Moms Don't Have Time To
It’s impossible to ignore how life has changed since COVID-19 spread across the world. People from all over quarantined and did their best to keep on going during the pandemic. Zibby Owens, host of the award-winning podcast MomsDon’t Have Time to Read Books and a mother of four herself, wanted to do something to help people carry on and to give them something to focus on other than the horrors of their news feeds. So she launched an online magazine called We Found Time.
Authors who had been on her podcast wrote original, brilliant essays for busy readers. Zibby organized these profound pieces into themes inspired by five things moms don’t have time to do: eat, read, work out, breathe, and have sex. Now compiled as an anthology named Moms Don’t Have Time To, these beautiful, original essays by dozens of bestselling and acclaimed authors speak to the ever-increasing demands on our time, especially during the quarantine, in a unique, literary way.
Actress Evangeline Lilly writes about the importance and impact of film. Bestselling author Rene Denfeld focuses on her relationship with food after growing up homeless. Screenwriter and author Lea Carpenter and Suzanne Falter, author, speaker, and podcast host, focus on loss. New York Times bestselling authors Chris Bohjalian and Gretchen Rubin write about the importance of reading. Others write about working out, love and sex, eating and cooking, and more. Join Zibby on her journey through the winding road of quarantine and perhaps you, too, will find time.
I have not listened to Zibby's podcast but I do want to now after reading this book. This book is broken out into the following sections: Moms Don't Have Time To Read, Moms Don't Have Time To Work Out, Moms Don't Have Time To Eat, Moms Don't Have Time To Have Sex, and Moms Don't Have Time To Breathe.
While, this book says "Moms" in the title, it also features some male authors as well. Each story is only a couple of pages long. Yet, they were still long enough for the authors to share their stories. The stories did bring me closer knowing that we are all in this pandemic together. No matter where we all live or our backgrounds.
After reading this book, I have a long list of authors that I now want to pick up copies of their books to read. This book kind of read like the Chicken Soup for the Soul books.