Leveling Up Your Parenting Skills

As parents, one thing we’re painfully aware of is that there’s no blueprint for how to raise a kid. There’s not a step-by-step guide to raising the perfect child or being the perfect parent. Sometimes we’re left questioning how we’re doing and if we have any blind spots. Many of the parents I’ve spoken with…

Best of Reno Dads 2019

2019 was a great year to celebrate fatherhood in our community. First – we’d like to thank this city, its parents, and business professionals for the overwhelming support. As we reflect on the year that is coming to a close, we’d like to share with you our top-10 articles of 2019 (based on views) in…

A New Year, A New…Mendacity

If I were to make an honest assessment of myself and the things I need to change in the year ahead, a few items would immediately occupy the top of my list: I need to lose 15 pounds of fat (and replace it with 15 pounds of muscle). I should eat less processed meat (which…

Map of the Best Christmas Lights in Reno/Sparks

If you’re looking for the best Christmas Light displays in the Reno/Sparks area, look no further. Below is a map to help guide you from neighborhood to neighborhood and show you the houses in Reno you shouldn’t miss this year! If you have any trouble seeing the map below, you can open in Google Maps….

2019 Reno Dads Local Christmas Shopping Guide

The 2019 Reno Dads Local Christmas Shopping Guide is here! Each of the Reno Dads and a few of our friends have provided our favorite local shops that puts a smile on our faces when unwrapping presents. Though not planned this way, this developed into a solid list of classic guy stuff (weird, right?). If…

Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe & Tradition

Every family needs two things during the holidays: a great hot chocolate recipe and family traditions! Our family is a bunch of hot chocolate fiends during the holidays. Whatever event we are at we will find the hot chocolate. Usually, the hot chocolate is low quality thanks to quantity over quality needs, but that is…

Limited-time exhibit at arte italia engages the whole family

Hey Reno Dads (Moms, too!): Here’s an idea for an educational family activity for these upcoming colder winter weeks — assuming it actually chooses to get cold, that is. arte italia, a destination that celebrates cultural heritage just steps from the Nevada Museum of Art, at 442 Flint Street, has an incredible free exhibit of…

Surviving Family During the Holidays

Welp. The holidays are in full swing! However you interpreted that opening line depends on whether your personal interpretation of “the holidays” traditionally involves happiness or drama. Often the two are not mutually exclusive. In my line of work, I frequently find people asking how to handle relatives during the holidays. This stems from a…

The Ultimate Reno Christmas Event Guide 2019

To kick off the Christmas season right, Reno Dads has put together this list of events and activities that includes community Christmas tree lightings, Christmas festivals, Christmas markets and craft fairs, Christmas concerts, Christmas services, and anything else we could dig up going on in our community over the next month. We will be adding…

All Aboard!…The Polar Express on the V&T Railway

“Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the…” Wait a minute, that’s the wrong classic story. I’m here to talk to you about the modern-day classic, The Polar Express. The Polar Express is a book that came out in 1985 and, at least from my perspective, lived in obscurity until Tom Hanks brought it…

Youth Basketball – A Reno Dads Guide

Who else is ready to trade in freezing nights at the baseball, football, and soccer fields for a climate controlled gym? If you are among the frozen, we have good news: basketball season is upon us! Reno doesn’t have a ton of youth basketball programs, but the ones we have are large and fantastic. We…