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You Just Broke Your Child. Congratulations.

I feel a need to write this after what I witnessed a father do at Costco yesterday... Parents. And especially some of you dads. Stop breaking your children. Please.

My Crazy Mountaintop Rescue

The following posts were part of a six-post series about the time I almost died on a mountaintop.

How much did YOUR kid cost?

Somebody had the nerve to ask me right in front of my son, "how much did he cost?" So, please listen up. When adoption is involved... never say these 11 things.

217 Wrong Numbers

I sent the same text to 217 random cell phone numbers. Some replies made me smile. Some made me laugh. Some made me sad. For some, there just weren't words.

20 Ways to Tell When Someone is Acting Out of Insecurity

We all have insecurities. But sometimes people "act out" of insecurity, and it can be destructive and difficult to recognize. So, I've made a list of the things insecure people do when they "act out."

Weird Boobs and Little Wieners

When it comes to our most sensitive body parts, something in our society (and how we see ourselves) has drastically changed, and I think we have forgotten these few basic, beautiful, and unchangeable truths about them...

I’m Christian, unless you’re gay.

This is possibly the most difficult post I've ever written. But some strong words need to be said today today. "God hates fags." We've all heard it. But...

A Friend No Longer Worth Knowing

I have this friend. Well, *had* this friend. A close friend. And it's time I say goodbye to this man who has done nothing but hold me back and bring me down...

The OTHER 15 Ways I Blew My Marriage

Part II: I've had two failed marriages now which means I'm not the one you should come to for marriage advice. But "don't blow it" advice? I've got plenty.

16 Ways I Blew My Marriage

I've had two failed marriages now which means I'm not the one you should come to for marriage advice. But "don't blow it" advice? I've got plenty.

Memoirs of a Bullied Kid

I don't recall any serious heartache or sadness during my first 10 years of life. But in 5th grade, all that changed. This was my story and my thoughts on bullying.

20 Things That Ain’t None of Your Business

After asking a friend to leave my house for being rude and over-obsessed with the going-ons in other people's lives, I sat down and wrote this list.

The disease called “Perfection”

As a warning, the following post was written in complete desperation. I have recently learned some very sobering truths from people that I love dearly. These truths have set in motion a quest...

A Letter to Men: The Lesson of the Saggy Burrito in My Pants

Very few men get to experience what it's like for a woman when it comes to "that time of the month." I unfortunately did, and I learned things I never expected.

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It’s Time I Say the Words…

Last week I went for a morning run. When I returned and opened the door to my apartment, the smell of my apartment almost knocked me backwards. It's time I...

One of *Those* Hugs

Ever had one of *those* days where you needed one of *those* kinds of hugs? You know which kind of hug I'm talking about. Hint: it's not the normal kind.

Step away from the scale.

I'm just going to say it. We have a teenie tiny problem going on right now. But we're not the ones to blame. We've been set up. We've been manipulated. That's right...

The small side of the numbers

She mentioned that her eating disorder was something she would have to struggle with for the rest of her life. I asked her if she really believed that. She said she did. I asked her why.

My Insanity, I Fear, I May Demonstrate

I didn't get a blog post written today because I became absorbed in this text conversation which hilariously got a little bit out of control...

Not That I Believe in Angels

Once each year was all I ever got to watch you. From the day you were born until the very end, I did my best to be something I never actually knew how to be. I hope you knew that...

The Pillow Spinning Incident

In my *attempt* to balance on a big ol' ball while spinning a pillow on my finger, I had a wee bitty mishap.

Lessons from MY dad

I always loved to brag up my dad to my friends. I always knew that he was off somewhere bragging me and my accomplishments up to his own friends. Bragging up all ten of his kids. All the time.

All the Best Intentions. At Exactly the Wrong Time.

As you know, this week started with very real and incredible heartbreak for me. And I think it's pretty funny the completely wrong things people said during it.

