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…

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….

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…

He cleans / She cleans

So really this is #3 in the ‘He Said / She Said’ series albeit with a slight change to the title as you can see. Cleaning – agh now. Will the place ever be truly clean, will it? Hummmmm….. Fizzling Fireboxes, let’s do this 🙂 Nutshell version: When we first started dating, I was living in…

The Daddy Tag Challenge #TheDaddyTag

STOP THE PRESS !!! Update : 8th August 2016 This post has been chosen as the featured blog post on not 1 but 2 linkies – I’m like a child in a sweet shop right now! So a massive thank you to Rhyming with Wine & My Kid Doesn’t Poop Rainbows from #fartglitter and a…

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…

He Said / She Said #2

Welcome back to #2 in our new series of ‘He Said / She Said’. We got such an amazing reaction to the first post in the series, thank you for all the comments. We are even happier to say, it was selected as one (of two) #BigPinkLink 22 ‘Wow of the Week‘ blog – happy days! So…