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…

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…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 21: Traveling with Kids

In this episode, Jake Wiskerchen and David Bradfield recap some of their advice in how to travel with kids, inspired by Jake’s latest article, Tips for Traveling with Kids. And from the archive, David’s article with travel tips from a former CIA officer. Shout out and special mention of the “Mile-High Blowout” article from Scott,…

SMART Goals for Children

Goal Setting for Children As dads, and parents in general, our responsibility is to give our kids the tools they need to succeed in this life. We strive to get them to become self-reliant, encourage them to become their own advocates, and help establish values to live by. Another tool at our disposal that will…

List: Swim lessons in Reno-Sparks

The summer months in Reno can get hot. When it’s hot, you have to find water…and few things tucker out a youngster more than a day at the pool or lake. With the temperature approaching triple digits, many parents are enrolling their children in swim lessons – some just a few months after birth. And…

Celebrating National Dairy Month

June is National Dairy Month and there are lots of reasons to celebrate! Dairy products are some of the most affordable, nutrient-dense foods you can consume. And besides being nutritious, they’re also delicious! As a parent, it’s important to provide your kids with well-balanced, nutrient-rich foods. We know sometimes it’s hard to navigate the sea…

The Benefits of Reading Aloud to Your Children

As I remember it, when I was growing up in Kansas and Missouri, my dad, step-mother, and grandmother would read bedtime stories to me: Aesop’s fables, Little Golden Books, the Bible, and I’m sure there was even some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as well. I also remember that someone, probably my dad or stepmom, enrolled…

Baseball and Mental Toughness

Youth Baseball Makes Kids Mentally Tough Youth baseball makes kids mentally tough. I can’t imagine there is much debate there other than challenging the virtue of mental toughness. Think about it. A kid pitching and allowing hit after hit and losing a game. Or striking out for the third time in the game or making…

Grilled… pizza?

My biggest pet peeve when searching for a recipe online is I have to read an overly lengthy prose piece about how this dish reminds them of their Great Aunt who made this for them in the Winter during their parents’ divorce… or feel free to use your imagination. In any case, I have no…

Distress Tolerance (part V)

Losing control and being okay; vulnerability and intimacy If you are reading these in order, you will know that last column I wrote about watching others suffer and being okay with it. This column is about losing control and being okay with it. Similar? Yes. Same? No. Watching someone else go through a tough time…