Best of Both Worlds Podcast

Love your career? Love your family? Best of Both Worlds is the show for you! Hosts Laura Vanderkam, author of I Know How She Does It and a mom of four, and Sarah Hart-Unger, a practicing physician and mom of two (soon to be three!) discuss work/life balance, career development, parenting, time management, productivity, and making time for fun. Tune in each week for strategies to help you thrive in all spheres of life.

Business
Careers
Kids & Family
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Quarantine Chronicles: SHU shares her family's ...
SHU opens up about her family's experience with COVD-19 and subsequent quarantine
30 min
102
Writing a Debut Novel During A Pandemic (and Mo...
36 min
103
2021 Goals Episode. Ep 177
It's an annual tradition - Laura and Sarah get together to review 2021 goals!
38 min
104
2020 Retrospective: Lessons Learned. Ep 176
This year was like no other (understatement!) and so Laura and Sarah take some time to review the lessons learned under the circumstances.
40 min
105
Holiday Gift Extravaganza! Hacks, Ideas, and M...
In this episode, Sarah and Laura share their favorite childhood gifts, and then move on to some general tips around gift giving and gift shopping.
34 min
106
Exploring Career Transitions with Ahlia Kitwana...
Laura and Sarah open up this episode by talking about some big news -- Laura is moving (though not very far!).
42 min
107
Interview Series Part 2: Sarah Interviews Laura...
The tables are turned, and now Sarah gets to ask Laura some of the same fun (yet revealing) questions, and also adds in some different ones!
30 min
108
Interview Series Part 1: Laura Interviews Sarah...
We decided it would be fun to share interviews with each other -- so you can hear some varied content, some of it light and fun and some of it more unexpected!
29 min
109
Prematurity and Beyond with Colleen Blanco. Ep 171
In this episode, attorney and mother of 3 Colleen Blanco shares her story about her experience with giving birth at 24 weeks and her subsequent NICU journey, including an emergency evacuation of the entire neonatal unit during Hurricane Sandy!
40 min
110
Dinner Uncomplicated with Claire Tansey. Ep 170
Author Claire Tansey aims to make dinner more joyful and less complicated, and she joins Laura and Sarah to discuss ways to make that a reality.
39 min
111
Dr. Laura Erdman on Hormones & Women's Health T...
How long CAN you take hormones? Are perimenopausal mood swings a real thing, and what causes them?
42 min
112
Happiness and Parenting with Dentist and Podcas...
In this episode, Laura and Sarah chat with their first dentist guest!
37 min
113
Some Good Things (an LV & SHU ep). Ep. 167
It's an All Good Things episode.
30 min
114
Parenting in a Pandemic with Pediatrician Dr Ke...
This new season is all about risk/benefit calculation and understanding trends and analyzing data - not exactly quick or easy, especially when we are busy doing other things!
43 min
115
Rebecca Hart: new solo mother, small business o...
Rebecca is a mother to 8 month old Miriam and also the owner of a small business
34 min
116
Foundation Habits & Fall Thoughts. Ep 164
In this Laura & Sarah episode, the first discussion is about foundation habits -- what are the habits that seem to sustain everything else?
35 min
117
How to Cultivate Friendships at Work and Beyond...
Friendship certainly looks different these days . . . but it doesn't mean that connection is any less important!
38 min
118
Getting Our Kids Active with Athlete/Trainer/En...
Larissa Maloney is a mother of 2, teacher, and now business owner, running Active Kids 2.0 -- a virtual training studio for kids, from toddlers to teens!
35 min
119
More School Talk, A Work Schedule without Child...
School is about to start for some and has been in session for a few weeks for others!
31 min
120
Midyear/Fall Goals for the rest of 2020. Ep 160
This year has been rather . . . different than expected (understatement of the century).
28 min
121
Stress Management, Mindfulness, and Meditation...
Meditation teacher and mother of 5 Josephine Atluri joins in to share her journey into learning about meditation as well as some of her favorite techniques for managing stress and coping with difficult times.
37 min
122
Tablescapes, motherhood, and more with stylemak...
37 min
123
Introducing Best Laid Plans + Q&A Part 2. Ep 157
35 min
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Q&A, Pandemic & Beyond. Ep. 156
36 min
125
Working from Home: Tips, Tricks and Inspiratio...
30 min
126
Exploring the Possibilities with Lisa Canning, ...
38 min
127
Joy at Work - Tidying, Joy-Sparking, and a Deep...
38 min
128
How to Do Nothing with Celeste Headlee. Ep 152
36 min
129
All About Blogging. Ep 151
38 min
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Rising to the Challenge of Working From Home wi...
37 min
131
Figuring Out Fitness with Entrepreneur and Cert...
34 min
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It's an all Q&A episode! Ep 148
37 min
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Summer Reading with KJ Dell'Antonia. Ep. 147
45 min
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Milestone Birthdays. Ep. 146
35 min
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Finding Humor In Parenting Right Now: Mashup Ep...
