Dad Blogger Round-up: How did I get here?

The quick answer to the title question is, no idea! 

January 2016 I had no idea what a blog was, February 2016 I found out and started one, August 2016 I landed this gig, December 2016 I’m still laughing inside that people actually read the stuff I transfer from head to screen. It’s been a whirlwind of a year and I’m loving every minute of it. 

I’m not sure if I have to thank my parents, wife or kids after achieving this position within the blogging world? Nah, all the thanks goes to John Adams – DadBlogUK for moving over and letting me have his seat, cheers John! Anyway, as John has done me a ‘solid’ I’m now in the position to do the same for other Dad Bloggers and that is my favourite bit, so here’s some awesome posts I’ve been reading over the last month.  

First up, Alan at OMGitsagirl compares parenting to being the England Football Manager in his post Can’t We All just Parent Our Way? Being the England manager attracts plenty of judgemental ‘fans’ and looks a tad stressful to say the least, indeed as does parenting. Find out which tactics Alan put’s in place to pick up the points in parenting. 

Andrew at MadDadSkillz finds the end of his tether, specifically Friday mornings at 11:38am in his post MANternity: DGAF Fridays. Andrew talks about shared parental leave, those repetitive questions us parents have to answer over and over again and kids joining the CIA. Intrigued? So was I. 

Next up is Nigel from DIYDaddyBlog writing Gender Stereotyping In Our Schools. You know when you read a post and feel angry afterwards because you agree so passionately with the wrong that’s been brought to attention. Well that’s how I felt reading Nigel’s post. As a Dad of a boy that not so long ago wanted to wear a tiara and wave around a wand in the toy shop, I feel strongly about gender stereotyping and it’s something that shouldn’t exist especially in schools!  

Is your partners pregnant belly all of a sudden public property? Mark from TheHonestFather tells us about his far too frequent experiences when the public seemed to think so. In Mark’s post Do Not Touch Baby’s Face! he comically talks about a ‘wax on, wax off’ belly rubbing motion during the pregnancy stages, all the way to finding a placid toned ‘can you not touch her face’ is the way to go when dealing with personal space invading strangers. I’m with Mark on this, I hated people assuming it was OK to touch my kid! 

Finally, I suppose I had better throw in a Christmas themed post. I was conscious that they’re EVERYWHERE at the minute but I read Jim’s post and wanted every item he listed in Dad Gift Guide Christmas 2016 so needed to share this with you too! Jim, OneDadOneBlog we have very similar tastes, some great picks for getting us Dads something to open on Christmas morning. Jim has compiled gift guides for the whole family too, but hey we’re about the Dads today 🙂 

There you have it, 5 excellent posts from 5 top Dad bloggers. That’s all from me for a few months, assuming they let me have at it again in the new year :/

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 🙂  


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About David Shaul

David, husband of one, dad of three and servant of all four. Also known as DadvWorld, where he blogs and vlogs about his life taking on the world as a dad. David started blogging in early 2016 and then included a YouTube channel shortly after. Living in South Yorkshire with his family, he and his wife Donetta home educate their 3-year-old boy Corben whilst their girls, Kiera, 12 and Abi, 11 attend an expeditionary secondary school which have very different teaching methods to the ‘norm’. David tries to cover the funny and serious sides of parenting, from an imaginary house tour with talking toys, to life changing decisions such as home educating. Oh and there’s also the Pug, Peppa….


  1. 12 December 2016 / 23:11

    Great post mate. Well done on the new gig