Faking Balance: Adventures in Work and Life

FakingBalanceCover Lela Davidson

While others are busy leaning in or maxing out, Lela Davidson just keeps making spreadsheets. From fast track to mommy track to yoga-panted freelancer and back again, she has been all kinds of working mother.

Whether she’s on a pumping break or encouraging her teenagers to pump the brakes on romance, Davidson has a talent for uncovering the humor in everyday family life. 

Faking Balance: Adventures in Work and Life is a collection of tender, touching, and funny essays. Davidson delights readers with stories about the choices working mothers face every day.

Through her own journey into and out of the workforce, she inspires us all to celebrate the smallest wins and laugh off the rest-because in the quest for work life balance, we’re all faking it.

Lela Davison’s wonderful new book, Faking Balance, captures the madness of the work-life juggle with warmth, wit and poignancy. A very fun, and very human, read from an astute observer of modern life.
— Brigid Schulte, author of "Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play when No One has the Time"


Who Peed on My Yoga Mat


Lela Davidson doesn’t like to brag, but her children are clean and fed, her husband likes to cook, and she is rarely referred to as Troll Toes at the yoga studio.

In other words, she’s got it all. Who Peed on My Yoga Mat? peels back the curtain on family life to show that happiness is really a matter of perspective.

Between watching adorably annoying toddlers transform into text-obsessed teens, and facing inevitable moments of marital “for worse,” a girl’s got to carve out time for inner peace.

As she did in Blacklisted from the PTA, Davidson shows us once again that laughing at yourself and your family is the surest path to tranquility–or at least the most fun.

Lela Davidson is fifty shades of hilarious. After reading this book, you’ll never look at a yoga mat or shower scrubber the same way again.
— Jenna McCarthy, author of "If It Was Easy, They’d Call the Whole Damn Thing a Honeymoon"


Blacklisted from the PTA

Blacklisted from the PTA Lela Davidson

Between diapers, playdates, and a never-ending schedule of birthday parties, it’s a wonder parents have time and energy to procreate.

Throw in cliquish PTA queens, complex neighborhood politics, and the fine art of lawn maintenance, and you start to understand why suburban parents actually crave quiet desperation—so long as it comes with a nap.

Blacklisted from the PTA is an irreverent look at motherhood and the modern family. Humorist Lela Davidson has captured the attention of magazine editors across the United States and Canada with these stories of family life. And now they’re hanging out in a bookstore near you. 

Fresh, insightful, and clever! [She] never allows her writing to sink into the Hallmark cliches of what motherhood is supposed to be. Instead, she shares the brutal and hilarious truth about what it means to be a mommy in today’s world. Readers will recognize their sisters, their BFFs and themselves in her witty accounts.
— Kiki Bochi, editor of Broward Family Life magazine


Want to learn more about the book writing process?  Check out this post on the 3 very different experiences I had writing each of my books along with this post about how long it takes to write a book

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