225 episodes

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.

    Finding Joy in the Ordinary with Ingrid Fetell Lee

    Finding Joy in the Ordinary with Ingrid Fetell Lee

    In the intro, Sarah and Laura discuss the highlights of Ingrid Fetell Lee's recent TED talk, about joy inherent to certain things -- from rainbows to confetti!
    Then, Ingrid joins Laura for a deeper discussion of finding joy in the ordinary, as well as the aesthetics of joy.
    In the Q&A, a listener writes in about sick kids and caregiver help.
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    • 45 min
    2021 Holiday Gift Guide

    2021 Holiday Gift Guide

    Welcome to the annual (or near-annual?) gift guide episode! Laura and Sarah spend some time discussing different gifting strategies, and then move on to some specific kid-friendly suggestion.
    Unlike your average gift guide, this isn't just a list of hot toys and gadgets, but more around ways to be intentional about your gifting. They also encourage you to think about what you'd like to gift . . .YOURSELF, with one suggestion being the Gift of Space.
    In the Q&A, a reader writes in asking about which tasks would be reasonable to ask a full-time child care provider to perform while kids are in school.
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    • 42 min
    Consider Making a 5 Year Travel Plan!

    Consider Making a 5 Year Travel Plan!

    In this episode, Sarah shares the concept of a 5 year travel plan - something she put together on a whim, but is happy she did!
    Of course, we all know that nothing is set in stone -- especially after the last couple of years -- but it's fun to dream, and there are some things you might do to prepare for trip that is still quite far away.
    Then, Sarah and Laura share their own (potential, optimistic) 5 year family travel plans and then move onto travel tips, including some trips from our listeners! In the Q&A, a listener writes in looking for moving tips.
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    • 40 min
    Layered Childcare: Because Things (Always) Happen

    Layered Childcare: Because Things (Always) Happen

    In this episode, Laura and Sarah discuss strategies for "layering" different kinds of childcare, dispelling the common notion that choosing nanny vs daycare is an either/or decision. They play childcare matchmakers, thinking up theoretical best-fit coverage for different kinds of families.
    Then, in the Q&A a listener writes in with a thought provoking question about gray hair! Does going au naturale after many years of dye pose a threat to one's career?
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    • 40 min
    Lazy Genius Principles with Kendra Adachi

    Lazy Genius Principles with Kendra Adachi

    In this episode, Laura and Sarah discuss what they feel they are "lazy geniuses" about, and then the self-appointed Lazy Genius Kendra Adachi herself joins Laura for a fun discussion filled with tips about how to focus on what matters to you (and how NOT to dwell on what doesn't)!
    In the Q&A, a listener writes in about feeling exhausted overwhelmed while pursuing medical training with two young children.
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    • 41 min
    Nurturing Your Relationship During the Busy Years

    Nurturing Your Relationship During the Busy Years

    Busy, or just full -- you can decide. But either way, it can be challenging to fit in quality time with a partner while in the thick of your parenting years. Laura and Sarah discuss the strategies they have used to keep their relationships strong, as both have been married for >15 years and hope to grow old with their respective partners!
    They talk pain points, date nights, and more. In the Q&A, they address a listener question about how to cope (and what, if anything, to do) when her equal parenting values do not match those of her friends.
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    • 37 min

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A Must Listen!

I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you for creating such an impactful podcast! I believe that we all have a voice that deserves to be heard. Thank you for putting this into the world! BE UNBROKEN! @MichaelUnbroken

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Love this podcast so much! Refreshing and always interesting to hear how Laura and Sarah navigate their day to day challenges

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