Stuck Beside a Crying Woman

I wrote this after finding myself stuck on the freeway next to a woman who was uncontrollably sobbing in the next car over... About what, I'll never know...

The Seven Different Types of Jerks and My Way of Dealing with Them

I've spent a bit of time observing jerks. This is what I've learned about them, and how I've learned to deal with all every one of 'em.

“I’m Broken,” Says She

This is a poem I wrote after a dear friend of mine told me, "I'm sorry. I'm broken."

242 ALL-NEW “Wrong Numbers”

Text Sent to Wrong Numbers
I randomly texted 242 strangers (again) with a simple question. "What is the absolute best thing you hope will happen in 2017?" Their replies were amazing.

The Next 33 Rules to Not be a Crummy Human Being

Second installment! The world is full of awesomeness, and it's also full of awesome, ummm, how do I put this... *opportunities* to be decent and better people.

There I Was, Kicking Ass in Life

Dan Pearce kicking ass in life
2017 came creeping in, and I did all of it right. There I was, kicking ass in life. Then one event derailed all of it, and now I have some "kick ass" decisions to make...

On the Toilet when Disaster Strikes

Picture this, parents... you're sitting on the John, doing what every human being on earth does. And then, out of nowhere...

Adventures in Therapy: Kissing and Pancakes

I think for these posts, I’ll call my therapist Star. And I’ll call the person she’s talking to Dingo.

A Fat Boy’s Dog

As a very sad and hurting fat boy, I wanted my own dog more than anything. I finally got one only to have it killed and eaten by the neighbor's German Shepherd.

That Mom is NOT My Type

First of all, language warning. Second of all, thank you to *this* woman for teaching my child an entirely new vocabulary and way of parenting. Hahaha/Grrrr.

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Soooo…. Yeah. I Admittedly Gave Up the Fight.

After journaling in my last blog and finding all the motivation I needed to keep fighting the good fight and not give up, I did... Nothing. And it would take shaking up my entire life to get it going once more.

2018: Is It Finally Time For Me To Give-Up the Fight?

I had no intention of sharing this journal entry that I wrote going into 2018, where I asked myself if it was finally time to give up the fight... But after I finished, I kind of felt like I should.

97 Pictures That Prove I’m Not *Exactly* Who You Think I Am

I promised all of you that if you'd share your most embarrassing photos, I would too. Turns out there were way more in my collection than I expected...

Christmas. Single. Again. And *Barely* a Turd At All…

It's been eight years in a row that I haven't been in a relationship at Christmas, and I honestly have no idea why at this point. What I do know is that most people do not understand loneliness and what it actually is...

To Lose A Dog & Gain Another

Our family just got a little bit smaller and a whole lot bigger...

Hey! That’s MY Beanie!

You may have noticed that I'm pretty much *always* wearing a beanie. Well, there's actually a very good reason for that...

*Finally* Waking-Up

We all get to wake-up at certain times in our lives, for better or for worse, and realize just how lost or found we really are. These were two of my such (very contrasted) awakenings.

``Wrong Numbers``

155 All-New “Wrong Numbers”

Once again, I randomly texted strangers with a simple question. "What’s the #1 most awesome thing that makes you so awesomely… you?" Their replies were amazing.

10 All-New Wrong Numbers (Part 2 of the New Year Texts)

To start off the year, I randomly texted strangers with a simple question. What's going to make this the best year ever? Their replies show humaning at its best.

13 All-New Wrong Numbers

To start off the year, I randomly texted strangers with a simple question. What's going to make this the best year ever? Their replies show humaning at its best.

The Hard Side I Don’t Show You from the Wrong Numbers Posts

The truth. "Wrong Numbers" (where I send positive texts to random numbers) has its hard side and its dark side. This is what actually happens when I send those.

304 MORE Wrong Numbers – HOLIDAY EDITION!

ALL NEW HOLIDAY EDITION! I sent the same text to 304 random numbers with the request to share a secret thought about Christmas. The replies. Wow. I love people.

