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While Fall might be is undoubtedly the best season of the year, it also brings with it some safety concerns for the kids as we move toward Halloween. With that, my friends at Step2 have teamed up with The Rock Father and some other great parenting blogs to get one lucky reader and their family hooked up with the wagon of their choice (really, what better way to trick-or-treat than in a wagon?) and a Safety Sam KidAlert! V.W.S. We certainly want all of the little ghouls and goblins to be safe as they walk the streets in search of tricks and treats, and this combo-pack could certainly assist.

If you ever browse the off-the-mainpage "For Grownups" section of The Rock Father, you might've already seen me proclaim my allegiance for Sweden's GHOST (now known in the U.S. as "GHOST B.C." for "legal reasons) in recent months. They're hardly what I'd call "family friendly," which is why they'd normally not be featured right here on the mainpage... but we're in the midst of the Halloween season, and certain bands just fit right in. GHOST is one of them, and today they land at Day 6 on The Rock Father's 31 Days of Halloween 2013... not for their music, but for their hamburger. A spooky treat for Chicagoans to eat?

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For Halloween this year, a pair of Kindie artists have come together for their first release as a duo. YOU AND ME AND THE RAIN finds Portland's LORI HENRIQUES and Los Angeles' TODD McHATTON getting seasonal on their first single, "For Halloween This Year."  The single and it's accompanying D.I.Y video land at Day 5 on The Rock Father's 31 Days of Halloween 2013.

Published in Family Music

By 1988, the A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET franchise was a household name. Well on it's way to becoming more "camp" than "scares," the saga of the razor-gloved FREDDY KRUEGER had come a long way since being birthed by director WES CRAVEN back in 1984. With merchandising tie-ins, a 1-900 hotline number, and millions at the box office, it was only a matter of time before the series had a proper musical tie-in by established artists (unlike 1987's horrible FREDDY'S GREATEST HITS by "The Elm Street Group").

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With the Fall Season comes the cooler weather and shorter days, which often means that indoor projects start happening with increased frequency. While building sets are a regular fixture of playtime here at Rock Father HQ, it always seems that we do more in Fall and Winter. In the spirit of the season, the folks at LEGO have a couple of exclusive sets for 2013 that make The Rock Father's 31 Days of Halloween for Day 3.

dunkinmugupOctober is here, and with the best month of the year comes a time of fear, days and nights filled with dark and delicious Witches' Brew. I'm talking about coffee, of course (using "Witches' Brew" for dramatic effect), and as many of you know, coffee fuels my lifestyle here at Rock Father HQ. Chasing around a four-year-old and a 15-month-old can at times be... terrifying, and I'm all about the coffee goodness to help get me through. But what frightful images can you conjure up with your favorite brew? That's what my friends at the J.M. Smucker Company, makers of Dunkin' Donuts packaged coffee (available where you by groceries) are asking you to do. It's the return of their "Mug Up" contest, a chance for YOU to win some killer prizes.

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