Category Archives: Education

It’s been a while, but I’m throwing my hat back in the ring and entering the Tipsy Lit writing contest this week. The rules are simple: each Monday the fine folks at Tipsy Lit post a writing prompt. Stories should … Continue reading

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Posted on by Dawn Quyle Landau | 23 Comments

  I’ve talked about it before; I’ve shared the good, the bad and the ugly in blog posts and on Facebook, but the reality is that we generally put our best Facebook forward. We put our sparkly stories out there, … Continue reading

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It’s taken me weeks to get to this: Mandela. The irony of it coming on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday isn’t lost on me… though, some might argue it’s not ironic at all. Don’t ask Alanis Morissette about that–only … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving: The New Black Friday

Thanksgiving, in my mind it has always been one of the truly sacred days when virtually everything is closed and folks visit with family, chill, and eat un-Godly great food that can kill you. Arteries clog, gallbladder give out (mine … Continue reading

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Posted in Awareness, Blog, Blogging, Christmas, Daily Observations, Education, Honest observations on many things, Life, Musings, My world, Tales From the Motherland | Tagged , , , , , , | 45 Comments

A Middle Aged Woman Walks Into a Sex Shop…It’s No Joke.

Warning: If you are prone to tisk tisk’ing; if you might run into me in the grocery store and wonder; if you are friends with my kids; if you are an in-law or relative; or, if you are one of … Continue reading

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So your child is graduating from High School? Mazel! Congratulations! Bravo! Way to go: parent and graduate! Graduation from High School is a big deal. It really is. But it’s taken me a few rounds to really appreciate that. I … Continue reading

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Play it; listen to this gem.  One of my favorite songs. Ever. By anyone. And no one sings it like Dave. The title: Dancing Nancies (speaking of names, who the hell is Nancy—let alone multiple Nancies), but so many of … Continue reading

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Out with friends recently, to listen to music and have some food and beer. Good people, good times. Three couples, and our mutual friends… iPhone and Google. They’re hanger ons. They just show up everywhere lately, and jump into nearly … Continue reading

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The Proof Is Not Always In the Pudding….

I had a great conversation this week with some sharp and articulate moms. It was not the first time I’d had this particular conversation, and not the first time I’d seen other parents raise their eyebrows and look doubtful, as … Continue reading

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Posted in Aging, Awareness, Blog, bullying, Daily Observations, Education, Honest observations on many things, Israel, Jewish, Judaism, Life, Mothers, Musings, News, Tales From the Motherland, Teens | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 25 Comments

The Middle: Teens, Are You In?

I’ve been thinking a lot about the pressures on modern teens: to be “All in” for everything, and make it look easy.  Back in the day, we did our school work and we maybe did a sport, or some other … Continue reading

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Posted in Awareness, Blog, Blogging, Daily Observations, Education, High School, Honest observations on many things, Mothers, Musings, My world, Parenting, Tales From the Motherland, Teens, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | 21 Comments