Dan Pearce Author of &quote;Dan Pearce Was Here"

Important note: In September 2019, I officially retired the "Single Dad Laughing" blog and name. I am now blogging at my new Dan Pearce Was Here blog.

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ALL-TIME TOP SDL POSTS:

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.

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...

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.

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.

My Crazy Mountaintop Rescue

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

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.

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.

The Most Embarrassing Things Ever Blurted Out By Kids

I asked 175,000 people, "What is the most embarrassing thing your child has ever blurted out to others?" These were my favorite responses...

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...

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."

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.

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.

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.

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...

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Strange Things Are Seen In the City – Vol. 2

I love living in the city. Last week, just after Noah had finally gone to sleep after a restless night, what shows up outside my window? A helicopter of course.

And Then I Found “It”

I promise you. Very few people on earth deserve to find (and experience) what I did...

The Older Unmarried Teenage Girl

Based on a true story. Once upon a time, an older unmarried teenage girl miscarried her baby halfway through her pregnancy and was very sad. Her mother told everyone that...

Quit Being So Damn Manly

“What’ll it be?” the bartender asked me. I looked around at the people surrounding me. A beautiful blonde. A tall good looking brunette. A guy with pecs that could crush me between them should I let my gaze linger too long.

Two Voices

There once was a woman, eyes vibrant and blue She had seen things... Felt things... And had beliefs that rang true. But where was her voice? One man was content to steal that voice.

My Mom. My Motorcycle. One Hard Decision.

My mom has a leg that was scarred and mangled in a motorcycle wreck 40 years ago. On Mother's Day, she wanted to finally ride again. On my brand new bike...

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.

I Won’t Judge You For That

We've all heard the statement, "I won't judge you for that." But let's be honest about what that really means...

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 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.

Darn You to Heck Auto Correct!

What was supposed to be sweet and sincere ended up being something else altogether.

Epic People Watching – Episode 3

At the coffee shop, a young married couple quibbled over something crazy dramatic. Or so I thought, until I found out what they were really talking about.

Too Bad I Don’t Find You Attractive

I have received a few very awesome, very nice notes from people since I posted my silly dating profile yesterday. And then I received this. LOL. I don't know what to think of it!

How dare you fall in love with the person I once fell in love with?

When I loved a woman and she chose another man, I learned an awful lot about myself by the way I treated and thought about the person who fell in love with her after I did.

Seriously Traumatized by Food

I asked you, "what is the most traumatizing experience you've ever had with food?" Your answers have had me laughing out loud and grabbing my gut in sympathy.

S.A.H.D.

I glance over at the mirror next to the front door. Sweat pants. Wrinkled Tee. My hair is a mess. It was the same yesterday....

A “Special” Lesson in Giving Choices to Our Kids

HUMOR: Time for some parenting 101. Today let’s talk about giving our kids choices and learning how to never say no.

The Chicken Incident

A loud, strange, and eery sound made its way from the built-in laundry nook that my basement renters use. What the crap was that?

So… You Want to Date a Single Dad.

So… you want to date a single dad, do you? I don’t blame you. Single dads are pretty dang awesome. But if you have your eye on one, there are a few things you should know about them.

SINGLE DAD LAUGHING'S LATEST:

Goodbye Single Dad Laughing: #30DayLifeLaunch (Day 14 through Forever)

This will be the very last blog post I ever write for Single Dad Laughing. Thank you all for the last ten years of amazing times together.

Shoveling Away All the Bullshit – #30DayLifeLaunch (Day 11)

I've learned that.... Hm. Weird. It does not matter how much excitement I have or how much effort I give to launching my life into the right direction if there is still all sorts of bullshit cluttering the ins and outs of my daily thinking.

The 40 Nerdiest Jokes Only Nerds Will Get

Over on Facebook, I simply posted, "tell me the nerdiest joke you know." I had a feeling you might deliver, and I was right. Thank you for speaking my nerd language. These are 40 of my favorites...

