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…

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…

Be Safe, Explore and Discover the Joy of Cycling!

“Hey kids – watch this!” We can all guess how this story goes, right? About 25 years ago, when I was teaching my sons the joy of cycling and riding bikes, our whole family was out for a ride on a dirt trail. It was a great day – mild temperatures, helmets on and smiles…

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…

National Championship Air Races in Reno

Meet Tony Logoteta – husband, father of four, and COO / board member of the Reno Air Racing Association, which brings us the STIHL National Championship Air Races each year (this year it’s Sept 11-15th). We asked Tony about what this long-time staple of Reno has to offer this year. How would you describe the…

Dark Pursuit of the Paranormal

Let me set the scene for you: You know a sweet, loving girl named Alma who slowly went crazy. As a result, her parents locked her in their basement. She cried and begged to be let out. Passersby and neighbors could hear her shrieks, but dared not intervene for fear of their own safety. One…

Dad for Sale!

I’m always up for a challenge — run a relay race around Tahoe? ✅! Swim a relay race across Tahoe? Double ✅! I’ve mentioned here (and on the podcast) how challenging being a single dad can be here in Reno, so I’m putting myself on the block for auction. Having exhausted all the usual ways…

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…

Dad Jokes and the Importance of Laughter in my Family

Perhaps one of the greatest contributions I bring to my household and my children is the time-honored tradition of dad jokes. If you aren’t already familiar, a dad joke is a joke that elicits groans and eye rolls because it’s just the right mix of corny and punny. My family has always seemed to have…

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…