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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Like a Baby’s Butt

Thanks to the good folks at Philips Norelco for letting me play with some of their products the last several weeks as they’ve tried to convert me from straight-edge razors to electric. Did it work? Read on. I’ve been taking a double-dog dare from Philips Norelco the last few weeks. What’s the dare? The real question you should be asking is “What’s…

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My Vegetable Revolution: Part One

Did you know that June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month? I did! And I’ve been trying to celebrate it daily. Okay, the truth is my celebrating has less to do with it being the month of fruit and veggies and more to do with the fact that I’ve just resolved to be a better eater. Winter brings out…

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Parenting is Like Building a DIY Time Capsule

I recently had the pleasure of speaking at the library dedication in North Bend, Nebraska. In typical style, I nixed my speech so I could speak from my heart.  I had a really terrific speech prepared for the keynote I was asked to give at last Saturday’s library dedication in North Bend, Nebraska. Actually, I was quite proud of it.…

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The Bitter Truth About Kids with Bitter-Sensitive Taste Buds

I was a picky eater. And I’ve got one kid who takes after his dad. How about you? Well, guess what? Part of the issue might be some real things happening in their taste buds! And there’s a fast, easy way to find out is your kid is blessed (cursed?) with taste buds that are firing away on overdrive. Check…

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My Chat with NASCAR Champion Jeff Gordon About Pertussis

I had the honor last week to speak to Jeff Gordon and Felicia Dube last week about the rapidly rising rate of pertussis in the United States. Pertussis, often referred to as whooping cough, is a vaccine-preventable disease that all parents need to understand. For more information, visit the  Sounds of Pertussis Facebook Page.

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