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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Finance, Babies & Beyond with Lisa Segner EP 255
38 min
2
All About Anxiety with Maggie Sarachek of the A...
42 min
3
Mid-life Awakenings, Aging Parents, Easy Meal P...
34 min
4
Elementary-Aged Kids: Ups, Downs, Wonders & Cha...
38 min
5
Work/Life Balance Revisited 4 Years Later with ...
45 min
6
Preventing and Talking with Kids about Addictio...
38 min
7
Household Hacks: Laundry, Dishes, Cleaning Up, ...
45 min
8
Having a Baby During Medical School: Lessons Le...
43 min
9
Weekends, Revisited! EP 247
45 min
10
Cheerfully Living With Less: Kristen from The F...
44 min
11
Planning Your Summer EP 245
38 min
12
Our Finite Lives with Oliver Burkeman of 4000 W...
44 min
13
"Saving Our Lives Right Now" -- Big and Little ...
28 min
14
Retreats: An In-Person Conversation on Getting ...
31 min
15
Taking Risks and Having Fun with Molly Beck, Te...
57 min
16
Handling Challenging Personalities at Work with...
34 min
17
The Disney-Sode EP 239
46 min
18
Sports Parenting with Rebecca Smith EP 238
36 min
19
Creative Solutions in Work and Life with Softwa...
46 min
20
BOBW Hodge Podge (mini-updates, time tracking +...
26 min
21
Moving FAQ EP 235
47 min
22
Dreaming to Create a Life with Purpose with Ten...
42 min
23
Mailbag: Keeping goals in mind, childcare while...
28 min
24
The Power of a Story with Kindra Hall EP 232
42 min
25
Finding Your Unicorn Space with Eve Rodsky EP 231
47 min
26
2021 Year In Review Part 2: Personal Highlights...
28 min
27
2021 In Review, Part 1: Favorites EP 229
30 min
28
Thinking Like a Breadwinner with Jennifer Barre...
46 min
29
2022 Goals -- an Annual Tradition! EP 227
36 min
30
Chatting about What to Expect with Heidi Murkof...
39 min
31
Finding Joy in the Ordinary with Ingrid Fetell ...
40 min
32
2021 Holiday Gift Guide EP 224
37 min
33
Consider Making a 5 Year Travel Plan! EP 223
35 min
34
Layered Childcare: Because Things (Always) Happ...
34 min
35
Lazy Genius Principles with Kendra Adachi EP 221
36 min
36
Nurturing Your Relationship During the Busy Yea...
32 min
37
Get Cozy & Enjoy Your Fall EP 219
38 min
38
Fall Reading + Childhood Literacy Episode with ...
58 min
39
A Day In The Life EP 217
32 min
40
Playing the Career Long Game with Dorie Clark. ...
37 min
41
Q&A Mailbag, Part 2! EP 215
37 min
42
Morning Routines + Much More with Liz Plosser E...
35 min
43
Mailbag Q&A Part 1! EP 213
32 min
44
Back to School, COVID Edition 2.0! EP 212
33 min
45
Building Better Meetings + Laura's Top 10 WorkT...
34 min
46
A List of Good Things EP 210
40 min
47
Division of Labor & Mental Load with Allison Da...
50 min
48
Decision-Making in Family Life with Professor E...
39 min
49
Compare & Despair - Thoughts on Comparison and ...
33 min
50
We Should All Be Millionaires with Rachel Rodge...
35 min
51
Thriving at Work and Giving Back to the Communi...
40 min
52
Graduation-Inspired Tips: Notes for our 18, 22,...
34 min
53
2021 Goals: Midyear Checkpoint EP 203
29 min
54
Returning to Medicine After a Break with Dr. Jo...
37 min
55
Parenting Highs & Lows EP 201
34 min
56
200th Anniversary Episode! A Look Forward & Bac...
36 min
57
All Things Summer EP 199
35 min
58
Pet Peeves EP 198
39 min
59
Returning to Work After A Break with Software E...
32 min
60
Q&A Epsiode: Weekly Goals-Setting, Grandparent ...
37 min
61
Snapshots of Life Right Now. Ep 195
45 min
62
Email Extravaganza. Ep 194
42 min
63
Budgets & More with YNAB's Jesse Mecham. Ep 193
37 min
64
Winning at Work, Life, and Motherhood with Mega...
38 min
65
Real Estate Chat with Daryl Fairweather from Re...
39 min
66
Toddler Parenting Survival Guide. Ep 190
40 min
67
Get Out of Your Rut! Ep 189
41 min
68
Editing your life with Dr. Christine Koh. Ep 188
Laura interviews Dr. Christine Koh from the lovely podcast Edit Your Life!
38 min
69
Workplace Wellness: A Discussion. Ep 187
37 min
70
Power Moms: Joann Lublin on how women in leader...
38 min
71
FUN: A Deep Dive. Ep 185
This episode is all about . . . fun!
36 min
72
Growing Your Family During Medical School with ...
38 min
73
Teens & Tweens: Exploring a New Frontier. Ep 183
42 min
74
Making More Time with Dr. Christina Shenvi. Ep 179
39 min
75
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
76
Q&A Mailbag Episode! Ep 181
It's another Q&A Mailbag episode!
36 min
77
Quarantine Chronicles: SHU shares her family's ...
SHU opens up about her family's experience with COVD-19 and subsequent quarantine
30 min
78
Writing a Debut Novel During A Pandemic (and Mo...
36 min
79
2021 Goals Episode. Ep 177
It's an annual tradition - Laura and Sarah get together to review 2021 goals!
38 min
80
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
81
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
82
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
83
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
84
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
85
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
86
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
87
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
88
Happiness and Parenting with Dentist and Podcas...
In this episode, Laura and Sarah chat with their first dentist guest!
37 min
89
Some Good Things (an LV & SHU ep). Ep. 167
It's an All Good Things episode.
30 min
90
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
91
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
92
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
93
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
94
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
95
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
96
Midyear/Fall Goals for the rest of 2020. Ep 160
This year has been rather . . . different than expected (understatement of the century).
28 min
97
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
98
Tablescapes, motherhood, and more with stylemak...
37 min
99
Introducing Best Laid Plans + Q&A Part 2. Ep 157
35 min
100
Q&A, Pandemic & Beyond. Ep. 156
36 min