August 21, 2017
Coming (very) soon!
Approximately 1 month ago, I concluded that the ever-expanding podcast world was still missing something: voices of working women, balancing work & family while having a blast doing it.  I wrote this post, and you all helped convince me that I needed to actually make this happen myself!  
When Laura contacted me asking if I’d be interested in collaborating, I was even more energized and excited to move things forward.  I’ve read all of her books (my two faves: 168 Hours and I Know How She Does It), but have also gotten to know her very well through the blogworld over the past several years.  Laura and I have met on several occasions, including on a run when she was newly pregnant with #4 — always a bonding experience to chat over miles!  We definitely clicked, with plenty in common but enough variation in job type and family setup that I think we will have plenty to discuss and explore together.
The first three episodes will be available for download or stream tomorrow, and we should be searchable in iTunes by the end of the week!  We are planning on weekly releases, but wanted to start out with a bang 🙂  We are still wide open for questions and suggestions, so please keep them coming!
The first three episode topics are:
— Crafting the right work/life balance — about my decision to go part-time, and the pros/cons of doing so
— The Second Shift:  evenings with the kids 
— Having more than 2 children — taking the plunge, and Laura’s take on going from 0-4 in 8 years
Okay, now headed back to check over A’s homework (we both survived The First Day of School!) and revel in my excitement over tomorrow’s official debut!  More to come!!
PS: Amy won the naming contest as the first one to come up with Best of Both Worlds!  She is getting a Hobonichi with her winnings – she has promised to provide a picture of her loot once it arrives.


  • Reply RR Gilmore March 10, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Hell yeah!

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

    oh MY GOODNESS!!!!

    I am so excited!!!


  • Reply Marci Gilbert March 10, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    This is awesome! Love both your blogs, and her books! Love the title too.

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

    This is awesome. I’ll definitely be listening!

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

    I’m really looking forward to the podcast episodes! And congratulations to you and A on surviving the first day of kindergarten! Mine starts next week and I’m definitely getting nervous. We have to get through the last day at the daycare she’s been at since she was 3.5 months old first….

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

    Ahhhh! That is SO exciting! I’ve read basically all of her books, and of course I read your blog all the time! I think you two will make a great team! Can’t wait to listen!

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


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

    This makes me so very happy, was already excited for the podcast but this has brought it next level, what an awesome collaboration! I know what I’ll be listening to during my race on Sunday now 😀

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

    I’m so excited! I had wondered if Laura might be your collaborator but I didn’t want to get my hopes up! Can’t wait to listen.

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

    You know, this is great. But it hasn’t really done anything to further the original goals of the podcast. Is this something you’re planning on doing?

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

    so excited! can’t wait to listen

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

    How exciting! Can’t wait to hear it! Congrats!

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

    I am so excited for this!!!

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


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

    This is so amazing! I don’t have kids, but I love podcasts and since I’m nosy and have been reading your blog for years (and have never commented…), I think it will be really cool to hear a podcast from someone whom I feel I ‘know’. Congrats! I have already downloaded all three episodes 🙂

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

    I listened this morning on my morning walk and really enjoyed it! I will be tuning in regularly.

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

    I suspected she was your mystery collaborator but have to admit that I was hoping she wasn’t! I like Laura and her work, but I was really hoping to hear from a DIFFERENT voice in the productivity/working mom community (aka YOU!). I fear that Laura has such a strong point of view (and experience researching/talking about the subject) that she will dominate the conversation/narrative. I hope you challenge her assumptions and arguments!

    I also was hoping it wasn’t her because she has a very non-traditional job and always seems to approach her articles/books from that perspective (oh just shift your work until later in the night! etc.). I thought you were trying to make this about women who work outside the home and don’t have the flexibility that Laura’s set up provides.

    And finally, on a personal note, I fundamentally disagree with Laura’s politics, and yes she’s just a productivity blogger, but it DOES steep into her writing. It is very clear she operates from a place of unchecked privilege and a "well I got mine, too bad they can’t get theirs" perspective. I hope BOTH of you can challenge your own privilege (both affluent white women with very high-earning husbands [which makes the type of flexibility/part-time you have both created way more feasible than if your husbands weren’t]).

    Not to be the only negative one down in the comments. I’m still excited! I’ll still listen! Just have some reservations now.

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

    My biggest dilemma is the "brain work" of parenting. As my children get older, the decisions about how much they should be challenged and where they need support, aren’t ones that I can outsource. Items such as: tutoring once or twice a week, speech therapy now or wait a year, will the oldest need braces, the youngest glasses? etc. it’s more of a drain on my thoughts and processing power than any work project, especially since the answers keep changing!

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

    Also less likely to listen with Laura a part of it. I feel like she seems to be taking advantage of the overwhelming positive response you got to the idea of doing one in order to further promote herself. I also find her to be extremely out of touch and unaware of her privilege (she doesn’t have a typical 9-5 or shift work job that most moms in the US have!). Where are the moms of color? The single moms? The moms who have to deal with commuting and working a high intensity job all day long (like yourself)? The moms who don’t have high-earning husbands to rely on, or the luxury of outsourcing? We need to hear from them. By amplifying their voices, perhaps you could start to impact society more largely and even start to change some of the views in this country that continue to make life hard for such women. Laura is not the answer.

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

    Excited to listen! I’m having trouble finding the podcast on my Android apps though – Google Play Music and Stitcher. Do you know when you’ll be live on those platforms?

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

    I listened to the first episode and am definitely intrigued. This is minor but I am having a hard time distinguishing between your voices sometimes. I have to stop and think about which one of you is talking when you reference something I relate too!

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

    Just downloaded. Excited to listen!

  • Reply Brenna DeCotis March 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Hi Sarah, I am a big fan of you and Laura and I love the podcast so far! I am not a parent yet but still have a lot of thoughts/questions about work-life balance, which is why I love reading your and Laura’s work. More questions to come from me in the future, but in the meantime, a huge congrats to you!!

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

    Listened to all three episodes today and loved them! I am a working mom of two with a third on the way (any day now!) and I am excited to hear so many different perspectives. I have a professional research career that is somewhat flexible in that I can work from home a few days a week, but still very much require child care during those hours. I am always looking for ways to better manage my time and energy. Something I really struggle with is outsourcing without feeling the guilt of someone else doing something I should be responsible for and lack of control over my family (even though I hate to admit that!). I have an incredible support system, but still often try to micro manage everything. I suppose with three something will eventually have to give. Ha! Looking forward to listening more. <3

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