Category Archives: Lela Davidson

Whether it’s PTA meetings or POA politics, Lela Davidson exposes the humor in every awkward moment of familial failure and maternal meltdown. She says what the rest of us are thinking. Her hilarious observations and subtle satire are always spot on. She’s not afraid to reveal her screw-ups, along with fleeting delusional moments when she honestly believes she is the best mom/wife/neighbor/friend ever. She is the author of Blacklisted from the PTA (Jupiter Press, imprint of Wyatt-MacKenzie, 2011).

Her writing is featured in “Chicken Soup for the Soul: New Moms” and in family and parenting magazines throughout the United States and Canada. She blogs about marriage, motherhood, and life-after-40 at After the Bubbly.

5 Books I'm Resolving to Read in 2012

I’m not big on making New Year’s resolutions, per se. However, I love the whole out-with-the-old-and-in-with-the-new attitude. Of course there is the requisite dieting, but only because I don’t fit into a single pair of jeans. Instead of boring you with my oatmeal and egg white regimen, I thought I’d channel my self-improvement enthusiasm into a reading list.

Here are five books I’ll read in 2012:

40 Days to Personal Revolution by Baron Baptiste

I read this one last January and tried to follow the 40-day “transformation” program that included daily yoga and meditation. Daily – that was the kicker. I’d like to try this again in 2012, but I’m no

The Writer’s Workout by Christina Katz

I’ve been waiting for this one for a long time….

ChiRunning by Danny and Katherine Dreyer

Six-Figure Freelancing by Kelly James-Enger

The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

These five books are my self-improvement plan for 2012. (Along with the many painfully enlightening titles my book club will choose.) What are yours?