3 Simple Coping Strategies For Fatherhood Stress

I find it telling that, for me, moments of extreme stress and danger can be subdued by the peaceful and calming thoughts of my family, my bride, and especially my boys. These thoughts seem to develop into a clear thinking, calming my mind to allow full focus on the task at hand. Six years in…

Canfest – Reno Dads Night Out

“We have one goal: to give canned beer the spotlight it deserves.” Dads are people, too. And we sometimes need to go out and not be Dad for a few hours to recharge our father batteries. This will ultimately make us better, more patient fathers… in theory. So that’s what four of us Reno Dads did…

6 Reasons Why I Have My Kids in Sports

I am the kind of dad that will support my sons in whatever endeavor they choose to pursue – it doesn’t matter to me if it’s art, programming, dance, baking or puppet shows. I will match every ounce of energy they want to put into what makes them happy. But, while they’re still exploring their…

The Modern Political Pawn: Children

Our modern age has politicized everything. From the death of Harambe the gorilla, to Christmas trees on Starbucks cups, to safe spaces on college campuses, to gender-neutral bathrooms, pronouns, and toys. You name it, political life has engulfed it. ESPN is losing ratings because it spends too much time discussing politics; friends are un-following or…

Vaccines: All the Cool Dads are Doing it

As parents, we like to be informed. It gives us a sense of power and control, and when it comes to our children, we feel we’re better able to make decisions to protect them and keep them safe. Every parent is faced with a critical choice to make for the health of their child –…

Why I Set Up an Email Account for my 4-month-old Daughter

I just got done setting up an email account for my daughter… she’s 4 months old. A little early, you might say? She just started gripping toys, what makes me think she can actually type with those slobber-covered fingers, right? Well, if I do everything the way I’m supposed to, she won’t be checking it…

Rites of Passage at the Barbershop

Last week, I took my 14-year-old son to the barbershop. As an adult, my visits with Troy at Derby Supply are for me a simple pleasure to which I think most men can relate.  But for a 14-year-old boy, in the twilight zone of adolescence, it can be a strange and maybe even intimidating experience….

Sh!t Dads Say at the Park

Reno Dads presents… “Sh!t Dads Say at the Park.” There are a lot of things dads say (or hear said) at the park while their kids are playing, punching, falling, and putting everything in their mouth. Disclaimers: We’re terrible actors, and aware of that. This is humor, so relax and enjoy 🙂 HUGE CREDIT to…

Going on a Mission

I was so excited when I found out I was going to be a dad. Fast forward to the day my wife, Katie, and I got to bring our son, Wells, home and it seemed like the car seat was going to swallow him. He was so tiny. Driving home reminded me of the end…

How to Maintain Your Warrior Physique

How to maintain your warrior physique and fight off the wolves during your children’s infancy. This is a fluff statement. That’s a bullshit headline to inspire some inspirational feeling during the precious little apocalypse that has been brought into your home. Truth is, working out and eating right feels damn near impossible. But, have no…

Meet the New Circus Circus

If you’re a Reno native like I am, chances are pretty good you spent some time at Circus Circus as a kid. So, you may feel like you’re familiar with what’s inside. But, what you may not know is that Circus Circus is currently undergoing $50 million in renovations (along with Silver Legacy and Eldorado),…