354 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.

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    • 4.5 • 707 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.

    Packing Like a Pro & Travel Q&A EP 354

    Packing Like a Pro & Travel Q&A EP 354

    In today's episode, Laura and Sarah open with some recent travel planning talk, and then delve into all things packing! They share thoughts on carry-on vs check, current luggage situations, packing processes, and include a discuss ion on packing cubes and the merits of unpacking at your destination.Then, they address some listener travel questions. Topics include managing selective eaters on international trips, ski school, and ideas for one parent traveling with her 3 + 5 year old.
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    • 41 min
    Negotiating Well with Kathryn Valentine EP 353

    Negotiating Well with Kathryn Valentine EP 353

    Today's episode features Kathryn Valentine specializes in Gendered Negotiation, or how to negotiate successfully as a woman.  Sarah and Laura chat about their feelings around negotiation, and then Kathryn joins Laura to discuss ways to negotiate successfully --including some strategies specifically for women, who have been shown to face different challenges in negotiation.In the Q&A, a listener writes in asking about kid/teen chores - how do you manage chore expectations if older kids are busy with activities?
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    • 41 min
    Mayhem / MayCember -- Tips & Pep Talk! EP352

    Mayhem / MayCember -- Tips & Pep Talk! EP352

    May is a packed month for most families but usually lots of the events are fun and positive ones! Laura and Sarah discuss strategies for enjoying (not just surviving) your May (and often early June, too!). Laura suggests a 3-part framework: don't get overwhelmed, find the right balance and manage your energy. Sarah and Laura chat about these strategies in depth and how they can be employed throughout and even before this full month.
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    • 37 min
    Time, Work & Life with Google's Productivity Expert Laura Mae Martin EP 351

    Time, Work & Life with Google's Productivity Expert Laura Mae Martin EP 351

    In today's episode, Sarah interviews Laura Mae Martin, Google's productivity expert and author of Uptime: A Practical Guide to Personal Productivity and Well-Being, which was released earlier this month. They chat meetings, setting priorities, task & calendar management, family life, and more.

    In the Q&A, Laura and Sarah answer a listener wondering how to balance vacations with nuclear family with extended family requests.
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    • 45 min
    Raising Financial Grown-ups with Bobbi Rebell EP 350

    Raising Financial Grown-ups with Bobbi Rebell EP 350

    In today's episode, Laura and Sarah discuss when they themselves became "financial grownups" and then expert guest Bobbi Rebell joins Laura to share ways we can encourage a mature approach to money matters even from a young age. In the Q&A, a listener wonders how Laura and Sarah keep track of their calendars without relying on a digital system (like Google or Apple Calendar).
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    • 47 min
    Memory-Keeping, Traditions, and Celebrations! EP 349

    Memory-Keeping, Traditions, and Celebrations! EP 349

    Today's episode is dedicated to celebrating and preserving the moments that make up our lives, from the cutest baby phases to big milestones -- all of these things enrich our lives and have the power to turn the fleeting present moment into a deeper and more lasting experience. Laura and Sarah talk about the ways they preserve family (and personal) memories, and discuss the value and role of celebrations and traditions in their own families.In the Q&A, a listener writes in asking for fresh date night ideas!
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
707 Ratings

707 Ratings

Jen Kay Gee ,

Good content

I like the mix of topics discussed and variety of guest and host-led episodes. I find the topics relevant to my life.

I don’t think podcast content needs to be universally inclusive and find this podcast having a niche audience acceptable. I am in the target audience, and so I find the questions and suggested solutions feasible and give me ideas.

I really like Sarah. I find her a pleasure to listen to. She’s very positive and ambitious, yet very humble. She’s almost like your friend who always does what she supposed to do and makes you feel a little bit bad, but also inspires you to be a better person.

Laura, on the other hand is rude and comes across as really mean. She’s even mean to Sarah and sometimes mocks her. I don’t think she is a bad person, she just seems to have no self-awareness of her privileged position and makes no attempt empathize or acknowledge what others deal with. It’s almost like she never listens back to assess her performance and identify how she might improve.

Overall, I like the content, like Sarah, hope Laura does a little work on how she comes across.

LisaCNg ,

Totally real motherhood podcast

Love how real these two hosts are about their motherhood journey. Love their advice, tips, and more than motherhood episodes. They understand there isn’t ever only one solution to an issue and that us moms are more than just moms.

Leo_CA10283 ,

Great content

I look forward to this podcast every week! I’m a working mom of two, and I love Laura and Sarah’s positive approach to having a career and enjoying motherhood, all without guilt. I’ve taken away so many useful tips and really appreciate the community they’ve built for working moms. I particularly love Laura’s career advice - any woman considering part time or making a big career move after having kids should hear what she has to say.

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