The Family that Runs Together, has Fun Together

I love the opportunity to take part in wholesome family activities that don’t involve a screen. That’s why, even though I don’t consider myself a runner, I jump at the chance to do “fun runs.” Many of them come in the form of a 5k, which is just over 3 miles. I hesitated, for a…

NEW: Urban Air Adventure Park Reno

When there’s something new in our community for families, we at Reno Dads want to keep you in the loop. Let’s welcome Urban Air! The grand opening is scheduled for Saturday, August 11 at 10am, and it will be open seven days a week. Is it an indoor trampoline park? Yes, but it’s more. Is…

Griffith Canyon Petroglyphs

As hikers go, I am admittedly not an expert. Granted, I’m no rookie either, but if you’re an experienced hiker and you’re reading this review expecting terminology like “base weight,” “alpine zone,” or “peak bagging,” I guarantee you will be disappointed. Or maybe you won’t be because I just used those terms right there? The…

NEW: Party Rooms at Circus Circus

If you read my previous article about the new Circus Circus, you know that they’ve recently completed a string of renovations that brought a slew of great new family-friendly additions. One of its newest additions are the two party rooms. Now, as appealing as it is to invite a couple dozen sugar-crazed kids to destroy…

Review: Create – Bottle Cap Opener

Some dads don’t feel comfortable being “crafty.” It conjures up images of puffy paint, construction paper, glitter, and yarn. But, creation and crafting don’t have to be outside of the comfort zone. In fact, my fellow Reno Dads founder (David) and I jumped at the opportunity to check out Create and build a beer bottle cap…

Home Away from Home 2018

Great food, better people, and that warm fuzzy feeling you get from doing something that helps others who need it most. That’s what’s in store for the 1,000+ people who will attend Yelp’s Home Away From Home (HAFH) – benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Nevada on Wednesday, June 27, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm….

Cirque Paris at the Eldorado Reno

There’s a new Cirque show in town at the Eldorado – Cirque Paris! If you’ve never experienced a “Cirque-style” show before, think theater and acrobatics combined. There are some very very talented performers that display not only their artistic side, but extremely athletic side. Your eyes will bug out, cartoon-style, at some of the stunts…

Shaving Cream Easter Eggs

Coloring and decorating eggs for Easter is a long-standing tradition for families. For many years, my family used the typical method of pouring vinegar into those store-bought color cups. You put the egg in the cup, and you sit and wait. If you want a really brilliant color, you go do something else for a…

Kids University Camps

At some point, when you have school-aged kids, you’ll be told that they’re on break. Yup, no school and you have to figure out what to do with them during the day. Taking a month off of work isn’t an option for most of us. Thank goodness for day camps! There are a number of…

Dancing with My Daughter

I recently took my four-year-old daughter, Sami, to the Father-Daughter Day & Dance in Virginia City. She’s becoming increasingly independent, opinionated, and interested in new things; and I was excited about spending an afternoon touring Virginia City with her. She didn’t really understand what we were going to do, but she’s always looking for an…

Review: Kerak Shrine Circus

With all the options of family entertainment coming through Reno, I have forgotten the old fashioned fun of the Kerak Shrine Circus. Admittedly, it has been years since I have personally been to any kind of circus. The whole prospect of taking my young kids to a place full of clowns just seemed daunting in…

Review: Impossible’s Magic Shop and Theater

Do you believe in magic? Not the Harry Potter type, but the Houdini type – slight of hand, illusions and physical feats. As somebody who celebrates the complete fatherly catalog of Modern Family’s Phil Dunphy (amateur magician/magic enthusiast), I thought it was cool to see my son take an interest in magic recently. And I…