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Moms Don't Have Time To: A Quarantine Anthology
by Zibby Owens

Published: 2021-02-16T00:0
Hardcover : 312 pages
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JOIN AWARD-WINNING PODCASTER ZIBBY OWENS OF MOMS DON’T HAVE TIME TO READ BOOKS ON A JOURNEY FILLED WITH FOOD, EXERCISE, SEX, BOOKS, AND MORE.

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 ...

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JOIN AWARD-WINNING PODCASTER ZIBBY OWENS OF MOMS DON’T HAVE TIME TO READ BOOKS ON A JOURNEY FILLED WITH FOOD, EXERCISE, SEX, BOOKS, AND MORE.

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.

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Excerpt

Racing aAgainst the Coronavirus: How Working Out is Keeping Me Sane
By Zibby Owens

I need to work out.

I’d been comfortably ignoring this truth while managing my four kids’ logistical mayhem and building my business. But these uncertain and terrifying times have shown me how much I depend on it.

Emotionally. Physically.

Several weeks ago, as news of the coronavirus’s inevitable arrival in the United States.S. seeped into my consciousness, I started to panic. This wasn’t a test. This wasn’t a movie. It was coming. And I needed to plan. To protect my kids. ... view entire excerpt...

Discussion Questions

1. What do you wish you could find time to do?

2. What story resonated most for you and why?

3. If you were to contribute a story to this anthology, what would it be about?

4. What have you learned about yourself during the pandemic—as a woman, as a mom?

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