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Robert K. Brandzen II

Having grown up as the eldest of six children, my parents raised my siblings and I within in a loving household where family always came first. Throughout our childhood, my mother instilled in us the importance of faith, while teaching us to develop good habits and avoid bad ones. Mom taught us the following wisdom of Chinese Philosopher, Lao Tzu, popularized by Mother Theresa, “Watch your thoughts, they become your words; watch your words, they become your actions; watch your actions, they become your habits; watch your habits, they become your character; watch your character, it becomes your destiny.”

During my life journey, I’ve experienced failure and enjoyed success, academically, personally, and professionally. During my fatherhood journey, I’ve realized I’ll never be the best father I can be. Every day, I continue to learn from my mistakes, striving to be better for my children today and tomorrow than I was yesterday. I’ve studied and researched the teachings of brilliant childhood development theorists and hundreds of thought leaders across history, many of whom are quoted throughout Fathers Truly Matter and our sister platform, Mothers Truly Matter. What began as a passion project has grown into the most gratifying work I’ve ever pursued. It is my greatest hope that this work might make a difference.

I am filled with gratitude for my team at Pride Exteriors Corp and their tireless efforts in supporting our customers, and in supporting my commitment to Fathers Truly Matter and Mothers Truly Matter. I am forever grateful to my mother for, well, everything in life. The love, support, and guidance she provided for myself, my brothers, and my sister gave us every advantage; she taught us what it means to walk in the light. My mom also helps infuse these platforms with real-life parenting wisdom, lessons which can only be earned over time and with experience.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, sailing, and taking on new adventures. On a spiritual level, I believe that all people are brothers and sisters as we journey through life and feel that we share a great responsibility to leave this world just a little bit better than we found it. I appreciate thought-provoking conversations and my intellectually superior brother Jonathan, who helps me edit every post. More than anything, I love being a father to my three children, Savannah, Robert, and Cheyenne.