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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My Family

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.

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.

The Next Bro-Down Is Upon Us

Never in the history of sibling rivalry has there been a more important event. My brother and I need you to come and vote on who was the superior photographer...

The wild bear and me. It’s cool. You can call me an idiot…

You may call me an idiot after seeing this photo of me and a black bear in the wild. It's okay. I most definitely was one. But... *worth* it!

WOW! Tickled Purple for My Dad and His Viral Video/Invention!

My Dad (and his bro) invented "Purple," the world's most incredible bed. The video they made went crazy viral (as has the bed)! Just watch. You'll laugh like crazy...

I Aren’t the Brightest Crayon in the Box

Well, this is embarrassing! Last night my family threw me a big surprise celebration and even to the end of it, I had NO IDEA that it was a celebration for me...

International “You’re My Favorite” Day

Eight years ago a bright light was taken from this world, and an international holiday was born to continue doing what she did best... Making people feel loved.

My Crazy Brother & One Awesome Dad

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My brother posted this on his Facebook today and I just had to share. He's such a fun, good dad! I've gotta do something epic like this with my kiddo.

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...

24 NEW Elf On The Shelf Ideas You Haven’t Seen on Pinterest!

I gotta say... My brother is the MASTER of new and original Elf on the Shelf ideas, and this year he has agreed to share his new creations with you again!

If He Was a Snake He Definitely Would Have Bit You

My brother and I played the most epic Facebook prank on our family this past weekend. If you saw our album, then you might have noticed. Probably not. Haha...

Cindy Lou’s Tips for Making Breakups FUN!

Cindy Lou is back with some incredible advice on breaking up. Breakups don't have to be hard, or sad, or terrible. They can be FUN! Just follow these tips...

55 Seconds That Will Change Your Entire Life

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Friends... These 55 seconds will change your entire lives. Things like this simply don't happen all that often. And... maybe that's for a reason. Hahaha.

The Faith Letter

I debated sharing this letter I wrote after being told I "struggle" with faith. I mean... Do I struggle? Or is my definition of faith just a little different?

Assking for Help

As I turned down the kindness and help of... everyone, at a time when I knew I really needed it, one specific moment made me realize that I have a problem...

Lieutenant Dan

Scared as hell, this man showed up to do the Tough Mudder with our team without the use of his legs. But there's more to the story. He's also my kid's stepdad.

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And THAT Is Why We Wear Motorcycle Helmets

I still can't believe what happened while on my Harley ride. My heart is still pounding when I think about it. I mean... Did that really happen?! Yep. It did.

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A Glorious Loner – First Challenge of my #365DaysToLive

I've always thought the term and concept of "dating yourself" was a bit absurd. So, to launch my 365 days, I decided to challenge that mindset and go try it.

Assking for Help