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…

More than 50% of Northern Nevada Students are Falling Behind

How important is it to be at reading proficiency levels by 3rd grade? Interestingly, it’s a strong indicator of whether a student will graduate from high school on time or at all. 95% of high school dropouts struggled with reading proficiency by 3rd grade! So, how’s northern Nevada doing? Not great – less than 50%…

How to Build a Busy Board Step-by-Step

I spent a lot of time growing up in garages. They were the manhood museums of my late grandfathers; they held a half-century’s worth of their work and whatchamacallits. Tools, scraps of metal and wood, sawdust, two-stroke motors, and oil cans tell the story of the men in my family. It was in those garages…

Nanagrams Book: Names for Grandmothers-to-be

Grandmother. Grandma. MeeMaw. Baba. Apparently “Granny” just isn’t a good fit for all grandmothers. I don’t blame them – sometimes a grandmother doesn’t feel like she is a Nana or a GranGran and all the connotations that are associated with some of these monikers. And these nicknames stick with them their whole lives. But, there…

The Family that Runs Together, has Fun Together

I love the opportunity to take part in wholesome family activities that don’t involve a screen. That’s why, even though I don’t consider myself a runner, I jump at the chance to do “fun runs.” Many of them come in the form of a 5k, which is just over 3 miles. I hesitated, for a…

NEW: Urban Air Adventure Park Reno

When there’s something new in our community for families, we at Reno Dads want to keep you in the loop. Let’s welcome Urban Air! The grand opening is scheduled for Saturday, August 11 at 10am, and it will be open seven days a week. Is it an indoor trampoline park? Yes, but it’s more. Is…

Back to School Safety

Summer is ending soon, and children will be returning to school. Before our kids pack their pencils and grab sack lunches, REMSA/Care Flight would like to remind parents and community members of some basic back to school tips and precautions. Before going back to school: Get up to date on vaccinations Ensure your kids are…

Griffith Canyon Petroglyphs

As hikers go, I am admittedly not an expert. Granted, I’m no rookie either, but if you’re an experienced hiker and you’re reading this review expecting terminology like “base weight,” “alpine zone,” or “peak bagging,” I guarantee you will be disappointed. Or maybe you won’t be because I just used those terms right there? The…

I Won’t Yell at Referees Anymore, Thanks to this Facebook Page

New Facebook page raises awareness of parents who act like fools at youth sporting events, and deservedly so When I was a teenager, I experienced a rather embarrassing moment at a University of Nevada baseball game. The umpire made a call that everyone in the seats behind home plate disagreed with, including me. “YOU GOTTA…

Everyday Dad / Disneyland Dad

To a certain extent, every parent (and parenting team) has to wrestle with being the “cool” parent or the “strict” parent. I’ve seen plenty of parents who take pride in being the disciplinarian, the rule maker and enforcer, all the while knowing that their partner is relieved (in a sense) of that side of the…

NEW: Party Rooms at Circus Circus

If you read my previous article about the new Circus Circus, you know that they’ve recently completed a string of renovations that brought a slew of great new family-friendly additions. One of its newest additions are the two party rooms. Now, as appealing as it is to invite a couple dozen sugar-crazed kids to destroy…