Ask Mr. Emotions: Shame and Guilt

We live in a society that has made shame and guilt undesirable. From the perspective of not wanting to experience discomfort, that makes sense. We all want to live in as much comfort and ease as possible. However, from a neurological, psychological, physiological, and sociological perspective, avoiding shame and guilt is a very dangerous premise….

Best of Reno Dads 2018

2018 was a great year to celebrate fatherhood in the city of Reno. First – we’d like to thank this city, its parents, and business professionals for the overwhelming support. As we reflect on the year that is coming to a close, we’d like to share with you our top-10 articles of 2018 (based on…

Dad Spotlight: Andrew Pointer

As Christmas fast approaches, we turn our dad spotlight to Andrew Pointer – a veritable Clark Griswold. Not only is he a major Christmas decoration enthusiast, he’s a loving father and lover of holiday traditions. For those families that enjoy touring around Reno and drinking in the Christmas lights and decorations, Andrew offers a hidden…

Parenting can really be a pain in the… lower back region?

The afternoon of my bachelor party, I remember picking up my buddy from his house. As he walked to the car, his posture was stooped, his steps were short and he was holding his lower back. I thought he was joking about being old. He wasn’t. The pain only got worse the day after the…

The V&T’s Candy Cane Express

Take a journey on the V&T Candy Cane Express to usher in Christmas. Be forewarned: you will be smiling, laughing, singing, snacking and feeling merry.

Review: Escape Room at the Puzzle Room Reno – with Kids!

Escape Room Addict Hi. My name is David and I am an escape room addict. I cannot get enough of escape and puzzle rooms. My “team”, consisting of my wife and another married couple close to us, take escape rooms seriously. We have even gone to extremes, such as not drinking a lot beforehand (gasp!),…

Do Bad Kids Equal Bad Parenting?

John Rosemond: A Primer I want to make one thing plain from the start: I hold author John Rosemond in very high esteem. He and I have never met, and given my relative youth in the profession, for me to invoke the name of someone who has written 15 books and presently possesses national newspaper syndication…

Deployed Dad

Duty. Honor. Country. Our military service members live by these three words. When they deploy overseas, these words help focus them on the mission. Another word, perhaps not spoken at all, is sacrifice. Every time a service member deploys, they are making sacrifices to defend our nation. This decision truly defines what sacrifice is: giving up…

All Mickey’s Eve

Witches and demons. Ghosts and goblins. Devils and monsters. These (usually adorable) creatures used to roam the streets of suburbia on Halloween, wandering from house to house. Every knock and ringing doorbell signified the arrival of another group of evil spirits, there to demand treats at threat of “tricks”. (Yes, this social contract is the lesson…

NEW: The Spa at Silver Legacy

If you have followed our articles for any time at all, you know that we enjoy covering new attractions for children and families. This particular one is really for the parents, but hey, parents need love too. Furthermore, if you have followed our articles recently you will likely notice that we enjoy covering old haunts…

How to Build a Busy Board Step-by-Step

I spent a lot of time growing up in garages. They were the manhood museums of my late grandfathers; they held a half-century’s worth of their work and whatchamacallits. Tools, scraps of metal and wood, sawdust, two-stroke motors, and oil cans tell the story of the men in my family. It was in those garages…

Everyday Dad / Disneyland Dad

To a certain extent, every parent (and parenting team) has to wrestle with being the “cool” parent or the “strict” parent. I’ve seen plenty of parents who take pride in being the disciplinarian, the rule maker and enforcer, all the while knowing that their partner is relieved (in a sense) of that side of the…