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
Elder Care Essentials with Expert Lauren Smith ...
40 min
2
Body Image: Thoughts and Discussion EP 262
43 min
3
Finding Home Wherever You Are with Melody Warni...
43 min
4
Summertime Chat with Author Mary Laura Philpott...
44 min
5
Ask Me Anything (Sarah & Laura in PHL!) EP 259
38 min
6
Work, Life, and Parenting a Child with Complex ...
55 min
7
Mid-Year Goals: Check In & Triage! EP: 257
38 min
8
Getting Expert Advice on Beauty & Style with Re...
37 min
9
Finance, Babies & Beyond with Lisa Segner EP 255
38 min
10
All About Anxiety with Maggie Sarachek of the A...
42 min
11
Mid-life Awakenings, Aging Parents, Easy Meal P...
34 min
12
Elementary-Aged Kids: Ups, Downs, Wonders & Cha...
38 min
13
Work/Life Balance Revisited 4 Years Later with ...
45 min
14
Preventing and Talking with Kids about Addictio...
38 min
15
Household Hacks: Laundry, Dishes, Cleaning Up, ...
45 min
16
Having a Baby During Medical School: Lessons Le...
43 min
17
Weekends, Revisited! EP 247
45 min
18
Cheerfully Living With Less: Kristen from The F...
44 min
19
Planning Your Summer EP 245
38 min
20
Our Finite Lives with Oliver Burkeman of 4000 W...
44 min
21
"Saving Our Lives Right Now" -- Big and Little ...
28 min
22
Retreats: An In-Person Conversation on Getting ...
31 min
23
Taking Risks and Having Fun with Molly Beck, Te...
57 min
24
Handling Challenging Personalities at Work with...
34 min
25
The Disney-Sode EP 239
46 min
26
Sports Parenting with Rebecca Smith EP 238
36 min
27
Creative Solutions in Work and Life with Softwa...
46 min
28
BOBW Hodge Podge (mini-updates, time tracking +...
26 min
29
Moving FAQ EP 235
47 min
30
Dreaming to Create a Life with Purpose with Ten...
42 min
31
Mailbag: Keeping goals in mind, childcare while...
28 min
32
The Power of a Story with Kindra Hall EP 232
42 min
33
Finding Your Unicorn Space with Eve Rodsky EP 231
47 min
34
2021 Year In Review Part 2: Personal Highlights...
28 min
35
2021 In Review, Part 1: Favorites EP 229
30 min
36
Thinking Like a Breadwinner with Jennifer Barre...
46 min
37
2022 Goals -- an Annual Tradition! EP 227
36 min
38
Chatting about What to Expect with Heidi Murkof...
39 min
39
Finding Joy in the Ordinary with Ingrid Fetell ...
40 min
40
2021 Holiday Gift Guide EP 224
37 min
41
Consider Making a 5 Year Travel Plan! EP 223
35 min
42
Layered Childcare: Because Things (Always) Happ...
34 min
43
Lazy Genius Principles with Kendra Adachi EP 221
36 min
44
Nurturing Your Relationship During the Busy Yea...
32 min
45
Get Cozy & Enjoy Your Fall EP 219
38 min
46
Fall Reading + Childhood Literacy Episode with ...
58 min
47
A Day In The Life EP 217
32 min
48
Playing the Career Long Game with Dorie Clark. ...
37 min
49
Q&A Mailbag, Part 2! EP 215
37 min
50
Morning Routines + Much More with Liz Plosser E...
35 min
51
Mailbag Q&A Part 1! EP 213
32 min
52
Back to School, COVID Edition 2.0! EP 212
33 min
53
Building Better Meetings + Laura's Top 10 WorkT...
34 min
54
A List of Good Things EP 210
40 min
55
Division of Labor & Mental Load with Allison Da...
50 min
56
Decision-Making in Family Life with Professor E...
39 min
57
Compare & Despair - Thoughts on Comparison and ...
33 min
58
We Should All Be Millionaires with Rachel Rodge...
35 min
59
Thriving at Work and Giving Back to the Communi...
40 min
60
Graduation-Inspired Tips: Notes for our 18, 22,...
34 min
61
2021 Goals: Midyear Checkpoint EP 203
29 min
62
Returning to Medicine After a Break with Dr. Jo...
37 min
63
Parenting Highs & Lows EP 201
34 min
64
200th Anniversary Episode! A Look Forward & Bac...
36 min
65
All Things Summer EP 199
35 min
66
Pet Peeves EP 198
39 min
67
Returning to Work After A Break with Software E...
32 min
68
Q&A Epsiode: Weekly Goals-Setting, Grandparent ...
37 min
69
Snapshots of Life Right Now. Ep 195
45 min
70
Email Extravaganza. Ep 194
42 min
71
Budgets & More with YNAB's Jesse Mecham. Ep 193
37 min
72
Winning at Work, Life, and Motherhood with Mega...
38 min
73
Real Estate Chat with Daryl Fairweather from Re...
39 min
74
Toddler Parenting Survival Guide. Ep 190
40 min
75
Get Out of Your Rut! Ep 189
41 min
76
Editing your life with Dr. Christine Koh. Ep 188
Laura interviews Dr. Christine Koh from the lovely podcast Edit Your Life!
38 min
77
Workplace Wellness: A Discussion. Ep 187
37 min
78
Power Moms: Joann Lublin on how women in leader...
38 min
79
FUN: A Deep Dive. Ep 185
This episode is all about . . . fun!
36 min
80
Growing Your Family During Medical School with ...
38 min
81
Teens & Tweens: Exploring a New Frontier. Ep 183
42 min
82
Making More Time with Dr. Christina Shenvi. Ep 179
39 min
83
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
84
Q&A Mailbag Episode! Ep 181
It's another Q&A Mailbag episode!
36 min
85
Quarantine Chronicles: SHU shares her family's ...
SHU opens up about her family's experience with COVD-19 and subsequent quarantine
30 min
86
Writing a Debut Novel During A Pandemic (and Mo...
36 min
87
2021 Goals Episode. Ep 177
It's an annual tradition - Laura and Sarah get together to review 2021 goals!
38 min
88
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
89
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
90
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
91
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
92
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
93
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
94
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
95
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
96
Happiness and Parenting with Dentist and Podcas...
In this episode, Laura and Sarah chat with their first dentist guest!
37 min
97
Some Good Things (an LV & SHU ep). Ep. 167
It's an All Good Things episode.
30 min
98
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
99
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
100
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