Imaginosity – Dublin Children’s Museum Review

‘This place is for kids?! – we’ll then, I’m the biggest kid of them all in that case‘ I said to The Stented Missus as we were leaving. Seriously, don’t mind the Nips, I had a ball at Imaginosity last weekend! But as the Mrs told me, ‘It’s not about you sunshine’ – fair point! There was…

Kia Ora Mini Farm Review

So let’s kick this off the right way – Kia Ora Mini Farm is absolutely class – and that’s a fact. Let’s Go! We spent last weekend in Courtown on a mini break. Mini breaks rock, get the hell away from the normal every day crap and get the ‘oh hell yeah, I’m away‘ buzz.  #sweetness Let…

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,…

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…

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…

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)…

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…

Mama – The one who goes to work 

There has been a great reaction to Ross becoming a stay at home daddy and I’m really happy about the situation. I’ve said it before but honestly despite the fact that minding kids full time is a stressful job, I’ve never seen Ross so happy. He was on The Anton Savage show yesterday and some…

Be Healthy

So I’ve joined up with a great concept in the US called Get ConnectDad which is a community of 150 Dads (Authors) in 15 Countries writing on 52 traits we want to install in our kids.  Further to that it’s about spending additional quality time with our kids each week and I really like the idea….

The beauty of being a SAHD

Have to say, I’m loving being a Stay at Home Dad. It’s just the business. It has surpassed all my initial thoughts about how good it would be and long may that continue. While up in the park on Friday, I’ve tried to capture my feelings on being a SAHD (the quality isn’t great, #ineedanewphone…

Why won’t she eat…..anything?!!!

Arrrrrrrgggggggghhhhhhhhhh – my bloody nerves !!!! I’m guessing we are not the only parents experiencing this issue but for me it’s now a problem. So I’m hoping anyone out there with some advice will get involved with this please so we can all benefit from it. Nip#1 has recently turned 4. And she is eating…

We’re getting Married Yaaaaaaaaaa-Hooooooooooooo !!

What a buzz. The pair of us are buzzin, absolutely buzzin!!!!! When you ask the woman you are head over heals in love with to marry you – and she agrees – there’s just no feeling like it. The birth of your children is every bit as magical just in a very different way. It was my birthday…

Handing over the reins

Hey, I’m Mel (aka The Missus) – we as a family are on this new journey and we are happy to share our experiences with you (warts & all). We talked about Ross minding the kids full time a few times in the past and although he loved the idea of it, he wasn’t actually ready…

The Stented Papa with er, my Stented Papa!

Well, it’s not from the grass I licked it that’s for sure ! Meet my Stented Papa – Norman Good. Dad is 30 years older than me and is still going strong thankfully. I wrote in a previous post that (CVD) genes will get ya irrespective of age. At the ripe age of 48, Dad…