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Our Christmas Dad Blogger Tom

2nd Dad of Dadvent is Tom from Diary of the Dad, an obscure reference to a zombie film that I’ve seen Dawn of the Dead. I defo felt like a zombie in my first few years of parenthood.

I’m a big supporter of Tom and what he does so it was great to find out a bit more about why he became an online dad.

I wanted to create a record of family life and also saw it as a good way of seeing whether people liked my musings with a view to writing a book. That was eight years ago and the blog has taken off in such a big way that, even if I never write the book, I’m happy.

Are you a Christmas lover or a Grinch?

I’m a bit of both really. I love the actual day and the last week or so before it, but hate that the build-up starts so early. I’ve promised to be less Grinchy about it this year though so I’ll be making more of an effort to share other people’s enthusiasm.

What’s your favourite Christmas movie?

Die Hard. We always watch it on Christmas Eve while wrapping up the last few presents.

As the debate of wether, it’s really a Christmas film goes on (in my eyes it is), what do you really want for Christmas?

A second EU referendum. Failing that, Football Manager 2019.

Controversial! that’s a debate for a whole different time. So what does 2019 hold for you, assuming the world doesn’t end after Brexit 🙂

I’m doing a 40 before 40 challenge so will be doing loads of things I’ve never got round to. Along with family life and other blogging stuff, it ought to keep me on my toes!

For all nearly new dads, here’s one to watch from Tom and if you’re looking for a great Dad Blogger, here’s his site


Thanks, Tom please comment below and follow him and as always, if you’re a Dad of having an amazing dad who you would like to get involved, email me on