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Hi, I'm Whitney! I am a middle of the pack runner who discovered the fun of triathlons in 2009. Join me in my adventures in life and training. I run with the Rush Running team and enjoy the fun that comes with such a supportive group of friends who understand what running means to me. I'm newly discovering road biking and the fun that it entails.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Who Peed on My Yoga Mat?

Thankfully, this is a question that I have never had to ask myself but author Lela Davidson found herself asking this question one morning during a yoga session at home.  This story is one of the many great stories that Lela shares in her new book Who Peed on my Yoga Mat?  
I met Lela several years ago before she became an award-winning author.  She had just moved to Northwest Arkansas and was a new transfer into our Junior League.  I was quickly impressed with her quick wit and ability to connect with people.  Shortly after moving here she transitioned from her life as a CPA to writing about business topics.  Her niche, however, was writing humorous essays about life and parenting. 

Lela's first book was a collection of stories called Blacklisted from the PTA.  Tuesday, December 4th is the launch of Lela's second book called Who Peed on My Yoga Mat?  Tuesday and Tuesday only, in honor of the launch of her new book you can download a free Kindle version of  Blacklisted from the PTA.  You'll love her fun stories and writing style and I have a feeling you'll want to pick up the new book while you are visiting Amazon!

I was lucky to get an advance copy of the new book.  I loved the stories...her kids are teenagers now and her family continues to encounter those funny moments of life together. 

One of the essays is titled Stuff I Learned from my 40th Birthday Party.  I remember Lela's birthday party that year.  It was an 80's themed bash at a local bar and Lela put out all the stops for the party.  Her cake was shaped like a giant can of Aquanet hairspray and the 80's references were carried throughout the party from the music to the decorations and the prom dresses.  It was a blast! Here's an excerpt from the essay...

The most important thing I learned at the party—and from turning forty in general—is this: It’s a fine line, but you must learn to wear the tiara as long as you can get away with it, and not a minute longer.

Pretty sound advice, don't you think?!?!

Her essays are quick reads that are grouped by topics like:
The Making of a Mom
They Don't Call me Mommy Anymore
Over 40 in a Botox World
Adventures & Advice
Life on the Cul-de-Sac
Marital Bliss

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJ0-KrfT0CA&feature=plcp

Here's a short video that Lela put together to celebrate the new book.  Make sure to visit Amazon to download your free copy of Blacklisted from the PTA and pick up Who Peed on My Yoga Mat? while you are there! It's a great Christmas treat for yourself...every mom will love laughing with Lela. 


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