Best of Both Worlds Podcast

By Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger

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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.

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Lean In or Leaning Out: Thoughts on a recent Facebook rant that went viral. Ep 94
37:42

In this episode, Laura & Sarah share their thoughts on the recent viral facebook rant from a working mother with 3 kids, in which she ended with "I don't know about you, but I'm ready to lean OUT."  There may be a rant-induced rant in here somewhere!  We also talk about work updates, some minor changes to the podcast, and answer a question from a listener who is a self-described  "Type A perfectionist upholder" and wants to work on lowering her standards. 

May 21, 2019
Our unofficial mother's day episode with Double Shift podcast host Katherine Goldstein. Ep 93
42:15
This episode features Katherine Goldstein, host of The Double Shift, a podcast about the lives of mothers.  Learn about how she got into the podcasting business, and how we all feel like there continue to be gaps (and opportunities!) in the podcasting sphere when it comes to working motherhood.  She shares with us her experiences as a relatively new parent finding her groove (her child is now 3), and her lovely Friday evening ritual.  In the Q&A, we address an emotionally charged question about overwork and resentment.
May 14, 2019
All About Camp with Author Audrey Monke. Ep 92
45:46

This episode is all about camp!  Laura and Sarah chat about their camp experiences and plans for their children.  Guest Audrey Monke is the author of the book Happy Campers: 9 Summer Camp Secrets For Raising Kids Who Will Become Thriving Adults -- out on the same day as this episode's initial release.  Audrey is also a camp co-director and mother of 5 herself, and she explains why camp can be so good for kids.  We also dive into the role of technology (or absence of tech!) at camp, good ages for starting, and what to do with a homesick or reluctant camper.  In the Q&A, we answer a physician's question about call and a possible job change out of academic medicine.

May 07, 2019
Weekends Revisited. Ep 91
45:42

In this episode, Laura and Sarah recap their spring breaks - Sarah gives the lowdown on their Disney Cruise and Laura reveals their destination (chosen a mere 10 days before vacation started!).  Then, the conversation moves WEEKENDS -- something that had been discussed before on the show, but that seemed important enough to revisit!  Sarah and Laura talk about the differences in weekend experience with and without a toddler (they are significant!) and each shares updated ingredients for an ideal weekend.  In the Q&A, Laura addresses a listener whose supervisor will not allow her to work from home when her infant is sick, despite the fact that there is no consistent policy at the company.  

Apr 30, 2019
Leadership and Motherhood in the European Union: an interview with Sharon Van Herel
50:07

Today's episode features a guest all the way in the Netherlands!  Sharon Van Herel is a Dutch insurance executive and has made a somewhat unusual choice for their region to stay full time after having children.  She talks about leadership, the part-time glass ceiling, differences between Europe (and between European countries) in terms of maternity leave and childcare policies, and more!  Sarah also discusses some upcoming transitions at work and our Q&A is inspired by one of the more controversial plotlines on the popular show This Is Us.  

Apr 23, 2019
Children's Activities. Ep 89
36:24

In this episode, Laura and Sarah talk all about children's activities.  Ballet, robotics, karate, wrestling, swim - these are just a few options in the wide world of extracurriculars available for kids these days!  We delve into questions like how much is too much, and how we handle it when kids want to abruptly quit something.  In the Q&A, we answer a listener question about pregnancy - did we enjoy it, and does it get easier after the first time?

Apr 16, 2019
Childcare Tips, Tricks, and Hacks. Ep 88
35:55

Today's episode is a crowd-sourced round up of childcare tips, tricks, and hacks!  Our readers & listeners contributed their best tips and submitted them via blogs, emails, and Instagram.  There were so many great ones that this may be just part 1!  We delve into daycare, finding date night babysitters, the au pair option and managing nanny care.  In the Q&A, we address a listener's question about her nanny: how reasonable is it to expect her caregiver to help with household tasks in addition to providing childcare?

Apr 09, 2019
Goals Update. Ep 87
41:37

It's another goal-focused episode!  Laura and Sarah go through their 2019 goals and how things are going - Q1 specifically.  In our usual fashion, we address goals in categories: work, relationship/family, and personal.  In the Q&A, we answer a listener question about dealing with unexpected days of lost work - specifically the attitude side of things, rather than the logistics! 

