Faking Balance: Adventures in Work and Life
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.
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.
Blacklisted from the PTA
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.