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:

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.

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...

My Crazy Mountaintop Rescue

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

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...

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.

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 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."

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.

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 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...

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 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 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.

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...

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My Final 33 Rules to Not be a Crummy Human Being

Last 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.

The Rice Pudding Incident

This story needs to be told. Today. For one reason only. The world needs to know how completely evil some people in my family are.

Absurd Things are Done on Ambien Sometimes

This is the ridiculous story of what happened when I took an Ambien the night before Tough Mudder while sharing a rental house with several friends...

Choking on the Expressway

An everyday chain of events led to yours truly choking while driving alone at high speed down the Expressway.

28 Rules for Fathers of Sons

Alright dads, listen up. These 28 awesome rules will take you from Mr. Okay to Señor Fantastico. And they're all laid out right here, by who else, but a mom.

Naked Me vs The Intruder In My Home

Not sure why the universe decided that a good time for an intruder to come into my home was when I was naked and exposed, but hey. It made for a good blog post.

The Human Parent – An Overdue Rant

I shared some of the heavy secrets that some of my parent readers have been carrying around. The general response was vicious and harsh and that isn't right...

Birth. Not for Weak Sauce Sissy Boy-Men.

My sister invited me into the room when my nephew was born. It was worse than I ever could have imagined. And I barely saw anything of it at all.

The Scarf that Changed the World

I want you to take a good look at this man. And then I want you to take a good look at the scarf he is wearing. Before this post is done, I hope to show you how this scarf changed (or will change) the world.

17 Ways to Make Your Facebook Statuses SO Much Less Boring

Facebook has been around for so long that we're all seeing the same boring status updates for the millionth time. This is how we fix that and make people laugh.

And That, Son, is Why We Don’t Do Drugs

Some cops and I found ourselves headed to the same place: the hallway outside my apartment where someone tripping on drugs had just done something really crazy.

Truth from Parents of Children Who Died

More than 200 parents of children who died shared with me some very hard truth and incredible perspective on parenting, coming from a place we all hope we never see. These are 40 of their replies.

Don’t Should On Yourself

I have a serious habit of shoulding on myself, which really isn't a good habit to have. And, the more I listen to those around me, the more I see a world full of people shoulding all over themselves and others.

An Open Letter: Would REAL Friends Do That?!

This morning I discovered an atrociousness which has to have been noticeable for at least a month, yet not one person in my life cared enough to tell me...

A Big Fat Day of THAT

See THAT?! Yeah. I blame THAT. For all of THIS...

A Big Fat Day of THAT

See that? Yeah. I blame THAT. For all of THIS...

Death & Its Only Guarantee

A guy I knew, my age, died this week and that left me really thinking about all the young people I've seen die and what death (and living) really should be.

Umm… That’s Not a Shirt, Pal

I sent my kid to put on a warmer shirt, and when he emerged (frustrated that his shirt choice wasn't working), I couldn't help but laugh at what wasn't actually a shirt at all.

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...

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``

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.

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.

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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

This is Pretty Much All We Do to Fix Your Crap

I know, I know. You think we are super heroes when we fix your computers, or your phones, or your _____. But we're not. In fact, this... this is ALL we do...

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

Psychological Band-Aids

So, I officially just had one of those "becoming my parents" moments.Noah came into my bedroom while I was getting ready this morning, holding his thumb out and whimpering. "Daddy, I need a Band-Aid," he declared as he thrust the damaged digit so close...

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

If you’re fat… I’m fatter.

Since getting back into the dating game, I've noticed something interesting. I don't know if this is true for everybody or even most people, but it's certainly true for me, and that something is this... If an already slender girl (or even average girl) that I'm out with talks about feeling or being fat, it makes me feel...

No Second Date For You!

What is the most odd, funny, horrifying, or weird thing you've discovered about someone you were on a date with? I asked, you answered.

Meeting The Farmer’s Daughter

I'm sure you're wondering how I met The Farmer's Daughter. Okay, maybe not, but I'm going to tell you the adventurous tale anyway...

Well… I’m Single Again. But Life is Good. Way Good.

Dan Pearce author of Single Dad Laughing
Hm. I'm officially single again. The universe decided to dish up a special something that was out of our control. It happens. And this is why I'm not moping.