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It seems like summer's just getting started, but the reality is that kids will begin heading back to school next month. If you live in Chicagoland and would like to earn an A+ in preparedness, check out the Simon Kidgits Club’s “Back to School” event at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg THIS SATURDAY, July 23, 2016 from noon-2pm. As part of the end-of-summer celebration, young academics and their families will enjoy school-themed crafts, a school supply scavenger hunt, a festive photo booth, giveaways and much more. Plus, Simon Kidgits Club Members will receive an exclusive goodie bag filled with crafts and other offers, while supplies last. If your little ones aren't already Kidgits Members, you can visit Guest Services with them to sign-up for free!

Published in Chicagoland

With our oldest entering First Grade this week, we've entered a new phased in the Back-to-School realm - that of having a kid in school all-day. With that, there's more supplies to be taken, and the potential for more things to go lost (which has happened), misplaced or mixed-up. With that in mind, the folks at Epson sent us one of their new LabelWorks Label Maker Kits for review - specifically, their Iron-On Kit. It was time to get to labeling!

Published in Tech

With Back-to-School Season upon us, it's time for a refresher on some helpful tips to keep kids safe throughout the school year. Miriam Sonenschein of RubberMulch checks-in with a guest post featuring 10 Tips for Back-to-School safety, covering everything from walking to school to handling strangers and safety in school and on the playground.

Published in Home and Garden

THE ROCK FATHER has participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Reebok. He received a gift card as well as a promotional item as a thank you.

It's official: This week is "Back-to-School" here at Rock Father HQ... for Addie. While she'll be starting First Grade, little sister won't start Preschool for another week - our district starting at the later end of things from what we've seen. In wrapping-up our Back-to-School shopping, the final piece of the puzzle is an important one - fresh gym shoes for both girls. With the Reebok Kids Twistform shoes on-sale* at Finish Line, The Rock Daughters and I made a special trip to check 'em out and get properly-sized to start the school year off right!

Are the members of COHEED and CAMBRIA a little old to be in High School? Yes, but that doesn't matter in the new video for "You've Got Spirit, Kid" - a short that finds them taking on some bullies in true 80s teen movie fashion. I do need to point out that this one isn't for the kids, because while the song is super-catchy, there is a language thing happening - so beware of that. Check out the new video below, along with some comments from the band. The new COHEED and CAMBRIA record, THE COLOR BEFORE THE SUN, is out October 16.

Published in Rock for All

It's Back-to-School Season, and THE ROCK FATHER Magazine and Scholastic have teamed-up to offer readers a chance at winning a fun and completely seasonally-appropriate DVD - PEPPA PIG: SCHOOL BUS TRIP! Available now, this 10-episode collection follows the loveable pig and her friends through a ton of school-based adventures.

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