Blacklisted from the PTA is an irreverent look at motherhood and the motherhood and the modern family. From the high chair to a vinyl restaurant booth on date night, author Lela Davidson has captured life on the cul-de-sac with a husband, two kids, and the occasional pet. Whether failing at cloth diaper origami or smug in the knowledge that her children have never consumed a Pop Tart, Lela assures parents that they are not alone, and that it’s okay to laugh—at yourself, at your kids, and at your life. These are the stories of Everyparents—even if we don’t always tell them out loud. Each of these 62 essays can be read in under five minutes for a quick laugh and know that you’re not alone in the mommyhood ($15.00, amazon.com).