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
1
Q&A Mailbag, Part 2! EP 215
37 min
2
Morning Routines + Much More with Liz Plosser E...
35 min
3
Mailbag Q&A Part 1! EP 213
32 min
4
Back to School, COVID Edition 2.0! EP 212
33 min
5
Building Better Meetings + Laura's Top 10 WorkT...
34 min
6
A List of Good Things EP 210
40 min
7
Division of Labor & Mental Load with Allison Da...
50 min
8
Decision-Making in Family Life with Professor E...
39 min
9
Compare & Despair - Thoughts on Comparison and ...
33 min
10
We Should All Be Millionaires with Rachel Rodge...
35 min
11
Thriving at Work and Giving Back to the Communi...
40 min
12
Graduation-Inspired Tips: Notes for our 18, 22,...
34 min
13
2021 Goals: Midyear Checkpoint EP 203
29 min
14
Returning to Medicine After a Break with Dr. Jo...
37 min
15
Parenting Highs & Lows EP 201
34 min
16
200th Anniversary Episode! A Look Forward & Bac...
36 min
17
All Things Summer EP 199
35 min
18
Pet Peeves EP 198
39 min
19
Returning to Work After A Break with Software E...
32 min
20
Q&A Epsiode: Weekly Goals-Setting, Grandparent ...
37 min
21
Snapshots of Life Right Now. Ep 195
45 min
22
Email Extravaganza. Ep 194
42 min
23
Budgets & More with YNAB's Jesse Mecham. Ep 193
37 min
24
Winning at Work, Life, and Motherhood with Mega...
38 min
25
Real Estate Chat with Daryl Fairweather from Re...
39 min
26
Toddler Parenting Survival Guide. Ep 190
40 min
27
Get Out of Your Rut! Ep 189
41 min
28
Editing your life with Dr. Christine Koh. Ep 188
Laura interviews Dr. Christine Koh from the lovely podcast Edit Your Life!
38 min
29
Workplace Wellness: A Discussion. Ep 187
37 min
30
Power Moms: Joann Lublin on how women in leader...
38 min
31
FUN: A Deep Dive. Ep 185
This episode is all about . . . fun!
36 min
32
Growing Your Family During Medical School with ...
38 min
33
Teens & Tweens: Exploring a New Frontier. Ep 183
42 min
34
Making More Time with Dr. Christina Shenvi. Ep 179
39 min
35
Self-help, TV, and more with Kristen Meinzer. E...
Laura interviews Kristen Meinzer, the co-host of Movie Therapy with Rafer & Kristen, and By the Book (with Jolenta Greenberg).
32 min
36
Q&A Mailbag Episode! Ep 181
It's another Q&A Mailbag episode!
36 min
37
Quarantine Chronicles: SHU shares her family's ...
SHU opens up about her family's experience with COVD-19 and subsequent quarantine
30 min
38
Writing a Debut Novel During A Pandemic (and Mo...
36 min
39
2021 Goals Episode. Ep 177
It's an annual tradition - Laura and Sarah get together to review 2021 goals!
38 min
40
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
41
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
42
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
43
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
44
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
45
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
46
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
47
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
48
Happiness and Parenting with Dentist and Podcas...
In this episode, Laura and Sarah chat with their first dentist guest!
37 min
49
Some Good Things (an LV & SHU ep). Ep. 167
It's an All Good Things episode.
30 min
50
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
51
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
52
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
53
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
54
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
55
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
56
Midyear/Fall Goals for the rest of 2020. Ep 160
This year has been rather . . . different than expected (understatement of the century).
28 min
57
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
58
Tablescapes, motherhood, and more with stylemak...
37 min
59
Introducing Best Laid Plans + Q&A Part 2. Ep 157
35 min
60
Q&A, Pandemic & Beyond. Ep. 156
36 min
61
Working from Home: Tips, Tricks and Inspiratio...
30 min
62
Exploring the Possibilities with Lisa Canning, ...
38 min
63
Joy at Work - Tidying, Joy-Sparking, and a Deep...
38 min
64
How to Do Nothing with Celeste Headlee. Ep 152
36 min
65
All About Blogging. Ep 151
38 min
66
Rising to the Challenge of Working From Home wi...
37 min
67
Figuring Out Fitness with Entrepreneur and Cert...
34 min
68
It's an all Q&A episode! Ep 148
37 min
69
Summer Reading with KJ Dell'Antonia. Ep. 147
45 min
70
Milestone Birthdays. Ep. 146
35 min
71
Finding Humor In Parenting Right Now: Mashup Ep...
37 min
72
Making Peace with Stress: Conversation with Yog...
39 min
73
Bright Spots & Future Changes: Current COVID-1...
38 min
74
Author Jen Hatmaker. Ep 142
41 min
75
Style Advice for Working Women with Lani Inland...
40 min
76
Routines, School & Working from Home Tips: COVI...
40 min
77
Fighting the Invisible Barriers that Hold Women...
34 min
78
COVID Bonus Ep #2
23 min
79
Finances, Family & More with The Physician Phil...
51 min
80
COVID19 Life Updates Bonus Ep #1
27 min
81
Current Routines, Mood Update & More. Ep 137
45 min
82
Parents Who Lead with Wharton Professor Dr. Ste...
51 min
83
Childcare Revisited. Ep 134
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
40 min
84
Listener Hacks. Ep 133
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
41 min
85
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
86
Listener Question Deep Dive: "I just want time ...
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
30 min
87
Maternity Leave and Postpartum Health with Advo...
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
37 min
88
Laura's Post Baby Update! Ep 129
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
41 min
89
A happy and organized two-career household, fea...
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
45 min
90
Favorite Things Episode. Ep 127
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
35 min
91
2020 Goals! Ep 126
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
31 min
92
2019 - Year In Review. Ep 125
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
38 min
93
Our first Mother-Daughter guest pair, with atto...
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
38 min
94
The Holidays // Ask Us Anything Part 2. Ep 123
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
45 min
95
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
96
Energy Management with Molly Fletcher. Ep 121
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
37 min
97
Ask Us Anything! Ep 120
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
40 min
98
Couples That Work with author and dual-career m...
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
43 min
99
Dealing with Stress, Low Moods & Bad Days. Ep 118
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
31 min
100
Evenings Routines & Logistics with Sarah Powers...
with Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
52 min