Dad Blogger Round-up: October’s best posts

Testing testing 1, 2, 3. Dad’s Diary in da house! Sorry, I have no idea why I’ve decided to act like such a berk on my BritMums editorial debut but I’m here to show you the dad blogs that have made me happy over the last month.

New dad Luke, AKA Hux Life has come out with a banger of a blog with the story about baby Huxley being born. Who doesn’t like a mildly gory account of a childbirth from a dad’s perspective, with a couple of dad jokes thrown in for good measure, and ‘Push it’ by Salt n Pepa playing on the radio with comical bad timing?

I challenged Tom the ‘Unlikely Dad’ to write about the questions you should NEVER ask a gay dad because I figured there must be so many annoying questions, much like parents of twins get. The results are funny but also shocking! “I know a gay couple who adopted, you might know them…” “Well sure, we’re all part of the same ‘I’m gay and want to be a dad’ club”. 

Sam Avery doesn’t disappoint with his 10 things he learned as a parent this week. I know this feeling well, it’s so true how it feels like a lottery win when your kid has done a nuclear-level poo as you’ve just handed them over to your partner on your way out the house. I can relate because it’s happened many a time at nursery where my son has dropped his guts and the nursery workers have kindly said they’d handle it. I’ve never been inclined to object.

Giles at You The Daddy came up with the very creative Mr Men guide for new dads on paternity leave. Mr Milky sounds a little dubious, and Mr Medicine looks a lot like a Minion, but I really like Mr Positive and Mr Gatekeeper. I remember those days well, where those are two massively important roles a new dad plays around the house when he’s trying to make himself useful.

Finally, I came to the alarming realisation that I often write about episodes of anger caused by imbecilic strangers, and this post on Dad’s Diary talks about the time I completely lost my shizzle and screamed at the man who bashed my toddler in the head with his bottom. It sounds strangely farcical, writing that down, but it really did send me into meltdown mode in front of bemused Londoners. I would love to hear your stories too for a regular guest feature I’m running – more details within.

Special thanks to Dave the DADventurer for nominating me to take the reins here, and with so many good blogs out there it was hard to choose five that stuck out. Hope you enjoy them!

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About Harry Oram

Harry AKA Dad’s Diary lives in the Somerset countryside and has been writing about being a dad since 2013. No matter how hard he tries, he can’t shy away from the important issues in fatherhood, like extreme potty humour, poking a little bit of fun at the expense of toddlers, and being embarrassed in health food shops by his wife and screaming child.

He also does improv comedy in his spare time so you can follow his daily stories and cringe at his attempts to be funny on Instagram – @dadsdiary or Snapchat – @Harrylikesmusic (but you’ll probably be more interested in the cute toddler pictures). He’s on Twitter too – @blogger_dad


  1. 19 October 2016 / 19:41

    A solid debut there, my man. Some great posts – really liked Tom’s which I read the other day. Look forward to your next instalment.

  2. 19 October 2016 / 19:50

    Heeey i made the cut!! Thank you Harry, and Britmums!