We are so excited for you to join our Reno Dads community! This is a collaborative blog, with content created by local dads for local dads. We aren’t here to preach about how to be a parent. But, we do want to impact the conversation on the role of fatherhood. You will see that overall we encourage active fatherhood and we believe we have an amazing community of dads in the Reno/Sparks/northern Nevada area. You should expect us to share stories of fatherhood, insights on being the best father you can be, reviews on local family-friendly businesses, activities and products as well as ways to improve yourself as a man (we believe if you are a better man you can be a better father). We invite you to engage, to learn, to respond, to share and to join us in this journey of fatherhood.
Who Are We?
We are a community and network of local dads, it’s as simple as that. We want to share things that are important to dads in our community, and facilitate a conversation about being the best fathers we can be.
Among our “founding fathers” is a former undercover CIA officer and a marketing guru – who better to start a dad blog? But, most importantly, we are just normal dads who are passionate about our role as parent and bringing our community of fathers together. We thought it’d be fun to create a website that allowed us to share our experiences with like-minded rad dads in the Reno area.
Our full team of local dads is here to share our stories, encourage conversation, and share our community. They are dads who play an active role in their children’s lives, dads who make decisions on the products and media their children consume, and dads who are on a quest to become the best dads they can be. Just like you.
Never in our history is there a more important time than now to talk about fatherhood. Statistically speaking, children without a father present in their lives are more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol, get poor grades, and have behavioral problems. And that is specifically a father “present” – just imagine how beneficial an active father is to a child’s life if the statistics improve dramatically by simply having a father present.
And that is our goal. We aren’t advocating just being present, but being active. Really active. As in talking to your children about values, about school, about THEIR interests. As in throwing or kicking the ball around, spending time one-on-one outside on a walk. As in playing a major role in actual parenting.
We want to shift how people traditionally think about parenting – a paradigm change that will happen over time and not overnight. We are starting a dialogue and a movement in our community to concentrate on this concept of fatherhood. We believe conversations about parenting are not just for mothers… fathers have equal rights and responsibilities and should play an integral role in their children’s lives.
Our mission is to integrate this theme into our site and actively advocate for this approach to parenting in our community. We invite you to join us on our journey as we explore this concept.
What Can You Do?
Join the conversation! Show support for us and your fellow dads as we take this journey together. We’ll become better men and better fathers, and have a blast along the way.
With you, we will build a community that is like us – dads who are active in our community, who frequent local shops and restaurants, and are all about our home in Reno, Nevada. Our articles will cover everything from parenting topics for every age group to reviews of local activities for the kids, products of interest for the men, and date night activities with the spouse. We want to reintroduce you to local personalities from the angle of fatherhood. Most importantly, we want to explore the idea of active fatherhood and see where it takes us.
We will endeavor to build this community of dads with something to say, mobilized for the betterment of our children, our families, and our community. We are by no means experts – whatever that can possibly mean in parenting. We are just a group of local guys stumbling through this adventure, sharing a few thoughts on our approach, and exploring the greater concept of fatherhood as we go. If that sounds like you, join us, follow us, reach out to us. In the least, become active in your child’s life.
Reach out to us, tell us what you think, suggest places, topics and things you’d like us to discuss.