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
Preventing and Talking with Kids about Addictio...
38 min
2
Household Hacks: Laundry, Dishes, Cleaning Up, ...
45 min
3
Having a Baby During Medical School: Lessons Le...
43 min
4
Weekends, Revisited! EP 247
45 min
5
Cheerfully Living With Less: Kristen from The F...
44 min
6
Planning Your Summer EP 245
38 min
7
Our Finite Lives with Oliver Burkeman of 4000 W...
44 min
8
"Saving Our Lives Right Now" -- Big and Little ...
28 min
9
Retreats: An In-Person Conversation on Getting ...
31 min
10
Taking Risks and Having Fun with Molly Beck, Te...
57 min
11
Handling Challenging Personalities at Work with...
34 min
12
The Disney-Sode EP 239
46 min
13
Sports Parenting with Rebecca Smith EP 238
36 min
14
Creative Solutions in Work and Life with Softwa...
46 min
15
BOBW Hodge Podge (mini-updates, time tracking +...
26 min
16
Moving FAQ EP 235
47 min
17
Dreaming to Create a Life with Purpose with Ten...
42 min
18
Mailbag: Keeping goals in mind, childcare while...
28 min
19
The Power of a Story with Kindra Hall EP 232
42 min
20
Finding Your Unicorn Space with Eve Rodsky EP 231
47 min
21
2021 Year In Review Part 2: Personal Highlights...
28 min
22
2021 In Review, Part 1: Favorites EP 229
30 min
23
Thinking Like a Breadwinner with Jennifer Barre...
46 min
24
2022 Goals -- an Annual Tradition! EP 227
36 min
25
Chatting about What to Expect with Heidi Murkof...
39 min
26
Finding Joy in the Ordinary with Ingrid Fetell ...
40 min
27
2021 Holiday Gift Guide EP 224
37 min
28
Consider Making a 5 Year Travel Plan! EP 223
35 min
29
Layered Childcare: Because Things (Always) Happ...
34 min
30
Lazy Genius Principles with Kendra Adachi EP 221
36 min
31
Nurturing Your Relationship During the Busy Yea...
32 min
32
Get Cozy & Enjoy Your Fall EP 219
38 min
33
Fall Reading + Childhood Literacy Episode with ...
58 min
34
A Day In The Life EP 217
32 min
35
Playing the Career Long Game with Dorie Clark. ...
37 min
36
Q&A Mailbag, Part 2! EP 215
37 min
37
Morning Routines + Much More with Liz Plosser E...
35 min
38
Mailbag Q&A Part 1! EP 213
32 min
39
Back to School, COVID Edition 2.0! EP 212
33 min
40
Building Better Meetings + Laura's Top 10 WorkT...
34 min
41
A List of Good Things EP 210
40 min
42
Division of Labor & Mental Load with Allison Da...
50 min
43
Decision-Making in Family Life with Professor E...
39 min
44
Compare & Despair - Thoughts on Comparison and ...
33 min
45
We Should All Be Millionaires with Rachel Rodge...
35 min
46
Thriving at Work and Giving Back to the Communi...
40 min
47
Graduation-Inspired Tips: Notes for our 18, 22,...
34 min
48
2021 Goals: Midyear Checkpoint EP 203
29 min
49
Returning to Medicine After a Break with Dr. Jo...
37 min
50
Parenting Highs & Lows EP 201
34 min
51
200th Anniversary Episode! A Look Forward & Bac...
36 min
52
All Things Summer EP 199
35 min
53
Pet Peeves EP 198
39 min
54
Returning to Work After A Break with Software E...
32 min
55
Q&A Epsiode: Weekly Goals-Setting, Grandparent ...
37 min
56
Snapshots of Life Right Now. Ep 195
45 min
57
Email Extravaganza. Ep 194
42 min
58
Budgets & More with YNAB's Jesse Mecham. Ep 193
37 min
59
Winning at Work, Life, and Motherhood with Mega...
38 min
60
Real Estate Chat with Daryl Fairweather from Re...
39 min
61
Toddler Parenting Survival Guide. Ep 190
40 min
62
Get Out of Your Rut! Ep 189
41 min
63
Editing your life with Dr. Christine Koh. Ep 188
Laura interviews Dr. Christine Koh from the lovely podcast Edit Your Life!
38 min
64
Workplace Wellness: A Discussion. Ep 187
37 min
65
Power Moms: Joann Lublin on how women in leader...
38 min
66
FUN: A Deep Dive. Ep 185
This episode is all about . . . fun!
36 min
67
Growing Your Family During Medical School with ...
38 min
68
Teens & Tweens: Exploring a New Frontier. Ep 183
42 min
69
Making More Time with Dr. Christina Shenvi. Ep 179
39 min
70
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
71
Q&A Mailbag Episode! Ep 181
It's another Q&A Mailbag episode!
36 min
72
Quarantine Chronicles: SHU shares her family's ...
SHU opens up about her family's experience with COVD-19 and subsequent quarantine
30 min
73
Writing a Debut Novel During A Pandemic (and Mo...
36 min
74
2021 Goals Episode. Ep 177
It's an annual tradition - Laura and Sarah get together to review 2021 goals!
38 min
75
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
76
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
77
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
78
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
79
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
80
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
81
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
82
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
83
Happiness and Parenting with Dentist and Podcas...
In this episode, Laura and Sarah chat with their first dentist guest!
37 min
84
Some Good Things (an LV & SHU ep). Ep. 167
It's an All Good Things episode.
30 min
85
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
86
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
87
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
88
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
89
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
90
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
91
Midyear/Fall Goals for the rest of 2020. Ep 160
This year has been rather . . . different than expected (understatement of the century).
28 min
92
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
93
Tablescapes, motherhood, and more with stylemak...
37 min
94
Introducing Best Laid Plans + Q&A Part 2. Ep 157
35 min
95
Q&A, Pandemic & Beyond. Ep. 156
36 min
96
Working from Home: Tips, Tricks and Inspiratio...
30 min
97
Exploring the Possibilities with Lisa Canning, ...
38 min
98
Joy at Work - Tidying, Joy-Sparking, and a Deep...
38 min
99
How to Do Nothing with Celeste Headlee. Ep 152
36 min
100
All About Blogging. Ep 151
38 min