Reno Dads Podcast Episode 17: Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam

In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast welcomed Washoe County Sheriff and dad Darin Balaam. Sheriff Balaam is a dad — four kids ranging in age from 10 to 24, including teenaged twins, so he knows a thing or two about fatherhood. He’s also been in law enforcement for over 20 years, and his experience…

Game of Throne

Are you ready for the final chapter? Of course you are… you’ve watched Arya become a revenge-hungry killing machine, almost forgotten when Ned lost his head nearly ten years ago, and you’re still reeling from Dany going nuclear on King’s Landing last week. I’m here to tell you a slightly different story, though. As the…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 16: Reno Mom Mikalee Byerman

In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast sat down with Mikalee Byerman, a local mom, marketing guru, and Reno Moms Blog contributor to talk about solo/single parenting, dating in Reno, and online dating. It turns out that dating in Reno is just as frustrating from the women’s side of the table as it is from…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 15: Dad and Entrepreneur Danny Cox

In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast sat down with our own Danny Cox to find out how his first year of being a dad has been going, and to find out just how much one family can take on at a time… Danny recently published an article on the joys and challenges of being…

Games Worth Playing

My daughter is a senior in high school now, and everything that she does this year seems to be taking on a whole new significance as the school year rushes headlong through her final semester at home. This year is seemingly full of a lot of “lasts,” which, by any measure, makes this an emotional…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 14: Intentional Parenting with Jake Wiskerchen

In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast sat down with our own Jake Wiskerchen to talk about developing a consistent parenting philosophy and how it can help when parenting happens in multiple households or with various caregivers who don’t necessarily live in the same household. Jake is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 13: The Remarkable Golden

In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast hosted Veronica and Bryan Peterson, and their sweet dog, Judge, also known as The Remarkable Golden. We learned about their amazing project to meet people here in Reno (and soon across the U.S.) to discover what is remarkable about them. Veronica and Bryan (and Judge) have been on…

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…

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…

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…

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…