Blacklisted from the PTA

Lela Davison
Jupiter Press (2011)
ISBN 9781936214433

Reviewed by Carol Hoyer, PhD, for Reader Views (9/11)

Let’s face it- most women want to be the perfect mom, have perfect kids and no stress. Unfortunately, for many of us in the real world, this is just a far, far away dream. We have kids!

In several stories, the author has been able to capture those wonderful moments when, as a parent, you want to run away or stand up to those so-called perfect moms who give you the “evil eye.”  For those of us like Ms. Davidson, we dance to a different drummer. When we think things are going well, a crisis jumps up and bites us and then we are on a downward spiral.

I could honestly feel like Ms. Davidson lived in my house when my kids were growing up and now I watch my granddaughter follow the same pattern. She is funny, honest, and inspirational. Her insight and thoughts are so well tuned. 

Many of us didn’t grow up with the technology that kids have today and the author tells how she would never give in to that for her kids- guess what?  Readers will laugh, cry and say “Oh, that’s not me.” Right!

“Blacklisted from the PTA” is a great lighthearted book to read and reminisce about different times and just trying to be the best parent you can. I’m still looking for the award for “Mother of the Year,” are you?


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