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Moms Don't Have Time to Have Kids

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This was okay, I have been reading so many books and articles about modern motherhood that I think I might just be fatigued on the topic as this felt somewhat recycled and unoriginal.
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I downloaded this book expecting a light-hearted, somewhat satirical, tongue-in-cheek poke at Motherhood and the demands therein.

Instead, it was filled with essays from a circle of bloggers highlighting their "Mom's don't have time for..." sections.  I was hoping to find a book that resonated with me, and the generalised experience of Motherhood, but sadly that was not the case with this book.  Possibly it is due to my being outside the USA - cultural differences at play even now.

Three stars, because while it was well written, it wasn't for me.

~Many thanks to NetGalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review~
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I'm not a mom, but I love reading about how moms manage to balance all of the things they have going on, taking care of themselves and their kids (and sometimes their own moms too). I liked the organization of these essays into sections - Moms don't have time to: write, sleep, get sick, lose weight etc. As with any anthology, some of the stories resonated with me more than others, but I loved getting a window into the authors' lives. In a world of Instagram perfection, I loved the honesty with which they wrote, and I found myself laughing and nodding along in agreement. I'm sure many moms will find these stories relatable and/or entertaining.

Pub date: Nov 2, 2021

Thank you to Skyhorse Publishing for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review!
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A wonderful, humorous and though-provoking selection of short-essays on parenthood. With many of the essays written during Covid it feels bang-up-to-date and a lot of what is written resonates deeply. That said, the cross-section of parents didn't seem that wide, which is a shame as it would have been interesting to hear a greater variety of voices. Still, a heartwarming read though.
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I'll start by saying that this wasn't what I expected. I was looking for some humor and I didn't find it in these essays. I couldn't relate to the women in the ones I read, either, but this may be a cultural thing. I don't live in the US. 
I received a free advanced reader's copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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Great job, Zibby!This book helped me feel seen and a little less alone as a mother. I lost my own mother 20 years ago at the age of 12. Having my daughter 2 years ago reignited a flame I thought I had completely put out. That flame being: “I’m not good enough.” Except this time, it was the voice to every parenting decision and action vs. inaction Ive taken. Moms don’t have time to was a beautifully crafted love letter to all of the mothers out there that are trying to identify who they are, their self preservation in the midst of chaos, balancing the needs and wants of life etc… I recommend every mother take some time to read these stories so you too can experience the empathetic and powerful stories expressed in this literature.
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I’ve only recently discovered personal essays and normally catch them one at a time and usually online.  Moms Don’t Have Time to Have Kids is one of only a few anthologies I’ve read.  I enjoyed these and appreciate the different perspectives.  What I liked most is that these are written by authors, some that I know and enjoyed hearing about their backgrounds (like Jean Kwok) and some that I don’t know but noted and have added to my want to read list.  Thanks to Net Galley and Skyhorse Publishing for a copy to read and review; all opinions are my own.
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This book validated me, it helped me not feel alone in this whirlwind of motherhood especially during Covid. I am definitely sharing this title with my mom’s group!!
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I enjoyed this collection, which was similar to Zibby Owens’ last one. I did prefer her first anthology but there were some really touching, relatable essays written by the guest authors. I did love Zibby’s essay about trying to get published and not giving up, in the section Moms Don’t Have Time to Write.
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I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I usually dont read any non- fictions but really enjoyed reading this book. Different women came together to tell similar stories based on their life, how to sleep, go out, diet, work even cope with illness as a mom. Some stories were laughing out loud funny, some are tear jerkers, all of them resonated deeply with me.
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Funny, insightful, thoughtful, humorous, these essays on motherhood will resonate with moms in various stages of life. For collections with a strong demand for non-fiction of the humor/memoir variety.
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Thank you Zibby Owens for coming around and being a breath of fresh air for mothers during this particular time in our lives when we are caring for young kids, possibly older parents, figuring out our marriages and careers.  She is right, moms don't have time to do much!

This is an anthology of essays from your favorite writers on these topics within motherhood.  I giggled (and I don't giggle).  I cried (and I don't cry) as these women found space to share their wins and losses that are so relatable and comforting.  And anyone that gives me permission to nap on a regular basis is a winner in my book. 

This is a book that I will be turning back to time and time again when I'm looking for some reassurance and realness.

Thank you Netgalley and Skyhorse Publishing for the ARC!
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This collection of essays about motherhood was fantastic. It was so relatable. The collection is broken up into five sections. I loved the sections “Moms Don’t Have Time to Sleep” and “Moms Don’t Have Time to Get Sick”.  Some of the essays were humorous. It was great getting different perspectives on various topics. This is a great book and I highly recommend it.
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Zibby Owens manages to find a diverse group of authors to pen essays about topics, such as sleep and illness. They are short to read, easy to pick up and put down, and I look forward to picking it up each evening to read more! This is the second book in this series, and I really enjoyed the first one. These have also introduced me to new writers I want to read more from. I recommend this book to any reader, not just parents (though most of the essays are about parenting).
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Loved this book! I enjoyed the stories about the lives of these women outside the realm of motherhood. It’s a wonderful look into the minds and workings of great women.
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A surprisingly interesting book. It is always good during this pandemic to read about the experiences of other parents. I like how the sections of this book were divided, the themes presented : sleep, sickness, writing, diet. Although writers were coming from different backgrounds, very often their thoughts and feelings were resonating in me.
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When you familiar with Chicken soup series,  you will like this book.  Each chapters is based of real stories. 
We can get theme as mommies don't get enough time to have kids,  meet friends,  get sick, write a books. 
The voices is friendly and soothing. Some make us grateful with our life. 
But I honestly expect more issue about struggling mommies/daddies and how they solve that.  Some stories write beautifully but not the right story I need when I pick up this book.
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I am loving this anthology of essays about motherhood. It’s relatable and comforting to read others accounts of motherhood and their way of dealing with whatever situation they’re presenting. I found the Moms Don’t Have Time to be Sick section especially poignant. I also really enjoy the essay format. I’m not usually a person that can read more than one book at a time, but with this format I’m able to do so. This is perfect for taking along to errands or appointments as you can read an essay or two at a time and put it down and come back to it with no problem. Thank you so much to netgalley for an early copy of my own as I know there are passages I will want to read over and over again.
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Zibby Owens has done it again with her new anthology, "Moms Don't Have Time To Have Kids."  As the follow-up to her quarantine anthology, "Moms Don't Have Time To,” her latest offering shines even brighter than her first.  Ms Owens (no-doubt the hardest working person in our current literary world) has this time compiled essays under the headings...Moms Don't Have Time to.....sleep, get sick, see friends, write, and lose weight.  Some poignant, some humorous, but all very real, these essays will delight, entertain and encourage every reader.  No telling what is next on Ms. Owens' plate, but I, for one, can't wait to see what it is.
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i super enjoyed reading this non fiction book! it was so much fun and super helpful for me to learn more about this particular subject. thanks so much, netgalley!
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