Summer Painting Project

Disclaimer: This is a collaboration post with Johnston’s Paint where no payment was made however the ‘Revive’ paints where very kindly provided free of charge by Johnston’s Paints. Timing… ….was inch perfect. It was like there was a camera on myself & the Stented Missus. Literally about 36 hours earlier, the missus had sent me…

America VS Ireland

Delighted to say this post has been selected as the ‘Featured Blogger’ post of the week in the DreamTeam Linky 22.10.18 by Kirsty from Navigating Baby. Thanks a million Kirsty. So happy you liked it. Differences in Terminology, Behaviour & Real Life – The Gospel according to the Stented Wan. They say size isn’t important…

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…

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 –…

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 #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…

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…

He Said / She Said – Bloggers Ed #9 Sparkles & Stretchmarks

WELCOME TO ‘HE SAID / SHE SAID – THE BLOGGERS ED’ “So we’re back folks. Slight little hick up last week but I’m delighted to say it’s full steam ahead cause it’s Wednesday and that means it’s #HeSaidSheSaidWed time. Kids in bed? Check. Kitchen tidy? Emmmm. Drink of choice in hand? Checkers. Let’s do this…

The Stented Papa’s TV Debut is now live online!!!

Well holy moly, check me out above. Yep, that’s me making my TV Debut. Yeah baby yeah! To say I’m on a buzz now is a bit of an understatement. Why? Because a few hours ago, I was told my TV Debut is live on the RTE Player & Lifestyle on RTE – that’s why….

The day I broke my TV duck

Oh yeah. TV Debut – CHECK! ‘The day I broke my TV duck‘ – I like the sound of that!!! What an amazing experience. Wednesday 28th July ’17 will stick in my head for a long time. Blogging Goals Like every blogger, after a while I wrote down a number of major goals I hoped…

Hypnosis – would you do it?

Hypnosis – is it something you’ve ever done or thought about doing? Are you friends with your subconscious mind? Are you so in tune & relaxed with your mind and it’s deepest inner fears that you are ‘buddies’? If you are, I tip my hat for you are probably a ‘1% er’. It’s widely known that your…