Sarah and I tend to record Best of Both Worlds podcasts ahead of time. Issues of work/family/time management are fairly evergreen, and as two working moms, we know that planning ahead is the key to sanity. That way, when stuff inevitably goes wrong, we’re not scrambling to meet deadlines (or missing them). This is how we have never missed a Tuesday release date, even though both of us have had additional babies since the launch of the podcast!
But occasionally the news is big enough to make things recorded in the past feel a little off currently. That’s probably the case for today’s episode of Best of Both Worlds, which focuses on our routines, and what’s working and what’s not. (That link takes you to Apple podcasts.) As all our kids are now out of school and Sarah is doing her non-patient work from home, everything is quite a bit different these days!
Disruptions are always stressful, doubly so when coupled with the larger world’s uncertainty, though they do present opportunities. People often establish new routines when they move, or switch jobs, or their kids start school at different times or get there in different ways. No doubt there will be lots of new routines coming out of this time — although it will also be very nice to get back to normal!
In this episode we do an update on how Sarah handled the mood issues she’d been dealing with last fall. We also answer a listener question on what someone should do before having kids. Saving money, and maybe tackling a big personal project are both good ideas, though I confess that I always bristle a bit at some lists people publish of things to do before having kids. You can still go skydiving after having kids if you want…but I have never wanted to go skydiving, before kids or after! Please give the episode a listen!