My 70 Years of Parent Hacks

April 5, 2016

I’ve officially logged in over 70 years of parenting. Not 70 consecutive years. 70 cumulative years between my three children. Whew!  I’ll let my children be the judges as to how well I...

I’m Walking 84 Miles in England with 12...

February 20, 2016

  This morning, in Washington, D.C., I had the honor of announcing something rather fantastic at the sold-out Dad2.0 Summit. I’ll be one of 12 dad bloggers, writers and influencers who...

Laundry: The Ultimate “I Love You”

January 30, 2016

Doing laundry in in my genes. Correction. Enjoying doing laundry is in my genes. My mother could always be found in one of two places: our kitchen or our basement – where she daily pushed...

About Bobblehead Dad

About the Book

International Book Award Finalist
ForeWord Book of the Year Finalist

Jim Higley was a forty-year-old bobblehead. Just like those collectible figurines with oversized, bouncy heads, he’d put on a smiling face and bobble through his hectic, overflowing days.

Higley’s bobbling came to a screeching halt with the diagnosis of cancer, surgery, and a summer of healing. More than a cancer story, however, Bobblehead Dad puts you in a front row seat as the author discovers the illuminating parallels between events in his childhood and his adulthood.

Higley, whose parenting stories appears in Men’s Health magazine and the Huffington Post, unwraps poignant lessons from his family history with rich, vivid detail. His story reveals meaning in simple moments and the people who fill them-including the surprise discovery of his most important lesson, which had been quietly waiting for over thirty years.

Written in an informal but eloquent style, Bobblehead Dad keeps you laughing, crying and-most importantly-thinking. Higley’s distinctive storytelling rhythm, combined with a knack for handling heavy topics with an embraceable voice, quickly draws you into his experiences-while launching you on your own journey of self-discovery and reflection.

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About Jim

Jim Higley is an award-winning author and a national advocate for fatherhood and men’s health issues.

After a prostate cancer detour at the age of forty-four, Jim traded in his 20-plus-year career in corporate America to become a full-time, stay-at-home, single dad to his three children. He documented a large part of that journey, along with his passion for positive parenting, in a weekly parenting column for the Chicago Tribune’s suburban paper reaching a monthly audience of over four million readers.

Today, Jim is known as a thoughtful, relatable voice to people worldwide who enjoy his stories in Men’s Health magazine, the Huffington Post, his video reports for NBC Universal iVillage as well as his weekly radio podcast, Bobblehead Dad Parenting. A recent finalist in the Erma Bombeck Global Writing Competition, Jim’s an insightful storyteller and motivational speaker who helps millions find meaning in the simple moments of their days.

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