Welcome to The DADventurer!

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I’m Dave (AKA The DADventurer), a 30-something bloke who blogs and vlogs about my adventures as a stay-at-home dad to my preschooler daughter and newborn son.

Living in Hertfordshire with the missus (Hayley), 3.5-year old daughter (L [previously Baby L/Toddler L]), newborn son (‘Beetle’) and sausage dog (Dax), I started my parenting blog in July 2014 as a place to share my experiences, learnings, misdemeanours, failings and random musings about becoming a dad.

The DADventurer has since gone on to be recognised as one of the top parenting and dad blogs in the UK and has seen me chronicle the entire parenting spectrum – from expectant dad, to newbie dad, to stay-at-home dad, to expectant dad and newbie dad once again.

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My content is quite varied to say the least – I pretty much write about what comes into my head. One minute I’ll be penning something random about life with a toddler, the next I’ll be on my soapbox discussing issues faced by dads, then the next I’ll be reviewing some household gadget or working with a large brand on an interesting campaign.

No matter what I write though, I always ensure that it is interesting, entertaining, honest, unique and laced with humorous undertones. Some of my most popular blog posts include:

Hahaha – some of those posts are hilarious. LOL. ROFL. And various other acronyms which I don’t quite understand.

I don’t want to sound too much of a twat by calling myself a “pro-blogger”, but I guess that’s what I am. My primary job is looking after L and ‘Beetle’, but my blog has grown to become a successful full-time business which I operate around nursery hours and nap times – his and mine. Not intending to get too braggy about things, but the DADventurer is recognised as:

As a former business consultant and now freelance writer / blogger, I regularly provide content and opinion to different publications and media outlets. This has included the likes of BritMums, BBC Local Radio, Bleacher Report, Metro UK, The Sun and Very magazine. Also, my work has, and continues to, feature quite heavily on my mum’s fridge – although she’s not quite sure how it keeps getting put up there.

I also run the UK Dad Blogger Facebook group, which currently has some of the finest dad blogging talent in the country, and am a co-founder of DigiDads, a group of the most influential online dads who regularly work with brands.


I welcome all comments, questions, suggestions, approaches, random messages and abuse. So if you have – or haven’t – enjoyed what you’ve read, are friendly / unfriendly PR folk or are a spambot offering Viagra, increased traffic or riches, you can contact me on dave@thedadventurer.com or via Twitter / Facebook.