Monday, May 21, 2018
DMD Vegas Retreat 2016
September 9-11, 2016.  Treasure Island Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada.  2 Days.  21 guys.  Our First DMD (Dads Married to Doctors) Retreat.  Dads only, no spouses, no kids.  And it was on this retreat that I learned how to be a better parent.  Here are the 3 things Vegas taught me about parenting... 1 - Quality Time vs Quantity...
This Week in Parenting is intended to be a weekly look at parenting talk around the web, amongst the DMD community, and occasionally, just stuff I'm dealing with around the house. The language is occasionally strong and the opinions reflect only the author. Let's dig in.  Strong-Willed Children, AKA: Possession-Prone Toddlers My son hasn't technically reached the "Terrible Twos" yet, but...

Adoption

Has anyone ever thought of adopting, had a friend that was adopted, or had friends that adopted? Here's my journey in case adoption is heavy on your hearts.  On June 29th, 2009 my wife pregnant at 30 weeks and 6 days was hospitalized and had to have an emergency c-section because she developed atypical HELLP syndrome and was literally dying with...
I've done some soul searching and one of the conclusions I came up with was that I spend way too much time on social media than is healthy. We all focus on how much screen time our kids have. My son is allowed 30 mins a day on his iPad but I would spend hours on my phone. I...
There are lots of ways to maintain your manhood. One in particular is teaching your son how to properly ask a woman out on a date. And what better person to start with than your mom? video of him asking soon coming... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPMCXR0Yw9Q
In my mind, I was going to get all these projects done around the house. Yard work, painting, clean the garage, it was going to be awesome! Boy, was I in for an awakening, lol. Lets just say, I never drank coffee until my son was born. Before I jump into my fatherhood experiences, let’s back up a bit.  Hi, I’m Andy! It...
Dads: Foster Kids NEED You By Derek Williams If you are taking the time to read this article, the odds are you are already a dad. Maybe you’re new or maybe you’ve been a dad longer in life than not, but either way, you proudly claim the title and your heart melts a little each time one of your kids say...
Stratton Family
“No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind .”  - Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich What is a DMD Mastermind and why did I start it? by Shawn Stratton Have you ever had days where you feel like you are not cut out to be...
When you are a DMD flying on your own with three young kids whose ages range from 5 months to six years you don’t do it to be a hero or because you are brave. You do it out of necessity to get on with the task at hand, however ugly it may turn out because you are a...
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...

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