and, we’re live!

August 22, 2017

As many of you probably saw on Instagram (or read on Laura’s newsletter) – we’re live!  Thank you so those who have listened so far!  Currently, it is are searchable on iTunes (if you’re having trouble finding it, write out the whole name – Best of Both Worlds Podcast – and it should come up!) and we are working on Stitcher.  If you use an app that pulls from iTunes (many do), then you can get it through your app.

Ways to listen:

1) Directly through this link: – this will connect to our host’s site for now (we are hosting through Libsyn as many podcasts do) and you can just click play

2) Search iTunes on your device, and download or stream from there

3) Use a podcast app (Downcast, Podcruncher, Apple Podcast App) to pull from iTunes

4) COMING SOON – will be available on Stitcher and hopefully Google Play.  (Who knew you had to release to all of these different databases separately?)

Let me know what you think!  Many of you have provided positive and constructive feedback and I appreciate all of your thoughts.  I also am looking for more Q&A, so keep ’em coming 🙂  We are definitely planning on incorporating guests in future episodes – other working women and experts on relevant topics – we just wanted to sort of find our voices/get into a rhythm first, plus master the logistics of remote recording!  But stay tuned.

New episodes will be released weekly on Tuesdays for now, but you can download the first 3 now — I hope you enjoy on your commute, workout, or kitchen cleanup!

Back tomorrow to catch up on life, including A’s first day of kindergarten (so bittersweet!).


  • Reply Angela March 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    I am only a few minutes into the first episode and it’s AMAZING!!!!

    I am so happy the two of you collaborated and are putting this into the world!

  • Reply Amanda March 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    I had a long commute today, and I listened to all three! I’m a long-time blog reader and have been looking forward to listening in. I’m so impressed with how fast it all came together. Love the structure and topics so far. I found myself wishing to hear more from you specifically, but I know the two of you are just finding your groove. I’ve always appreciated how you process through and make your time management decisions on your blog and hope to hear more on further episodes.

    One quick note (and maybe you’re just assuming people will google your name and find it in which case this is not at all helpful so please ignore 🙂 ), but when you are speaking in the last few seconds of the podcast and give your blog web location and instagram location, you just say "the shu box," but you don’t spell it out and I wonder if newbies who are non-blog readers will have a hard time locating the "shu box" instead of "shoe box."

    Super excited for what’s to come! Congrats!

  • Reply Hilary March 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Found you through Laura’s blog awhile ago. I really enjoyed the podcasts and look forward to more! One tip on the car seats, if you need to go 3 across in a car, with combo of boosters etc. Diono car seats are quite narrow. We also have had good luck with our Combi Coccoro convertible seat. It allows us to get that and two boosters in the backseat of my husband’s Chevy Cruze (also bought for a long commute). Congrats to you all on baby #3!

  • Reply Jordan March 10, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Loved hearing your answers to my question! Thank you! 🙂 Really excited to listen to the third episode on my commute tomorrow too.

    Question about remote recording – your sound is really good, especially for being in two different places. Do you mind sharing what software you’re using? My work podcast has been hampered by scheduling conflicts since we strongly prefer to have both people in the same place to ensure good sound quality.

  • Reply Irene March 10, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Just downloaded all 3! Will have to think of questions for you too 🙂

  • Reply Brittnie March 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    I’m still shocked at how fast this project got up and running!!!

  • Reply mamaderm March 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    I listened to all 3 today and enjoyed them! Also recommended it to some colleagues. I do hope to hear more from you during the next episodes! I was hoping the collaborator would be a more traditional FT or close-to FT working mom. This is from a purely selfish standpoint (love hearing from other MD moms and was looking forward to a unique perspective) and imagine this collaboration will attract listeners from different walks of life. Keep up the good work!

  • Reply lapetitelumiere March 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Sarah, I am loving this podcast. I read both your blog and Laura’s and value your perspectives and insight. Plus, you guys have great rapport!

    I am excited to hear more, and I’m truly grateful for this lovely addition to my commute.

  • Reply beth March 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    I’ve listened to all 3 and definitely enjoyed them. Looking forward to future episodes.

