Photo Credit: Courtesy: Jim Higley
iVoice Jim was a typical middle-age dad whose world, overnight, went from cheering for his children on the soccer field sidelines 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 and suddenly found himself with an entire summer removed from all of life’s obligations as he allowed his body to heal after surgery. Thanks to a wise friend’s promise, however, that summer of physical healing transformed into the rediscovery of several forgotten life lessons that had been quietly waiting for him for over thirty years.
Since then, Jim—a member of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists—has become an inspiring voice to people worldwide who daily enjoy his print and online columns for Chicago Tribune’s TribLocal, “The Good Men Project” and “Man of the House.” He also can be heard on his weekly radio show, Bobblehead Dad. The single father of three is an insightful storyteller who writes about the experiences found in the nooks and crannies of everyday life from a dad’s perspective.
Described as “Martha Stewart meets MacGyver,” after a 23-year career in corporate America Jim zipped up his briefcase 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 simply being home and available, 24/7. Jim is the inaugural World’s Greatest Dad for "Man of the House" magazine. His kids, however, are requesting a recount.
Jim is the Week 4 Coach for the iVillage Back to School Community Challenge.
Read more about him at www.BobbleheadDad.com.