Apr 02, 2019
Self Care. Ep 86
38:23

In this episode, Laura & Sarah delve into the mysterious topic of SELF-CARE.  First, we discuss -- what is it?  Is it something specific, fixed, or more relative?  Then, we get into our favorite self-care rituals and themes, self-care martyrdom on social media, and self-care vs treats.  In the Q&A, we address a tough listener question about whether our podcast advice applies to those without the ability to outsource.

Mar 26, 2019
Our First Male Guest. Ep 85
34:11

In this special episode, we interview our first male guest.  Josh Unger is a vascular surgeon with 3 young children ages 1 to almost 7.  He is very passionate about work, his family life, and our podcast.  He also happens to be Sarah's husband!  Join us as he discusses how he and Sarah met, the challenges of balancing work life with 3 kids, and what he considers his own personal 'midlife crisis' (don't worry, no flashy red sports cars have been purchased!).  

Mar 19, 2019
Juliet's School of Possibilities. Ep 84
30:41
In this special book-focused episode, Laura and Sarah chat about Laura's new release - Juliet's School fo Possibilities, a fable on time management, which is out TODAY!  We get into the genesis of this idea, explore the (juicy) characters, and find out what Laura is thinking about doing next.  In the Q&A, we address a listener who has the (great) problem of two enticing job offers - which to choose?  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mar 12, 2019
Travel. Ep 83
40:07

Travel is the topic of today's episode as we get closer to spring break for many of you!  Laura and Sarah share upcoming travel plans and then chat with Jody Robbins, a family travel expert based on Canada.  She shares some great family travel hacks as well as pro tips on top Canadian destinations for families.  In the Q&A, we tackle a great question from a mother of a one-year-old who plays well independently -- what to do while you're with him, but not necessarily providing active parenting?

Mar 05, 2019
Life Management Systems. Ep 82
52:10
Life Management Systems - From swapping out work/kid bags to bedtime routines, Laura and Sarah chat about the systems that are currently working for their families.  Hot topics also include laundry, homework, date nights, and morning routines.  Join us as we lament always forgetting the socks at bouncy house places!  In the Q&A, we answer a listener's query about starting a side hustle as a new mother to an 8-month-old.
Feb 26, 2019
Consulting with Amy Rasdal of Billable with Baby. Ep 81
41:54

In this episode, Laura and Sarah interview Amy Rasdal, an independent consultant who also runs Billable with Baby, where she helps other women set up their own successful consulting practices.  She talks about growing up as a "Silicon kid", her role as a corporate superhero, and the best parts of doing remote work.  She also gives some very practical advice -- including her take on what 80% of independent consultants charge per hour!  Sarah & Laura also give some general life updates, talk about reading (not happening quite as much as last year), and address a great listener question: What would you do with two kid-free weeks at home?

Feb 19, 2019
Moving. Ep 80
35:00
Sarah has just moved -- blog, home, schools, and all!  So, the two of us talk about the challenges and logistics around moving, from packing to integrating at a new school.  We also talk about using tiny slices of time (inspired by the minutes I'll be losing on my commute!).  In our Q&A, we discuss a listener's dilemma -- should she keep her job even if the commute is about to double?  
Feb 12, 2019
Vacations with Kids. Ep 79
27:47

Gearing up for spring break (or even summer)?  In this episode, Laura and Sarah get into traveling with kids, and particularly the planning aspects.  We chat about how much energy we like to expend on vacations with kids, how far in advance we tend to set things, up, and more.

Feb 05, 2019
Katie Forrest. Ep 78
39:30

In today's episode, Laura and Sarah chat with Katie Forrest, UK criminal defense attorney, and mother to a 10-year-old girl with special needs.  She also manages to write novels on the side!  We both learned a lot about how she handles the challenges that come with raising her daughter while continuing to achieve in both work and her creative endeavors.  To open up, Laura and Sarah also revisit "superficial things".  Our question is a great one about sleep deprivation and sharing that very challenging aspect of parenting with your partner.

