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