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From divorce to dating with kids, to the big day . . . You know, marriage.
Blending the family is a podcast dedicated to helping you navigate the challenges and opportunities of being a blended family.

Blending The Family with Tommy Maloney Tommy Maloney

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 29 Ratings

From divorce to dating with kids, to the big day . . . You know, marriage.
Blending the family is a podcast dedicated to helping you navigate the challenges and opportunities of being a blended family.

    EP 213 Friday Funcast

    EP 213 Friday Funcast

     
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    In this episode, I just wanted to share a story I read. Our world needs some happy stories right now.
     
    A groom used his wedding day to propose adoption to his two bonus daughters. I thought this was such a great story I needed to share it with you. Here is the link to that story.
     
    Next week I will try the new health craze os 12-3-30 and let you know how I did.
     
     

     

    Tommy Maloney is the Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family, where you can find on Apple Podcasts, Iheart Radio, Spotify, and Stitcher Radio. 
     
    Tommy has spoken at TEDx, Ignite Fort Collins, and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. He even has won speaking awards through Toastmasters International.
     
     The author of the book "25 Tips For Divorced Dads." "Why not you, Why Not Me" and His new book, "My Dad's Advice At 5:04 AM," are coming out in 2021. He has written for magazines: The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.
     
    Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, and Duke (RIP), Otis. A husband to Ann. 
    Podcast music by Twisterium / freebackgroundtracks.net Contact him at  Tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com
     
    TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/azG2K47iz4Q
     
     Blog: http://blendingthefamily.com/blog/
     
     Podcast: http://blendingthefamily.libsyn.com/
     
     Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tommy-maloney/id958223196?mt=2
     
     Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tommy-maloney/blending-the-family
     
     Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetommymaloney
     
     The Good Men Project: https://goodmenproject.com/author/tommy-maloney/
    Medium: https://medium.com/@thetommymaloney
    Calendly: calendly.com/thomasdmaloneyjr
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    Anyone considering suicide should contact the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or can chat with someone live on its Web site

     
     
     
     
     
     

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    EP 212 Dereck Reynolds Founder of Hug a Dad

    EP 212 Dereck Reynolds Founder of Hug a Dad

    HUG A DAD

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    Welcome to episode 212 with Dereck Reynolds, the founder of Hug A Dad. We had a very open and honest conversation about how corrupt family courts are. 
     
    Dereck's Bio:
     
    Once I realized that my struggle with the family law system was minor compared to the cases of other fathers, I decided to be part of the solution. The Hug-a-Dad Foundation is dedicated to fighting for fathers’ rights while influencing a culture of fatherhood and leadership. While fighting to reform family laws, we also look to better prepare our upcoming generations of fathers on effective parenting and productive husband qualities. The Hug-a-Dad Foundation is heavily invested in building a fatherhood community of men who support the progression of one another. I am also a current candidate for the city council in the 6th district of Wichita, Kansas. Please support the fatherhood community by talking to your legislators about family law reform. 
     
    Hugadad.com | Facebook
     
    Page 20 062421 | e-Edition | communityvoiceks.com
     
    Reynolds for Wichita Kansas district 6 | Facebook
     
    (1) Dereck Reynolds | LinkedIn
     
    Hug-a-dad (@DereckReynolds) / Twitter
     
    https://youtu.be/eFJyvRXt20s

     

     
     

    Tommy Maloney is the Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family, where you can find on Apple Podcasts, Iheart Radio, Spotify, and Stitcher Radio. 
     
    Tommy has spoken at TEDx, Ignite Fort Collins, and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. He even has won speaking awards through Toastmasters International.
     
     The author of the book "25 Tips For Divorced Dads." "Why not you, Why Not Me" and His new book, "My Dad's Advice At 5:04 AM," are coming out in 2021. He has written for magazines: The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.
     
    Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, and Duke (RIP), Otis. A husband to Ann. 
    Podcast music by Twisterium / freebackgroundtracks.net Contact him at  Tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com
     
    TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/azG2K47iz4Q
     
     Blog: http://blendingthefamily.com/blog/
     
     Podcast: http://blendingthefamily.libsyn.com/
     
     Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tommy-maloney/id958223196?mt=2
     
     Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tommy-maloney/blending-the-family
     
     Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetommymaloney
     
     The Good Men Project: https://goodmenproject.com/author/tommy-maloney/
    Medium: https://medium.com/@thetommymaloney
    Calendly: calendly.com/thomasdmaloneyjr
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    EP 211 Cassie Boyd Share Your Heart

    EP 211 Cassie Boyd Share Your Heart

    Cassie Boyd is this week's guest. Who is Cassie?
    "Hello, I am Cassie Boyd, the mother of two incredible young men, who
    are 21 and 23. My journey as a mom has led me to the most personal
    growth that I have ever experienced. I could not have been as
    successful at it, without my sons. Oprah said, " There comes a time,
    in parenting, where you go from managing to consult." I couldn't
    agree more. Being in the beauty industry for the last 35 years, I have
    shared my story of co-parenting with many. I share both the positive and
    the negative. I started a YouTube channel called Share Your Heart at
    the beginning of 2021, and I also have a blog,
    cassiedoesblogging.blogspot.com. My main purpose with both is to shed
    light on the challenges, but the most important part is how to move
    through them.  Remaining a victim is not the answer.

