Jim Higley, single dad of three, shares some insight on what “great” really means.
You know, Jim Higley writes, sometimes it’s OK to give your kids ice cream for breakfast.
Does doing good deeds mean you have to think nice thoughts?
Can you imagine the guys on Mad Men sitting around the office talking about feeling bloated?
Good old-fashioned sibling rivalry waxes and wanes at a mind-boggling pace. Can a father keep up?
Ah, the good old days of burning a new mix to share. Does anybody do that anymore?
Jim Higley will do anything to make sure his son shows up for his Little League game in a squeaky clean uniform. Well, almost anything.
‘I had a drawer full of soap from faraway places. And each one was carried home specifically for me from my dad.’
Life does move fast. But in between those blinks lies the opportunity for amazing days.
She was tireless and collapsed in bed every night. She gave awesome back scratches. She liked her boys to brush her hair. She had backbone and was wise. And, to quote my dad, “She washed a mean load of laundry.”
First, he suggested we hang. And second, he goes and put my interests ahead of his? We are making progress, folks.
So, what’s it take to be a good dad? Jim Higley has a few good ideas.
Technology is changing fast these days. All you can say is…hakuna matata.
Jim Higley’s taken over his daughter’s room. Now he has to give it back, and clean it first.
I spent the past weekend on the University of Iowa campus hanging out with my freshman daughter. Iowa billed this as their “Family Weekend.” I call it “Come-to-Town-and-Take-Your-Child-Shopping-for-Two-Consecutive-Days-to-Help-the-Local-Economy-Extravaganza.” Within 45 minutes of arriving in town, my daughter strategically tethered the first shopping challenge question. “Do you think we might be able to do a little…
#8: He has this very bizarre attraction to Professional Bull Riding. I have nothing to do with it and I don’t know where it came from. Just work with it.