with Fee Only Financial Planner, Ryan Inman

    Have you wondered how to teach your kids to value the toys or gifts that they ask for all the time?

    Have you wondered how to help your kids place a value on their grades or chores in exchange for an allowance?

    What about how to encourage your child’s interest in making money and to nurture their understanding that everything has a cost?

    Today, we break out of the normal financial box with fee-only financial planner, Ryan Inman, who owns Physician Wealth Services and shares great content weekly at the Financial Residency Podcast.

    Physician Wealth Services – Contact Ryan for a free consult for financial planning – https://physicianwealthservices.com/
    Financial Residency Podcast – Ryan gives out amazing information and answers user-submitted questions at https://financialresidency.com/

    Favorite Book: Ender’s Game – Order via our DMD affiliate link: https://amzn.to/2wMPRk5
    Favorite Financial Book to recommend: How a 2nd Grader Beat Wall Street – Order via our DMD affiliate link: https://amzn.to/2IIVLar

    Ryan references Jordan and the strong influence he had on him “buying in” to DMD.  Check out my interview with Jordan here!

    Who is Curtis and What is DMD? – Episode 1

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    Who is Curtis and What is DMD?

    Curtis and Dr. Allison Webster have been married for 12 years and have been doing life together for over 17! In this episode, we discuss our background and our DMD PMG story. Undergrad to Medical School where we had our first daughter, to Residency in another state where we had our 2nd daughter, to our current Attending / Post Residency life with our 3rd daughter. Life is busy but life is good!

    Along the way, we learned some life lessons to help us manage the crazy and have some fun.

    Here’s our story and every other Wednesday, you’ll get to hear stories from other DMDs or experts in a particular topic all with the goal of helping our community live what we call the DMD Lifestyle better!

    Life is better, when we do life together.

     

    Learning how to stay connected and sane from stay at home dad of 3 under 6, Jordan Worley – Episode 3

    Learning how to stay connected/sane from stay at home dad of 3 under 6, Jordan Worley – Episode 3

    Jordan Worley is a long time DMD member and an integral part of running the Admin Moderator Committee for the organization. He has been primarily a stay at home dad since his 3 boys under 6 were born. Being a social person coming from an IT and Sales background, it was a big transition for Jordan to stay at home full time with the kids. He figured out some ways to make it work which we discuss in this episode. One of those ways he mentions is connecting with other DMDs at our annual retreats. Learn more about our upcoming retreat at http://retreat.dmdlifestyle.com.

    As the kids have gotten older, Jordan has also started pursuing another passion of his, landscape/real estate photography. Learn more about his aerial drone business here: https://www.facebook.com/nlrep

    To see more of Jordan’s hilarity, see his dad jokes at http://dmdlifestyle.com/spdadjokes/

    How event planner, Mike LaCharite, manages life as a dad married to an Intern – Episode 2

    The LaCharite Family

    Mike LaCharite is a busy DMD. As a member of the Dads Married to Doctors group since nearly the beginning, he now serves as part of the Advisory Board for the organization. He’s an event planner (strategist), dad to a three-year-old, and married to an Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Resident in her intern year.

    In this episode, we discuss how he’s learned to manage his time as an entrepreneur, dad, and husband. He’s got some great tips and perspective on the work-life balance and how to make his DMD Lifestyle work.

    Learn more about Top Mark Events at http://topmarkevents.com/

    See his work on the upcoming DMD 3rd Annual Retreat (and register) at http://retreat.dmdlifesytle.com.

    He has also recently co-founded the International Sous Vide Organization around his passion for the kitchen tool and technique. If you’re interested in purchasing sous vide equipment please use our affiliate link and support DMD with your purchase by clicking here: https://amzn.to/2I1P3gk

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