A Very Special Father’s Day

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My dad has always been there for me no matter what, even when we didn’t see eye to eye on things. He has always been there to help me out and always wanted what was best for me. He was there when I found out I didn’t get a scholarship to go to my number one college choice at the University of Texas (I couldn’t afford the out-of-state tuition) and held me while I cried. He was there for me when my last relationship of five and a half years ended and I felt completely helpless. He was there cheering me on as I was one of few students standing to be congratulated for graduating with a GPA of 3.90 or above. He has always encouraged me to follow my dreams, and last summer when I had the opportunity to go to New York to do a shoot for People magazine, he told me he has never been so proud of me.

My dad is an incredible man. He has endured through both success and failure in order to provide the best life possible for my mother, my sisters and me, and I am beyond grateful for all he has done. I have so many fond memories with my dad, and many of them include our family vacations. He has given us the opportunity to see the country together, and two years ago gave my mom the trip of her dreams — a girl’s trip to Europe with her daughters while he stayed home.

Disney World Trip

New York Trip

Sometimes it seems there is never going to be a way to truly thank him or give back to him, but Father’s Day is one way I always try my best to show him just how much I care! I think the most important thing to him is my family’s happiness, so when I am happy, I know it makes my dad smile! This weekend I am going home to celebrate Father’s day and his birthday, and I can’t wait to spend some quality time with him!

This Father’s Day you can also make your dad smile by entering the Power Dad’s Smile Everyday Sweepstakes with Oral-B!

Oral-B at Target is hosting the Power Dad’s Smile Everyday Sweepstakes with over $1000 in prizes! To enter, just share a photo of you and your Dad on Twitter or Instagram using #oralbsweeps between June 2 and June 15! You could win the Father’s Day Power Bundle which includes the Oral-B Black ProfessionalCare 1000 Rechargeable Toothbrush, the Braun Series 7 760 shaver and a $250 Target Gift Card! Sounds great, right?! Perfect timing to give a great gift to your dad this Father’s Day!

Learn more about the products that are a part of the sweepstakes below:

Oral-B ProfessionalCare 1000:

  • Oral-B is the #1 dentist-recommended toothbrush brand worldwide
  • The Oral-B Black ProfessionalCare 1000 removes up to 5X more plaque along the gum line vs. a regular manual toothbrush
  • The Oral-B Black ProfessionalCare 1000 Limited Edition Available at Target includes a travel case and a Bonus Deep Sweep brush head


Braun Series 3 390:

  • Tough on hair, smooth on skin
  • Features improved Triple Action FreeFoil™ to deliver a great shave
  • Combines great Braun design with high Braun quality


Braun Series 7 760:

  • Includes the most innovative features for Braun’s most advanced shave
  • Features contour adaptability for improved skin contact
  • Shaving technology for a close and comfortable shave
  • Cleansing technology for a hygienic and fresh shave every day


Make sure to enter the contest, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend celebrating your dad on Father’s Day!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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    June 11, 2014 at 11:10 AM

    Awwwww. How very sweet and heart warming. So lovely to see a father that treats his children and family so well.

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    two birds
    June 11, 2014 at 11:57 AM

    We are celebrating our dad’s birthday and Father’s Day this weekend, too…and my father-in-law! Lots of dads born around now!!

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    June 11, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    So very sweet, made me tear up 🙂 Am very happy you had a dad that was there for you at all times….my father passed away when I was 3, so I didn’t have moments like this…very beautiful thing it is!! I hope your dad has a wonderful Father’s day xx

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      June 11, 2014 at 3:54 PM

      I’m so sorry to hear that darling. And thank you for your sweet comment, it made me tear up while I was writing it. I am finally at the age where I can appreciate every single moment with my parents and all the decisions they made along the way to help shape who I am today.

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    Kat Tanita
    June 11, 2014 at 7:04 PM

    This post was the sweetest thing! Happy Father’s Day to your dad, Rachel!

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    Melissa Wiseman Collingwood
    June 12, 2014 at 5:52 AM

    Sweet! Have a great Father's Day!

    <a href="http://www.thechicinsomniac.com">The CHIC Insomniac</a>

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    June 12, 2014 at 4:49 AM

    Your dad sounds like a great man and such a sweet post written on behalf of Oral B and Braun. Also so cool of having a little sister. I have a couple of cousins who are like sisters to me, but otherwise only have one brother.

    Happy Father’s Day to yours and all Great Fathers out there!!

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    June 12, 2014 at 7:24 AM

    Love these throwback pics- you and your fam are so cute! 🙂


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    June 12, 2014 at 8:22 AM

    Awwww! What a sweet post! Those family photos are so cute!

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    Megan // F Yeah!
    June 13, 2014 at 2:48 PM

    Your dad sounds like such a great guy. Thanks for sharing some of your sweet memories with us!

    Megan // http://www.fyeahblog.com

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    June 13, 2014 at 11:46 PM

    so sweet photos, father is always love us,wish all fathers happy father’s Day

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