The Lost Parents-logo

The Lost Parents

Comedy Podcasts >

Tommy is a comedian. Nicole is a writer. Together, they are The Lost Parents.

Tommy is a comedian. Nicole is a writer. Together, they are The Lost Parents.
More Information


United States


Tommy is a comedian. Nicole is a writer. Together, they are The Lost Parents.




Ep 49. We Leave in Five Days

Ep 49. We Leave in Five Days A Month of Long Term Travel stares down The Lost Parents Tommy and Nicole are taking the kids to Yellowstone and the Utah Mighty Five by way of Vegas and Salt Lake City. It's their first attempt at dipping their toes into a long term trip. The closest was last years three weeks with family on the East Coast. They are most certainly unprepared. Articles Referenced: 5 WAYS TO HELP KIDS NOT TO FEAR FIREWORKS – AND WHAT TO DO IF THEY TOTALLY FREAK OUT...


Ep. 48 A Simple Conversation

Sometimes things need to change, or adjust, or revert. This week, Tommy and Nicole go back to their original format of conversation and consider reintroducing the format as a regular episode. They chat about their upcoming trip, wanting to camp in San Diego for a year, and how they believe they are qualified to home school their children. FB and Instagram: TheLostParents Twitter: TheLostParent Music By: Quirky Dog Kevin MacLeod...


Ep. 47 Talking with Kids About Death (Nobody Died to Make This Episode)

Tommy and Nicole's 5 year old asked a question about death. It was an unusual question. IT made them think, "How should we talk to the kids about death?" It's a great podcast discussion, but to do it during an actual family death would be too difficult, so The Lost Parents tackle this question before it becomes necessary. Articles Referenced: How to Talk to Kids About Death Dealing with Death...


Ep 46. How to Host an Epic Nerf Party

This might be the coolest party we've ever thrown for children ...or adults! Your son only turns 10 once, and when he asks for a Nerf Party, he wants it to be an Epic Nerf Party! No need to spend a ton of money on this DIY party extravaganza. The Lost Parents find many ways to create what should be nothing short of epic....Did I mention it's gonna be EPIC!!! Here are the resources discussed in the pod: Nerf Battlefeild for $35 19...


Ep. 44 Is Long Term Travel Realistic with a Big Family?

Tommy and Nicole want to experiment with Long Term Travel, but is it realistic with a family of 3 and a dog? Last year, The Lost Parents spent three weeks on the east coast visiting family, and they realized that one more week would have made it a month and it wasn't that difficult. They decided to take a year to plan a full month July trip, and now they are thinking about even longer-term travel. But school, expenses, work, and family claustrophobia are real challenges to overcome. Join...


Ep. 43 Taming a Violent Toddler

The baby is hitting and pulling hair and throwing remote our heads. Is it normal for a toddler to hit, bite, throw and pull hair? How should we deal with this? Could we have prevented it? Never hit back, right? But timeouts? Apologies? So many questions. Tommy and Nicole dive deep into toddler violence and what it's all about. The articles they researched are: My Toddler is Aggressive, What When Wrong?...


Ep 41. How to Help Your Kids With Homework

Tommy and Nicole explore some ways to help their kids with their homework Is homework for the kids or the parents? Should we make sure they do it correctly? Should be butt out? As parents, Tommy and Nicole want their kids to do well in school, but sometimes it feels like an uphill battle. Nicole use dot be a tutor. Tommy used to get tutored. Together, they are Lost and don't know how to best help their kids with homework...until now! Articles referenced in this podcast: How to Help Your...


Ep.40 How to Make Hiking Fun for Kids

Our kids hate hiking and we need a solution for our July Yellowstone/Utah Mighty Five Road Trip We went hiking today! Four miles...and our kids hated it. Tommy recorded our patreon only podcast with the boys and according to them, their favorite part of hiking is..."Nothing!" This is unacceptable, because we are spending the entire month of July hiking in Yellowstone and the Utah Mighty Five National Parks. It seemed appropriate for us to figure out how to make hiking as fun for our...


Ep. 38 Anxiety and Overwhelm

Stress is one thing. Anxiety and Overwhelm is another. Help! Tommy and Nicole recently podcasted on ways to cope with stress. Well, the close cousin to stress is anxiety and specifically the anxiety we feel when we are overwhelmed. The Lost Parents are juggling kids and businesses and life and every now and again they drop a ball. (Hopefully not a child.) Today, they look to find the answers and they reference the following articles: Overcoming Overwhelm: What I do to Conquer Stress and...


