EP 244 Michael Ray

Blending The Family with Tommy Maloney

01-09-2023 • 1時間

Michael is the author of ‘Who Knew?”, LinkedIn Top Ten in Gender Equity Voices 2022, Presenter, and Public Speaker but first and foremost a solo dad. Michael’s journey has encouraged him to break the mould of male stereotypes, overcome male stigmas, and allow men and fathers to focus on actively raising their children.


  1. Being a unicorn
  2. Nightly Job Performances
  3. The real athletes in the house, and we are not talking about the male in the house.






An Ordinary Dad Having An Extraordinary Amount Of Fun!

Welcome to Blending the Family; I am your podcast host, Tommy Maloney.

What exactly is this podcast Blending the Family about? Great question.

Yes, the title might sometimes fool you, as I do talk about blended families, bonus parenting, and mental health. To name a few topics.

What is bonus parenting, you might ask? In our family, we believe the word step has a negative meaning versus the word bonus. Please email me and let me know if you agree or disagree with me.

Email: tommy@blendingthefamily.com

Guests on the podcast have spoken in the past about topics like marrying a narcissist, using technology for co-parenting, and even what is a good wine for a first date or having a budget meeting with your significant other.  The answer is Pinot Noir, but I am more of a Tempranillo type.

You might be asking, who is Tommy Maloney? Well…

I am the Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family, where you can find Apple Podcasts, Iheart Radio, and YouTube.

I have spoken at TEDx, Ignite Fort Collins, and the Everything Dad Convention. I have even won speaking awards through Toastmasters International.

The author of the book "25 Tips For Divorced Dads." "Why not you, Why Not Me?" and "My Dad's Advice At 5:04 AM,". Plus, he contributed as a writer to other books, “The Expert’s Guide to Teenagers” and Father-Daughter Conversations.” He has written for The Good Men Project, Modern Gladiator, and The Greeley Tribune.

Tommy enjoys a glass of red wine while writing or hiding from the family. A dad to Betsy, Becca, Connor, and dogs Duke (RIP) and Otis. A husband to Ann, where they live (when Tommy is home) in Greeley, Colorado.

Please subscribe to the podcast and the newsletter and share your thoughts by leaving ratings and reviews. My gift to you is when you sign up for the newsletter, you will receive my eBook, 25 Tips for Divorced Dads, as a thank you.


Thank you, and as Terry Crews says, “Your Success Is My Success.”

Podcast music by Twisterium / freebackgroundtracks.net

TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/azG2K47iz4Q

YouTube Channel:


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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