246 MORE Wrong Numbers

ALL NEW! I sent the same text to 246 random numbers, this time with a simple statement. "Isn't life just... THE BEST?!" The replies. Wow... I love people.

299 MORE Wrong Numbers

ALL NEW! I sent the same text to 299 random numbers, this time with a simple statement. "The world is better with you in it." The replies. Wow. I love people.

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This is the Truth Box – Week 40

This is the Truth Box
Remember. We're all fighting our own great battles. These are the secrets you've never told anyone. And what everyone else believes is the truth. All new.

Kids Say Some Pretty Dang Profound Things Sometimes

Kids Say Some Pretty Dang Profound Things Sometimes
I asked my followers "What is the most profound thing you've ever heard a child say?" These were my favorite 16 responses. Kids can definitely be profound!

30 All-New WEIRD Confessions

Weird Confessions
These are 30 *ALL-NEW* overly weird confessions made by everyday people with an anonymous place to tell something they do when they're all alone.

Pulled from the Truth Box – Week 39

Pulled from the Truth Box
Remember. We're all fighting our own great battles. These are the secrets you've never told anyone. And what everyone else believes is the truth. All new.

Pulled from the Truth Box – Week 38

Pulled from the Truth Box
Remember. We're all fighting our own great battles. These are the secrets you've never told anyone. And what everyone else believes is the truth. All new.

Pulled from the Truth Box – Week 37

Pulled from the Truth Box
Remember. We're all fighting our own great battles. These are more of the secrets you've never told anyone. And what everyone else believes is the truth.

Humor

Your Funniest Facebook Status Updates (Part III)

Laugh your Spanx off at this list of the funniest Facebook status updates you've ever posted.

How Much Wood Could Chucky & Woody the Woodchucks Chuck?

Woody and Chucky the Woodchucks
Whew. It took me three full days to write and memorize this whole thing, and then only about 80 or so takes to get it (close to) flawless. So now the questions is... Can you keep up?

When Karma Made Me Pay $51 to My Kid For Trying to Dupe Him

This is the story of how I just tried to dupe my kid in the name of teaching him a valuable lesson, and instead karma got me good. Karma got me $51 good...

My 24 Favorite Tinder Screenshots From My 3 Years on Tinder

I've been saving my favorite Tinder screenshots for 3 years now, and I think it's time I start sharing some of the hilarious and awesome ones with all of you.

Parenting

Dear Noah, My Son, Now That You’re Eight

All the sudden Noah is eight years old. What the. How the. Who the. When the. Where the heck did the time go?! Haha. This is a poem I wrote him on his birthday.

It Seems the World’s Been Waiting for the Bed My Dad Invented

It's surreal to watch your own dad chase his dream for decades, lose almost everything repeatedly, and finally achieve insane success. His Purple mattress is taking the world by storm, and I couldn't be prouder.

An Overly Nerve-Wracking Let-My-Kid-Grow-Up Moment

It's not easy letting my kid go do grown-up things.
My child is at the age where I *have* to start letting him grow up and do things that scare me as a parent. Today was one of the most nerve-wracking yet...

Beware the Wrath of This Dad

wrath dad fist bump
I was at the park playing catch with my son when four masked teenagers suddenly appeared, all carrying guns. They learned quick that you don't terrorize my kid.

Dating

Time vs. the Worthless Heart

A heavy and different look at my failed marriages, and the way time (and my race against it) played a giant role in them ending...

The “Any Word” Game

There’s this get-to-know you game I like to play. I invented on a date once. I call it “Any Word.”

How to Be the #BestBoyfriendEVER!

I'm 33. Almost 34. And for some reason I don't have a girlfriend. So... I went back into Instagram to get these 20 tips via the #BestBoyfriendEVER tag. LOL.

Guess What. Guys Don’t Cheat.

Guys Don't Cheat - Dan Pearce Author of Single Dad Laughing
After being told by so many women that guys are cheaters and that they have cheated, are cheating, or will cheat, I have to say this. Guys don't cheat...