Ummm… Nice Try Derailing This – #30DayLifeLaunch (Day 4)

Well... Sigh. On what was supposed to be day four of this #30DayLifeLaunch challenge, the universe tested and derailed me. Big time. And this is what I have to say to the universe...

Blood, Sweat, and Beer – #30DayLifeLaunch – Day 3

Day 3 of the challenge wasn't about diets. It wasn't about getting my workouts going. It wasn't about good sleep. It wasn't about doing the things I love doing but haven't been. It was about... Mental liberation.

Not How I Expected to Start This Challenge – #30DayLifeLaunch – Day 2

After yesterday's journaling, I sat down and made a serious to-do list for day 2. I was going to do so many things but spent the day in a way I never expected I'd be spending it.

The Blatant Truth of What Needs to Change: #30DayLifeLaunch – Day 1

I took some time to really dive into what's missing in my life to be truly happy. My challenge for day one is to be blatantly honest with myself and with all of you about my lists so that I can jump in head first tomorrow.

``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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Old People Say the Darnedest Things

old people say the darnedest things
Let's be honest, here. Old people can get away with saying just about whatever they want. And we applaud them for it. These are some of the funniest things ever said by old people.

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.

Humor

The flaming ping pong ball

I was at Nana and Bapa's house for Sunday dinner on Friday.Just kidding. It was Sunday. Sunday Dinner. Come on.The kids had all finished eating and were off galavanting around the house. The adults were sitting around the table gabbing. Our bellies were full...

Junior Bleeping High?!

Today some absolute life BLEEP went down in the form of... junior high.

An Ode to Summer (Finally) Ending

As I lay here hiding in my bedroom, rocking to and fro, trying not to go absolutely nuts, I ended up writing this poem about summer and what it's like to be a parent by the end of this glorious season!

Date me. Or me. Or me. Or maybe ME?

Ahem. I shall now demonstrate why dating apps scare the bejeebers out of me in this day and age with all the apps we have readily available to us to help boost our dateability.

Parenting

Kid Tantrums. Man Tantrums.

A recent experience taught me that not all parenting is black and white. And sometimes the right thing to do is what everyone else might thing is the worst thing a parent could ever do.

Dropping those Bad, Bad, Words With My Kid (Monday’s Random Ramblings)

Yesterday I was driving with my kid and dropped an f-bomb. I didn't do it by accident. It was a very purposeful f-bomb, followed by more purposeful f-bombs, all to make sure he remembered what I was trying to teach him.

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...

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.

Dating

My Kinda Super Creepy Tinder Find…

There I was, perusing Tinder, mindlessly swiping as I always do when I came across something I wasn't expecting to see. And it kind of creeped me out a little.

Welcome to the New & Ridiculous Rules of Dating

Dating in this day and age is SO different than it used to be and sometimes it seems like we're all working together to make it impossible. These are the new and ridiculous rules of dating since smart phones and the internet changed it all...

2015 – The Year We Need to Take Dating Back

It has happened so suddenly and so sneakily. The dating game has become close to impossible. We are lonely and getting more lonely. But there's an easy fix...

Celebrilicious: My favorite new party game

I was just at my sister's house for her birthday party, and we played a party game that I'd played once before but had totally forgotten about. I have no idea what it's called or if it even has a name, so I'm just going to call it Celebrilicious. Even if it does have a name, Celebrilicious is just sexy and I guarantee it's better than anything else it's ever been called.Anyways, next time you're throwing a party, or just having a get-together, play this game, damn it. (Please note the use of the term damn it, to imply how serious I am.) You'll be laughing so hard your faces will fall off.CELEBRILICIOUS1. Each person writes the name of a well known Celebrity, public figure, famous person, whatever, on 3-6 different slips of paper (the more people there are, the less slips of paper you use). Just make sure the names are people that almost everybody will know. Fold...