  • Reply Erika March 10, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Listened, liked and reviewed! Second the comment above about wishing both podcasters had more traditional working schedules, but enjoyed nonetheless. Only bit of advice (more of a request) is to add in a few more specifics, e.g. one of you mentions you avoid screens for the "younger set" (if I’m remembering correctly), but is younger 0-1, 0-2 or 0-5? It just makes the conversation easier to relate to when it isn’t quite as fuzzy. Excited for more!

  • Reply Colleen March 10, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Listened to all three and loved them! I hope you do get them on Google Play because I don’t have iTunes. I thought of another question that may have already been asked… how did you both end up with your childcare arrangements? They sound ideal. I’m new to this with one 17-month old and it seems really hard to figure out. Maybe you and Laura have had different arrangements in the past, if so I’d love to hear about them. (Like… how do you find a good nanny? Or how do you pick a good preschool/daycare? How do you decide how many hours to use the childcare? etc.)

  • Reply Young March 10, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    You have such a pleasant soothing voice!

  • Reply Lynn March 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    love the podcast combo! I’m a long time reader of both of your blogs, so it’s fun to see you come together on a joint project. now if only you’ll get Lag Liv to join you for an episode! she’s such a positive force on the working mom side and how she fits her priorities into her life. and Wandering Scientist/Cloud, too!

    a suggestion on the friend time episode – lunch meet ups! It may not work for your type of jobs, but I’ve found that one social lunch a week did wonders for keeping up with friends.

    my question is about nannies – right now we have two kids in daycare, but we are likely adding a third next year and the oldest will be starting school. the added complexity of a different schedule/location and the necessity of after school care have me considering a nanny as a better choice. I work full time with some flexibility and my husband has a job like Sarah’s husband, so even though he is all in on being an equal parent, his schedule is anything but flexible. I’ve LOVED the socialization of daycare and the teaching that they do – my own mother stayed at home with us so I really didn’t know how awesome it could be. so I’m hesitant to give it up, but it seems pretty daunting to handle the logistics of drop off/pickups on (mostly) my own while "leaning in." how did you each find your nanny? how do you handle asking for some housekeeping/dinner help in addition to child care? how do you pay your nanny? how do you handle babysitting in addition to your nanny? how do you handle the car trips? do you have an extra vehicle or do they have car seats? I’d love to hear the nitty gritty on how that works and why you’ve decided on your current situations.

    just a smidge of feedback – I know Laura isn’t a fan of discussing failures in life, but sometimes hearing what things haven’t worked and why is helpful. I appreciate the "love of the week" but the podcast Mom and Dad Are Fighting’s parenting triumphs and fails are a nice balance to keep things human/accessible. also, the third episode about the 80% time veered off more into Laura’s public speeches territory – I would have liked to hear more from Sarah’s personal perspective and about other examples that have worked, though I definitely agree with the idea that in MANY jobs, you just have to work the way you want without asking permission first and you can likely be more flexible than you think. that’s been my success, so I’m not interested in part time at this point. I enjoy Laura’s books and think the overall perspective is useful, but the podcast would be a great place to dive more into specifics that work for various people.

    glad to hear y’all! keep up the good work!

  • Reply Kate March 10, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    I’m enjoying the podcast and definitely think it fills a niche that was previously empty! I agree with other commenters that it would be nice to hear perspectives from women who have more traditional full-time schedules. I’m thrilled to see that you recorded an episode on childcare, but again, since you and Laura both have nannies, it would be great if you occasionally featured guests that use other arrangements.

    Other topics that I would love to hear y’all discuss include household management and division of labor with your husbands.

  • Reply Kristen March 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Love the podcast! Sound, quality, topics – all A+. More Sarah and your lovely voice. Which I read above is coming. 🙂 Way to make this happen, Sarah! I’ll be back with questions for future episodes.

  • Reply Young March 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    So I finally listened to the whole podcast of "work-life" balance and heard you mention that you’re an extrovert while your husband is not. I am interested to know how you balance both parties’ needs without conflict. My hubs is much more the extrovert than I am, and it can feel like a tug-of-war sometimes when it comes to social life.

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