What Would You Do Wednesday: Noodles

Love my high school son. But there are moments I do consider trading him in for a different model. The other day, I got a phone call from the mother of one of his friends. These are “newer” friends- I’ve never done anything with them other than say a friendly “hello” as we mutually drop kids off at each others’…

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Lysol My Life

I bought a can of Lysol today. In retrospect, I should have come home with a case of it. Welcome to my life the last few days. We’ve had a bug problem in our house for the last week. “Bug” as in flu bug. It started about a week ago when my daughter came home with the usual symptoms of…

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Uncle (Flap) Jack

As a kid, he was simply “Uncle Jack.” Today, my kids all call him Uncle “Flap Jack.” Jack was my dad’s oldest brother. They were part of the Omaha, Nebraska Higley brood of five kids. Dad was brother number four. Like everyone in that depression era, they were raised in a world with little money. They also had a life…

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Reddi wip Winner! #7

It’s a little after 3:00 on August 27. Thanks to all of you who had some fun with my Weber Grill and other Goodies Give Away (Thank you Reddi Wip!). I put the total number of comments into my magical “Random.org” machine and came up with #7. So that would be Julie L. Julie, let me know your mailing address…

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Grillin’ Goodies Give Away!

Remember the post I did a couple weeks ago titled, A Cure for “Dad, I’m Bored!“ where I shared our family’s long-standing relationship with Reddi-wip? Well, those nice folks sent me one dandy gift of grillin’ goodies AND they’ve offered to share the love with another Grillin’ Goodie Gift Basket for one of you! And because- as you know- I…

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Bobblehead Break: Jason Seiden

I recently took a Bobblehead Break with Jason Seiden, author and founder of Ajax Social Media. Jason’s got things firing on all cylinders. If I had to come up with Bobblehead Dad’s “most admired” list – he’d be on it. One of the things I admire most is how Jason and his wife, Vanessa, are raising their two daughters, Elle…

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Pin the Tail on the Donkey: Bobblehead Dad Style

In an earlier blog, I gave you a little insight into a Higley tradition that started when the kids were pretty little. I call it our version of Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Except we use a can of Reddi-wip. I wrote about it in Chapter 19 of my book, Bobblehead Dad: 25 Life Lessons I Forgot I Knew.…

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A Cure for, “Dad, I’m Bored!”

“Dad, I’m bored. There’s nothing to do around here.” As a dad of three, I’ve heard that line before. Once. Or twice. Or 2,488 other times. My high school son started in with it again a couple weeks ago. “Everyone’s bored. We’ve done everything there is to do this summer.” “Enjoy being bored,” I told him. “Bored’s good. Own it.”…

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Bobblehead Break: Mark Clement

I recently took a break with Mark Clement, a wonderful man who has dedicated his career to kids. Mine. Maybe yours. And thousands upon thousands of others…

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