    I am currently in Education, Salon Development, and Training Concierge
    for a Hair Extension Company out of San Diego. I Travel all over
    training stylists on our brand and also training the new trainers."
    Topics that we discuss, what does it mean to be a successful parent, where "share your heart" comes from, and how to lift up your former spouse.
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    I loved doing this episode and my hope is that you can tell through your headphones. Don't forget to swipe right.
     
    Here is Otis watching me record. He is so funny. Please happy thoughts for him.
     

     

    Tommy Maloney is the Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family, where you can find on Apple Podcasts, Iheart Radio, Spotify, and Stitcher Radio. 
     
    Tommy has spoken at TEDx, Ignite Fort Collins, and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. He even has won speaking awards through Toastmasters International.
     
     The author of the book "25 Tips For Divorced Dads." "Why not you, Why Not Me" and His new book, "My Dad's Advice At 5:04 AM," are coming out in 2021. He has written for magazines: The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.
     
    Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, and Duke (RIP), Otis. A husband to Ann. 
    Podcast music by Twisterium / freebackgroundtracks.net Contact him at  Tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com
     
    TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/azG2K47iz4Q
     
     Blog: http://blendingthefamily.com/blog/
     
     Podcast: http://blendingthefamily.libsyn.com/
     
     Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tommy-maloney/id958223196?mt=2
     
     Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tommy-maloney/blending-the-family
     
     Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetommymaloney
     
     The Good Men Project: https://goodmenproject.com/author/tommy-maloney/
    Medium: https://medium.com/@thetommymaloney
    Calendly: calendly.com/thomasdmaloneyjr
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    Anyone considering suicide should contact the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or can chat with someone live on its Web site

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    EP 210 Suzy Miller Divorce TV Show

    EP 210 Suzy Miller Divorce TV Show

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    My guest is Suzy Miller. She was kind to allow me to be on her TV show and I wanted to return the favor. Her bio goes like this.
     
    Helping divorcing families to evolve from ‘broken families’ into ‘extended families’ by showing them how to avoid costly court battles and to use Peace as their Weapon of Choice™️.

    I am a TEDx Speaker, International Divorce Strategist & creator of the free Best Way To Divorce App. I help clients to save thousands in legal fees by showing them how to make dispute resolution become a successful tool in the divorce toolbox, avoiding prolonged court battles.

    I navigate clients towards ways to co-parent successfully - even if the other parent is very difficult and help make sure clients don’t let their divorce harm their children’s, or their own, mental wellbeing.
    When I'm not being a divorce strategist, I'm writing screenplays about the human condition in all its beauty. And yes, some of them are about divorce!

    https://suzymiller.synduit.com/FTWP0001
    We talk about her Youtube show's motto and family court in the UK. There are more things but you will hopefully enjoy where the conversation goes.
     
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    Tommy Maloney is the Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family, where you can find on Apple Podcasts, Iheart Radio, Spotify, and Stitcher Radio. 
     
    Tommy has spoken at TEDx, Ignite Fort Collins, and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. He even has won speaking awards through Toastmasters International.
     
     The author of the book "25 Tips For Divorced Dads." "Why not you, Why Not Me" and His new book, "My Dad's Advice At 5:04 AM," are coming out in 2021. He has written for magazines: The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.
     
    Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, and Duke (RIP), Otis. A husband to Ann. 
    Podcast music by Twisterium / freebackgroundtracks.net Contact him at  Tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com
     
    TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/azG2K47iz4Q
     
     Blog: http://blendingthefamily.com/blog/
     
     Podcast: http://blendingthefamily.libsyn.com/
     
     Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tommy-maloney/id958223196?mt=2
     
     Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tommy-maloney/blending-the-family
     
     Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetommymaloney
     
     The Good Men Project: https://goodmenproject.com/author/tommy-maloney/
    Medium: https://medium.com/@thetommymaloney
    Calendly: calendly.com/thomasdmaloneyjr
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    • 1 hr 13 min
    EP 209 Art Eddy The Art Of Fatherhood

    EP 209 Art Eddy The Art Of Fatherhood

    Art Of Fatherhood
     

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    My purpose in life is to showcase that there are great dads in the world. Art Eddy is one of those. His website https://artoffatherhood.net/ will clue you in on his purpose of positive fatherhood.
     
    Art and I have some common history, we both came from a radio background, have had diaper challenges, and are both fans of the Reebok Pump. 
     
    One lesson that Art shared was what a teacher told one of his daughters what the word "FAIL" means.
    FIRST
    ATTEMPT
    IN
    LEARNING
     
    What a great teacher.
     
    I was having issues speaking on this episode, so please forgive me. Art saved me a few times. Including a couple of shoutouts to James Lopez and John Francis.
     

