Your Health is Your Wealth

So even though my tag line for The Stented Papa reads ‘Tales, Stories & Opinions from a (new) Stay-At-Home-Dad, The Missus, Our 2 Beautiful Girls, The Woofie and oh yeah…..My 4 Stents’ it’s just dawned on me that I very seldom actually write about my stents. Or my heart disease (angina) in general if I’m honest….

He Asks / She Asks

Bloggy Buddies, welcome back to a special & somewhat different approach to ‘He Said / She Said’. For this edition, we’ve decided to call it ‘He Asks / She Asks’. Nutshell Version: Believe it or not, it’s practically our 1st anniversary of The Mrs. going back to work full time and me becoming a full…

Our Wedding

Jayzus, I’ll tell ya we’ve done well to knock out 2 weddings in the space of 7 months !!! Not many people can say they’ve done that wha?! On the 25th March we had the best wedding ever – of course we are gonna say that but loads of our guests said it so who…

The Relzers Song – wedding gift from my Sis-in-Law

I’m not even sure where to start with my feelings about this one! Basically – my *new* Sister in Law absolutely ROCKS !!!!   Backdrop: So last week we had our wedding – our ‘real’ wedding. Our ‘legal’ wedding took place in August 2016 but in our minds, this was always our real wedding. And holy…

Don’t wait for an occasion, surprise that person with flowers!

  As men, generally we buy flowers when we get ‘the panic‘. You know, the day before the birthday / anniversary / Valentines Day (etc) when your partner drops a hint and you lie through your teeth saying ‘Yeah yeah, don’t worry, I’ve it all sorted‘ but in your head you’re thinking ‘Balls…..that’s tomorrow?!’. Yeah,…

Can dogs make you healthier?

Are you a ‘dog person’? Do you love having them in your lives? Are they part of the family? We are & yes he is. We’ve had Noodles since he was 8 weeks old. He was one of the cutest looking puppies I’ve ever seen and he’s still a head turner 2 1/2 years later….

He Buys / She Buys

HOLD THE PRESS!! 16th January 2017 – #DreamTeam crew has selected this post as one of their featured posts of the week and we’re dam proud to add our ‘Featured Bloggers’ badge 🙂 How do folks. We are back with the fifth post in our very popular ‘He Said/She Said’ series and this time it’s…

Jayzus, it’s Christmas – I better buy some presents!

  Don’t know about you guys, but I have to admit I’m not the best at buying the aul Christmas presents. And when I do, it’s always a mad dash to get them altogether and I’ll more than likely do it on one of the busiest days of Christmas – genius! It drives The Missus…

Reality Bites – I’m Stuck in a Rut

I’ve just checked the date I last posted a new blog – bloody hell Rosser – that is not what I want to be at. It defo is not the standard I’ve set myself for sure. Time to pull your socks up sunshine. The problem is I’m struggling. Struggling at nearly everything if I’m honest…

The Santa Experience – What are you waiting for?!

As Nip#1 is 4 (& a half!) now, Santa is a big thing this year so when I was invited into The Santa Experience in the Ilac Centre (above Dunnes Stores), I jumped at the opportunity! Living in Dublin, we didn’t have too far to travel in fairness but we still managed to be 10…

Epic Ireland Visitor Centre – Review

Recently I was invited into the Epic Ireland Visitor Centre to check it out. It was a visitor attraction I wanted to see so when I was asked to come in I was delighted. I’d like to thank The Tweeting Goddess Samantha Kelly for setting this up and to Hannah & Aileesh for the numerous…

Nip#2 & the Dog are twins!

I swear they’re twins – only one is less hairy, has only 2 legs and doesn’t have a tail. Bar that, they are the same 🙂 I’ve said it to The Missus since day 1, they share so many traits it’s nuts. I’m delighted to say they’ve become practically inseparable and completely in tune with…

BigRedButton App Review

Prior to becoming a SAHD, for the last few years I was lucky to work with a great tech startup called Pubble and because of that I can see why the BigRedButton won a Vodafone award as well as being selected by Enterprise Ireland as a HPSU (High Potential Start Up). It’s safe to say I’m now a fan….

Having a Shite Day?

Agh my nerves – the saying ‘Jayzus, he woke up on the wrong side of the bed‘ normally relates to a person being grumpy from the moment they wake up. So that wasn’t me on this particular day (which happened recently) – but the series of events which unfolded from 6am to 1pm (ish) left me…

He Sleeps / She Sleeps

Welcome back to our ‘He Said / She Said’ series and to #4 in the series. We’d unintentionally taken a break from this series but with good reason – we got married 🙂 , had our ‘Mini-Moon’ in Galway, Nip#1 started big school & I appeared on national radio – are we forgiven?! Hope so 🙂 But we’re back…

Irish Blogger Agency Launch Event

In my working life, I’ve attended so many events like this launch but this was different. It was a special day for me and I realised just how special when I got my badge upon checking in. ‘Ross Good – The Stented Papa’. You see, for the first time in my life, I was attending…

When exhaustion strikes

17th October 2016 – I’ll never get tired of waking up to be told you’re a featured blogger on a linky! Mackenzie Glanville thank you!! Brilliant tweet to see first thing on a Monday morning 🙂 @TheStentedPapa #mg is LIVE an you are one of my featured bloggers this week! https://t.co/B1QqiigJOv — Mackenzie Glanville (@MacGlanville)…

Review: AirBnB Host

Disclaimer: The Missus works for AirBnB. This post is 100% my content which I’m writing on my own prerogative. I have not received any remuneration for this review, it is not a sponsored post. I simply wanted to give my recommendation of our host & review our first stay together with an AirBnB host. So…

Introducing….Mr & Mrs Good

Jayzus, I love the sound of that – Mr & Mrs Good – just rolls off the tongue (well it does for me!!). Wednesday 31st August 2016 will long be remembered for us both for two very special reasons, (i) we got married after being together for 7 1/2 yrs & (ii) Nip#1 started big…

The day I broke my Radio duck!

Holy Feckin Moly !!!! The reaction to my appearance on The Anton Savage Show on TodayFM last Thursday (25th Aug ’16) has been nothing short of phenomenal. Thank you to every single one of you who has sent in messages & tweets of support – so much so in fact that, it’s Saturday night and I’m…