About – How to Daddoo



Noun, informal

1. Father.

2. Always tries to be a good Dad. Little victories and epic fails.

how to daddoo

My name is Danny or Daddoo as my wife affectionately dubbed me, after becoming a first time Dad at almost thirty to our beautiful daughter, Ayla and completing our family more recently with Daniel. Before you read this Dad blog there are a few things you should know about me – I’m NOT an expert in fatherhood; I am not a guru or a coach or a mentor. In fact, I’m an awkward man-child. I make jokes at inappropriate times and worse yet, laugh at them. Fatherhood has not altered this in me and I do and say things that boggle my wife’s mind. Rather than keep these details private (which I probably should!) I decided I’d throw them here in a blog. I was eager to chronicle my navigation through the complex and often confusing world of Fatherhood.

Having first had the idea for this blog during my wife Rachel’s pregnancy, I had many ideas for it. These including live-tweeting from the birth (an idea that was quickly shot down in flames). Eventually, we decided I should adapt to Fatherhood first and foremost, then blog about my experience once we were on an even keel.

I feel being a Father is the most important job bestowed upon a man and I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to document my progress and give Ayla something to look back on later in life. Hopefully we can build a community of Fathers who are a little nervous about getting things wrong. Here I’ll provide my little victories and epic fails. We’ll answer questions and give product reviews, so please do get in touch, join the conversation, share Dad hacks and subscribe to the mailing list. Remember, nobody’s perfect, we all make mistakes. We’re here to say to all Daddoo’s “You’re doing a good job!”

‘How to Daddoo’ is a clueless man-child’s humorous go-to-guide, a Dadding 101 and even a ‘What Not to Do’ when it comes to being a Dad, with loving undertones.