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…

I Won’t Yell at Referees Anymore, Thanks to this Facebook Page

New Facebook page raises awareness of parents who act like fools at youth sporting events, and deservedly so When I was a teenager, I experienced a rather embarrassing moment at a University of Nevada baseball game. The umpire made a call that everyone in the seats behind home plate disagreed with, including me. “YOU GOTTA…

Everyday Dad / Disneyland Dad

To a certain extent, every parent (and parenting team) has to wrestle with being the “cool” parent or the “strict” parent. I’ve seen plenty of parents who take pride in being the disciplinarian, the rule maker and enforcer, all the while knowing that their partner is relieved (in a sense) of that side of 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….

Health is the Best Father’s Day Gift for Dads

In the 1920s, women outlived men an average of one year. Today’s numbers show that the average has risen to women outliving men by more than five years. So what gives? While the women in our lives tend to be very giving, there is one thing they often do for themselves that men don’t. They…

Local Politics and Building a Better Reno

Politics is the most divisive topic of the day. More so than religion or sports, especially these days. Everyone’s focus is on President Trump, for better or worse, or national politics in general. We rarely take the time to discuss local politics, let alone getting involved at that level. Politics at the local level affect…

Fatherhood Spotlight: Coach Eric Musselman, Nevada Wolf Pack

By now, people in northern Nevada (if not all college basketball fans) know Eric Musselman, head coach of the Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team. Coach Musselman led Nevada to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament in 2017-18, his third year as head coach. But, while we know about his professional accomplishments, most people don’t…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 7: Chatting with Mayor Hillary Schieve

Chatting with Mayor Hillary Schieve In this episode, the Reno Dads spend some time with Reno’s Mayor, Hillary Schieve, and talk with her about our awesome city! We cover a few interesting topics that we know are important to dads and families in the Northern Nevada area:  What makes Reno such a family friendly place? …