Jan 29, 2019
Mailbag Part Deux. Ep 77
45:43

Welcome to our second mailbag Q&A episode! For this fun and spontaneous episode (recorded together from Philadelphia!), Laura and Sarah asked listeners (via Instagram) for some spur-of-the-moment questions - and provided honest, off-the-cuff answers.  Topics range from enneagram types to dealing with in-laws, and everything in between!  

Jan 22, 2019
A Mindful Return to Work after Baby with attorney and entrepreneur Lori Mihalich-Levin. Ep 76
57:09

Lori is an attorney, mother of 2, and runs a side business coaching women on creating a mindful return to work after maternity leave.  Lori dishes about her daily life in DC with her involvement in all of these important areas, and we talk about the highlights of what she's learned as a post-leave-mentor, from common pitfalls to pumping adventures.  Sarah also shares her post-pumping thoughts (hint: her life is much easier now!).   In the Q&A, we discuss whether it makes sense to 'batch' your kids in activities or the doctor's office.  

Jan 15, 2019
Organizing in 2019 with Lisa Woodruff from Organize365. Ep 75
44:18

In this episode, Laura and Sarah take on the question of what it actually means to be organized, and Lisa joins us in the interview segment with popular tips and tricks from her own organizing programs and podcast. In the Q&A, we discuss a reader's question on pregnancy, baby, and parenting books.

Jan 08, 2019
Designing 2019. Ep 74
29:18

Laura and Sarah dive into 2019 with this episode on 2019 goals for each quarter (or quintile, in SHU's case). In the Q&A, we answer a listener question on maternity leave: what is the right length, and does Sarah wish she could have taken more?

Jan 01, 2019
2018 in review!
26:22

Happy holidays and we hope this light and shorter episode helps to get some of you through long-haul holiday travel to some fun destinations! Sarah and Laura are excited about winter weather (well - Sarah is!) and enjoy going through 2018 highlights, from personal to professional to family!  We spend some extra time on our favorite books of the year and our biggest achievements of 2018.  In the Q&A, we talk about entertaining young children through those long winter days.

Dec 25, 2018
Our Money Stories. Ep 72
56:19

In this episode, Laura and Sarah dip a toe into somewhat controversial waters and talk about money: making it, spending it, and their history and feelings about it. Find out whose kids get allowances and who is using a handbag held together with dental floss . . . 

In the Q&A, we address making the most of family travel when loved ones are separated in far-flung regions.
Dec 18, 2018
Mel Johnson. Ep 71
40:51

Guest Mel Johnson joins Sarah and Laura all the way from the UK to talk about single motherhood by choice. She gives us insight into the process, her decision making, and what it's like to parent as an SMBC (single mother by choice). Laura and Sarah also discuss holiday prep, and Sarah celebrates being DONE with pumping (she's excited!), and our Q&A listener question tackles the holidays and what to do when your nature (introverted, task-oriented, upholder) clashes with that of your relatives. 

Dec 11, 2018
Work hacks (and happy birthday Laura!)
42:32

This episode will release on a milestone birthday for Laura (listen to find out which one!). Join Laura and Sarah as they trade their favorite strategies for getting work done with efficiency and a minimum of angst (hint: so much of this is about finding focus and avoiding overload and distraction!).  In the Q&A, they talk fitness with a listener who wanted tips on fitting workouts into an already-full life.

Dec 04, 2018
Achieving success in law while building big family. Ep 69
40:46

Kathleen Burns is a partner at a large law firm -- and she achieved this status while having 4 children in the span of 6 years! While Kathleen is truly in the thick of it (her children are 1.5, 3, 5, and 7), she has a number of strategies that help keep her work and home life fitting together well.  And as a maternity leave veteran x 4, she helps answer a listener question about maternity leave - both how to prepare, and what it's like to come back.  Sarah also talks about her family's upcoming move.

Nov 27, 2018
Living with Illness. Ep 68
51:26

Emily Garnett is an attorney and mother of a 3-year-old who was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in November of 2017. We had an inspiring, moving, and educational conversation with her about illness, uncertainty, logistics in the face of a true challenge, and resilience.  Laura and Sarah also talk about Thanksgiving and gratitude, and in the Q&A, a listener asks about how a planner might contribute to the "invisible workload" of women (and how to avoid it!).

