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…

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…

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…

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…

Live on The Anton Savage Show Today FM

So The Stented Papa is making his radio debut – yep, that’s right, I’ll be a guest live with Anton Savage this Thursday (25th) August talking about being a Stay At Home Dad – happy days! With the changes to paternity leave due to take place from September, I was contacted and asked if I’d…

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…

Dadda VS Poop !

After our first ‘He Said / She Said‘ blog where I calculated how many nappies Nip#1 would go through per day / week based on our dog’s daily intake & output of food, I found this little gem of me changing Nip#1’s dirty nappy for the first time ever. Just to be clear, Daddy VS…

5 things I learned from startup life in becoming a SAHD

UPDATE 01/07/17: Delighted to say, this post was the featured post on the DaddiLife site, happy days! ————– I’ve mentioned Pubble a few times in previous posts. Prior to becoming a SAHD, I’ve worked there for the last 5 years and loved every minute of it, it was a big part of my life. So…

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…

‘He said / She said’ ….. Coming Soon !!

So me and The Missus are going to do a ‘He Said / She Said’ series.  It’s gonna be a classic man vs woman / mars vs venus / ‘who left those socks there? vs who cares?, they’re only a pair of socks’ style battle – it’s gonna get interesting !!! More to come on…

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…

Reasons why I feckin deserve my bottle of wine….on a Wednesday

Holy Jesus, today has tested my patience like no other day – it’s only 11am and I’ve already told myself ‘Fuck it, I’m having (& deserve) a bottle of wine tonight’. Couldn’t care less that it’s only a Wednesday and don’t care (right now) how it’s going to make me feel tomorrow, all I know…