COVID-19 Schedule for Kids

I don’t know about you all, but this COVID-19 event hit our house pretty hard. Thanks to my (still classified) adventures in the CIA during Arab Spring, my family has been through a society collapsing event before, so that part wasn’t really a big deal. We are generally pretty prepared with endless amounts of food,…

5 Ways to Support Your Child During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As parents, the COVID-19 crisis has introduced a number of new responsibilities, stressors, and challenges. Whether it’s dealing with a changing employment situation, taking charge of your kids’ schooling, adjusting to a new schedule, or generally feeling uncertain about the future, life looks a lot different right now. This can leave you feeling anxious, fearful,…

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…

Navigating the Autism Spectrum

Many people may know that April is autism awareness month, but what most of you don’t know is that my son has autism. Don’t know much about autism? Most parents don’t really understand it until they are told their child is on the autistic spectrum. Autism Spectrum Disorder is defined as “A developmental disorder of…

3 COVID-19 Scams to Look Out For

I hesitate to even write this because I don’t want to add to any fear or confusion around COVID-19, but I’d hate to find out that any of our fellow Reno dads got hoodwinked.  As fathers, we often feel it’s our duty to protect our family. Of course, we must protect their minds, bodies, and hearts,…

Born Tough Sportswear

Hooded sweatshirts are my go-to choice of apparel during Reno’s cold weather months, so I jumped at the opportunity when Born Tough reached out to Reno Dads and offered to send us a product to review. I volunteered as tribute seeing as this type of apparel is right up my alley. Thanks to the cold…

Excuses to Get Outside – Geocaching (part 1)

The value of spending time outdoors – whether alone or with others – cannot be over-stressed. One of the highlights of living in Reno is the diversity and proximity of a huge range of outdoor recreational opportunities. This little series is designed to help give you excuses to get outside and enjoy all the area…

Welcome to the Sandwich Generation!

Make me a Sandwich There was a time not too long ago that I thought to myself, with one kid in college, and the other in his junior year in high school, that I was about to launch into a whole new phase of my adult life. One of the things that I recall from…

Creating a Legacy Binder

Is your family prepared for your your death? Not a great sentiment to start an article with, I know; but it’s an important question to ask nonetheless. I am embarrassed to admit that my answer to that question is, “no.” I recently experienced a health issue I haven’t experienced since around the age of 11 years old. I…

Secrets of the Little League Draft

Look no further for the secrets of the Little League draft. Or any youth sports league, for that matter, that holds a draft. This is about how we approach drafting kids, what kind of kids we look for, and the honest truth about how parents impact our decisions. Kids around the country are going through…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 24: My Worst Day as a Dad #DadFail

In this episode, we get a bit more “real” with our experiences as dads. Scott and Josh are in the studio to talk about their “not ready for Facebook” experiences — the ones that really make you question your own dad skills and whether or not you’re cut out for this whole “being a dad”…