Bobblehead Dad Jim Higley Shares His Story and Insights for Parents

Find Value in "Vanilla Moments", hear inspiring lessons from one man's journey through fatherhood & cancer. Leave w/ sense of optimism & useful parenting strategies. FREE. Walks-ins welcome.

School District 102 & PTO's Parent University are Proud to host the Bobblehead Dad! Free for Parents Only.

Hear Bobblehead Dad, Jim Higley, speak on his personal journey through fatherhood and cancer, the rewards of investing in our children - no matter how small, and share some of his life lessons from someone who has been there & done that! Walk away excited & optimistic.

Q&A session will follow. An amazing evening you won’t want to miss!

Books will be available for purchase.

ALL are invited to this FREE, Parents Only event.

Walk-ins are welcome, but your RSVP will help us to plan.kyoungperkins@d102.org OR 847-353-5665


Who is Jim Higley:

 Jim Higley was a typical middle-age dad whose world, overnight, went from the soccer field sidelines cheering on his children to the sidelines of life. At the age of forty-four, Jim became the fourth member of his immediate family to receive a diagnosis of cancer.

Jim’s book, Bobblehead Dad: 25 Life Lessons I Forgot I Knew, is an inspirational story about his journey through cancer, fatherhood, and the rediscovery of several forgotten life lessons. It’s a winning finalist of an International Book Award, a 2011 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year finalist, and is ranked as a “Top Ten” Motivational book by Amazon Kindle.

A member of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, Jim has become an inspiring voice to people worldwide who enjoy his print and online columns for the Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune’s TribLocal, and The Good Men Project. In addition to his weekly radio show, Bobblehead Dad, Jim is also a contributor to NBC Universal iVillage as one of their first “dad” iVoices. The single father of three is an insightful storyteller and motivational speaker who helps millions find meaning in the simple moments of their days. He is a finalist in the 2012 Erma Bombeck Global Writing Competition.

Described as “Martha Stewart meets MacGyver,” Jim zipped up his briefcase after a 23-year career in corporate America and became a fulltime stay-at-home dad. Since then—in addition to writing—his world centers around carpools, bake sales, attempting to make school play costumes with a glue gun, and being an available parent. Today, Jim is considered a forward-thinking, action-oriented and inspiring leader in both the cancer and parenting communities worldwide. Through his multi-media platform, he helps people, businesses and brands find and spread the message that there is value and meaning waiting in life’s nooks and crannies.

To top it all off, Jim is also the inaugural World’s Greatest Dad for Man of the House magazine. His kids, however, are requesting a recount!

Read more about Jim at www.BobbleheadDad.com.

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Michelle F September 19, 2012 at 03:51 AM
My apologies, and thanks for the feedback. I am really new to the blogs on the Patch. But the staff has been so amazing and helpful, so I took a chance! With so many devices, it's hard to make content fit everyone. But you are absolutely correct, and I will make note for future posts! Details: Thursday, 9/20/12 7 pm Aptakisic Jr. High Cafeteria. FREE- Parents, Only. I hope you can make it! And if not, PLEASE consider sharing. This event is open to all!!
Mark Bushey September 19, 2012 at 03:57 AM
No problem. Hope that didn't come out rude! I am going to try to make it.
Michelle F September 19, 2012 at 04:07 AM
Not at all! I will take all the help I can get! That's the great thing about "community"! I hope you can make it! if you are not familiar with him, check out his website: www.bobbleheaddad.com/ His radio interviews, and stories are great! His book was also rated a Top - 10 Motivational Book on Amazon/Kindle. They will be available for purchase, and he will sign if you like. A portion of the proceeds are donated to Imerman Angels! Thanks!
Michelle F September 20, 2012 at 02:09 AM
Mr. Higley will be selling his book (http://bobbleheaddad.com/about-the-book), and signing. A portion of his sales goes to Imerman Angels (http://www.imermanangels.org/)
Michelle F September 20, 2012 at 12:42 PM
The countdown has begin! In less than 12 hours, community members of Buffalo Grove and surrounding areas will be able to hear Mr. Jim Higley, AKA the Bobblehead Dad! There are still plenty of seats available. No one will be turned away!


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