Nov 20, 2018
Gemma Hartley. Ep 67
47:43

In this thought-provoking episode, we pick apart the concept of emotional labor with Gemma Hartley, whose Harper·s Bazaar article Women Aren·t Nags · We·re Just Fed Up went viral last year. Gemma is releasing a book on the subject the day this episode airs called Fed Up: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward.  Gemma talks about why she feels doing less isn’t always the answer, her feelings on 50/50 splits, and much more.  In the intro, Sarah admits she may have planning fatigue, and a listener writes in about whether to prioritize job satisfaction/opportunity vs being home to greet kids after school.

Nov 13, 2018
Plannerpalooza Part 2. Ep 66
46:51

Welcome to this year·s Plannerpalooza! Last year, Sarah took a deep dive into her own planning techniques and the system she·s honed for herself over the years. This year, she delves into 10 fantastic paper planner options! There is something for everyone on this list, from giant daily custom planners to beautiful goal setting planners and beyond.  If you’re looking for some visual aids, she is featuring reviews weekly of these products (theshubox.com) most Fridays until the new year.  In the Q&A, we answer a listener question about how to make use (or not) of a morning hour when there’s an 8 year old looking for attention.

Nov 06, 2018
Kimmery Martin. Ep 65
40:34

In this episode, Sarah and Laura chat with Kimmery Martin, emergency medicine physician AND author of the delicious, popular, and medically-inspired novel, The Queen of Hearts. We learn about how her career has taken unexpected turns, her advice to other aspiring authors with day jobs, her workday habits, and we even get a glimpse into her next project.  In the Q&A, we tackle a question about handling winter illnesses, and we announce our survey — please take the time to respond if you can! 

Oct 30, 2018
Mailbag. Ep 64
36:53

In this special MAILBAG episode, Laura & Sarah chat about Halloween and then address some great listener questions. We get into kid room-sharing, dealing with the unpredictable nature of parenting as a type A personality, fresh starts at work,  and dealing with a dysfunctional work cycle of overwhelm/recovery.  Listen and then submit your question for a future episode!

Oct 23, 2018
Dr. Stacey Simon PhD, a scientist who researches sleep. Ep 63
43:28

Our guest this week is Dr. Stacey Simon Ph.D., a scientist who researches sleep - a fascinating and incredibly important subject! She delves into sleep training basics, sleep needs over the age spectrum, and variations in sleep from child to child. We also learn how she makes her life work as a full-time sleep psychologist and mother of 3, including twins!  Laura and Sarah also discuss work plans for next year and their own sleep habits.  In the Q&A, we answer a tough question about whether to stick out a job that has great benefits but is no longer stimulating.  

Oct 16, 2018
Meagan Francis... a self-described "entrepreneur, conversationalist, and mother of invention". Ep 62
54:55

Meagan Francis is a self-described "entrepreneur, conversationalist, and mother of invention." She hosts the popular Mom Hour podcast, and now runs her own podcast network as well! She is also a mother of 5 and has recently gone through a divorce. She has plenty of wisdom to impart in this episode, including my favorite quote:  "Just because I can do something doesn’t mean I should.” 

Oct 09, 2018
List of 100 Dreams. Ep 61
38:31

Laura came up with the concept of creating a list of 100 dreams in one of her earlier books, 168 Hours, and both Laura and Sarah have a great time revisiting some vintage lists and sharing what is on their new ones. We talk dreams big and little, from fitness and travel aspirations to big family and career goals. In our Q&A, we handle a topic that is frequently mentioned - ways to deal with feeling completely overloaded and overwhelmed.  

Oct 02, 2018
Anne Johnson Landry. Ep 60
43:55

Running for office is an intense experience - and so is having an 18-month old! Anne Johnson Landry chats with us about it is possible to do both, sharing her experience of hitting the campaign trail during those toddler days. Sarah recaps their big summer trip out west, and our Q&A is from a sleep-deprived mother of twins.

