02/08/2013 04:13 pm ET

Mommyish Presents The Laid-Back Mom's Guide To Navigating The PTA

Oh, the PTA. The bastion of competitive motherhood. Childrearing and housewifery as an art form. There’s nothing more domestic than a parent teacher organization.

My own mother was the president of my school’s PTA. She was an uber-mom, back in her stay-at-home heyday. Then she decided to go back to school and become a teacher.

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