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A couple more days and a fresh start

This morning I was feeling pretty dang good, ready to jump into blogging full-steam again.

While I was taking a much needed break for the past 10 days, I decided that (as a step toward keeping my sanity) it was finally time to defend myself against some of the baseless accusations and slandering that have gone on in the dad blogging world.

I have tried not to ever go there. I have believed that if I just kept doing my best and being honest in my writing, time would take care of it all. But sometimes (I’m realizing) time doesn’t take care of it, and it is okay to defend myself. So I have.

The drama of it all really doesn’t matter. I will not be sharing what I’ve written as a blog post here on Single Dad Laughing. I have no need to create that kind of negative atmosphere here.

After doing it, however, I do need to take a couple more days off to clear my head again. It was a very taxing task. A therapeutic task. One that freed a very hurting and angry part of me that was really starting to affect my writing, parenting, relationships, mood, and life in general.

Anyway, stay tuned. In the next two to three days I’ll be back, sharing all sorts of fun stories that have happened whilst I was out and about.

For example, Samantha and I were hiking and discovered Bigfoot foot prints. I kid you not. I have the photographic evidence to prove it.

Also, on a last-second whim, I decided to take Noah to the happiest dang place on earth for a few days. I won’t tell you where. I’m pretty sure this picture has no clues that’ll give it away…

Tomorrow I’ll share a post I wrote for Babble about Noah and a little big incident we had with a booger on Sunday. I promise lots of laughs on that one.

Anyway, I feel great. Excited to start fresh here. Excited to again be doing some things with my writing that the heaviness of this blog have taken from me. It’s time to get back to the single dad laughing part of it all again.

Love ya all. See you tomorrow for the booger post.

Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

88 comments
Mandy Fewins Ryan
Mandy Fewins Ryan

Taking care of yourself first is always the most important part :) We missed you! and are glad things are looking better

Jenny Grove
Jenny Grove

Welcome back! We've missed you like crazy!

Barbara Loudermilk
Barbara Loudermilk

You have to ignore haters, as long as you can look in the mirror and know you have not intentionally hurt anyone or anything and feel good about it. Don't concern yourself with miserable unhappy people who only think negatively. God Bless you.

Cindi Miller
Cindi Miller

Great to see you back, even if just for a little.

Tamara Persall-Fraser
Tamara Persall-Fraser

wb Dan :) glad your vacation was rejuvenating. Cant wait to hear this booger story lol

Julia Skinner
Julia Skinner

You are doing a fantastic thing, look after yourself. The world needs people like you.

Denise Murphy
Denise Murphy

**is doing the happy dance** yay! Welcome back! I've enjoyed the time reading prior blogs (and playing rough with the haters--they suck, don't deserve your time and energy, although I totally understand defending yourself!!!) Anyways, kudos to your wonderful vacation, kudos that you are back and ready to take on the world!!!! I (and about a million others) have got your back. :)

Ellen Hilliard
Ellen Hilliard

Are you ending the blog after all that work, I hope not, do not let those who bring you too much discomfort deprive you of your choices and our utter enjoyment of getting to know you and Noah a bit. both of you , amazing,,,

Krystal Rains
Krystal Rains

Glad you are feeling better and yes, unfortunately time does not 'heal' all things, and you have to take a stand...keep breathing, and we'll keep laughing with you

Nicole Elynuik Dolfo
Nicole Elynuik Dolfo

Can't wait till your back and making me laugh so hard I pee just a little!

Margaret Coin
Margaret Coin

Glad to see you're taking care of yourself, and Noah, and looking forward to seeing you back, re-energized! Welcome back!

Jennifer Kovach Roper
Jennifer Kovach Roper

I was just thinking about you today - wondered how you are doing. Hope you enjoyed your time away...we all need that sometimes :)

Sandy Shriver
Sandy Shriver

Wahooo.... glad you are reclaiming your power and have missed your posts and blogs.

Matthew Carpenter
Matthew Carpenter

Certainly missed! Key is to focus on your offline life first and foremost..

Stacy Garrett
Stacy Garrett

Rock on, Dan. :) Glad to see you're laughing again!

Chris Nunez
Chris Nunez

Don't know what happened Single Dad Laughing, but you were missed! Be well:)

Adam Williams
Adam Williams

Take what time you need man, everyone needs to decompress sometimes. Better in the long run if you make sure you're 100% than it is to come back too early.

Shannon Gunnell Addison
Shannon Gunnell Addison

It's vaca time right?! Enjoy, the internet is always there when you get home! Your boy is adorable btw...

Brenda Hardie
Brenda Hardie

Welcome back Dan :) I was away too and wondered about why I didn't see your posts when I came back. Sorry things got so rough for you. You did the right thing, taking time away from blogging. It's definitely good to make healthy choices for ourselves and our families. Enjoy every moment and if you need to be away for longer, then don't feel bad for taking it. Noah will only be this age once so don't worry about all of us here. Thanks for the update though and I'll keep you in my prayers

Geni Cade
Geni Cade

Ten days ALREADY? Wow... that went by fast... glad to hear you were "enriched" by your time away! :-)

Tanya Manthe
Tanya Manthe

Take all the time you need. We think your blogs are great!

Endang Tri
Endang Tri

Welcome back Dan, welcome back the fresh body and mind, welcome back the new spirit, and.........welcome back SDL !

Karla Beebe
Karla Beebe

It's pathetic the world has come to such hateful insulting ways. However, The good should always outweigh the bad and I am glad you see that the "good of us" are more important then those jerks who keep you in their lives just to cause you misery. 10 ta nothin!!!

Christy Angle
Christy Angle

Everybody needs a fresh start. As a single mom of two who screws up on a weekly basis, I hear ya. :) Hang in there.

Andrew Chow
Andrew Chow

Take all the time you need. Definitely the indisputable proof I need for the existence of Big Foot is in that photo! And what Happy Big Foot! It is great to see the two of you laughing and happy.

Mary Avlos-Dailey
Mary Avlos-Dailey

Don't let people get to you. I honestly don't understand why some people can't keep their mouths shut.

Debbie Bishop
Debbie Bishop

Welcome back! Everyone needs a respite occasionally. First priority should always be your family and yourself. You're worth waiting for!

Barbara Bell
Barbara Bell

Yay Dan and Noah...I am glad you are regrouping and refreshed!

Maria Fernanda Williams
Maria Fernanda Williams

I don't mind waiting a long time for your blogs, they are always worth it. Still talking about 'I'm Christian, unless you're gay'!

Dee Sephus
Dee Sephus

Missed you but very glad you took time for yourself. If Number One doesn't take care of himself he can't take care of Number One Jr. :)

Trish Brown
Trish Brown

I was reading your fresh start post and have something to help you with your fresh start if you would like to hear about it! It is an awesome way to get healthy and have amazing energy! Please let me know if interested! Thanks mom of three including a newborn~and yes I have energy because of what I use, and feel great!

Julie E. Miller
Julie E. Miller

don't burn yourself out again. we all need breathers. reset what you think is doable and all else will follow.