Sayonara to a Storage Unit

I’ve finally gotten rid of my storage unit. And all the contents it’s been holding. And today, I am a happy, happy man. It’s a big day. It’s a new beginning. I no longer have a storage unit. I believe I’ve had a storage unit for about four years. The first one was 10 x 20 – big enough for…

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VIDEO: A Gift To – and From – My Birthday Boy

Today is my son’s 23rd birthday. I hope you enjoy a simple family memory. And a wonderful lesson from a five-year-old boy.

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VIDEO: Kids LOVE Veggies on the Grill!

I was recently talking to Jodie Shield, an expert dietitian with Hidden Valley, about picky eaters (mine – but I’m not naming names!). And the very first thing she asked me was if this particular picky eater (purely in the hypothetical, of course) knew how to grill. “Grill?” I asked curiously. And she told me that one of the best…

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25 Tips to Keeps Kids Safe From Abductors

This month’s failed abduction of a ten-year-old girl on the streets of Philadelphia has parents across the country, once again, asking what more they can do to keep their children safe. Captured on video, the attempted abduction highlights the importance of children knowing what to do in a similar situation. In the Philadelphia case, the girl and her two-year-old brother…

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My New (Cheap) Therapy: The Local Farmers’ Market

I’ve spent a lot of money over the years on some pretty great therapists who’ve helped me gain some terrific insights to life and the curveballs we all get. Fortunately, those days are far behind me. But I still need to get grounded on a regular basis. I still need to clear my head and regroup. And for me, one…

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My New Dream Job!

The kids and I recently went to a Chicago Fire Soccer game to watch them play the L.A. Galaxy (as in David Beckham). Well, David Beckham was a no-show. But that’s okay because I walked away knowing what my new dream job was! Thanks to the nice folks at Quaker for treating the Higley family to this fun day. And…

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My Vegetable Revolution: Part Two

  Tales from a dad who’s trying to do a better of job of bringing veggies to the family dinner table.  Today’s story could be titled, “Why breadsticks are NOT vegetables!” When I was in grade school, probably in second or third grade, our teacher gave us an assignment to go through magazines and cut out  pictures of all the…

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Wanna Improve Communications with Your Teen?

Here’s four simple things you can do to improve communications with your tweens and teens. To those of you who still have cute, little kids who think you’re the greatest thing since their pacifier, I bring bad news. There’s a good chance that, somewhere down the road, they’re going to turn on you. Some will stop talking. Others will only…

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Bobblehead Dad Minute Movie: Popsicle Time

A reminder from my daughter, Wallis, about the importance of enjoying every minute of every day. 

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VIDEO: Celebrating July 4th Higley Style

Have a great 4th of July everyone. Here’s a few memories from fourths of yesteryear…

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