J.R. Martinez Talks Fatherhood, Working With Movember And More

J.R. Martinez sits down with me to talk about his fatherhood journey and preparing for their second baby. We talk about him breaking the cycle of abandonment and not falling into other bad parenting habits. J.R. is very open about the ups and downs of being a father. Next we talk about the great work his doing with Movember. J.R. shares how guys need to take care of themselves in all facets of life. We also talk about the Movember Dad Jokes Comedy Night this Thursday. Lastly, we finish the interview with the Fatherhood Quick Five. 

About J.R. Martinez 

J.R. Martinez is an Army veteran, burn survivor, actor, motivational speaker, New York Times best-selling author and Dancing with the Stars season 13 winner. He has traveled the world speaking with troops at various bases, as well as serving as keynote speaker for numerous major corporate events, non-profits, Universities and Fortune 500 companies. Now he devotes himself to spreading his message of resilience and optimism.

Martinez is the author of the New York Times best-selling book Full of Heart: My Story of Survival, Strength, and Spirit, a memoir about how he was able to take his own personal tragedy and turn it into an inspiration for others. J.R. currently resides in Austin, TX with his wife, daughter and their two pups, Romeo and Ellie.

Follow J.R. on Twitter at @iamjrmartinez and make sure you check out the work Movember is doing for men over at us.movember.com.

Movember Is This Week’s Sponsor

Movember is more than a month. They are a global movement for men’s health and I highly encourage you to check out Movember.com regularly. They share stories from other guys that are going through similar things that you are going through in your life. The site is filled with parenting tips, videos and guides that will help you and your family. Recently they created Family Man, the world’s first parenting tool created by dads, for dads. They believe that dads are a major part of many families, but don’t always have the tools to complete parenting programs.

About The Art of Fatherhood Podcast 

The Art of Fatherhood Podcast follows the journey of fatherhood. Your host, Art Eddy talks with dads from all around the world where they share their thoughts on fatherhood. Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts.

13 thoughts on “J.R. Martinez Talks Fatherhood, Working With Movember And More”

  1. What an inspiring podcast. I really enjoyed JR’s honesty. I am going to check out Movember to see how I can be a better man.

  2. I read JR’s book and he is just like he is on the podcast as he is in the book. I agree with Art saying how open JR is about his dad and mom and how he looked to change the way he cares for his daughter. Great show.

  3. My wife and I remember seeing JR and learning about his story on DWTS. We were fans then and now we are even bigger fans after listening to this podcast.

  4. What a moving and powerful story. It takes a real man to see how they can be better each day. It seems that JR is all about improving himself each day. More people need to follow his lead. This was a very honest episode.

  5. This has to be one of my favorite episodes from your podcast. I like that you are doing video too. This makes the podcast feel like I am in the room with you guys.

  6. I think if you need to know about JR’s character you learn about it right in the beginning where he shares Art’s gratitude for his military service with all those who served. That spoke volumes to me. Glad to see JR on this show.

  7. Thank you JR and Art for raising awareness about men’s health. This is a topic we need to see more of. As dads we tend to worry about everyone else but ourselves. We need to take care ourselves. I want to thank you both for having this conversation.


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