This Father’s Day, Bond with the Kids Over Fun STEM Projects

Father’s Day is this coming Sunday, and we realize some of you dads may just be looking for a day of rest and relaxation. However, we also suspect many of you will want to enjoy some one-on-one time with the kiddos. So how about some STEM activities that will get the creative juices flowing and…

The Journey of Fatherhood as Told Through 20 Star Wars Quotes

One of my favorite film series of all time is Star Wars. So, to celebrate Star Wars Day this year, I thought I’d share some fatherhood moments as expressed through Star Wars quotes. And no, I didn’t take the easy way out with the “I am your father,” Vader quote (even though I really wanted…

Superhero Day- Kids Get All the Good Stuff

I’m going to start this article with a line stolen from my 7-year-old son: “Life isn’t fair.” For me; an adult whose child gets all the cool stuff. Kids these days have better toys than we had. They have way better technology and video games. It’s actually cool to be a nerd. They get ALL THE SUPERHEROES….

Teaching Your Children to Save

Written by Bennett Queen, Greater Nevada Credit Union When did you first learn about money? Many people are taught the value of a dollar at a young age, and that then shapes the way they spend money the rest of their lives. April is National Credit Union Youth Month, and across the nation credit unions are…

Fake it Til You Make it: A Dad’s Guide to Minecraft, Pokemon, and More

“Mega Rayquayza is so powerful! Right?” “I’m going to need more obsidian if I’m going to make a nether portal.” If you’ve ever heard phrases like this in your household, you probably have a kid who’s in to Pokemon or Minecraft. They each come with their own set of terms and characters. Pokemon alone has…

A Coach’s Promise to You and Your Kid

With another season of coaching around the corner (go Washoe Little League and Northern Nevada Sports and Recreation!) I have been reflecting a lot on what can make me a better coach and what can make my kids work better as a team. So, to follow up my “Help Me Coach Your Kid” article, I wanted to communicate…

New Foods for the Picky Eater

There came a certain point in which my son seemed to get into a food rut. He refused to try any new foods and we got into the cycle of pizza, quesadillas and chicken nuggets. This picky/fussy eating is pretty common in children, even those who started off eating anything and everything you put in…

The Disney Women’s March

This last weekend, the live-action rendition of Beauty and The Beast crushed expectations, and opened to an absurd $170M domestically, good for the 7th biggest U.S. opening of all time, and EASILY the biggest PG opening ever. Buried under that incredible headline was the even more shocking number of women who saw this movie.  Now we all…

No, Screen Time Isn’t Bad

Everybody knows that the more time your kid spends in front of a screen, the more likely they’ll become an unresponsive zombie. Whether it’s TV, tablets, phones or video games, the screen is a sure-fire brain rotter. In fact, screens are so dangerous that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended limiting to no more than…

Your Kids are Drinking Mold

Bath time is play time for many kids – complete with a tub full of their favorite rubber bath toys. In our house, there’s a bin of such toys poured into the tub before the kids even get in. And what’s the first thing they do when they get in the tub? The toys go…

Review: Toytopia

I thought the new exhibit at the Wilbur D. May Museum, Toytopia, was going to be a perfect fit for the kids. Boy, was I wrong… this exhibit is amazing for kids and adults alike! (see what I did there?) So, what is Toytopia? It’s nearly $100,000 worth of toys that take you on a trip down nostalgia…