Classical Tahoe Family Day is August 4!

Music immerses children of all ages in language. Music evokes movement, stimulates the brain, and fosters curiosity. Studies from around the globe have shown that, from a very early age, an introduction to instrumental music has a profound long-term effect on concentration, problem solving, goal setting, fine motor skills, listening, and self-expression. The Classical Tahoe…

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…

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…

The Illusionists Experience

So, you’d like to know what The Illusionists Experience at the Eldorado is like? Well, writers across time have attempted to put words to events – sometimes imaginary (fiction, entertainment), sometimes real (non-fiction, news) – in an endeavor to communicate amazing experiences to their readers. Being that I cannot write a worthy novel about this…

New Reno Topgolf Swing Suite is Way More Than Golf

The Silver Legacy Resort Casino in downtown Reno debuted its new Topgolf Swing Suite recently and many people, like myself, had a similar reaction. “Oh, it’s just like hitting a golf ball into a screen.” Wrong. For starters, and to be fair, THE ROW’s Topgolf is certainly not like the Las Vegas Topgolf, which is…

Andelin Family Farm: Baby Animal Days

Spring is finally here— and thank goodness! I love winter and all that comes with it, but given the extremely wet and cold nature of this last one and the fact that I recently spent 12-hours stuck in the snow on Donner Pass, I’m glad warmer weather has arrived. So in the spirit of spring,…

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – A Reno Dads Guide

I am your average parent. My kids are involved in more activities than we have the time – or even the money – for, from travel baseball and Little League to basketball, golf, a lego class, and even a shooting league. As much as I love my kids in their favorite activity, baseball, the most…

Youth Football and Cheerleading – A Reno Dads Guide

Youth Football and Cheerleading – A Reno Dads Guide It’s that time of year again when registration for youth sports is flourishing and parents all over Reno are clearing their calendars for baseball, softball, football, cheerleading, soccer, and every other sport hosting spring and summer leagues. With so many options, we wanted to compile a…

License Plate Game [PRINTABLE]

Road trips are made better with games to help pass the time. Sure – you can stick an iPad in front of your kid (I’ve definitely done that, too), but I think we can all agree that engaging your kids and family in a game is a more positive experience. Enter the license plate game!…

Youth Soccer in Reno – A Reno Dads Guide

It’s that time of year again, when registration for spring youth sports are opening up and parents all over Reno are clearing their calendars for baseball, softball, soccer, and every other sport hosting spring leagues. With so many options, we wanted to compile a list of community and private organizations below concentrating on the younger…

Rhythm & Sol: A Music Career in the Making

When I was around 18 years old, I inherited a 1973 Ovation Model 1111-4 Balladeer round-back guitar. One of my grandmother’s tenants had abandoned it in her rental property in Kansas City, and I happened to stumble across it one summer’s day while I was helping her clean out the storage room. It was a…

2019 Reno Dads Guide to Youth Baseball and Softball in Reno

Youth Baseball and Softball in Reno It’s that time of year again when registration for spring youth sports are opening up and parents all over Reno are clearing their calendars for baseball, softball, soccer, and every other sport hosting spring leagues. With so many options, we wanted to compile a list of community and private…