Questions to Ask Your Dad this Father’s Day

Any day is a good day to talk with your dad about his life, but what better occasion than Father’s Day to strike up a conversation with your old man? Whether you have the privilege of being with your dad on Father’s Day, or will be making a phone or video call, there’s plenty to…

2020 Reno Dads Griswold Award Winners

2020 may not have been an amazing year in general, but it’s been an amazing year for Christmas lights and displays in our community. Reno Dads recognizes those houses that, in the spirit of dad extraordinaire Clark W. Griswold, go above and beyond with decorations and lights to bring joy to the holiday season. Truthfully,…

Family Fun in the Sierras… Safely

Like many families in our community, mine is feeling the side effects of a reduced social calendar, absent extracurriculars, and increased homebodying (probably not a word, but oh well). What are our options, really? I’ve realized how much we rely on events and crowded spaces to keep us busy. As we grew further stir crazy,…

2020 Map of the Best Christmas Lights in Reno/Sparks

If you’re looking for the best Christmas Light displays in the Reno/Sparks area, look no further. Below is a map to help guide you from neighborhood to neighborhood and show you the houses in Reno you shouldn’t miss this year! If you have any trouble seeing the map below, you can open in Google Maps…

Calling All Griswolds

At Reno Dads, we celebrate all things fatherly, and no dad better personified the time-honored dad tradition of the Christmas lights display. As such, this year we are again in search of the best Christmas yard displays in the greater Reno/Sparks area. We’ll award the best of the best with the Griswold Award for their…

Halloween Alternative: Virtual Murder Mystery Fundraiser

Considering something other than trick-or-treating this year? How about a virtual murder mystery that you can play from home? Sierra Arts Foundation, a nonprofit that advocates for arts and artists in the Truckee Meadows, is now selling a specially-crafted virtual murder mystery game, “Who Killed the Queen of the Reno Art Scene,” that will funnel…

V&T Railway Offers Family-friendly Railbike Rides for Halloween

V&T Railway Commission (V&T Railway) is celebrating Halloween with family-friendly and spooky railbike rides. Running Friday, Oct. 23 through Sunday, Oct. 25 and Wednesday, Oct. 28 through Sunday, Oct. 31, V&T Railway will offer family-friendly haunted railbike rides at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. and adult-focused Halloween railbike rides at 8 p.m. Each ride will…

The Crazy Crocodile: Book Review

Recently, I was sent a copy of Richard Moyer’s children’s book, The Crazy Crocodile. It starts off like this: “King Peacock believed himself to be the most magnificent of all the jungle animals, and decided to have a contest to prove it.” It’s a good way to set up the plot, but it immediately left…

Northern Nevada Hillside Letters – Reno Dads Guide

Hillside Letters in Nevada Hillside letters (or “mountain monograms” as some people know them) have emblazoned the sides of mountains for more than 100 years in the U.S. Typically used to mark schools or cities, they become a landmark that is a source of pride for the community. I’ve seen them around our northern Nevada…

What Do I Want for Father’s Day?

Every Father’s Day, we’re bombarded with advertisements that tell us what to get dad for a gift. And let’s be honest, some of it is really cool stuff! But, we asked actual dads what they want for Father’s Day this year. This isn’t a sponsored post. We’re not endorsing any products. This is what real…

Stuff to Do While You’re Socially Distancing

If you’re like most families right now, you’re at home with your kids all day every day, and have probably even run out of things to do. Can we plop the kids in front of their iPads for hours on end? Sure, but that’s kind of pathetic, isn’t it? We can do better. The blessing…

Leveling Up Your Parenting Skills

As parents, one thing we’re painfully aware of is that there’s no blueprint for how to raise a kid. There’s not a step-by-step guide to raising the perfect child or being the perfect parent. Sometimes we’re left questioning how we’re doing and if we have any blind spots. Many of the parents I’ve spoken with…