Ep.37 How to Be The Best Uncle (That You Can Be)

Uncle Joe is in Town! He loves his nephews (and nieces and nephews in NY) and does his best to be the best uncle that he can be. Last week was spring break and the kids were off. We put together a whole episode on things to do on spring break, AND...our kids all got sick. At the same time, their Uncle Joe landed in San Diego for a two week trip. On his first day, nephew Ellis came in from playing outside and was covered in spots. First thought, chicken pox...measles...small pox?!? Nope,...


Ep.36 Things to Do With Kids on Spring Break

This week has been nuts! The kids are off from school. We have a bunch of fun things planned. However, ear infections and allergic reactions to medication have quarantined us to our home. Our quality research shouldn't go to waste, so listen to this podcast and enjoy the time off with your kids! This week we review: "Things to Do" The Spruce 15 Fun Spring Break Activities for...


Ep. 34 How To Get A Good Night's Sleep

Sleep! Parents don't get enough. Babies get too much...sometimes. Sleep is one of the essential priorities for a happy life. Tommy and Nicole want quality sleep and Tommy probably wins because he sleeps in the living room while Nicole deals with the baby. Either way, quality sleep health for both parents is very necessary. Donate at Music By: Quirky Dog Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License...


Ep 32 How To Maintain Consistency

Last week, Tommy and Nicole dissected the idea of motivating kids (and ourselves) to clean. Their house is upside down, and they never wanted it to get this bad. With three kids, two businesses and non-stop schedules, The Lost Parents found the way to make it happen, but now, how do they maintain consistency so that it doesn't all collapse in shambles. Articles Read This Week: How to Take Consistent Action: 7 Powerful Tips by HENRIK EDBERG on JUNE 16, 2009...


What Can We Learn From Our Parents?

Tommy and Nicole in a raw conversation with Tommy's parents, Louie and Carmela Aiese. No intro, no outro, no music...just conversation about parenting and what we can learn from our parents.


How To Find Time For Romance With Three Kids

It's a New Year and a New Format! Tommy and Nicole return in 2018 with a revamp of The Lost Parents Podcast. The new format will allow The Lost Parents to explore specific questions about family, parenting, and relationships. They will pose a question, then look up some answers on the internet and discuss. Over the following week, they will try to implement the lessons and report back the next week while also posing a new inquiry. This week, The Lost Parents ask, "How To Find Time for...


The Lost Parents Reboot

Tommy and Nicole have new equipment and a new excitement for podcasting even if they are falling asleep as they talk. It's been three months since their last podcast, and they are ready to get back on the air. In addition to The Lost Parents, Tommy will be launching the "Most Excellent Tommy Galan Podcast" in 2018 and he and Nicole are testing the new mics, recorder and tech goodies in their return. Happy Holidays and Welcome Back to The Lost Parents!


Summer Vacation

Failed Again! Tommy and Nicole really did have good intentions to record over their July travels, but there was just too much booze and bacon fried eggs. Nevertheless, they are back and ready to record. Give a listen, share, and stay tuned for more!


Sunshine and Buttercup

Summertime and the living is...just as crazy as usual. But this time it's because Tommy and Nicole are gearing up for some travel back to the east coast. Before they do, they must cross off a checklist of tasks including, clean the house, pack, make a podcast and respond to listener questions. Give The Lost Parents a listen, a share and a review and we will see you from New York!!! Send questions to the following: Facebook: TheLostParents Twitter: @TheLostParent


Guest: Ian Lassiter

The Lost Parents are joined this week by special guest, Ian Lassiter. Tommy and Ian spent years writing and performing together in the comedy troupe FUCT in NYC. Ian is currently performing in The San Diego Old Globe production of King Richard II and he will be hanging out in San Diego for the next month. This podcast picks up in the middle of a conversation about world leaders, the focus on handshakes and government control and then spirals into the more gentle topics of racism and...


TLPP S2 Ep5 F&%K You Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing is on TV. The remake. F&%king Unnecessary. Tommy just cleaned the kitchen to avoid his eyes and ears bleeding out while watching this remake abomination. Tommy and Nicole are more lost than ever with unruly kids, a crazy house, and a general feeling of loss of control and loss of patience...with everyone.