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Scareded – Scrabble Scribble #10

  The most innocent things can backfire on parents. There’s really no “winning” with kids. No sure formula. What was delicious today may be the worst thing theyR...


SDCC: Disney and Sony team-up for DISNEY INFINITY: MARVEL SUPER HEROES Collector's Edition

When it comes to video gaming, I still have not yet entered the "Next Generation," which is technically already here. I've also not yet played DISNEY INFINITY, despite covering news on it...


Is This How Phobias are Born?

The events of this one late night and one tiny spider, would traumatize my child. Possibly forever. And can I blame him? I'd be terrified if I saw what he did.


SDCC: LEGO is rolling out the AWESOME for Comic-Con with BATMAN, STAR WARS, TMNT and more...

It's that time of year again, the week when everything awesome in pop culture gets a massive spotlight shone upon it at the annual Comic-Con International in San Diego. This year, LEGO is...


Summer Fun with BARBIE: THE PEARL PRINCESS...

A couple of years ago, Addie and I discovered the series of CGI-animated BARBIE movies that Universal has been releasing one or two times a year. Much to my surprise, they're not bad - an...


Watch: MISTA COOKIE JAR's Nostalgic Music Video, "My My My"

Is it live, or is it MEMOREX? Today, MISTA COOKIE JAR unleashes "My My My," the first music video from his brand-new EP, 3'S A CHARM. The video is a look back at his family, and it's best...



Parents’ Day

Earlier today I contributed a blog post to Gays With Kids entitled Being Dad and Daddy in a Mommy World.  In this post, I shared my feelings about living in a society where moms are still...


SuperLunchNotes: Elsa

Day 2 of Girl Power Week is everyone’s favorite super cool Disney Princess/Queen/chart-topper/box-office smasher/Oscar- and probably Grammy-winner… ELSA! I apologize if I̵...


Kindie Scene 6: Suzi Shelton, Django Jones, The Okee Dokee Brothers, Riff Rockit, Eric Herman, Brady Rymer

Welcome to THE ROCK FATHER's Kindie Scene 6, a new column in which you'll find some quick thoughts on six genre-spanning family-friendly albums that you can check out right now. On-deck t...


‘Good Good Trouble’ Great Great for Kids Kids!

Jon and I recently embarked on an exciting father/son tropical adventure — to see a brand new family play, Good Good Trouble on Bad Bad Island! This was only Jon’s second live theat...


Wishlist: Graduation Ring

Source: urban bohemianWay back in college, one of my professors is offering her co-teachers a customized college ring. I also check the price and since then, it was my dream to own one af...




A Guide to Kid Fibs (Illustrated)

The rad people at The Honest Company helped us bring you this post because DUH, honesty is the best policy.   Kids are little lying sacks of giggles. It doesn’t mean they’...


Better than the Original Lyrics. Well, funnier anyway.

Thank you. For making me laugh. And laugh. And laugh at the lyrics you've sang wrong your entire life, to all of these classic songs!


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Watch: 15-Year-Old BEA MILLER releases "Young Blood" Music Video...

Two years ago, BEA MILLER appeared on THE X FACTOR, scoring a slot as a finalist and finishing ninth. Now, the 15-year-old (weird to me that she was born the same year I got married) has ...


Back-to-School: Crayola Store's Pre-BTS Blowout...

I don't post a ton of deals here on THE ROCK FATHER, but once in awhile something comes along that I have to share. Now through August 31st, the crew over at Crayola Store are offeri...


Recycle That Old Phone (Tablet or MP3 Player) with ecoATM

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, in conjunction with ecoATM. I received compensation for the creation and sharing of this post. Like most Americans I love my gadgets. And like many I...


The Shackled Writer Part II

The Shackled Writer didn’t have to search for mysterious doors or draw circles on the ground to create magic portholes to other places. And he still doesn’t but he looks for t...


The Shackled Writer Part II

The Shackled Writer didn’t have to search for mysterious doors or draw circles on the ground to create magic portholes to other places. And he still doesn’t but he looks for t...


My Dog Is An Idiot But He Is Smarter Than You

My Dog Is An Idiot But He Is Smarter Than You–That is not a fair statement because it clearly insults my dog and he doesn’t deserve it. Ok, neither do some of  you but I can&#...