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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.

Best of Both Worlds Podcast Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 32 Ratings

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.

    Get Cozy & Enjoy Your Fall

    Get Cozy & Enjoy Your Fall

    This episode is all about enjoying the energy of fall. Laura and Sarah discuss pumpkin things, boots, fall fun lists and ways to embrace the cozy vibes of the fall season. They also discuss Q4 and how the last 3 months of the year can be a great time to take stock, fit in remaining goals, and start scaffolding for a great next year.
    In the Q&A, Laura and Sarah answer a listener question and share opposing processes for dealing with piles of kindergarten art.
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    • 43 min
    Fall Reading + Childhood Literacy Episode with Dr. Lakeisha Johnson

    Fall Reading + Childhood Literacy Episode with Dr. Lakeisha Johnson

    In this episode, Sarah and Laura discuss their own fall reading and share recs for adult and kids' titles. Then, Dr. Lakeisha Johnson, a speech language pathologist and communication science professor joins Sarah to discuss promoting literacy and love for reading in all children, from pre-birth to adolescence.
    She also shares her advice for curating a diverse children's bookshelf, from seasonal titles to those currently underpresented in the children's literature space. Find out even more at Maya's Book Nook, her site dedicated to promoting language and literacy skills through diverse children's literature: mayasbooknook.com.
    Finally, in the Q&A, Laura and Sarah address an interesting listener question from overseas about navigating a third (long) maternity leave.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    A Day In The Life

    A Day In The Life

    In this episode, Laura and Sarah review a full "day in the live", while acknowledging there are no "typical" days! Sarah also notes that Day in the Life reports also often sound much smoother than real life. In the Q&A, a listener writes in about feeling down and missing the 'normal' social activities of times past.
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    • 36 min
    Playing the Career Long Game with Dorie Clark

    Playing the Career Long Game with Dorie Clark

    In this episode, Sarah and Laura discuss their own life/career breakthrough moments, and then bestselling author and career expert Dorie Clark joins Laura for a fascinating discussion on playing the career "long game", and how staying consistent yet open to trying different opportunities can eventually lead to great things over time. In the Q&A, a listener calls in about coping with the difficulty of working through her first trimester while she is feeling far less than her best.
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    • 42 min
    Q&A Mailbag, Part 2!

    Q&A Mailbag, Part 2!

    Today's episode features Part 2 of your questions, answered! Topics in this episode include advice for first time parents, thoughts on transition from 1 to 2 (also 3 to 4) kids, red-shirting kindergarteners, sickday routines, tracking caregiver hours, and more!
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    • 42 min
    Morning Routines + Much More with Liz Plosser

    Morning Routines + Much More with Liz Plosser

    In this episode centered around mornings, Sarah and Laura share their own current routines and then welcome Women's Health Magazine editor Liz Plosser to the show to chat about developing a robust morning routine that serves you. In the Q&A, a listener writes in asking Laura and Sarah to discuss some of the downsides of remote work and how one can bring some of the benefits of "in person" to a now-remote position.
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Soph1982 ,

Informative and Relatable Podcast

I love listening to Sarah and Laura every week as they talk about managing work and family life in a optimistic but realistic way. They also often have interesting guests and cover lots of different but relevant topics. One of my favourite podcasts!

Kate1st ,

A fresh perspective for working mums

Always interesting and helpful for any mum who has a full and busy life.

Peter - Go All In ,

Super Informative Show

I love this show - great topics, easy to listen to and just plain good content

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