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Welcome to Best Laid Plans -- a podcast all about planning and the planning tools we love. From planning techniques and organizing philosophies to planners and notebooks, we cover it all. Host Sarah Hart-Unger is a mother of 3, physician, podcasting pro, and a lover of lists and all things paper! Listen in weekly for conversations about planning and productivity as well as product reviews and interviews with planning experts!
 
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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Laura and Sarah open by discussing some of their past career goals (including a tangent on scientific poster sessions!). Then, they introduce the 3 Cs - things yo might want to think about in setting future career goals. Collaborate with others to build projects being your singular capabilities, connect with work colleagues old and new, and collect…
 
In this episodes, Sarah shares a Planner Peace submission from Cheryl, who has found peace (and joy!) with a Planner Pad and Full Focus combo, plus lots of stickers and homemade cloth covers. Then, she discusses some daily planning sticky notes suggestions inspired by her episode with Josh. A listener writes in about cleaning up an email backlog AN…
 
In this episode, Sarah and Laura chat about Thanksgiving favorites, and then share things -- mostly little things -- that they are grateful for this year in several categories, from tech to kid-related to consumable! In the Q&A, a listener asks for help with a difficult situation - what to do when one partner really wants a 3rd child and the other …
 
Sarah welcomes Laura back onto Best Laid Plans for this fun episode about her planning techniques. Laura recently released a book called Tranquility By Tuesday, which includes a set of 9 rules to help readers enjoy their 'regular' days even more. 3 of the rules are very planning adjacent, so they are discussed in detail on this episode! The rules a…
 
In today's episode, Jessica Eastman Stewart of Joyfully Managed Family joins Sarah to about all holiday planning for joy and ease. From budget tactics to saying 'no', they chat about many facets of the holiday season in terms of how you can stress less and have more fun. In lieu of a Q&A a listener writes in with a little success update! Episode Sp…
 
Allison Sizemore is a coach and head of Couture Fitness Coaching -- and she's also a long-time BLP listener who is passionate about planning! Sarah and Allison share the ways they plan in fitness, down to details about Allison's monthly excel sheets to track workouts + nutrition! Find more from Allison at https://www.couturefitnesscoaching.com or @…
 
Sarah opens with a Planner Peace submission from listener Ursula who has kept things simple and effective with a weekly planner + a notebook! Then, Sarah's husband Joshua Unger joins in for a conversation live from one of their mini planning retreats! They talk about different planning styles and Josh shares his Planner Stack (yes he has one!). At …
 
Bedtime READING - got it covered. But where does math (and science) fit in? Laura and Sarah discuss how math shows up in their family lives. Then, inspired by a listener question, Laura interviews Laura Overdeck, author of the Bedtime Math books! Bedtime Math "wants to change the way we introduce math to children: to make math a fun part of kids' e…
 
Sarah was inspired by a fellow podcaster (Laura McClellan on The Productive Woman) to share her own 10 rules for life! Some are planning-related, and others are more global. She also shares some upcoming topics + her surprise and gratitude related to a recent newspaper shout-out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Sarah discusses some ideas, tips & tricks for running effective family meetings. Then, Sarah & Laura delve into mailbag part 2: questions about home + family! Topics discussed: * how do you stay close to relatives in different cities? * how do you manage holidays between sides of a family? * tips for managing sports/dinner/bedtimes with elementary …
 
It's a mixed-bag episode! Sarah opens with a Planner Peace submission from Amanda who shares what she loves about some brands never covered before on BLP: the Legend Planner + Living Well Planner. Then Sarah discusses some release news from Erin Condren + MakseLife, answers a listener question about handling shared tentative future events, shares a…
 
This is a mailbag (all Q&A) episode with the questions centering around work related issues!. Topics include: * were either Laura or Sarah interested in being a SAHM to young kids? * how to say no to career opportunities that just don't feel doable in your current life stage? * how do you celebrate a win? * best practices for capitalizing on a conf…
 
In this episode, Sarah opens by sharing an audio Planner Peace Submission from Hannah, who shares her daily/weekly/monthly and quintile planning rituals! Then, Sarah goes into her own meal planning habits over the years and then welcomes guest Nakita Attard Vassallo - a mother and professional meal planning strategist in Malta. Learn more about Nak…
 
Laura and Sarah open by discussing what makes each of them feel negative (and then positive!) feelings about their own parenting. Then, Sarah interviews Carla Naumburg PhD -- an author who has taken a deep look at how we can treat ourselves (and our kids!) with more self-compassion as parents and as humans. In the Q&A, Laura and Sarah answer a list…
 
Today's episode opens with a discussion of some planner news from Erin Condren and Cultivate What Matters. Then, she delves into an expanded Planner Peace segment from a listener who has adapted many BLP techniques into her own comprehensive system, complete with (impressively!) organized family meetings! Then Sarah answers listener questions about…
 
Today, Sarah and Laura discuss Tranquility by Tuesday, Laura's latest book which releases officially 10/11 and is available for preorder now (with some fun bonuses!). Sarah interviews Laura about how the idea grew into a book, what was involved in the research process, and her favorite TBT rules! Preorder wherever books are sold, and check out http…
 
