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In these winter months, it's often hard to get kids moving enough to get their recommended 60 minutes of physical activity each day. In fact, First Lady Michelle Obama is big on that recommendation as a part of her "Let's Move" program to combat childhood obesity. One way to get kids moving is with a fitting soundtrack, and GET MOVING WITH ELLA JENKINS presents the little ones with a full hour of activity songs perfect for doing just that!

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giftoflove2X's and O's. With Valentine's Day fast approaching, there will be many of those seen floating around in the weeks ahead, but as a Dad with two daughters, X's and O's are a part of daily life. X's and O's represent kisses and hugs, and together those symbolize a gift of love. That said, it's quite fitting that gDiapers' new gift of love gPants (available today) are emblazoned with X's and O's all around. Launched to benefit Hands to Hearts International, these new, limited-edition gPants are far more than just a part of an "adorable eco-friendly diaper" line, but a symbol that "Hugs and Kisses can Save a Village."

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With Valentine's Day fast-approaching, the heart-shaped decorations will soon be brought in from the garage, and we'll no doubt be doing up some Valentine's for the little ones at school. In the spirit of the love-y season, the folks at Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment have teamed up with The Rock Father for a Valentine's Day Gift Guide inspired by Dreamworks Animation's MADLY MADAGASCAR (coming to DVD, January 29). Check out some fun suggestions below, then enter for your chance to win a copy of the new MADAGASCAR adventure for your little Valentine(s)!

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BeastsAwhile back, I posted a giveaway here on The Rock Father that came with a unique method of entry. Instead of just throwing up an entry widget or taking a "like" or a "follow" for the a chance at a prize, I took a cue from the prize itself to accept entries. BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD has garnered four Academy Award Nominations in addition to numerous other noms and wins over the past few months. Since it's a story about life lessons passed from Father to Child, I asked readers to submit to me a story of a lesson that they've learned, or one they've passed onto their children. I chose two winners, each of which will soon receive a copy of BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD on Blu-Ray, courtesy of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. And now, the winning submissions...

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The Fifty-Seventh Presidential Inauguration will take place on January 21, 2013 as Barack Obama and Joe Biden take the stand on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to be sworn in for their second term as President and Vice President of The United States of America. To celebrate this representation of renewal and continuity of leadership, The Rock Father has partnered with Disney to give one lucky reader a Disney American Presidents Prize Pack! 

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Ever since I started doing The Rock Father as my full-time web presence, I've noticed a few things in the blogosphere that bug the hell out of me. For the most part, I just ignore the little quips and move along without saying anything, but now the time has come to reveal the biggest gripe I have... the classic "Review and Giveaway." Let me tell you something, fellow bloggers: the words "review" and "giveaway" should NEVER be used together. Parenting bloggers (Mommy Bloggers, Daddy Bloggers, etc.) are the worst offenders. 

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