15 Travel Tips From Former Undercover CIA Officers

Travel season is getting underway and I have seen a plethora of traveling posts about traveling with kids that concentrate on trip logistics (e.g. proper planning) or general tips (e.g. packing snacks for the kids), but few that go into detail on actual security practices that will protect your children and family. Traveling, both abroad and domestically, can…

Did Becoming a Father Change Me?

As Father’s Day approaches this weekend, it’s an appropriate time to take a moment to reflect on the journey of fatherhood. More specifically, we’re reflecting on what life was like prior to becoming a father, and after our children were born. Did we change? Or was our true self revealed? Did we discover characteristics in…

This Father’s Day, Bond with the Kids Over Fun STEM Projects

Father’s Day is this coming Sunday, and we realize some of you dads may just be looking for a day of rest and relaxation. However, we also suspect many of you will want to enjoy some one-on-one time with the kiddos. So how about some STEM activities that will get the creative juices flowing and…

Review: Roundabout Grill

I had the pleasure of taking the family (my wife and two sons) out to dinner at Roundabout Grill (located on the ground floor of the Whitney Peak Hotel in downtown Reno). This is a cool place! When you first look around at the decor, which is on the contemporary side, you immediately wonder if they’re…

Clearing the Air for Our Kids

With a 10-year-old daughter and a seven-year-old son both active in soccer and baseball leagues, our family spends a lot of time in area parks. When we’re in our parks we never escape evidence of tobacco debris that’s been thoughtlessly thrown away, whether it’s cigarette butts, spit-out chew, or tobacco packaging. And though it doesn’t…

A Man with a Lot of Questions

It was the first Tuesday evening of 2017, January 3rd to be precise, when my wife broke the news to me: I was going to be a father. When I got home around 7:45 that evening, she surprised me with a gift that she had “forgotten” to give me Christmas morning. It was wrapped inside…

Beards, Beers & BBQ

We had a blast sitting down with the father/son combo, Rob and Mason, creators of Beards, Beers & BBQ, a local show about… you guessed it – beards, beers & BBQ. Each episode, they invite a local guest, and this episode was all ours. But, we flipped the script and interviewed Rob and Mason about…

Sneak Peek: A T. Rex Named Sue

“We have a T-Rex!” -John Hammond, Jurassic Park Last night, Reno Dads had the opportunity to get a sneak preview of The Discovery’s newest exhibit: A T. Rex Named Sue. Sue is the largest, most complete T. Rex ever discovered and The Discovery has her life-sized replica on display. The exhibit opens to the public…

Solution to Seasonal Stuffiness

“What if you hate the way he picks his nose? …..And eats it. All men do it.” – Kristoff from Frozen I don’t know about you, but I was anxious for the winter of 2016/2017 to end. Full disclosure: I don’t ski or snowboard, so the over abundance of snow in the Sierras was lost…

Reno 1868 FC – Interview with Coach Russell

See a different side of Reno 1868 FC head coach, and fellow father, Ian Russell. Reno Dads gets Russell’s thoughts on Reno, fatherhood, and the life of a head coach for Reno 1868 FC. Video courtesy of Lemaire Photography.