Dan Pearce

Dan Pearce is an American-born author, app developer, photographer, and artist. This blog, Single Dad Laughing, is what he's most known for, with more than 2 million daily subscribers as of 2017. Pearce writes mostly humorous and introspective works, as well as his musings which span from fatherhood, to dating, to life, to the people and dynamics of society. Single Dad Laughing is much more than a blog. It's an incredible community of people just being real and awesome together!

The Adventures That Come With Changing

Yes, sometimes shit is stressful and hard and maybe even life altering. Sometimes before we can have our good laugh, we need to have a good cry about it first. I assure you I cried the night that I...

Another Pointless List of My Random Thoughts

Dan Pearce
Over the years, I have noted down many of the random thoughts that have entered my mind. This is the second half of those thoughts.

The Precious Cargo Within That Hospital Room

The grumpy, old, fat, perma-scowling nurse was staring me down as I entered the room where my son had just been born without me. Her look was just enough to tell me she had won and there was nothing I could do about it now.

The Day the Scale Simply Said… “O.L.”

It will be difficult for me to ever forget the day I stepped onto ye glorious bathroom scale and instead of a number, it simply read, “OL.”

Mom. Grandma.

As I look back in time at the relationship between my mother and me vs the relationship she has with my child and my siblings, I have noticed a few very important things.

The Potato Cannon Incident

Once upon a time I did something so stupid with my friend that it could have led to a Darwin Award for me. Thankfully I didn't die...

Taking a Baseball Bat to… Myself

This was, perhaps, the most desperate thing I ever did. And in my opinion, was a very real symptom of the extreme pressure of the subculture I grew up in...

The Mexican Kids in the Trash Pile

Once upon a time I *tried* to go out and be a Mormon missionary in Mexico. While out, I came upon a giant trash heap with homeless children struggling for survival, and I learned a tough lesson in humanity that day.

My Punch Drunk Sister

This is the story and lessons learned from when my non-drinking sister got drunk on cough syrup and caused me a little undue grief.

Ratted-Out By My Child

Once upon a time, one of the big television networks was sizing me up for a project. Which put me into panic mode. Which made me do something stupid. Which my son ratted-me out for...

Driving Around Town Breaking Windows

In my youth, while driving around town in a car full of teenage boys who thought it'd be fun to break the windows of random cars, I learned valuable lessons about the difference between defiance and rebellion...

The Glorious Spot in My Jeans…

This is the story of my very first sexual experience, the awkward situation that immediately followed, and the weird life lessons I learned in all of it.

The Missing Shoes

And now... The short and ridiculous story of my missing shoes, along with how I brought our entire travel party to a halt in my panic upon realizing they were gone.


Shortly after leaving home as a teenager, I fell in love with this insanely beautiful girl who was perfect in just about every way. There was just one tiny (okay, really big) problem...


At a time when I was desperate to be accepted and loved, I learned the hard way that there is definitely a wrong way to go in for a first kiss, and a wrong way to deal with rejection when it happens...

The Fish Tank Incident

Confession. I did something terrible, and instead of owning it, I decided to keep it a secret. But, as they always seem to do, eventually that secret came to light...

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Let’s Just Get Naked

In my second marriage, we both really struggled feeling like our bodies weren't good enough for each other. And so, our therapist gave us a homework assignment I've never forgotten...

Growing Pains


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Our Seventy-Two Dollar Nap

I don't know how we got into this situation. I only know that it was the end of a VERY long string of crappy consequences for one little mistake.

The Faith Letter

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