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…

Best of Reno Dads 2019

2019 was a great year to celebrate fatherhood in our community. First – we’d like to thank this city, its parents, and business professionals for the overwhelming support. As we reflect on the year that is coming to a close, we’d like to share with you our top-10 articles of 2019 (based on views) in…

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….

National Championship Air Races in Reno

Meet Tony Logoteta – husband, father of four, and COO / board member of the Reno Air Racing Association, which brings us the STIHL National Championship Air Races each year (this year it’s Sept 11-15th). We asked Tony about what this long-time staple of Reno has to offer this year. How would you describe the…

Dad Jokes and the Importance of Laughter in my Family

Perhaps one of the greatest contributions I bring to my household and my children is the time-honored tradition of dad jokes. If you aren’t already familiar, a dad joke is a joke that elicits groans and eye rolls because it’s just the right mix of corny and punny. My family has always seemed to have…

Dad Spotlight: Zach Conine

You may not know Zach Conine yet, but you should! After all, he was elected to be our Nevada State Treasurer this past fall. We had an opportunity to sit down and chat with Zach, and we think you’re going to love him. He’s down to earth, funny, and a really engaged dad. We hope…

Dad Spotlight: Reed Tolotti

Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your family? I have one son who turned 16 a few months ago. He is currently a sophomore in high school. I met my wife when my son was 6 years old and we have been married for 6 years. Are you a Reno native? Yes,…