A New Year, A New…Mendacity

If I were to make an honest assessment of myself and the things I need to change in the year ahead, a few items would immediately occupy the top of my list: I need to lose 15 pounds of fat (and replace it with 15 pounds of muscle). I should eat less processed meat (which…

Surviving Family During the Holidays

Welp. The holidays are in full swing! However you interpreted that opening line depends on whether your personal interpretation of “the holidays” traditionally involves happiness or drama. Often the two are not mutually exclusive. In my line of work, I frequently find people asking how to handle relatives during the holidays. This stems from a…

Youth Basketball – A Reno Dads Guide

Who else is ready to trade in freezing nights at the baseball, football, and soccer fields for a climate controlled gym? If you are among the frozen, we have good news: basketball season is upon us! Reno doesn’t have a ton of youth basketball programs, but the ones we have are large and fantastic. We…

Youth Skiing and Snowboarding – A Reno Dads Guide

While many parents are looking forward to a climate controlled gym for the winter, others are preparing to jump right into the cold with youth skiing and snowboarding. This won’t come as a surprise to anyone in Reno, but we truly do have some world class skiing and snowboarding opportunities for our kids and our…

Youth Wrestling – A Reno Dads Guide

Youth wrestling offers children the opportunity to instill confidence, build strength, and learn discipline while participating in a sport they can continue in their whole lives. Additionally, wrestling, like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, has incredible benefits to combat bullying, manage ADHD, develop socially, and help fight the obesity epidemic ravaging our nation’s youth. Reno is fortunate to…

What to Expect at Your Child’s First Dental Visit

By Dr. Perry Francis I am a dad, and I am also a dentist. So I’ve seen the experience of a child’s first visit to the dentist from both sides of the chair. If your family is prepping for your child’s first dental visit, I’d like to offer a few words of advice. First, what…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 23: arte italia and NeoRealismo

In this episode, we get to hear about a hidden gem here in Reno, arte italia. Hiding out in plain site on the corner of California and Flint, a few blocks away from the Nevada Museum of Art, it is arguably among the best Italian heritage foundations in the entire United States! This month (and…

Safety Tips for Hiking in the Truckee Meadows

One of the things I like most about living in the Truckee Meadows is that well into late September and early October, you can keep exploring the area through hiking. During the fall months, my wife, our two children and I, prefer to have a leisurely start to the day. We like to pack some…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 22: Reno 1868 FC Assistant Coach Chris Malenab

Editor’s note: This story deals with the subjects of depression and suicide. If you, or anyone you know, is experiencing suicidal thoughts, you can contact the National Suicide Hotline by phone (1-800-273-8255) or text (send HOME to 741741). In this episode, Jake Wiskerchen and host Jonathan have a conversation with Chris Malenab, an assistant coach…

5 Tips for Back to School Nutrition

The kids are back in school now, and it’s an incredibly busy time of year for most of us. Days and weeks get busier and staying on top of nutrition can be tough; however, healthy eating has been shown to help kids concentrate in the classroom, which is why we wanted to share 5 tips…

Under the Sun: Heat and Sun Safety Tips

Written by Paul Burton, REMSA I’m in the business of safety. I feel like that’s the start of some lame (or awesome) dad joke, but for me, I mean it. As the Director of Emergency Medical Services for REMSA, I really am in the business of safety.  Learning to find the right balance between family…