Sarah opens with a listener sharing about her blinged-out and colorful Hobonichi (pix available at show notes on theshubox.com). She then gives a shout out to Routine and Things with Ashley Brown, who is releasing her first planner this October! Then, Sarah dives into Getting Things Done! She chats about when she first came across it, and then goes…
 
Laura and Sarah open with a status report on sleep in their respective households. Then, Laura chats with sleep expert Lisa Lewis, author of The Sleep-Deprived Teen: Why Our Teenagers Are So Tired, and How Parents and Schools Can Help Them Thrive. In the Q&A, a listener shares a morning routine (breakfast) strategy that has worked for them! Find mo…
 
In this fun episode, after sharing a digital planning tip from listener Sonali, Sarah chats with Kristen Meinzer, a podcaster, culture critic, author, and more! They chat about aspects of planning that are incredibly important but that might not instantly come to mind, from planning for death (promise, it's more uplifting than it sounds!) to planni…
 
In this episode, Sarah and Laura open by sharing some recent routine wins, and then Ashley joins Sarah to chat all about routine building, troubleshooting, her pivot from nursing to owning her own business, and much much more. Ashley has a launched her very own routine-building planner -- find it at routineandthings.com ! Items mentioned in Love of…
 
Sarah opens with a review of Nolki notebook, journals, planners, and washi, and then shares updates on Hobonichi, Cultivate What Matters, and more. Then, author and podcaster Kate Hanley joins Sarah in the kickoff to "Planner Profiles" -- a series about how different people plan! Kate shares her challenges and current practices. Kate's podcast is H…
 
In this episode, Laura and Sarah dissect the "quiet quitting" phenomenon and come up with alternative solutions -- perhaps beautiful boundaries or powerful prioritization would suit you better! Then, they delve into Fall Fun and what might be on their lists this year, from scented candles to fall reading and apple desserts. In the Q&A, a listener w…
 
In this Q&A episode, Sarah tackles 5 listener questions! Topics include: 1) Planning sustainable and enjoyable holiday seasons 2) Tips for tracking (and not forgetting to track) 3) Planner matchup request: daily pages with gridlines + colorful tabs? 4) A system to keep special memories + achievements long term 5) Planner matchup request: planner fo…
 
Laura and Sarah open with a discussion of their own college application journeys, remembering the word processor days of yore (!). Then, Laura Clarke joins host Laura for a fascinating discussion on the current state of college admissions, college selection, and beyond. In the Q&A, a listener writes in asking about spacing between kids - should she…
 
Inspired by a podcast episode of similar title (Cal Newport's Deep Questions Ep #211), Sarah decides to offer a 10,000 foot view of how she organizes . . . pretty much everything! This episode is more about principles than tools (though of course those get a mention as well!). Sarah talks through her various horizons of planning, from daily to year…
 
In this episode, Laura and Sarah do a summer postmortem of sorts: what worked, what didn't, and what will be good to keep in mind for future summer planning? Sarah also shares some big news in her work/career life. In the Q&A, they address a listener question looking for inspiration on ways to enjoy a slower season at work after a blistering 2021. …
 
It's Hobonichi season, and Sarah is excited! She opens with a Planner Peace submission from Hobonichi user, and then goes into a detailed exploration of the current Hobonichi offerings, from planners to covers and more. Learn about the ordering process, the website (it's in English!) and their new offerings for 2023, as well as what Sarah is thinki…
 
In this episode, Laura and Sarah have their annual back to school chat! Laura has 5 kids in 4 schools, and Sarah has 3 kids in 1 school -- one can guess who has the more complex logistics! They discuss this year's challenges and plans, delving into kids' activities, tech, school supply shopping, morning routines, and more! Episode Sponsors: Organiz…
 
In this episode, Sarah opens with a discussion of back to school energy, with a shout out to the Hobonichi 2023 releases + the new Full Focus designs. Then, she shares some listener tips related to reading journals and book tracking. In the Q&A, she answers questions in themes: 2 related to scrolling habits, 2 planner matchmaking requests, and 1 on…
 
This has been a much-requested topic - how do we support our family members who may be growing older and needing more help while still in the busy kid-years? Lauren Smith is a gerontologist and licensed nursing home administrator, currently working as a consultant working with multiple healthcare entities to plan for emergencies; she is also a moth…
 
In today's episode, Kelly Nolan joins Sarah to talk all things digital planning and calendar management. Kelly is a lawyer, previously working as a litigator. She became passionate about helping women manage their time and thrive in busy jobs, and now teaches time management for her main career. She loves helping women to truly understand where tim…
 
* Trigger warning -- if you are sensitive to conversations about weight or body size, you may want to skip this episode ** In this episode, Sarah and Laura tackle a sensitive topic that is relevant to many women - body image. Sarah and Laura have somewhat differing personal approaches to this sensitive topic, so they unpack those and discuss their …
 
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