Man Enough To Be A Girl Scout

“Well behaved women seldom make history.” – Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Anyone who knows me, knows I am missing some punches on my “man card.” For example, I couldn’t care less how much torque your motor has or how to properly secure a load. So it’s only appropriate that I ended up with two daughters. But…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 11: Ken Zimmerman

Local dad talks about living through his daughter’s cancer diagnosis and treatment In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast crew sits down with Ken Zimmerman, a local dad who shares his family’s story of the journey through their daughter Emily’s cancer diagnosis and treatment. As our readers and listeners might recall, the Reno Dads are…

Rhythm & Sol: A Music Career in the Making

When I was around 18 years old, I inherited a 1973 Ovation Model 1111-4 Balladeer round-back guitar. One of my grandmother’s tenants had abandoned it in her rental property in Kansas City, and I happened to stumble across it one summer’s day while I was helping her clean out the storage room. It was a…

Date Night Ideas – A Reno Dads Guide

Coming up with date night ideas always seems to fall to the ladies and the guys are stuck painting boards or sipping wine or a more traditional dinner and a movie event. Nothing against those things, they are fun and all, but sometimes we need just need to spice things up a bit. So, here…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 10: Mike Draper

Spotlight on a New Contributor to Reno Dads In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast introduces the newest contributor to the team: Mike Draper. Mike is a native Nevadan, born and raised here in Reno, and has graciously decided to add his voice and storytelling to the Reno Dads blog. We’re excited to have this…

The Annual Toy Purge

Thanks to Netflix, you may have been exposed to Marie Kondo, and her love of cleaning up a good mess. It’s a movement that’s sweeping the nation (+1 dad point for that pun). As such, you may be finding yourself adding projects to your to do list that include straightening up drawers, cleaning out the…

2019 Reno Dads Guide to Youth Baseball and Softball in Reno

Youth Baseball and Softball in Reno It’s that time of year again when registration for spring youth sports are opening up and parents all over Reno are clearing their calendars for baseball, softball, soccer, and every other sport hosting spring leagues. With so many options, we wanted to compile a list of community and private…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 9: Shane Whitecloud

Local Dad on a Mission to Help Veterans In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast sits down with Shane Whitecloud, a local dad who has been working with various veterans groups in northern Nevada for more than ten years. One of the programs that Shane has been most active with is called the Veterans Resource…

Nerf Gun Wall

Reno dad, Jason Lintner, has an arsenal of NERF guns in his house (well, let’s say they’re his son’s). If you’re like me, you know that management of these toys is usually difficult – they’re either scattered across the house or piled in a box somewhere. So, Jason decided to build a NERF gun wall…

Ask Mr. Emotions: Shame and Guilt

We live in a society that has made shame and guilt undesirable. From the perspective of not wanting to experience discomfort, that makes sense. We all want to live in as much comfort and ease as possible. However, from a neurological, psychological, physiological, and sociological perspective, avoiding shame and guilt is a very dangerous premise….

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 8: Grant Denton

Local Dad on a Mission to Help Recovering Addicts and the Homeless In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast sits down with Grant Denton, a local dad who has been helping women in addiction recovery with exercise and a Karma Box program to provide a place for homeless people to pick up basic necessities around…