Parenting is one wild ride. There are ups and downs. There are wins and challenges. Every day is different, and we always need to be on our toes. That’s why we're so (so!) grateful we have our children's amazing #RockSTARDads with us every step of the way to share in this crazy-wonderful-fun journey with us. That’s why we celebrated this Father’s Day by recognizing a few of the awesome husbands with an essay contest—the winner took home an ENERGY STAR certified LG TWINWash™ 2-in-1 washer system that lets you wash two loads at once and a matching LG dryer!

Products that earn the ENERGY STAR save energy, save money and help protect the planet—so only the best for your #RockSTARDad! Click below to read the stories.

Whether it’s feeding your family what’s local and in-season or choosing ENERGY STAR certified appliances to save energy and $$$, there are lots of little ways to teach children to protect the planet.

When it comes to saving energy in our homes and protecting the environment, the simple choice is ENERGY STAR. Making smart choices can help all mamas (and dads!) use energy more wisely. With ENERGY STAR, all you have to do is look for the blue label. How simple is that?

The Motherly #RockSTARDad Essay Series is brought to you by Motherly and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program. The ENERGY STAR certified washer + dryer prize is provided by LG. TWINWash™ 2-in-1 washer and dryer pair models may vary from pictured due to inventory and/or household requirements related to size and installation requirements .