Think your house is Childproof just because you spent a ton of money on Childproofing/Babyproofing products that you installed correctly? Well, here at Rock Father HQ, our daughter has some different thoughts.
I turned 36 last week, and while many people would say "that isn't really old," I sure feel old when I think about how much Trick or Treating has changed over the past 30 years or so. Raising a pair of daughters in 2012 and beyond, gone is much of the spooky fun that was experienced as a child growing up in the 80s.
Life Happens. No matter how well-planned we are, there's always those unexpected occurrences that arrive seemingly from nowhere, presenting us with situations that can be amusing, exciting, irritating, or sometimes frightening. Even with the best-laid plans, there's no way to account for every variable, and expecting the unexpected in often easier thought of than actually accomplished.
The Huffington Post posted an article yesterday highlighting a new study that suggests fathers that co-sleep with their children will experience a drop in testosterone levels. The findings, published in a detailed report on PLoS ONE further support recent discussion and study that indicates lower testosterone levels in men that spend more time with their children. Personally, this is something that I believe to be 100% true, based on my own experience.
It's time once again for the return of an old friend - one that brings warmth and comfort to the cool Fall days and nights... one that's still welcome even though it's still hot here in Illinois. Yes, I'm talking about the Pumpkin Spice Latte from STARBUCKS, and yes - it's back. Officially released today for the 2012 season, they snuck out early at the Starbucks I visited within a TARGET store this past Saturday, and that said - the first Pumpkin Spice of the season was officially consumed. For The Rock Father, Pumpkin Spice is just another element of what makes Fall the best season of them all.
I was planning on writing this blog a few weeks ago, when as far as I'm concerned, Summer 2012 officially came to an end. The date? August 8. The reason? I picked up a 12-pack of BLUE MOON Brewing Company's "Brewmaster's Autumn Sampler." If Fall Beer is Here - Summer is over. At least that's what I told myself.