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Tuesday, December 18, 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 2018 on #GivingTuesday – DMD Dads Care about Give More Hugs

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    DMD Dads Care partners with Give More Hugs on #GivingTuesday

    It’s the season to give back and we are joining forces with the nonprofit Give More HUGS (Helping Unite Giving Souls) this #GivingTuesday to show the world the power of dads doing good. Give More HUGS founder Chris McGilvery is a DMD himself and we have chosen to partner with Give More HUGS to support students in under-served areas. Our children have shelves filled with books, but 1 of 4 children in low-income communities do not have access to books at home. Give More HUGS priority is to help ensure all children in Texas and the communities where their ambassadors live have access to books and school supplies.

    As we approach the largest global day of giving, Giving Tuesday, we ask that you join us in our effort to give back to teachers and students in under-served areas across the United States. Let’s come together to show the power of dads #givingback on #GivingTuesday. Together, we can make a big difference. How can you help on #GivingTuesday?

    Every dollar raised on Facebook starting on Tuesday, November 27 at 5am PST will be matching dollar for dollar up to 7 million. Facebook and Paypal are matching donations to nonprofits. Nonprofit matching is limited to 250k per nonprofit, and 20 k per donor. This could be a big day for our DMD brother Chris McGilvery and his work at Give More HUGS. He is truly making a mark on our world. Please consider a donation or start a fundraiser to help grow the work and impact of Give More HUGS. Together, we are changing lives, one student at a time.

    About Give More HUGS:

    Each year, Give More HUGS train students to develop their leadership to provide books and school supplies to students in under-served areas. Each student who goes through our training has the potential to impact 1,000 students’ lives in a school. This year, Give More HUGS is training 31 students who are implementing the BookShare and Backpack program in their communities.  Volunteering, working hard, and sharing the possibilities with education and inspiration for students in under-served communities.

    Start a Facebook Fundraiser to tell your friends and family that you are raising funds for Give More HUGS to provide books, school supplies and inspiration to students in need.

    Let’s help unite giving souls on #GivingTuesday, November 29, 2018 to inspire students to discover the power of learning, reading, and creativity.

    What is Giving Tuesday?

    Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back.  It all started in 2012, when 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation partnered to establish GivingTuesday.org, a global movement that has engaged more than 10,000 organizations worldwide, as well as communities, families, businesses, charities and students to celebrate generosity and to give.

    Meningitis – What is it and how to prevent it with Dr. Len Friedland and Nick Springer of GSK

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    Meningitis – What is it and how to prevent it with Dr. Len Friedland and Nick Springer of GSK

    In this special episode, Curtis interviews two GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) spokesmen about Meningococcal disease, a rare but aggressive bacterial infection that can be fatal or cause life-long disabilities. It is preventable and there is a vaccine for five serogroups of the disease.

    Dr. Leonard Friedland is a husband, a father to two adult children, a pediatrician, and VP at GSK who has worked in the field of infectious disease vaccination since 2003. In addition to learning about his great work with vaccines, we also get marriage and parenting tips from Dr. Friedland. (full bio here)

    Nick Springer is a gold medal Paralympian in wheelchair rugby and a meningitis survivor whom, at the age of 14, contracted meningitis, fought for his life for 2 months, while enduring 19 surgeries and four amputations. As Nick tells his story, his optimism for life and for living it to it’s fullest shines through. He explains how this disease completely caught him and his family off guard, but how it has allowed him to now be a spokesman for HOPE. Nick shares amazing stories and tips about parenting and positive mental attitude that he observed watching his parents and sister help him recover. (full bio here)

    Take 5 for Meningitis.  Click here to learn more about GSK and their work to increase vaccine-preventable diseases: http://us.gsk.com/en-us/media/press-kits/take-5-for-meningitis/  

    Infographic: Knowledge gaps in vaccination against Meningococcal Meningitis: http://us.gsk.com/media/930638/menb-gsk_infographic_final.pdf

     

    Son of a DMD and Pediatrician – What it’s like growing up in a Physician Family – Episode 11

    Son of a DMD and Pediatrician – What it’s like growing up in a Physician Family – Episode 11

    Rocklin Shumaker is a medical student who is following in his mother’s footsteps. His mom is a prominent Pediatrician and active member of the American Medical Association (AMA). Rocklin and I met at the AMA Convention which coincided with the AMA Alliance Annual Meeting. We discuss the importance of both organizations.

    In this episode, Rocklin and Curtis discuss:

    • The AMA and the AMA Alliance and the importance of each.
    • Lessons he learned growing up in a physician family with a busy mom and stay at home dad. He shares the good and the bad and the lessons he learned along the way that has helped him manage the crazy life of medical school.
    • His parents 30+ year marriage and tips he saw in practice that make them a great couple and great parents.
    • How to teach kids the value of work and reward
    • How to teach kids manners
    • Ways mom stayed involved and was able to alleviate mommy guilt
    • Tips to help aspiring physicians pick a career
    • How parents can bond with their kids and the importance of individual time with each child

    Thank you for listening to the podcast.  Please take a minute and leave a review.

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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!

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