James Zahn


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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Ella Jenkins' is releasing her astonishing 34th full-length album this week. "123s & ABCs" is Rock Father approved for your little ones. Read more

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Miss Jamie from the Farm

Bring the kids down to Miss Jamie's Farm to learn, sing and dance about healthy living with her favorite puppet friends! Read more

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Enjoy this new batch of holiday tunes to add to your seasonal music playlist! Read more

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From folk artists to punk bands, The Rock Father has found home-grown and global holiday music for everyone to enjoy! Read more

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Family-friendly holiday tunes hand-picked by The Rock Father! Read more

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The Rock Father shares five albums you and your kids will love. Two of the groups are performing in Chicago this week. Read more

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Get your kids rocking to some spooky fun music. Read more

Holiday Fun

Chicago band releases second album nationwide Tuesday. It's a must-listen for Chicago families. Read more

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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! Read more

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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. Read more

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