The Painful Truth About Fatherhood

What the hell?! Why didn’t anybody give me the straight talk about this bullshit?! To all of you seasoned parents out there, FUCK YOU!! Lemme explain my perturbed and prickly attitude. First off, I love my children, with all of that crazy instinctual love that makes one willing to kill or die for them. Anyone…

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…

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…

Clearing the Air for Our Kids

With a 10-year-old daughter and a seven-year-old son both active in soccer and baseball leagues, our family spends a lot of time in area parks. When we’re in our parks we never escape evidence of tobacco debris that’s been thoughtlessly thrown away, whether it’s cigarette butts, spit-out chew, or tobacco packaging. And though it doesn’t…

A Man with a Lot of Questions

It was the first Tuesday evening of 2017, January 3rd to be precise, when my wife broke the news to me: I was going to be a father. When I got home around 7:45 that evening, she surprised me with a gift that she had “forgotten” to give me Christmas morning. It was wrapped inside…

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…

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…

Simple Crepes for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is around the corner and I want you to impress the mothers in your life and have fun with your kids. So I’m giving you a very simple to execute crepe recipe to add to your weekend repertoire of breakfast options. Breakfast in bed anyone? The Recipe (yields about a dozen 10″ crepes)…

20 Questions to Ask Your Kid Instead of “How Was Your Day?

“How was your day?” “Fine.” Good talk. Let’s do it again tomorrow. If you’re like me, you come home and ask your son or daughter the standard question: “How was your day?” If your child is like mine, you get the polite but monosyllabic response: “Fine.” But, we can’t be satisfied with this. I don’t know about…

Superhero Day- Kids Get All the Good Stuff

I’m going to start this article with a line stolen from my 7-year-old son: “Life isn’t fair.” For me; an adult whose child gets all the cool stuff. Kids these days have better toys than we had. They have way better technology and video games. It’s actually cool to be a nerd. They get ALL THE SUPERHEROES….

Kitties not Titties – Speech Matters

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusions that is has taken place.” – George Bernard Shaw Communicating with a young child is a guessing game at best. “Did you poop? Are you hungry? Is that a new tooth? Are you not feeling well? Is it just gas? I don’t know, where is mommy?” The…