Parenting can really be a pain in the… lower back region?

The afternoon of my bachelor party, I remember picking up my buddy from his house. As he walked to the car, his posture was stooped, his steps were short and he was holding his lower back. I thought he was joking about being old. He wasn’t. The pain only got worse the day after the…

The V&T’s Candy Cane Express

Take a journey on the V&T Candy Cane Express to usher in Christmas. Be forewarned: you will be smiling, laughing, singing, snacking and feeling merry.

Review: Escape Room at the Puzzle Room Reno – with Kids!

Escape Room Addict Hi. My name is David and I am an escape room addict. I cannot get enough of escape and puzzle rooms. My “team”, consisting of my wife and another married couple close to us, take escape rooms seriously. We have even gone to extremes, such as not drinking a lot beforehand (gasp!),…

Basin and Range Cellars

Some of you who follow our coverage may have noticed from social media posts that a few of us recently visited Basin and Range Cellars, a local winery producing estate wine. “Estate” is a term used by vintners (winemakers) and brewers (beer makers) to denote that the ingredients they use are grown entirely on site….

NEW SHOW: The Unbelievables Christmas Spectacular

The air is cold and crisp in Reno again. As I drive through my neighborhood on the way home each night, I spot another house that is newly festooned with brightly colored lights and lawn ornaments. No denying it – it’s Christmastime! If you’re ready to really jumpstart your Christmas spirit, I highly recommend getting…

Do Bad Kids Equal Bad Parenting?

John Rosemond: A Primer I want to make one thing plain from the start: I hold author John Rosemond in very high esteem. He and I have never met, and given my relative youth in the profession, for me to invoke the name of someone who has written 15 books and presently possesses national newspaper syndication…

Deployed Dad

Duty. Honor. Country. Our military service members live by these three words. When they deploy overseas, these words help focus them on the mission. Another word, perhaps not spoken at all, is sacrifice. Every time a service member deploys, they are making sacrifices to defend our nation. This decision truly defines what sacrifice is: giving up…

All Mickey’s Eve

Witches and demons. Ghosts and goblins. Devils and monsters. These (usually adorable) creatures used to roam the streets of suburbia on Halloween, wandering from house to house. Every knock and ringing doorbell signified the arrival of another group of evil spirits, there to demand treats at threat of “tricks”. (Yes, this social contract is the lesson…

A Day Out with Thomas: Big Adventure Tour 2018

My son Jameson is now 13-months old, and I’ve learned this is the exact age when a young boy develops a full-blown love affair with vehicles: cars, trucks, planes, and trains. Every large transportation vehicle he sees is currently a “truck” (his favorite word), and “trucks” of every kind litter my living room: an ATV,…

Pilates Workout: A Reno Dads Experience

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before… fit guy walks into a different workout class and finds out just how challenging it is. Guy walks out with a new appreciation for just how hard it is to work out in a new way.  This is my version… A few weeks ago, Club Pilates offered…

NEW: The Spa at Silver Legacy

If you have followed our articles for any time at all, you know that we enjoy covering new attractions for children and families. This particular one is really for the parents, but hey, parents need love too. Furthermore, if you have followed our articles recently you will likely notice that we enjoy covering old haunts…

35 Family Halloween Costume Ideas

I wouldn’t have expected that I’d be advocating for family Halloween costumes, but here I am. I’ve always aggressively rejected the “matchy-matchy” gimmick. If my wife and I were even wearing the same color shirt, I’d go change. But, perhaps I’ve fully embraced this dad role, because now I look forward to planning our family…