Monday, October 15, 2018
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...
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...
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...
Is BPA Free Plastic safe?
Plastics have played an enormous role in increasing our quality of life. There is practically nothing that we do that hasn’t been improved or made possible by plastics... so the importance is not really up for debate. The concern, however, is whether it is safe to use plastics which come into contact with our food and our developing children. As...

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

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