2017 Reno Dads Christmas Shopping Guide

Alright Dads, time to get to your Christmas shopping for the kids. Not just at Costco, Target, and Amazon, but locally! If you aren’t familiar with anything local, here is the 2017 Reno Dads Christmas Shopping Guide with some of the unique toy stores here in Reno that are locally owned. You are sure to…

2017 Reno Dads Holiday Events Guide

Ah, the holidays! The Christmas Season is upon us and we are looking for things to do with the family and we assume you are too! Check out our calendar of events below and find something fun for the family. Make sure to tag us in your Instagram pics @RenoDads and keep an eye out…

Fallon: Adventure, Beauty, and Community

Nevadans are intensely proud of our state and heritage. Our intense pride seems odd to newcomers and outsiders.  Nevadans love our state on a level that maybe only Texans can understand.  Try mispronouncing our state name for a quick demonstration. Being a Nevadan also means that you know that there is more to Nevada than…

Review: UFC Gym Reno is Open For Business

I’m going to skip the preaching about Nevada’s obesity problem and Nevada’s childhood obesity epidemic and cut straight to the point. The UFC Gym Reno is now open for business. That is right, a UFC Gym. In Reno. Think jiujitsu, boxing conditioning, kickboxing conditioning, traditional weights, functional fitness, punching bags, and exercise equipment in a…

Review: The Illusionists Present Adam Trent

Not much is more magical to young kids than, well, magic. Throw in a live magic show with awesome lighting and wonderful music and the kids are in absolute heaven. Our family caught The Illusionists Present Adam Trent at the Eldorado Reno and walked away with memories our family will cherish forever. This show is…

Paying College Athletes In Light of NCAA Scandal

So, NCAA basketball has a slight corruption problem. Ok, major corruption problem. Words like bribery and fraud now describe programs like Arizona, Auburn, and Louisville. Oh, and Adidas. Once again the debate around paying college athletes is back now that the FBI broke up the sport’s worst kept secret. For college sports, money is indeed…

Talking To Your Kids about September 11th

“Never Forget” seems to be getting difficult for us, as a people, for an event now 16 years passed. We just don’t talk about it the same way. We should, but we don’t. The incredible emotions of anger, fear, confusion, and even love for our fellow citizens has faded. We certainly haven’t forgotten, but we…

3 Simple Coping Strategies For Fatherhood Stress

I find it telling that, for me, moments of extreme stress and danger can be subdued by the peaceful and calming thoughts of my family, my bride, and especially my boys. These thoughts seem to develop into a clear thinking, calming my mind to allow full focus on the task at hand. Six years in…

6 Simple Steps to Easing Your Way Into Camping

I grew up in a camping family. A hardcore camping family. Every weekend, weeks at a time, all seasons, all weather. Most of my favorite memories growing up are with my parents and siblings out camping. Some of my earliest memories included sites without water and facilities where we had to establish our own shower…

15 Travel Tips From Former Undercover CIA Officers

Travel season is getting underway and I have seen a plethora of traveling posts about traveling with kids that concentrate on trip logistics (e.g. proper planning) or general tips (e.g. packing snacks for the kids), but few that go into detail on actual security practices that will protect your children and family. Traveling, both abroad and domestically, can…

Sneak Peek: A T. Rex Named Sue

“We have a T-Rex!” -John Hammond, Jurassic Park Last night, Reno Dads had the opportunity to get a sneak preview of The Discovery’s newest exhibit: A T. Rex Named Sue. Sue is the largest, most complete T. Rex ever discovered and The Discovery has her life-sized replica on display. The exhibit opens to the public…