Sylvia & Me
Zibby Owens: CEO ‘Moms Don’t Have Time To’, Podcast Host, Writer

‘You just think it’s one day after another but when you get a break and can reflect I feel like the perspective that it’s given me has allowed me to reset.’

Zibby Owens is a very busy mom of four. The CEO of Moms Don’t Have Time To, Zibby founded the media company featuring podcasts, publications and communities. Zibby hosts the award-winning podcasts Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books and Moms Don’t Have Time to Lose Weight. She is the author and editor of the anthology Moms Don’t Have Time to: A Quarantine Anthology. All of the proceeds from the anthology go to the Susan Felice Owens Program for Covid-19 Vaccine Research in honor of her late mother-in-law.

She is the Editor in Chief of Moms Don’t Have Time to Write, a Medium Publication, and founder of The Zibby Awards, celebrating the overlooked parts of books (such as best dedication, author photo, and publicist). She also founded the Moms  Don’t Have Time To Fellowship.

Named “NYC’s Top Book-fluencer” by Vulture and on Oprah’s list of top podcasts two years in a row, Zibby is a frequent contributor to Good Morning America, The Washington Post, Good Day LA and other media outlets.

Zibby lives in New York with her husband Kyle Owens and their four children ages 6 – 13.

Our conversation and moms’ time:

‘There’s so much associated with having kids that you don’t even get to spend time with your kids.’

  • Taking the time
  • Parenting
  • Do I really need to…all those playdates and activities
  • Essays, podcast and publishing
  • Gatherings and all those authors
  • Covid-19 and its effects
  • A love for reading and writing
  • The journey