Category Archives: Teenagers

Puzzled

For many years I’ve enjoyed puzzles as a way to spend time with my family and friends,  as well as a quiet way to think things through and chill. It started more than fifteen years ago, always in summer. I’d … Continue reading

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Remember the Time… We Jumped, Because We Could?

This post is from two years ago. A friend reminded me of it, and I thought I’d repost. It’s always humbling to re-read something and find the typos you missed; it’s fun to see what you would edit and change. … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers: Leavin’ This House Full of Hard

Welcome to Friday Fictioneers– a most addictive weekly flash fiction challenge. Use the photo prompt to write a 100-word story and join this group of Kool Kats, from all over the world! Check out our fearless leader Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ blog Addicted Purple, … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers: Trust Me, Baby.

This is a challenging week to write, but I was determined not to miss a single Friday Fictioneers. I’m on a boat off the coast of Central America– Belize. It could not be more beautiful, or peaceful. There is limited … Continue reading

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Yeah, I Was You, and Now I’m Her… While Working On Me

Hey you, young mother. Yeah, you. I know you. I was you. I remember well the years and years of being busy all the time, and never getting enough sleep. I remember worrying about how to do everything right. What was … Continue reading

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Blog Tour Interview: My Writing Process

My name is Dawn Quyle Landau, and my blog is Tales From the Motherland.  When Rochelle Wisoff-Fields contacted me a few weeks ago, to ask if I would participate in a “blog tour,” I said yes, and then… forgot about … Continue reading

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Something Slutty This Way Comes… Seriously?

Ok, I admit it; I’m getting old. I find myself lost in the crazy world of progress. Some days lately, I sound like an old lady even to myself! Look at all those naked butts! These black leggings have got … Continue reading

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Dear Kids,

You’ve been on my mind a lot lately. In fact, it seems you are on my mind all the time, given that one of the three of you, or all three at once, pop into my thoughts at least once … Continue reading

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Posted in Aging, Awareness, Blog, Blogging, Daily Observations, Life, Mothers, Musings, My world, Parenting, Personal change, Tales From the Motherland, Teenagers, Women, Women's issues, Writing | 27 Comments

Radio Free… Remember When?

Note: This post in my third contribution to the blog hop: Remember That Time… (this week:) The Radio.  Emily and Ashley are hosting this summer ho down, check out the other posts at the bottom of any of their posts. … Continue reading

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The Sleep Over

I am participating in Ashley and Emily’s Summer Blog Hop. Their ongoing theme is Remember That Time… an opportunity to draw upon stories from our youth/past. The prompt this week is Remember That Time… You Went to a Sleep Over. … Continue reading

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