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Tuesday, December 18, 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...
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...

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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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