Sep 25, 2018
Thriving as a working mother with author Jessica Turner. Ep 59
01:02:49

Jessica Turner is known for her gorgeous crafting and her popular blog in addition to writing two books and sustaining a full-time job! She's also a mother of two, and she shares a glimpse of her multi-faceted life with us on this episode. Jessica's blog is The Mom Creative and her book Stretched Too Thin is out this week. In addition, we discuss Sarah's latest pumping/nursing update and Laura's Disney planning.  We also answer a very detailed (but insightful) listener question about working part-time.

Sep 18, 2018
Mistakes, regrets, and uncertainty. Ep 58
53:33

In this reflective episode, we discuss mistakes and missteps we have made over the years, both big and small. We wonder what life would have been life had we chosen differently, from career choices to website hosting platforms! We also have some fun book talk, and answer a listener question about increased efficiency and reaping the time dividends that come with getting more done in less time.

Sep 11, 2018
Exercise, motherhood, and more with Another Mother Runner's Sarah Bowen Shea. Ep 57
58:53

A very special crossover episode, featuring Sarah Bowen Shea from Another Mother Runner! Laura and I are longtime fans of Sarah's writing and podcast, and as we are both mothers -- and runners -- we were thrilled when one of our listeners suggested this combo episode!  We discuss different ways to enjoy running, from detailed training plans to Laura's running streak (is it still going?  Listen to find out . . .).  We also chat about back to school and answer a question about screen time.

Sep 04, 2018
Exercise, motherhood, and more with Another Mother Runner's Sarah Bowen Shea. Ep 57

A very special crossover episode, featuring Sarah Bowen Shea from Another Mother Runner! Laura and I are longtime fans of Sarah's writing and podcast, and as we are both mothers -- and runners -- we were thrilled when one of our listeners suggested this combo episode!  We discuss different ways to enjoy running, from detailed training plans to Laura's running streak (is it still going?  Listen to find out . . .).  We also chat about back to school and answer a question about screen time.

Sep 04, 2018
Exercise, motherhood, and more with Another Mother Runner's Sarah Bowen Shea. Ep 57

A very special crossover episode, featuring Sarah Bowen Shea from Another Mother Runner! Laura and I are longtime fans of Sarah's writing and podcast, and as we are both mothers -- and runners -- we were thrilled when one of our listeners suggested this combo episode!  We discuss different ways to enjoy running, from detailed training plans to Laura's running streak (is it still going?  Listen to find out . . .).  We also chat about back to school and answer a question about screen time.

Sep 04, 2018
How to Be A Happier Parent with guest KJ Dell’Antonia. Ep 56
41:26

What a great topic - who doesn·t want to be happier as a parent!? KJ Dell·Antonia joins Laura LIVE in a Philadelphia hotel room to discuss this great topic and her new book. We delve into travel, homework, and getting kids to do chores. That last part is challenging, but according to KJ very worth it!  In our Q&A we talk about having childcare providers in the home.

Aug 28, 2018
Happy 1st Birthday to Us, and Back to School! Ep 55
43:37

Happy 1st Birthday to Us, and Back to School! Laura and Sarah revisit some of their favorite episodes, moments, and even a few of their low moments! They also get into the spirit of the Back to School season, discussing school supplies, homework, and the increasingly complex puzzle of after-school activities.  In the Q&A, we address a listener’s backpack woes.

Aug 21, 2018
Shila Henderson Interview. Ep 54
31:58

Shila Henderson, mom of 10, talks about the adventures of raising a megafamily.

Aug 14, 2018
Sarah Baldwin Interview. Ep 53
49:06

Sarah Baldwin, an academic dean and vice president, speaks about the challenges · and rewards · of special needs parenting.

Aug 07, 2018
Myths of the Two-Travel Couple. Ep 52
46:08

Laura and Sarah unpack 5 myths surrounding couples with two big travel-heavy jobs.  Spoiler:  it’s doable!  Sarah also talks about the challenges of being on call, and on our Q&A, a business owner explores the possibility of shifting her hours without compromising company productivity or making waves with her staff.

Jul 31, 2018
Manoush Zomorodi Interview. Ep 51
39:22

Laura and Sarah have a conversation with Manoush Zomorodi of Note To Self podcast fame, now running her own production company and producing her own independent podcast ZigZag!  We discuss her fascinating career journey, kids + tech, and much more.  In addition, Laura and Sarah talk about summer camp & travel plans, and they address a listener question that invokes Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies.

