Sex and the Single Dad *

“Dating apps in my 40s? Yeah, things are definitely going according to plan! 😜” I don’t think anyone ever really expects to be divorced in their 40s, it just sort of happens. And still happens fairly frequently, if you’re to believe the statistics on marriage longevity in the US these days. The whole dating landscape has…

Canfest – Reno Dads Night Out

“We have one goal: to give canned beer the spotlight it deserves.” Dads are people, too. And we sometimes need to go out and not be Dad for a few hours to recharge our father batteries. This will ultimately make us better, more patient fathers… in theory. So that’s what four of us Reno Dads did…

6 Reasons Why I Have My Kids in Sports

I am the kind of dad that will support my sons in whatever endeavor they choose to pursue – it doesn’t matter to me if it’s art, programming, dance, baking or puppet shows. I will match every ounce of energy they want to put into what makes them happy. But, while they’re still exploring their…

Rites of Passage at the Barbershop

Last week, I took my 14-year-old son to the barbershop. As an adult, my visits with Troy at Derby Supply are for me a simple pleasure to which I think most men can relate.  But for a 14-year-old boy, in the twilight zone of adolescence, it can be a strange and maybe even intimidating experience….

The 6 Things You Need to Know to Look Good in a Suit

I remember being on the high school basketball team (go Colts!) and being told that we would dress like men on game days. What does that mean? Well, for most of us, it meant wrinkled slacks, an oversized button-up dress shirt, and a necktie that was haphazardly chosen and fashioned into some kind of knot….

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…

Review: Roundabout Grill

I had the pleasure of taking the family (my wife and two sons) out to dinner at Roundabout Grill (located on the ground floor of the Whitney Peak Hotel in downtown Reno). This is a cool place! When you first look around at the decor, which is on the contemporary side, you immediately wonder if they’re…

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)…

Real Man

Being a real man is hard. First off, can anyone even define what that means? So many forces tug at us to place labels, then once we think we have settled on something reasonable, another force makes us question that. Someone wiser than I once said, “To define is to confine,” meaning that if we…