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Who Peed on My Yoga Mat? Who Do Ya Think?

Even though I haven’t quite mastered the downward dog pose without feeling like I’m going to pass out from blood rushing to my head, I still couldn’t wait to read Lela Davidson’s hot-off-the-press book, “Who Peed On My Yoga Mat,” the follow up to her debut momoir “Blacklisted from the PTA.”

Come to find out her newest title has nothing to do with yoga, except for the leaky bladder part, and everything to do with an enjoyable collection of humorous, insightful essays on marriage and motherhood, botox and boobs. When it comes to female bonding, Davidson is da bom (never used that word before but I think it fits).

Anyway, the chapter that resonates with me is “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” which is timely because it describes the challenges of staying sane in the often chaotic holiday season.

Sure, I’m Jewish and she’s a Christian living in the Bible Belt, but we have a lot in common besides a love for cocktails. Clearly, we love our family, and we try to create traditions and memories that our children will cherish, or at least laugh about when they’re older. Her ritual is collecting ornaments; mine is frying potato latkes and trying not to catch my hair on fire. In other words, despite the pressure to have a perfect Grinch-less holiday, we both try to keep it real, and for Lela that means bribing her kids to go to midnight Mass by playing with fire. Mine is influencing my kids to brush up on their Hebrew by playing the dreidel game.

So, if you’re looking for a great Hanukkah or Christmas gift this year for a mom, “Who Peed on My Yoga Mat” is sure to bring a smile to anyone who reads it. Not only that, you’ll find out the real reason Lela was blacklisted from the PTA.

Her much anticipated book launch party, featuring fabulous door prizes, is tomorrow night at the Chancellor Hotel, in Fayetteville, AK. Road trip anyone?