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They've been called "The World's Most Dangerous Kids Band," and some hail them as "The Anti-Barney." I say that they rock, and since they're from Chicago via Berwyn, they score even more points as I pen with this virtual ink here in my hidden lair known as Rock Father HQ. I'm talking, of course, about THE BOOGERS, and today this kindie pop-punk powerhouse is bringing their new music video to the masses. I give you, "John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt."

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Chicago's own "First Lady of Children's Music" is releasing her 34th album for Smithsonian Folkways later this month, when 123s and ABCs hits the streets. The 16-song collection features some of Jenkins' best music for helping kids learn counting and the alphabet, with songs presented in four languages - English, Spanish, Swahili, and Yiddish. Check out the full tracklisting below...

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This February, some "Monster" action is headed for Chicagoland when Feld Motorsports brings MONSTER JAM to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont. These roaring, 10,000 pound Monster Trucks will be featured in multiple shows from February 7-9, and as a member of U.S. Family Guide and the Feld Family Ambassador program, I'm able to share with you a discount code worth 30% off tickets! Check out the full details below...

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Note: An earlier version of this article appears at Chicago Parent

Chicago friends: If you're looking for a rootin' tootin', yet rockin' good time with your little ones this weekend, it might be a prime time to pay a visit to Miss Jamie from the Farm. The Chicago-based performer will be doing three shows in and around the city to celebrate the release of her debut album, MISS JAMIE'S FARM (available now on Amazon, iTunes, and CD Baby).

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Disney on IceFor my local friends here near Rock Father HQ in Chicagoland, the folks at Feld Entertainment (I'm working with US Family Guide as a Feld Family Ambassador) are bringing Disney on Ice presents Let's Celebrate! to town later this month. The show will take place at Allstate Arena in Rosemont Jan 22 - Jan 26 & United Center in Chicago Jan 29 - Feb 9. I've got all the details, along with discount ticket info for you below...

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Where did 2013 go? People have long said that the years seem to pass faster as you get older, but 2013... this was something different. Never before has a year been as big a blur as this one. Maybe it's the fact that this is the year that Little Finley went mobile (started walking), creating a situation in which I'm chasing two kids around all day instead of just one. Perhaps its all the adventures we've been having, but honestly, I just don't know why it seems to have flown by so fast. So here we are, New Year's Eve... the last day of 2013, and we're standing on the cusp of 2014. Whatever you choose to do tonight, rock is needed, and thanks to my kindie punk rock friends, THE BOOGERS, you have a new track to add to your New Year's Eve playlist. Enjoy THE BOOGERS' rendition of "Auld Lang Syne" below, and download it if you'd like. Happy New Year!

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