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.
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.