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.

Episode Date
Happy 1st Birthday to Us, and Back to School! Ep 55

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

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

Aug 14, 2018
Sarah Baldwin Interview. Ep 53

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

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

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

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

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

Laura and Sarah discuss the phenomenon of Mom Guilt. 

Jul 03, 2018
Goals. Ep 47

Laura and Sarah discuss their 2018 goals.

Jun 26, 2018
Parita Kuttappan Interview. Ep 46

Laura and Sarah interview working mother and blogger Parita Kuttappan.

Jun 19, 2018
Superficial Things. Ep 45

Laura and Sarah discuss superficial things.

Jun 12, 2018
Tonya Dalton Interview. Ep 44

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

Jun 05, 2018
Off The Clock. Ep 43

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

May 29, 2018
Challenging Times. Ep 42

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

May 22, 2018
Dr. Ellen Goldstein Interview. Ep 41

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

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

May 08, 2018
Time Tracking. Ep 39

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

May 01, 2018
Meredith Monday Schwartz Interview. Ep 38

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

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

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

Apr 10, 2018
Birthday Parties. Ep 35

Laura and Sarah discuss all things brithday party related.

Apr 03, 2018
Career Crafting. Ep 34

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

Mar 27, 2018
Swati Singh Interview. Ep 33

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

Mar 20, 2018
Interview with Hannah Olsen. Ep 32

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

Mar 13, 2018
The Rachel Unger Interview. Ep 31

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

Mar 06, 2018
KonMari and Decluttering. Ep 30

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

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

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

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

Feb 06, 2018
Friendship. Ep 26

In this episode, Laura and Sarah discuss Friendship.

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

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

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

Laura and Sarah discuss clothing with quest Courtney Carver.

Jan 16, 2018
2018 Goals. Ep 23

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

Jan 09, 2018
Baby Minisode. Ep 22

Laura and Sarah discuss the new arrival.

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

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

Dec 26, 2017
Plannerpalooza. Ep 20

Laura and Sarah discuss all things planner related.

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

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

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

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

Nov 28, 2017
Marriage. Ep 16

Laura and Sarah discuss marriage and resentment.

Nov 21, 2017
Mornings. Ep 15

Laura and Sarah discuss morning routines.

Nov 14, 2017
Putting food on the table. Ep 14

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

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

Oct 31, 2017
Technology in our lives. Ep 12

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

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

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

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

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

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

Laura and Sarah discuss how to save time by outsourcing.

Sep 26, 2017
Hurricane Irma Evacuation. Ep7

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

Sep 19, 2017
Planning Good Weekends. Ep 6

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

Sep 12, 2017
The Mental Load of Parenting Ep5

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

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.

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

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.

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