Member of the Chicago Parent Blog Network
Based in Chicago's Far North Suburbs, James Zahn is a work-at-home Dad raising a pair of young daughters while his wife works outside the home. Known as The Rock Father™, Zahn brings more than two decades of experience in the entertainment industry to the Parent Blogging landscape. In addition to his contributions for Chicago Parent, James serves as a PBS KIDS VIP (Very Involved Parent), and has guest blogged as a member of the Sprout Kindness Crew. James and/or his work have been featured by CNN, ABC, NBC, WGN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Fangoria, Starlog, Time To Play Magazine, The Good Men Project and more.
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Chicago Kindie scene: New music from Ella Jenkins
January 28, 2014
Ella Jenkins' is releasing her astonishing 34th full-length album this week. "123s & ABCs" is Rock Father approved for your little ones.
Chicago kids' music scene: Meet Miss Jamie from the Farm
January 14, 2014
Bring the kids down to Miss Jamie's Farm to learn, sing and dance about healthy living with her favorite puppet friends!
Top family music picks for the 2013 holiday season
December 17, 2013
Enjoy this new batch of holiday tunes to add to your seasonal music playlist!
Rockin' around the Christmas tree: 8 new holiday records for 2013
December 10, 2013
From folk artists to punk bands, The Rock Father has found home-grown and global holiday music for everyone to enjoy!
Thanksgiving and Thanksgivukkah themed music for Chicago families
November 18, 2013
Family-friendly holiday tunes hand-picked by The Rock Father!
Five great albums for Chicago parents and the kids they love
November 4, 2013
The Rock Father shares five albums you and your kids will love. Two of the groups are performing in Chicago this week.
Kid-friendly Halloween music for Chicago families
October 21, 2013
Get your kids rocking to some spooky fun music with these great picks from The Rock Father himself.
Firehouse Rock: Chicago’s Poochamungas brings their “Block Party” to families nationwide
October 7, 2013
Chicago band releases second album nationwide Tuesday. It's a must-listen for Chicago families.
Chicago dad bloggers enjoy a family day at Wrigley Field
September 23, 2013
James Zahn and his family participated in the #BigLeagueDads event sponsored by The Major League Baseball organization and Dove Men+Care this weekend. Check out highlights from his daughters' first baseball game!
Chicago Kindie Rock: The best new music to rock out to with your kids
September 17, 2013
Kindie Rock (A blend of kids music and indie rock) is quickly gaining a following among hip parents and their even hipper kids. James Zahn recommends four new Kindie Rock albums by artists with ties to the Chicagoland area.