Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It is an American reality documentary television series on VH1 that debuted October 18, 2010 and aired weekly episodes at 10:30 p.m. on Mondays. It is the series following Rock of Love and chronicles the lives of Bret Michaels and his family. Filming of the series began before Michaels' health troubles, and filming was suspended after his hospitalization. Production resumed when it was cleared by his doctors. The pilot for the series aired on May 31, 2010, one week after Michaels was announced the winner of Celebrity Apprentice 3 on NBC.
A music video was produced for "Riding Against the Wind" a song from Michaels' latest album Custom Built that also doubles as the theme song for Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It. The music video contains footage from the series and was released on October 7, 2010 exclusively on Billboard.
Bret's back out on the road and showing no signs of slowing down despite girlfriend Kristi's concerns for his health. Things get hectic when he makes a pit stop back at home and has to switch gears from rocker to Poppa Rocka. When his parenting hits a sour note with his daughters, Bret finds out being a dad isn't as easy as playing sold out concerts to thousands of adoring fans.
When Bret brings Raine along to visit some children dealing with diabetes, he's reminded of what's important in life. Back out on the road and missing his daughters, Bret flies Kristi and the girls out to meet him in Pittsburgh, PA for a show. Life on tour turns out to be different with the family in tow.
The Michaels family is on the road and taking New York City by storm. Unfortunately, Bret's busy press schedule is starting to get in the way of all the family fun. Bret's no stranger to juggling work and family but when everyone in town starts talking about Kristi and wedding bells, Bret finds himself trying to explain why a promise ring isn't the same as an engagement ring.