Solution to Seasonal Stuffiness

“What if you hate the way he picks his nose? …..And eats it. All men do it.” – Kristoff from Frozen I don’t know about you, but I was anxious for the winter of 2016/2017 to end. Full disclosure: I don’t ski or snowboard, so the over abundance of snow in the Sierras was lost…

Reno 1868 FC – Interview with Coach Russell

See a different side of Reno 1868 FC head coach, and fellow father, Ian Russell. Reno Dads gets Russell’s thoughts on Reno, fatherhood, and the life of a head coach for Reno 1868 FC. Video courtesy of Lemaire Photography.

The Call You Dread When Your Dad’s a Cop

“Your dad is in the hospital.” Those six words will put anyone’s heart straight into their throat, but especially when you are a 12-year-old child whose father is a police officer. This occurred in my family in 1990, long before the age of constant, instant communication. At the time, that was all we knew: dad…

Letters of Love: Military Spouse Appreciation Day

The Reno Dads’ purpose is to shine a spotlight fatherhood in our community. As such, today we take a step back and recognize some of those people whom have helped shape our views and values in a way that makes us better fathers: Military Spouses. Many of us are the children of service members or have…

Simple Crepes for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is around the corner and I want you to impress the mothers in your life and have fun with your kids. So I’m giving you a very simple to execute crepe recipe to add to your weekend repertoire of breakfast options. Breakfast in bed anyone? The Recipe (yields about a dozen 10″ crepes)…

The Journey of Fatherhood as Told Through 20 Star Wars Quotes

One of my favorite film series of all time is Star Wars. So, to celebrate Star Wars Day this year, I thought I’d share some fatherhood moments as expressed through Star Wars quotes. And no, I didn’t take the easy way out with the “I am your father,” Vader quote (even though I really wanted…

20 Questions to Ask Your Kid Instead of “How Was Your Day?

“How was your day?” “Fine.” Good talk. Let’s do it again tomorrow. If you’re like me, you come home and ask your son or daughter the standard question: “How was your day?” If your child is like mine, you get the polite but monosyllabic response: “Fine.” But, we can’t be satisfied with this. I don’t know about…

Superhero Day- Kids Get All the Good Stuff

I’m going to start this article with a line stolen from my 7-year-old son: “Life isn’t fair.” For me; an adult whose child gets all the cool stuff. Kids these days have better toys than we had. They have way better technology and video games. It’s actually cool to be a nerd. They get ALL THE SUPERHEROES….

Real Man

Being a real man is hard. First off, can anyone even define what that means? So many forces tug at us to place labels, then once we think we have settled on something reasonable, another force makes us question that. Someone wiser than I once said, “To define is to confine,” meaning that if we…

Teaching Your Children to Save

Written by Bennett Queen, Greater Nevada Credit Union When did you first learn about money? Many people are taught the value of a dollar at a young age, and that then shapes the way they spend money the rest of their lives. April is National Credit Union Youth Month, and across the nation credit unions are…

Kitties not Titties – Speech Matters

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusions that is has taken place.” – George Bernard Shaw Communicating with a young child is a guessing game at best. “Did you poop? Are you hungry? Is that a new tooth? Are you not feeling well? Is it just gas? I don’t know, where is mommy?” The…

Fear, or Lack Thereof, and a Bike

Fatherhood is great. The excitement of your kids first steps. The frustration of a baby that won’t sleep at night. The envy of innocence. The fear of your kid getting seriously hurt. And with my boys, the fear of my kid getting seriously hurt is a constant concern. For better or worse, they inherited my…