New book release "Raising Engineers" - A Guide to Building Stronger Families & Raising Kids to be Happy and Successful- Now available on Amazon

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About the Author - Raising Kids to be Happy

Hello and Welcome

My wife and I are what most folks call empty-nesters.

We never imagined when we started our family that it would lead me to eventually share my unusual childhood and struggles and offer real ideas in raising kids to be happy and building stronger families.

We raised three boys that God gave us to mold and in the blink of an eye they were off on their own adventure.

Anything that brings me close to nature I like especially when it involves hiking and cycling.

I have a weakness for chocolate and anything that’s baked with chocolate. That must come from the Frenchman in me.

At the age of ten I had no idea what I wanted to be when I grew up and I’m still undecided.

I still find myself dreaming about my dream job and wondering what is my dream job.

I’m an introvert who’s had a successful career in sales. Try and figure that one out. Yes it’s possible. I’ll tell you about it some day.

My life started out a little messy.

I stumbled my way through evil, pain and tragedy for the first twelve years of my walk on this earth.

Adoption, footprints and the grace of God saved my life.

I waded through the murky waters of being a teenager in the shadow of my dark and gloomy past.

I worked my way through college as a jet engine mechanic to earn my bachelor’s degree in business. 

I’m the first in my family to earn a college degree.

I eventually met the love of my life and I’ve spent more than thirty years thanking her for being by my side on this incredible journey.

My kids have called me Super Dad or Dad of the Year, true story, depending on when and who you ask. 

Three amazing young engineers they’ve become whom I’ve been blessed to love, raise, coach, encourage, advise and mentor and spend one of the best summers of my life of the many (great story).

Like I mentioned if it happens outdoors, I’m all in. Yes, I’m very thankful for growing up just minutes away from the L.L. Bean flagship store in Maine. 

My long time cycling hobby wasn’t grueling enough so one day I decided to enter an eight mile hill climbing race that professional cyclist Tyler Hamilton described as one of the most grueling. 

Apparently I’m into both physical and mental pain because I entered the race again the following year.

I helped solved the college financial aid conundrum that allowed my boys to attend the most expensive top rated engineering colleges to earn their Engineering Masters and graduate with minimal debt. 

True story and I know what you’re thinking and I’m far from rich. A story I plan to share in a book. Parts of which I already shared in my book “Raising Engineers.”

Now I’m on a new journey and about to publish my first book about raising kids to be happy and successful in life.

I’ve spent many years reading and studying the Bible. I was educated in a Christian school system from kindergarten to high school.

Not many people really understand the amazing story the Bible teaches us about the family. It’s a powerful story and more people need to understand and bring it into their own lives.

Unfortunately we’ve allowed religion, theology and words like eisegesis, eschatology, adiaphora, and synoptic to cloud our understanding of the simple message of God’s desire for us and our families through the Bible.

I like to talk about and share that powerful message of family that God wants to direct us to in finding His peace and joy that He wants us to experience.

The Bible holds the key to our heart and mind. Hearing it is one thing but doing as it calls us to do is what really matters. 

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