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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

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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.

    Foundation Habits & Fall Thoughts

    Foundation Habits & Fall Thoughts

    In this Laura & Sarah episode, the first discussion is about foundation habits -- what are the habits that seem to sustain everything else? Sleep definitely . . . and there is quite a tangent on baby sleep in the discussion as well! The discussion then segues to talking about fall favorites, from weather changes to pumpkin flavors and other fun aspects of the season (even Halloween and what that might look like this year!).  
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    • 40 min
    How to Cultivate Friendships at Work and Beyond with Shasta Nelson

    How to Cultivate Friendships at Work and Beyond with Shasta Nelson

    Friendship certainly looks different these days . . . but it doesn't mean that connection is any less important! Author, speaker and connection expert Shasta Nelson joins Laura and Sarah to discuss the value of making true friend connections at work, as well as some tips on building these important relationships. In the intro, Laura and Sarah discuss their current friend situations and the Q&A is all about in-laws.
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    • 43 min
    Getting Our Kids Active with Athlete/Trainer/Entrepreneur Larissa Maloney

    Getting Our Kids Active with Athlete/Trainer/Entrepreneur Larissa Maloney

    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! In this episode, Sarah shares her woes about getting her kids the activity they need (hot September weather in FL doesn't help!). Larissa offers lots of great advice and resources, and shares a fun day-in-the-life. She also offers her own thoughts as a Black women on responsible ally-ship and raising anti-racist children.
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    • 40 min
    More School Talk, A Work Schedule without Childcare, and Our 3rd Anniversary!

    More School Talk, A Work Schedule without Childcare, and Our 3rd Anniversary!

    School is about to start for some and has been in session for a few weeks for others! Laura and Sarah discuss some of the interesting remote education solutions they have seen arise in their areas. Laura then gives a detailed description of how a two-career couple might make things work if childcare is not an available option -- including specifics on a potential schedule. Then, the two delve into a mini-3rd anniversary celebration, with discussion of their favorite episodes and guests from the prior year!  
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    • 35 min
    Midyear/Fall Goals for the rest of 2020

    Midyear/Fall Goals for the rest of 2020

    This year has been rather . . . different than expected (understatement of the century). But, setting and reviewing goals can still be helpful to some. At the same time, it's also okay to have seasons with fewer goals or to reevaluate prior plans! Laura discusses still feeling in the thick of it with Baby #5 while Sarah has spent time thinking about how to modify prior goals to fit 2020 constraints. Sarah also takes a trip down memory lane after her sister unearthed a goal setting page of hers from 1996! In the Q&A, Laura and Sarah answer a listener question about childcare providers and school at home.
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    • 33 min
    Stress Management, Mindfulness, and Meditation with Josephine Atluri

    Stress Management, Mindfulness, and Meditation with Josephine Atluri

    Sarah and Laura open with their own stress management strategies, including a book rec. Then, 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. She also delves into her own family building experience, including international adoption, IVF, and surrogacy. In the Q&A, a listener writes in about feeling unmotivated at work during this time. Should she worry about it or just let herself have a break?
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    • 42 min

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