Jul 24, 2018
Tiffany King Interview. Ep 50
45:44

Laura and Sarah discuss getting dinner on the table with Tiffany King, author of Eat at Home Tonight.

Jul 17, 2018
Heidi Grant Interview. Ep 49
53:56

Laura and Sarah talk with Dr. Heidi Grant, social psychologist, speaker, & author of "Reinforcements: How to Get People to Help You".

Jul 10, 2018
Mom Guilt. Ep 48
47:54

Laura and Sarah discuss the phenomenon of Mom Guilt. 

Jul 03, 2018
Goals. Ep 47
47:47

Laura and Sarah discuss their 2018 goals.

Jun 26, 2018
Parita Kuttappan Interview. Ep 46
40:37

Laura and Sarah interview working mother and blogger Parita Kuttappan.

Jun 19, 2018
Superficial Things. Ep 45
47:16

Laura and Sarah discuss superficial things.

Jun 12, 2018
Tonya Dalton Interview. Ep 44
46:22

Laura and Sarah interview Tonya Dalton, Founder and CEO of Inkwell Press.

Jun 05, 2018
Off The Clock. Ep 43
49:14

Laura and Sarah discuss Laura's new book "Off The Clock".

May 29, 2018
Challenging Times. Ep 42
44:33

Laura and Sarah discuss how to get through the challenging times.

May 22, 2018
Dr. Ellen Goldstein Interview. Ep 41
48:58

Laura and Sarah speak with Dr. Ellen Goldstein, mom, board-certified OB-GYN, specialty-trained Reproductive Endocrinologist, and Infertility physician.

May 15, 2018
Becky Diffen Interview. Ep 40
47:04

Laura and Sarah discuss stay-at-home Dads with working mother and attorney Becky Diffen.

May 08, 2018
Time Tracking. Ep 39
47:44

Sarah talks time tracking with podcast partner and author Laura Vanderkam.

May 01, 2018
Meredith Monday Schwartz Interview. Ep 38
51:45

Laura and Sarah speak with CEO of "Here Comes The Guide" Meredith Monday Schwartz on how she makes work and life fit together.

Apr 24, 2018
Katherine Reynolds Lewis Interview. Ep 37
50:14

Laura and Sarah interview Katherine Reynolds Lewis, an award-winning independent journalist, speaker, and author of The Good News About Bad Behavior.

Apr 17, 2018
The Deena Kastor Interview. Ep 36
38:07

Laura and Sarah discuss work/life balance with an elite runner, Olympic Medalist, and Mom Deena Kastor.

Apr 10, 2018
Birthday Parties. Ep 35
40:02

Laura and Sarah discuss all things brithday party related.

Apr 03, 2018
Career Crafting. Ep 34
43:01

Laura and Sarah duscuss career crafting. How to shape your job to work for you!

Mar 27, 2018
Swati Singh Interview. Ep 33
44:59

Laura and Sarah talk work/life balance with ER Physician and Mom Swati Singh.

Mar 20, 2018
Interview with Hannah Olsen. Ep 32
43:01

Laura and Sarah interview librarian Hannah Olsen on how she blends work & life.

Mar 13, 2018
The Rachel Unger Interview. Ep 31
40:44

Laura and Sarah interview Rachel Unger, teacher, community activist & Sarah's sister in law!

Mar 06, 2018
KonMari and Decluttering. Ep 30
39:12

Laura and Sarah discuss decluttering and The KonMari Method, a new approach to decluttering based on Japanese values in order to surround yourself with items that spark joy.

Feb 27, 2018
Interview with Meredith Bodgas of Working Mother Magazine. Ep 29
37:36

Laura and Sarah interview Meredith Bodgas the editor-in-chief of *Working Mother* and a mom.

Feb 20, 2018
Work / Life balance with guest Rebecca Fike. Ep 28
45:18

Laura and Sarah provide updateson with whats going on in their lives, and Sarah interviews lawyer, mom, and power combo Rebecca Fike.

Feb 13, 2018
Travel with guest Henley Vazquez. Ep 27
45:32

Laura and Sarah discuss travel with guest Henley Vazquez, CEO & CO-FOUNDER of Passported.

