America VS Ireland

Differences in Terminology, Behaviour & Real Life – The Gospel according to the Stented Wan. They say size isn’t important (emmm, many men & women may argue with that one hummm!) but in America, holy shit does size matter! Everything – and I do mean everything – is feckin HUGE. For those of you who…

Best Parenting Blog Award 2018 – I need your Votes !!!!!

Greetings from sunny California!! I’m sitting 10 feet away from our swimming pool in the amazing Lake Tahoe and it’s 83F/28C. The views here are simply amazing. Life is good as they say. Pop over to my Instagram to watch my stories & photos and check out what we’re getting up to. I’ll be writing…

Surviving the weekend without the Missus?!

OK so let me set the scene – you & your wife/partner are chilling out watching the box when she turns around and calmly slips ‘You know I’m away with the girls this weekend – right?!‘ into the conversation to which you, as cool as a breeze I might add reply ‘Yep, of course I remember!…

My Two New Businesses – Booky Wooky & Daddy Bear Gifts

OK so it might seem like it’s been forever and a year since I actually last published a blog post – it’s true I’ve been M.I.A. recently – but with good reason! It’s because I’ve been working on two new businesses. Yep two! So to all those chats & conversations I’ve ignored on social lately, I…

‘What are you Eating?’ I’m back on the telly!

Now this TV show I seriously enjoyed making!! The TV crew came up to our house on two separate occasions, once before Christmas 2017 & once in early January 2018 for two full days of shooting. We felt like lords!!!! The topic of our show? Food waste & how much it’s costing us. Make some…

Have You Seen This Blogger?!!!

Report details: Date: 17th April 2018 Last Seen Online: Once on the 9th February 2018, bar that it was 23rd November 2017 Current Whereabouts: No body really knows but it’s rumoured he was seen dancing the Jive in a charity ‘Strictly Come Dancing‘ gig very recently?! Houdini! The Stented Papa’s sudden disappearance from the face…

100 Questions & 100 Answers Tag

Ya know, I have to be completely honest here – when I first saw a post with the tag of ‘100 Questions‘, I immediate thoughts where ‘Agh holy fuckin Jayzuz, you’re joking me?! But after reading a few I have to say I was wrong. They’re pretty funny – and assuming everyone’s not shitting through asses –…

He Said / She Said – Bloggers Ed #17 2 Nerds & A Baby

  WELCOME TO ‘HE SAID / SHE SAID – THE BLOGGERS ED’ “Dear Father – It’s been a while since I posted the last blog in this series. I do feel somewhat totally responsible if I’m being honest. However, in my defence –  Christmas is coming ya know, the feckin goose has broken loose and we…

Things I just didn’t expect as a parent

Rightly or wrongly there were many things I expected to happen when I found out I was gonna be a parent. Well 5 and a half years into it, I can safely say there are way more things I just didn’t expect as a parent! I think it’s fair to say that becoming a parent…

Irish Independent Article

Do modern-day mums and dads have it tougher than their own parents? Now that’s a tough one! It was however the exact question I was asked by fellow blogger & best-selling author Jen Hogan when she contacted me to asked if I would like to contribute to an article she was writing for the Irish…

He Said / She Said – Bloggers Ed #16 One Yummy Mummy

WELCOME TO ‘HE SAID / SHE SAID – THE BLOGGERS ED’ “Folks – hold onto your shit now cause let me tell you something. We have blogging royalty as our guest blogger this evening! I shit you not. Last Friday myself & The Stented Missus were finalists at ‘The Boots Maternity & Infant Awards 2017’…

He Said / She Said – Bloggers Ed #15 Do Dee’s To Daquiris

WELCOME TO ‘HE SAID / SHE SAID – THE BLOGGERS ED’ “Agh it’s that shitty change in the weather that riddles us with colds & coughs for both the nips and The Stented Papa & The Stented Missus! (But mine was way worse of course cause it was ‘Man Flu Cough’!!!!)  So if you’re suffering…

I’m coming out ….. As a Feminist

That’s right. I’m coming out as a Feminist. Yep, you read that right. Me – a man, a dad, a human being who thinks it’s about feckin time that the gender imbalance of power and order shifts to an level playing field for all. Agh-fuckin-men to that. wait, What? Why? Stupid question man. If anything…

He Said / She Said – Bloggers Ed #14 See What Mummy Says

WELCOME TO ‘HE SAID / SHE SAID – THE BLOGGERS ED’ “Ya know, there’s been some crackers in this series so far so a few nights ago I sat down and re-read all existing posts to date. Man, I laughed my skinny ass off cause they are just hilarious and if I’m being very honest,…

Salon Confidential – I’m back on the telly!

Hot on the heels of my TV Debut on ‘Rearing to Go‘, The Stented Papa is gonna be back on your TV screens in October in possibly one of the most anticipated shows on RTE in recent years called ‘Salon Confidential‘ – yeah baby yeah!!! It doesn’t rain but it pours as I filmed both…

He Said / She Said – Bloggers Ed #13 Ask Yer Father

 WELCOME TO ‘HE SAID / SHE SAID – THE BLOGGERS ED’ “It’s Wednesday so lets do this! Welcome back to He Said / She Said – The Bloggers Ed folks. Don’t know about you, but time is just flying by and before I know it, it’s Wednesday again. Good news in the sense that you…

He Said / She Said – Bloggers Ed #12 Thirsty Daddy

 WELCOME TO ‘HE SAID / SHE SAID – THE BLOGGERS ED’ “Yes Sir-eee, after a bit of a blip last week, we’re back to rock your Wednesday night! We’re delighted to welcome all the way from across the pond, our first U.S. blogger! So far, we’ve had Irish, English, Scottish, Australian & now American. Not…

He Said / She Said – Bloggers Ed #11 3 Little Buttons

 WELCOME TO ‘HE SAID / SHE SAID – THE BLOGGERS ED’ “How-dee-do-dee folks. This month is flying so it’s just as well we’ve got the best of the best bloggers to give you a giggle every Wednesday night! It’s a little bit later this evening as The Stented Missus is in San Francisco with work…

Meet my Doppelgangers!!!

So they say everybody has a doppelganger – you know, a double of themselves – somewhere in the world. A chat on Twitter yesterday prompted me to let you meet my doppelgangers!!! Now, whether you believe that or not I don’t know. But what I do know is that I’ve looked like a few famous…