37 min
136
Making Peace with Stress: Conversation with Yog...
39 min
137
Bright Spots & Future Changes: Current COVID-1...
38 min
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Author Jen Hatmaker. Ep 142
41 min
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Style Advice for Working Women with Lani Inland...
40 min
140
Routines, School & Working from Home Tips: COVI...
40 min
141
Fighting the Invisible Barriers that Hold Women...
34 min
142
COVID Bonus Ep #2
23 min
143
Finances, Family & More with The Physician Phil...
51 min
144
COVID19 Life Updates Bonus Ep #1
27 min
145
Current Routines, Mood Update & More. Ep 137
45 min
146
Parents Who Lead with Wharton Professor Dr. Ste...
51 min
147
Childcare Revisited. Ep 134
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
40 min
148
Listener Hacks. Ep 133
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
41 min
149
Finances, Frugality & More with Joel and Matt f...
In this fun interview episode, Laura & Sarah open by sharing their own most worthwhile splurges, and then welcome Joel and Matt from the How to Money podcast! Laura and Sarah are both fans of their show, so they were excited to have this best-friends
57 min
150
Listener Question Deep Dive: "I just want time ...
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
30 min
151
Maternity Leave and Postpartum Health with Advo...
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
37 min
152
Laura's Post Baby Update! Ep 129
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
41 min
153
A happy and organized two-career household, fea...
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
45 min
154
Favorite Things Episode. Ep 127
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
35 min
155
2020 Goals! Ep 126
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
31 min
156
2019 - Year In Review. Ep 125
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
38 min
157
Our first Mother-Daughter guest pair, with atto...
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
38 min
158
The Holidays // Ask Us Anything Part 2. Ep 123
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
45 min
159
How to Raise Kids that are Prepared for the Fut...
Laura and Sarah open up with one of those topics parents love to discuss (but find very frustrating in practice) -- homework!  Specifically, the dilemma of how involved to get any assignments that come home from school.  Then, expert guest...
47 min
160
Energy Management with Molly Fletcher. Ep 121
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
37 min
161
Ask Us Anything! Ep 120
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
40 min
162
Couples That Work with author and dual-career m...
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
43 min
163
Dealing with Stress, Low Moods & Bad Days. Ep 118
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
31 min
164
Evenings Routines & Logistics with Sarah Powers...
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
52 min
165
The Dual-Career Couple with International Trave...
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
38 min
166
Q4 Goals: Growth & Progress. Ep: 115
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
32 min
167
Cook Once and Eat All Week with Cassy Joy Garci...
It's fall - time for lots of cozy soups & stews at the family dinner table!  But if you're like us, you're not interested in standing over a pot and chopping for ingredients for hours each weeknight.  We briefly review our current meal...
44 min
168
Pregnancy and Babies. Ep 113
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
46 min
169
An Important Announcement and Guest Calee Lee, ...
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
40 min
170
Money Conversations with Personal Finance Exper...
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
46 min
171
Grown and Flown author Lisa Heffernan. Ep 110
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
46 min
172
Academics, Independence, and Adoption - Intervi...
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
42 min
173
Happy 2nd birthday to BOBW! Ep 108
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
40 min
174
Welcome to the Back to School Blitz! Ep 107
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
49 min
175
Executive Coach Helen Dayen Interview. Ep 106
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
51 min
176
Fitting in Health (plus a family vacation postm...
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
50 min
177
Julie Morganstern on Organizing and Time to Par...
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
43 min
178
The Au Pair Perspective: Voices from the agency...
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
32 min
179
Midsummer Report: Our Goals and Routines. Ep 102
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
48 min
180
Fran Hauser: The Myth of the Nice Girl. Ep 101
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
42 min
181
From zero to 4 kids in under a year: an adoptiv...
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
40 min
182
Kids at Different Ages & Stages. Ep 99
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
42 min
183
Frugal Parenting Tips & Tricks. Ep 98
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
41 min
184
Data-driven parenting (that might even make you...
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
42 min
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Superficial Things Part Deux. Ep 96
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
42 min
186
Finding Your Crew (or Cru!) with Tiffany Dufu. ...
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
33 min
187
Lean In or Leaning Out: Thoughts on a recent Fa...
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
37 min
188
Our unofficial mother's day episode with Double...
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
42 min
189
All About Camp with Author Audrey Monke. Ep 92
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
45 min
190
Weekends Revisited. Ep 91
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
45 min
191
Leadership and Motherhood in the European Union...
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
50 min
192
Children's Activities. Ep 89
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
36 min
193
Childcare Tips, Tricks, and Hacks. Ep 88
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
35 min
194
Goals Update. Ep 87
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
41 min
195
Self Care. Ep 86
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
38 min
196
Our First Male Guest. Ep 85
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
34 min
197
Juliet's School of Possibilities. Ep 84
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
30 min
198
Travel. Ep 83
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
40 min
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Life Management Systems. Ep 82
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
52 min
200
Consulting with Amy Rasdal of Billable with Bab...
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
41 min