Review: Kerak Shrine Circus

With all the options of family entertainment coming through Reno, I have forgotten the old fashioned fun of the Kerak Shrine Circus. Admittedly, it has been years since I have personally been to any kind of circus. The whole prospect of taking my young kids to a place full of clowns just seemed daunting in…

Talking To Your Kids About School Shootings

School Shootings Talking to your kids about a school shooting. This shouldn’t be a concept, but the news of another school shooting is again taking America by storm. This time in Parkland, Florida. Next time somewhere else, hopefully not close to home. I cannot imagine the incredible pain the parents are going through losing a…

Letter to My Younger Self: 7 Lessons Learned From My First Child

My buddy just had his first child, a beautiful girl. I’m rarely one to give actual advice on parenting as it is hard enough not completely screwing up my own kids let alone thinking I can suggest how others can avoid doing so themselves. So, I’ll give advice to my younger self – a cocky…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 3: Best Movie Dads

Best Movie Dads In this episode, the Reno Dads gathered in the podcast booth to discuss the best movie dads. More specifically, we set out to create our own personal Mt. Rushmore of Movie Dads – each nominating four movie dads. This is a topic that can be debated endlessly. In fact, you’ve likely even…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 2: Dave Mulligan, author of Mulligan’s Wake

Dave Mulligan Interview – Mulligan’s Wake In this episode of the Reno Dads Podcast we had a ton of fun as we interviewed Reno local, Dave Mulligan, about his first book, “Mulligan’s Wake.” Dave unknowingly started writing this book in the form of a travel journal during the period immediately following his father’s death. Beginning…

Fatherhood Spotlight: Kunall Patel, Davidson’s Organics

For this Fatherhood Spotlight, I sat down with Kunall Patel to talk shop: business and fatherhood. Kunall, and his wife Promilla, are third-generation organic tea growers who took over Davidson’s Organics about 10 years ago. Davidson’s Organics has been a part of our community for more than 40 years. They produce and distribute organic teas all…

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…