Ever since I started doing The Rock Father as my full-time web presence, I've noticed a few things in the blogosphere that bug the hell out of me. For the most part, I just ignore the little quips and move along without saying anything, but now the time has come to reveal the biggest gripe I have... the classic "Review and Giveaway." Let me tell you something, fellow bloggers: the words "review" and "giveaway" should NEVER be used together. Parenting bloggers (Mommy Bloggers, Daddy Bloggers, etc.) are the worst offenders.
I don't cover much sports here on The Rock Father, so it's pretty fitting that when I do there has to be something rock involved. Case-in-point? NBA BALLER BEATS by Majesco Entertainment. This new video game for KINECT on XBOX 360 is sort of a rhythm game akin to ROCK BAND or GUITAR HERO, but one that uses real basketball skills - and a real ball - to keep the beat along with 30 songs from top artists in hip-hop, rock, and more. You've got music, you've got sports, and you're active while playing. Personally, I wanted to try this out myself, but since we do not yet have a Kinect here at Rock Father HQ, the folks at Majesco have agreed that I can hook up one lucky reader with a copy of the game - complete with an NBA Ball Replica from Spalding!
Can you believe it's only 21 days until Christmas? I can't, and something tells me that these next three weeks will be flying by faster than a reindeer-powered sleigh full of toys. When I was a kid, I'd always look forward to the possibility of some new TRANSFORMERS under the tree, and another thing I always dug was building bricks. Now, 25+ years later, the folks at Hasbro have combined both of those into a new line of KRE-O TRANSFORMERS that are ready to "roll out" for the kids of 2012. How would you like to win a set?
On Monday, December 3, CURIOUS GEORGE, television's number one series for preschoolers, kicks-off it's seventh season with a trip to Australia and an appearance by Bindi Irwin, animal conservationist and daughter of the late "Crocodile Hunter," Steve Irwin. Airing on PBS Kids (check local listings for times), the season premiere will be followed by two more brand-new episodes airing Tuesday and Wednesday, December 4-5. To celebrate the new season, STRIDE RITE (a proud sponsor of Curious George) has provided The Rock Father with a $50 Gift Card that one lucky reader will receive!
On December 4, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment will release BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD on Blu-Ray and DVD. At the center of the story is the relationship between a Father and his Daughter - and the wisdom passed on from Father to Child. In the spirit of the film, The Rock Father is giving readers a chance to win a copy of the film on Blu-Ray by sharing either a life lesson that they've learned from their Dad, or a life lesson that they've passed along to their kids.
As a parent running a mostly single-income household these days (my wife goes to work while I stay home with the kids), I'm constantly seeking new ways to control costs while still providing my daughters with the best of everything. One thing we discovered during our first daughter's infancy was Store Brand Baby Formula. Having compared packages between brands, it was obvious that the nutritional value was there, and in fact - they meet or exceed FDA standards at up to 50% Off the cost of national brands. With our second daughter now nearly five months old, we're using Store Brand Formula once more.