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Edlavitch-Tyser Family Relations Fourm Welcomes: Zibby Owens

Sunday November 14, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am


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Zibby Owens understands that moms don’t have time to think, read books, write, have sex, eat, grieve … or have kids. Award-winning podcaster of “Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books” and mother of four (ages six to fourteen), Owens has compiled 53 essays by 49 authors for her newest book, Moms Don’t Have Time to Have Kids: A Timeless Anthology, to help the rest of us feel understood, inspired, and less alone.

The authors, all previous guests on her podcast (go listen!), include 15 New York Times bestselling authors, five national bestsellers, and twenty-nine award-winning/ notable/critically acclaimed writers. The super-short essays were inspired by a few other things moms don’t have time to do: sleep, get sick, write, lose weight, and see friends. Topics range from taking care of an aging grandmother, mourning the loss of a family member, battling insomnia, wrestling with body image, coping with chronic illness, navigating writer’s block, the power of women’s friendship, and more juicy stuff. Read one a week, and you’ll finish the whole book in a year.

Want to laugh, cry, think, and feel like you’ve just had coffee with a close friend (who just happens to be a world-renowned author)? Join us on Sunday, November 14 at 9:30 am via Zoom for a program with Owens facilitated by WHC’s Director of Lifelong Learning, Stephanie Tankel.

This program is free and open to everyone in the community.

Please RSVP for the Zoom link


About the Author:

Zibby Owens’ warm, inquisitive conversations with authors make her show a top literary podcast as selected by in 2019 and 2020. She is the CEO of Moms Don’t Have Time To, a media company, and CEO and reader-in-chief of Zibby Books, a publishing home for fiction and memoir co-founded with Leigh Newman. She is the editor-in-chief of Moms Don’t Have Time to Write, the editor of the award-winning book Moms Don’t Have Time To: A Quarantine Anthology, and the author of the upcoming children’s book Princess Charming and forthcoming memoir. Named “NYC’s Most Powerful Bookinfluencer” by New York magazine’s Vulture, Owens is a regular contributor to Good Morning America online and also writes for The Washington Post, Parents, Slate, and Medium.



Sunday, November 14


9:30 am - 11:00 am




Lecture, Parenting, Religious School


Stephanie Tankel