We have a treat for listeners this week. After 19 months of featuring amazing and wonderful women, Best of Both Worlds presents our first ever male guest.
Josh Unger is a Florida-based vascular surgeon, runner, guitarist, and father of three. He also happens to be Sarah’s husband — and a very, very good sport.
He talked through his career journey. He started out in tech and then realized, after a while, that he wanted to do something different. He’d seen from his own family of physicians the difference they can make in people’s lives. So he decided to switch careers and go to medical school. While there, he met Sarah. I always love hearing spouses tell, together, how they met!
Josh talked about his schedule, and what he spends time on outside of work and family (not too much — but he is an incredibly talented runner, having managed to log 6-ish minute miles in races without training!)
Readers of Sarah’s blog have heard about her various solo weekends with the kids when Josh is on call. Since Josh doesn’t have a blog, readers don’t hear about what he does with the kids all weekend while she’s on call. So I asked! Turns out, there’s a lot of pool time spent trying to tire the kids out. He uses the time block method: morning swim, nap/screen time, then going to a museum in late afternoon. I appreciate this technique.
I also asked if there’d ever been any repercussions for him from Sarah keeping the blog. One of the thing that draws me and many readers to The SHU Box is Sarah’s authenticity. He said not really, though he did feel a little strange when commenters have posted negative things about him. But in the grand scheme of things, that’s been a blip.
He’s also really good with mug-creating. I had tried to create a mug on Shutterfly with the Best of Both Worlds logo and failed miserably. But he pulled it off! So please give this episode a listen and let us know what you think (reviews and ratings definitely appreciated!)
In other news: Thanks to everyone who checked out the Before Breakfast podcast yesterday! It hit #4 for business podcasts on iTunes, which was awesome.
I’m also working on an article on time management tips for parents going back to work after parental leave. That first year is tough; are there tips that you wish you’d known going in? As always, you can email me (lvanderkam at yahoo dot com) or respond here. Thanks!
I was also thrilled to learn there are a few Doylestown-based readers. I’ll see you at the Doylestown Bookshop tonight!