     
    LINKS:
     
    The Art of Fatherhood 
    Twitter: ArtEddy3
    Instagram: arteddyiii
    Website:artoffatherhood.net
    LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/art-eddy/
     
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    Tommy Maloney is the Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family, where you can find on Apple Podcasts, Iheart Radio, Spotify, and Stitcher Radio. 
     
    Tommy has spoken at TEDx, Ignite Fort Collins, and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. He even has won speaking awards through Toastmasters International.
     
     The author of the book "25 Tips For Divorced Dads." "Why not you, Why Not Me" and His new book, "My Dad's Advice At 5:04 AM," are coming out in 2021. He has written for magazines: The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.
     
    Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, and Duke (RIP), Otis. A husband to Ann. 
    Podcast music by Twisterium / freebackgroundtracks.net Contact him at  Tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com
     
    TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/azG2K47iz4Q
     
     Blog: http://blendingthefamily.com/blog/
     
     Podcast: http://blendingthefamily.libsyn.com/
     
     Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tommy-maloney/id958223196?mt=2
     
     Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tommy-maloney/blending-the-family
     
     Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetommymaloney
     
     The Good Men Project: https://goodmenproject.com/author/tommy-maloney/
    Medium: https://medium.com/@thetommymaloney
    Calendly: calendly.com/thomasdmaloneyjr
     
     

     
     

     

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    EP 208 Karis Nafte

    EP 208 Karis Nafte

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    When I first got divorced, I was devastated because the family dog Keewee and my son would not be with me any longer. 
     
    Keewee was an Australian Shepherd and was truly my dog. I took her to obeisance class, and she was my wing dog.
     
    You will hear an episode on the topic of what do you do in a divorce with your pets? My guest is Karis Nafte, who has taken her love of animals and mediation to create a unique business. Her website is: whokeepsthedog.com
     
    Bio:
    Born in Oregon, Karis started training dogs professionally in 1996. In addition to teaching puppy and obedience classes, she worked at the very first doggy daycare in Portland. As a result, she has a hugely varied background in professional animal work; obedience, agility, aggressive dogs, shelter work, flyball, and movie work with animals.
     
    In 2005 Karis came to South Africa on vacation, fell in love with the country, and decided to stay put. She lives there with her husband, daughter, 3 cats, and 4 dogs.
     
    Known for her humane and effective training and behavior solutions, Karis is a nationally known and well-respected dog behavior expert, regularly appearing on TV and radio interviews.  Her training school, Happy Dogs, offers 60 plus classes per month.  She is a judge for the South African Dog Agility Association and a licensed animal wrangler for the film industry.
     
    Karis became an internationally accredited family mediator after recognizing the need for ‘dog-centered mediation’ during a divorce. Now, she combines her wealth of experience of dogs and family pets with mediation to help her clients make the best decision for their dog’s long-term wellbeing.
    karis@whokeepsthedog.com
    https://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/wireStory/heated-divorce-pets-people-78398999
     
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    Tommy Maloney is the Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family, where you can find on Apple Podcasts, Iheart Radio, Spotify, and Stitcher Radio. 
     
    Tommy has spoken at TEDx, Ignite Fort Collins, and Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. He even has won speaking awards through Toastmasters International.
     
     The author of the book "25 Tips For Divorced Dads." "Why not you, Why Not Me" and His new book, "My Dad's Advice At 5:04 AM," are coming out in 2021. He has written for magazines: The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and Nurture Magazine. Plus, he has been a guest writer.
     
    Tommy enjoys a good red blend while writing or hiding from the family. A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, and Duke (RIP), Otis. A husband to Ann. 
    Podcast music by Twisterium / freebackgroundtracks.net Contact him at  Tommy@BlendingTheFamily.com
     
    TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/azG2K47iz4Q
     
     Blog: http://blendingthefamily.com/blog/
     
     Podcast: http://blendingthefamily.libsyn.com/
     
     Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tommy-maloney/id958223196?mt=2
     
     Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tommy-maloney/blending-the-family
     
     Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetommymaloney
     
     The Good Men Project: https://goodmenproject.com/author/tommy-maloney/
    Medium: https://medium.com/@thetommymaloney
    Calendly: calendly.com/thomasdmaloneyjr
     
     
    Her goal is to help her clients see the dogs not as weapons or leverage against their ex, nor as human children, but as the individuals, they are with their own doggy needs. She collaborates with mediators and attorneys worldwide and offers regular webinars to educate divorce professionals about pets and divorce.
     
     
     

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Johnny nomad ,

What a fantastic podcast

Tommy is a funny guy with a serious passion for blended families. This podcast has guided me and shown me what it’s like to be in a blended family..

yoga gir ,

Great podcast!

Loving this podcast! Tommy tells it like it is. Very real and honest conversation! I am enjoying these episodes!

coachMagoo murow ,

Easy listening!

Tommy is great to listedn to, The guests are great with a blend of day to day regular Dad taking care of his kid, driving to activities. My latest podcast was episode 93 Highly Recommended, I love the style of intererview that Tommy has perfected.

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