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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.

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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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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Episodes

Gemma Hartley. Ep 67

11/13/2018
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In this thought-provoking episode, we pick apart the concept of emotional labor with Gemma Hartley, whose Harper·s Bazaar article Women Aren·t Nags · We·re Just Fed Up went viral last year. Gemma is releasing a book on the subject the day this episode airs called Fed Up: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward. Gemma talks about why she feels doing less isn’t always the answer, her feelings on 50/50 splits, and much more. In the intro, Sarah admits she may have planning fatigue, and a...

Duration:00:41:46

Plannerpalooza Part 2. Ep 66

11/6/2018
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Welcome to this year·s Plannerpalooza! Last year, Sarah took a deep dive into her own planning techniques and the system she·s honed for herself over the years. This year, she delves into 10 fantastic paper planner options! There is something for everyone on this list, from giant daily custom planners to beautiful goal setting planners and beyond. If you’re looking for some visual aids, she is featuring reviews weekly of these products (theshubox.com) most Fridays until the new year. In the...

Duration:00:42:14

Kimmery Martin. Ep 65

10/30/2018
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In this episode, Sarah and Laura chat with Kimmery Martin, emergency medicine physician AND author of the delicious, popular, and medically-inspired novel, The Queen of Hearts. We learn about how her career has taken unexpected turns, her advice to other aspiring authors with day jobs, her workday habits, and we even get a glimpse into her next project. In the Q&A, we tackle a question about handling winter illnesses, and we announce our survey — please take the time to respond if you can!

Duration:00:25:52

Mailbag. Ep 64

10/23/2018
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In this special MAILBAG episode, Laura & Sarah chat about Halloween and then address some great listener questions. We get into kid room-sharing, dealing with the unpredictable nature of parenting as a type A personality, fresh starts at work, and dealing with a dysfunctional work cycle of overwhelm/recovery. Listen and then submit your question for a future episode!

Duration:00:23:37

Dr. Stacey Simon PhD, a scientist who researches sleep. Ep 63

10/16/2018
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Our guest this week is Dr. Stacey Simon Ph.D., a scientist who researches sleep - a fascinating and incredibly important subject! She delves into sleep training basics, sleep needs over the age spectrum, and variations in sleep from child to child. We also learn how she makes her life work as a full-time sleep psychologist and mother of 3, including twins! Laura and Sarah also discuss work plans for next year and their own sleep habits. In the Q&A, we answer a tough question about whether to...

Duration:00:39:39

Meagan Francis... a self-described "entrepreneur, conversationalist, and mother of invention". Ep 62

10/9/2018
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Meagan Francis is a self-described "entrepreneur, conversationalist, and mother of invention." She hosts the popular Mom Hour podcast, and now runs her own podcast network as well! She is also a mother of 5 and has recently gone through a divorce. She has plenty of wisdom to impart in this episode, including my favorite quote: "Just because I can do something doesn’t mean I should.”

Duration:00:49:10

List of 100 Dreams. Ep 61

10/2/2018
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Laura came up with the concept of creating a list of 100 dreams in one of her earlier books, 168 Hours, and both Laura and Sarah have a great time revisiting some vintage lists and sharing what is on their new ones. We talk dreams big and little, from fitness and travel aspirations to big family and career goals. In our Q&A, we handle a topic that is frequently mentioned - ways to deal with feeling completely overloaded and overwhelmed.

Duration:00:33:46

Anne Johnson Landry. Ep 60

9/25/2018
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Running for office is an intense experience - and so is having an 18-month old! Anne Johnson Landry chats with us about it is possible to do both, sharing her experience of hitting the campaign trail during those toddler days. Sarah recaps their big summer trip out west, and our Q&A is from a sleep-deprived mother of twins.

Duration:00:38:40

Thriving as a working mother with author Jessica Turner. Ep 59

9/18/2018
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Jessica Turner is known for her gorgeous crafting and her popular blog in addition to writing two books and sustaining a full-time job! She's also a mother of two, and she shares a glimpse of her multi-faceted life with us on this episode. Jessica's blog is The Mom Creative and her book Stretched Too Thin is out this week. In addition, we discuss Sarah's latest pumping/nursing update and Laura's Disney planning. We also answer a very detailed (but insightful) listener question about working...

Duration:00:55:49

Mistakes, regrets, and uncertainty. Ep 58

9/11/2018
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In this reflective episode, we discuss mistakes and missteps we have made over the years, both big and small. We wonder what life would have been life had we chosen differently, from career choices to website hosting platforms! We also have some fun book talk, and answer a listener question about increased efficiency and reaping the time dividends that come with getting more done in less time.

Duration:00:46:03

Exercise, motherhood, and more with Another Mother Runner's Sarah Bowen Shea. Ep 57

9/4/2018
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A very special crossover episode, featuring Sarah Bowen Shea from Another Mother Runner! Laura and I are longtime fans of Sarah's writing and podcast, and as we are both mothers -- and runners -- we were thrilled when one of our listeners suggested this combo episode! We discuss different ways to enjoy running, from detailed training plans to Laura's running streak (is it still going? Listen to find out . . .). We also chat about back to school and answer a question about screen time.

How to Be A Happier Parent with guest KJ Dell’Antonia. Ep 56

8/28/2018
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What a great topic - who doesn·t want to be happier as a parent!? KJ Dell·Antonia joins Laura LIVE in a Philadelphia hotel room to discuss this great topic and her new book. We delve into travel, homework, and getting kids to do chores. That last part is challenging, but according to KJ very worth it! In our Q&A we talk about having childcare providers in the home.

Duration:00:34:05

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

8/21/2018
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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.

Duration:00:37:36

Shila Henderson Interview. Ep 54

8/14/2018
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Shila Henderson, mom of 10, talks about the adventures of raising a megafamily.

Duration:00:27:42

Sarah Baldwin Interview. Ep 53

8/7/2018
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Sarah Baldwin, an academic dean and vice president, speaks about the challenges · and rewards · of special needs parenting.

Duration:00:43:15

Myths of the Two-Travel Couple. Ep 52

7/31/2018
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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.

Duration:00:39:50

Manoush Zomorodi Interview. Ep 51

7/24/2018
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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.

Duration:00:34:38

Tiffany King Interview. Ep 50

7/17/2018
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Laura and Sarah discuss getting dinner on the table with Tiffany King, author of Eat at Home Tonight.

Duration:00:41:19

Heidi Grant Interview. Ep 49

7/10/2018
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Laura and Sarah talk with Dr. Heidi Grant, social psychologist, speaker, & author of "Reinforcements: How to Get People to Help You".

Duration:00:46:14

Mom Guilt. Ep 48

7/3/2018
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Laura and Sarah discuss the phenomenon of Mom Guilt.

Duration:00:42:53