Pumpkinpalooza 2017

Admit it, Halloween may be the best holiday. Maybe I feel that way because I have an insatiable sweet tooth for candy, or maybe it’s because I think we should be encouraged to wear Halloween costumes year round. Either way, I’m looking forward to bringing the family to Pumpkinpalooza this weekend (Oct 22) in Sparks, which…

Talking with Your Kids About Death

I remember that day clearly. As I drove my son (then 6 years old) home from school, I came to a stop at a traffic light. “Hey dad,” his little voice snuck to my ear from the back seat. “Yeah, buddy?” I replied, casually. “What happens to us when we die?” he asked me. Oh…

6 Reasons Why I Have My Kids in Sports

I am the kind of dad that will support my sons in whatever endeavor they choose to pursue – it doesn’t matter to me if it’s art, programming, dance, baking or puppet shows. I will match every ounce of energy they want to put into what makes them happy. But, while they’re still exploring their…

Sh!t Dads Say at the Park

Reno Dads presents… “Sh!t Dads Say at the Park.” There are a lot of things dads say (or hear said) at the park while their kids are playing, punching, falling, and putting everything in their mouth. Disclaimers: We’re terrible actors, and aware of that. This is humor, so relax and enjoy 🙂 HUGE CREDIT to…

Meet the New Circus Circus

If you’re a Reno native like I am, chances are pretty good you spent some time at Circus Circus as a kid. So, you may feel like you’re familiar with what’s inside. But, what you may not know is that Circus Circus is currently undergoing $50 million in renovations (along with Silver Legacy and Eldorado),…

3 Tips for Young Nevada Bug Explorers

This past weekend, Nevada Bugs & Butterflies opened back up their science center and butterfly house for the season, and my sons couldn’t be more excited. If you’re unfamiliar with Nevada Bugs & Butterflies, they provide hands on experiences with native insects and wildlife to help get kids excited about science and our local environment….

The 6 Things You Need to Know to Look Good in a Suit

I remember being on the high school basketball team (go Colts!) and being told that we would dress like men on game days. What does that mean? Well, for most of us, it meant wrinkled slacks, an oversized button-up dress shirt, and a necktie that was haphazardly chosen and fashioned into some kind of knot….

Did Becoming a Father Change Me?

As Father’s Day approaches this weekend, it’s an appropriate time to take a moment to reflect on the journey of fatherhood. More specifically, we’re reflecting on what life was like prior to becoming a father, and after our children were born. Did we change? Or was our true self revealed? Did we discover characteristics in…

Review: Roundabout Grill

I had the pleasure of taking the family (my wife and two sons) out to dinner at Roundabout Grill (located on the ground floor of the Whitney Peak Hotel in downtown Reno). This is a cool place! When you first look around at the decor, which is on the contemporary side, you immediately wonder if they’re…

Beards, Beers & BBQ

We had a blast sitting down with the father/son combo, Rob and Mason, creators of Beards, Beers & BBQ, a local show about… you guessed it – beards, beers & BBQ. Each episode, they invite a local guest, and this episode was all ours. But, we flipped the script and interviewed Rob and Mason about…

Reno 1868 FC – Interview with Coach Russell

See a different side of Reno 1868 FC head coach, and fellow father, Ian Russell. Reno Dads gets Russell’s thoughts on Reno, fatherhood, and the life of a head coach for Reno 1868 FC. Video courtesy of Lemaire Photography.

The Journey of Fatherhood as Told Through 20 Star Wars Quotes

One of my favorite film series of all time is Star Wars. So, to celebrate Star Wars Day this year, I thought I’d share some fatherhood moments as expressed through Star Wars quotes. And no, I didn’t take the easy way out with the “I am your father,” Vader quote (even though I really wanted…