Category Archives: The U.N.

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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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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The U.N. Expands, and Fractures My Heart… Again.

Note to new readers:  Our family took in two foreign exchange students from August 2011 until June 2012. Denmark is a 17 yr (now 18) old girl. China is a 16 yr (now 17) old boy. The U.S. is our 15 yr … Continue reading

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The Middle: Sniffing Butts and Michelle Obama’s Affair (it’s all here)

Note: The highlighted words/phrases here take you to previous posts about that subject, or explanations of things discussed. Try it. That said, the links are not there to simply promote old posts. Most of you have either already checked these … Continue reading

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The Middle: This Is Not About the Election.

This is The Middle. The Middle of the week, and the day I try to write a shorter post. Not today. I’m exhausted and have no time… no time as in, I’m taking time from the things I really need … Continue reading

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The Middle… Dissolving the U.N. and Other Updates.

Note to new readers:  Our family took in two foreign exchange students last August for the entire school year. Denmark is a 17 yr old girl. China is a 16 yr old boy. The U.S. is our 15 yr old son (Little … Continue reading

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Posted in Awareness, Blog, Daily Observations, Foreign exchange students, Freshly Pressed, getting published, High School, Honest observations on many things, Humor, Life, Mothers, Musings, Parenting, Personal change, summer vacation, Teens, The U.N., travel, Women | 18 Comments

A Bunch of Kids Made Me Cry…

Note to new readers:  Our family took in two foreign exchange students this year. Denmark is a 17 yr old girl. China is a 16 yr old boy. The U.S. is our 15 yr old son (Little Man). Israel, when home, is … Continue reading

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