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Friday, April 19, 2019
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...
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...

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

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