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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.

Published in General News

Fall is my favorite season of all. I've always figured it was because I was born in October - a Halloween baby of sorts - but my pumpkin-obsession is powerful. Each Fall since starting The Rock Father in 2011, I have posted something about the return of Pumpkin Spice Latte to Starbucks. No, these are not sponsored posts (though I did recently do a campaign with Starbucks)... I just really, really, really, really like Pumpkin Spice Latte. And just about everything else pumpkin-related, too. In fact, I put a Glade Pumpkin air freshener in my office almost a month ago. It's just part of the season that I love so much, and now I get to share the joy of the season with my daughters. Pumpkin Spice Latte returned to Starbucks for 2013 last week, and today I acquired my first taste of Fall... 

Published in Food and Drink

Back in May, a tiny, brown box arrived here at Rock Father HQ bearing the mark of a cute, little Tooth Fairy, and a Portland return address. What was inside was a baubleApp, a piece of hand-crafted jewelry that contains an NFC (Near Field Communications) chip, thus making it interactive with a variety of electronic devices. The fairyHeart baubleApp (I'm not too keen on the weird capitalization) is a sparkly heart that features the Tooth Fairy on the front, and is attached to a metal chain. It's a perfect necklace for a girl like my Addie.

Published in Tech

Last week, I posted about Oral-B hitting the mark with their cute new commercial, THE POWER OF DAD. Now, with Father's Day just a few days away, the folks at Oral-B reached out to The Rock Father to help spread some smiles with a special giveaway. On lucky reader will receive the Oral-B Deep Sweep TRIACTION™ 1000 power toothbrush - a great gift for themselves, or the Dad in their lives. This is an accelerated giveaway, so get those entries in... a winner will be selected on June 17, 2013!

Published in Contests and Giveaways

Tribut ApparelIt's short notice for Father's Day, but for the Dads... and Moms... and Everyone Else in the world that ROCKS... my friends at Tribut Apparel are offering up a killer deal for YOU to get some fantastic new threads for summer. For a limited time, those of you who shop Tribut can receive 50% Off your entire order with code ROCKFATHER50! Tribut Apparel is a new classic rock and pop culture clothing store that lives by a motto that I can get behind: "When Music Really Matters." Co-Founded last year by Blues-Rock Icon JOE BONAMASSA, Tribut features the designs of visual artist Manuel Oliver, aka Urbano.

Published in Family Savings

Remember DOLLAR SHAVE CLUB? Yes, the folks with the hilarious viral clip about their "F***in' Great" razor blades that I (like most web jockeys) posted about back in March of 2012. Back then, I said that "I can't vouch for their blades just yet." Now I can... but I'm still lazy as hell when it comes to shaving and buying razors.

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