Thoughts on Aging! EP 330
Best of Both Worlds Podcast
by Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
3d ago
Today's episode is all about aging, from the superficial (skincare + clothing) to the deep (life philosophies). Laura and Sarah report on their 40s -- how this decade compares to previous ones - so far, anyway! In the Q&A, a listener writes in asking about how to trim down work travel without compromising her career trajectory. Episode Sponsors: Pampers: Check out Pampers Cruisers 360 -- the best diaper for active babies! KiwiCo: Discover hands-on fun with KiwiCo! Get your first month FREE on ANY crate line at kiwico.com/BESTOF Better Help: Today's episode is sponsored in part by Bet ..read more
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Harmony Smith on Pursuing FI, Lawyer Life, and Homesteading EP 329
Best of Both Worlds Podcast
by Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
1w ago
In today's episode, Laura interviews Harmony Smith, who practices law, writes at creatingmykaleidoscope.com and is raising her family of 5 with an eye towards financial independence. In the Q&A, Sarah and Laura address a question from a listener about how to keep track of and deal with life's minutiae without feeling overwhelmed. Episode Sponsors: Pampers: Check out Pampers Cruisers 360 -- the best diaper for active babies! Storyworth: Give a thoughtful, personal gift from the heart and preserve your family's memories and stories for years to come. Visit storyworth.com/bestof and save $10 ..read more
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Reading Round Up! EP 328
Best of Both Worlds Podcast
by Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
2w ago
Today's episode is all about reading! If fall makes you feel like curling up with a book and hot beverage, this episode is for you. Sarah and Laura share current reading habits, preferences, favorite titles, and more. In the Q&A, they answer a listener question about PTO involvement. Episode Sponsors: Pampers: Try Pampers Cruisers 360 -- the best diaper for active babies! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Fear + Finance with Farnoosh Torabi EP 327
Best of Both Worlds Podcast
by Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
2w ago
In today's episode, Laura and Sarah open with a discussion of their favorite financial podcast + bloggers. Then, Laura interviews Farnoosh Torabi , host of the popular So Money podcast and author of A Healthy State of Panic: Follow Your Fears to Build Wealth, Crush Your Career, and Win at Life. In the Q&A, Laura and Sarah answer a listener questioning whether or not to hire a designer to help choose furniture and decor in her new apartment. ´╗┐Episode Sponsors: Quince: Get luxury quality fashion at affordable prices for the wh ..read more
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Fear + Finance with Farnoosh Tourabi EP 327
Best of Both Worlds Podcast
by Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
3w ago
In today's episode, Laura and Sarah open with a discussion of their favorite financial podcast + bloggers. Then, Laura interviews Farnoosh Tourabi, host of the popular So Money podcast and author of A Healthy State of Panic: Follow Your Fears to Build Wealth, Crush Your Career, and Win at Life. In the Q&A, Laura and Sarah answer a listener questioning whether or not to hire a designer to help choose furniture and decor in her new apartment. ´╗┐Episode Sponsors: Quince: Get luxury quality fashion at affordable prices for the whole f ..read more
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Golden Hours: Reframing the Post-Work / Pre-Bedtime Time Slot! EP 326
Best of Both Worlds Podcast
by Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
1M ago
In today's episode, Laura discusses the concept of Golden Hour to reframe the hours between late afternoon and bedtime. Many of us spend that time just sort of wishing the hours away, or going into autopilot -- but is there a better way? She and Sarah dissect this time period and the ways (both big and small) we might refigure and reimagine it to be more enjoyable and rewarding. Episode Sponsors: KiwiCo: Hands-on learning + play! Get 50% off your first month plus FREE shipping on ANY crate line at kiwico.com/BESTOF. Hello Fresh: America's #1 Meal Kit. Go to HelloFresh.com/50bestof and use cod ..read more
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Everything Isn't Terrible with Dr. Kathleen Smith EP 325
Best of Both Worlds Podcast
by Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
1M ago
Laura and Sarah open with a discussion of things that evoke feelings of anxiety, and then Sarah interviews author and therapist Dr. Kathleen Smith who she connected with after reading her recent book, the aptly-named Everything Isn't Terrible. Dr. Smith discusses Bowen theory and offers many concrete suggestions for how we can manage anxiety about our families, in parenting, at work, and in a stressful news environment. In the Q&A, they address a listener trying to decide between school options for her child - one that might work better now vs a potential better long-term solution. Episod ..read more
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Digital Parenting Tools: From Generative AI to Shared Calendars and Beyond! EP 324
Best of Both Worlds Podcast
by Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
1M ago
In today's episode, Sarah and Laura do a round-up of digital tools that might be used to enhance your family management. They cover some interesting uses for generative AI, subscription services, shared calendars + lists, and more! In the Q&A, a listener writes in asking about when kids' birthday parties tend to transition from family-centered to friend-based -- and is there a way to combine the two? Episode Sponsors: Hello Fresh: America's #1 Meal Kit. Go to HelloFresh.com/50bestof and use code 50bestof for 50% off plus free shipping! Try Pampers Cruisers 360 -- the best diaper for activ ..read more
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Parenting Math: How Much Time Should You Spend with Your Children? EP 323
Best of Both Worlds Podcast
by Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
1M ago
Sarah and Laura recorded this episode together in Boston (well - they tried. This version ended up being round 2!). They open with a discussion of time spent away from the home, and then dive into the (somewhat related) topic. This episode was inspired by a listener who was inspired to add up the house her kids spent with her after her partner wondered if the day care providers were the ones really raising her kids. She found that during a typical week, there WERE slightly more waking hours spent at daycare for her children. What are the implications? Laura and Sarah take a deep dive into this ..read more
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Mailbag Q&A: Ask Us Anything Edition EP 322
Best of Both Worlds Podcast
by Laura Vanderkam and Sarah Hart-Unger
2M ago
Today's episode was recorded live (Sarah + Laura together!) in Boston, and after some back-to-school catchup, Sarah answer a number of mailbag questions. Topics include: - school choices - date night babysitters - procrastination - goals vs to-do items - sleep and hobbies with young kids . . .and more! Episode Sponsors: Quince: Get luxury quality fashion at affordable prices for the whole family at Quince! Go to Quince.com/bestof for free shipping and 365-day returns on your order. Kiwico: Explore hands-on projects that build creative confidence with KiwiCo! Get 50% off your first month plus ..read more
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