Feb 06, 2018
Friendship. Ep 26
40:22

In this episode, Laura and Sarah discuss Friendship.

Jan 30, 2018
Combining Work and Life with Leanne Sowul. Ep 25
50:12

Lauara and Sarah discuss combining work and life with guest Leanne Sowul.

Jan 23, 2018
Clothing with guest Courtney Carver. Ep 24
50:09

Laura and Sarah discuss clothing with quest Courtney Carver.

Jan 16, 2018
2018 Goals. Ep 23
30:07

Laura and Sarah discuss 2018 goals and what did and did not work in 2017.

Jan 09, 2018
Baby Minisode. Ep 22
21:49

Laura and Sarah discuss the new arrival.

Jan 02, 2018
New Years Resolutions with guest Gretchen Rubin. Ep 21
39:51

Laura and Sarah discuss New Years Resolutions with guest Gretchen Rubin.

Dec 26, 2017
Plannerpalooza. Ep 20
43:36

Laura and Sarah discuss all things planner related.

Dec 19, 2017
Making Time to Read with Anne Bogel (Author, Blogger, and Podcaster). Ep 19
49:27

Laura and Sara discuss ways to make time to read with Anne Bogel (author, blogger, and podcaster)

Dec 12, 2017
Maternity Leave & Transitioning Back to Work with Lauren Smith Brody. Ep 18
45:52

Laura and Sarah discuss maternity leave tips + transitioning back to work with the author of The 5th Trimester, Lauren Smith Brody

Dec 05, 2017
Gender. Ep 17
34:54

Laura and Sarah discuss gender stereotypes at work and at home.

Nov 28, 2017
Marriage. Ep 16
36:17

Laura and Sarah discuss marriage and resentment.

Nov 21, 2017
Mornings. Ep 15
36:00

Laura and Sarah discuss morning routines.

Nov 14, 2017
Putting food on the table. Ep 14
35:20

Laura and Sarah discuss how to get food on the table after a hard days work.

Nov 07, 2017
Having Fun as a Working Parent. Ep 13
36:58

Laura and Sarah discuss having fun as a working parent during the toddler years.

Oct 31, 2017
Technology in our lives. Ep 12
38:46

Laura and Sarah discuss how they handle technology in their lives.

Oct 24, 2017
Work Life Balance with Guest Siobhan Brady. Ep 11
46:51

Laura and Sarah discuss the work/life balance with guest Siobhan Brady.

Oct 17, 2017
Networking for busy professional women. Ep 10
31:24

Laura and Sarah discuss networking for busy professional women. 

Oct 10, 2017
How to create a fair divide of labor at home without keeping score. Ep 9
39:03

How to achieve a 50/50 split of labor, but if not 50/50, a split you can be happy with.

Oct 03, 2017
Outsourcing. Ep 8
38:24

Laura and Sarah discuss how to save time by outsourcing.

Sep 26, 2017
Hurricane Irma Evacuation. Ep7
20:32

Laura and Sarah discuss the challenges of evacuating from Hurricane Irma.

Sep 19, 2017
Planning Good Weekends. Ep 6
32:47

Laura and Sarah discuss what makes a good weekend and how to plan for it.

Sep 12, 2017
The Mental Load of Parenting Ep5
29:34

Laura and Sarah discuss the mental load of parenting and how to deal with it.

Sep 05, 2017
Childcare: What we wish we'd known when we started out, Ep 4
48:48

Working moms Laura and Sarah talk childcare. What they wish they'd know sooner and what works for them now. 

Aug 29, 2017
Crafting the right work life balance.
35:54

Does it make sense to take your career part-time?  We’re discussing all the options and what works for us. 
 

Aug 21, 2017
The 2nd shift: evenings with your kids
33:30

Make the most of your evenings with your children. Working moms and kids can be tired. How to make sure you both enjoy your time together. 

Aug 21, 2017
Today we discuss why each of us decided to have more than two children.
33:07

Why two busy moms made the decision to have more kids.
Laura and Sarah both wanted more than 2 kids. Today they discuss why they made that decision and how it impacts their lives.

Aug 21, 2017