Nerf Gun Wall

Reno dad, Jason Lintner, has an arsenal of NERF guns in his house (well, let’s say they’re his son’s). If you’re like me, you know that management of these toys is usually difficult – they’re either scattered across the house or piled in a box somewhere. So, Jason decided to build a NERF gun wall…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 6: Situational Awareness

Situational Awareness: Play the Game In this episode, the Reno Dads sit down and talk about a great article by one of our own Reno Dads,  David about Teaching Situational Awareness. It’s an important skill that dads can have a large role in helping our kids develop. What is situational awareness, exactly? David provides a great…

Shaving Cream Easter Eggs

Coloring and decorating eggs for Easter is a long-standing tradition for families. For many years, my family used the typical method of pouring vinegar into those store-bought color cups. You put the egg in the cup, and you sit and wait. If you want a really brilliant color, you go do something else for a…

Thanksgiving Turkey Carving with Mark Estee

A few weeks ago we asked Mark Estee, of Liberty Food & Wine Exchange, if he’d be interested in doing a demo for the Reno Dads (and our awesome community) on how to carve a Thanksgiving turkey. We sat down this weekend and “talked turkey” about family traditions, how to prepare the bird for roasting…

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…

I Envy the Man with a Man Bun

“There’s many a man hath more hair than wit.” -Shakespeare The man bun has quite the bad rap. I say to each his own, and if you can pull it off better than the new Ken doll, then you go girl! Hold on. Don’t get upset at me just yet as I’m an equal opportunist…

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…

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…

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)…

Brew Date – A Play Date for Dads

“I think this would be a good time for a beer.” – Franklin Roosevelt upon signing the legislation making April 7th National Beer Day in 1933. I don’t know about the rest of you dads, but it seems the term “play date,” seems to be an exclusive club to which we’re not often invited. So…

Dad Skills: Pancakes

Every dad should be able to flex his culinary muscle to feed his hungry family. A fan favorite at any age… PANCAKES! It’s an absolute required dad skill to be able to make pancakes. Below is a basic recipe (adjusted for high altitudes) for making great pancakes from scratch. Be a breakfast hero (or a dinner…