20 episodes

Nurse Papa is a podcast from the heart and mind of a pediatric oncology nurse and father. In each episode, I take a deep dive into a story of parenthood OR I answer a letter from a loyal parent listener about their most pressing parenting problems, in a segment called Dear Nurse Papa. In either case, I hope to come out on the other side with a greater understanding of what makes kids AND their parents tick.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 40 Ratings

Nurse Papa is a podcast from the heart and mind of a pediatric oncology nurse and father. In each episode, I take a deep dive into a story of parenthood OR I answer a letter from a loyal parent listener about their most pressing parenting problems, in a segment called Dear Nurse Papa. In either case, I hope to come out on the other side with a greater understanding of what makes kids AND their parents tick.

    Don't Feel Like You Have To Fix Everything

    Don't Feel Like You Have To Fix Everything

    Dear Listeners, Welcome back to Nurse Papa. Before we return to my regularly scheduled programming of the pitfalls and hijinks of parenting to young kids, I'd like to share one more chapter from my new book, Nurse Papa - 16 Meditations On Parenthood From A Pediatric Oncology Nurse.  
    I have to warn you once again that the subject matter of this episode might be triggering. These stories are not easy to share or to listen to, but listen you must. In this episode, called Don't Feel Like You Have To Fix Everything you will hear the story of a boy named Jason. It was the end of his unique journey which inspired me to write this book in the first place.
    Click here to purchase Nurse Papa in paperback or ebook form. Thank you for your support!

    • 17 min
    Remember What You Have

    Remember What You Have

    Welcome to this newest episode of the Nurse Papa podcast. I'm back with yet another tale from my new book, Nurse Papa. I must warn you that what you will hear in this upcoming episode might be triggering. It was and still is for me.
    Nurse Papa, the book, is being very well received by many readers. Please take a moment to check it out on Amazon. If you read it, I would love to hear how these amazing stories have changed your perspective as a parent, caregiver, and human. Thanks so much for your support.
    To learn more about Nurse Papa the book visit www.nursepapathebook.com
     

    • 13 min
    Nurse Papa the Book Is Here!!

    Nurse Papa the Book Is Here!!

    Nurse Papa fans, the day you have all been waiting for is finally here! You can now buy this long anticipated book. Find it on Amazon and other places where you buy books. To celebrate this event, I am releasing a special episode of the Nurse Papa podcast in which I tell some hospital stories that just might make you giggle. Taking care of children with cancer is indeed no joke, but it is also not sad all the time. In fact, it is sometimes the funny moments that are the most important and illuminating. So, please enjoy these selected Breaks from the Heartbreak.
    You can find out more about Nurse Papa the book at www.nursepapathebook.com. If you read it and love it as much as I think you will, please consider leaving a positive review so others can enjoy and learn from it too. Thanks SO much for your support!

    • 9 min
    The First Chapter of Nurse Papa the book!

    The First Chapter of Nurse Papa the book!

    Okay Nurse Papa fans, the day you've all been waiting for is almost here. Nurse Papa the book will finally be available to the world on August 17th, 2021. In this episode of the Nurse Papa podcast, I will be featuring the first chapter of this long awaited book.
    Beyond my own personal experiences as a nurse and father, in this book I introduce the voices of seasoned nurses, some of my young patients, and these patients' parents. They each offer their own very personal perspectives about life, death, love, and learning. If you love what you hear, please share this episode AND the book with those you love. Thank you for your support! 
    To find out more about Nurse Papa the book, visit www.nursepapathebook.com
     
     

    • 12 min
    Dear Nurse Papa...To Zoom or Not To Zoom?

    Dear Nurse Papa...To Zoom or Not To Zoom?

    In this latest of Nurse Papa, I answer a letter from a dad living in Los Angeles who is struggling to get his daughter to embrace the Zoom life. There is no sign of this pandemic ending anytime soon. How do parents balance their desire to virtually connect their kids with their loving relatives with their kid's needs to simply disconnect? You'll find out and also discover some fun tricks along the way :)
    Remember, Nurse Papa is also an upcoming book about my experiences as a pediatric oncology nurse and father. Join me in August as I introduce my listeners to selected writings from this much anticipated book. You can find out more at www.nursepapathebook.com and you can also preorder the ebook now. The paperback will be available August 17th!

    • 12 min
    Embrace The Silly

    Embrace The Silly

    One of the funniest lines I ever heard came from the deadpan mouth of a mother standing over her dying teenage daughter. It was an unexpected quip from a mom who certainly had nothing to laugh about at that moment, but there she was anyway, making a perfectly on point joke...
    Join me, this week and through to mid August, as I introduce you to selected writings from my upcoming book, Nurse Papa.
    You can preorder the Nurse Papa ebook now or wait to purchase the paperback on purchase on August 17, 2021. Thanks for your support.
     

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

cmd nurse ,

For mom and kids

As a nurse and a mom I was drawn to this show. There is so much to relate with. I love the stories and the advice that is given, I have seen myself taking notes and using the tips from the “dear, nurse papa” segment. My kids love it too… the calming voice helps drift them to sleep when I take a drive to trick my toddlers to take a nap.

HappyTraveler13 ,

Love the humor and heart

This podcast captures life’s moments in an honest, heart warming, laugh out loud listening experience. A wonderful listen with each episode.

ausrussell ,

Talks me out of daddy fog

This podcast has been my son’s and my friend, often during bath time, since it began and we both sing and squeal with delight when we hear its opening harmonica and baby voices. In times when we’ve both felt a bit deprived of social banter it come through, like a regular in old British pub, full of warm wit, wisdom and profanity. And the gentle guidance as to how to remain sane and progressive, while feeling pushed in the opposite direction, has proved materially useful. It’s advice on how to approach taking a little kid on a plane will be my checklist.
I’d give it five stars but no parent is perfect.

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