Category Archives: Women

Here I am, circling the drain again– banging my head against the same old wall– built with bricks of crumbling self-esteem, and topped with barbed-wire of razor-sharp self-loathing and remorse. On the heels of a stellar summer of travel and … Continue reading

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Live from BlogHer 2014! Note: All feet were photographed with permission. No feet were hurt in the making of this post, aside from independent shoe selections. Anyone who knows me well, knows that I’m a shoe girl. Some might even … Continue reading

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Posted on by Dawn Quyle Landau | 60 Comments

I’m not generally a New Year’s resolution gal, but this year I made three resolutions:  1) to either get my novel published, or self-publish it  2) To own my game, and bring it, and  3) to meet some other bloggers face to … Continue reading

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Join us each week for the best in writing and fellowship. Rochelle Wisoff-Fields herds this merry group of Kool cats, with a weekly photo prompt and a reminder to: play nice, be respectful, and do your best work. Flash fiction at … Continue reading

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Posted on by Dawn Quyle Landau | 67 Comments

Warning: Severe sarcasm zone. Snarky tones abound. Enter at your own risk, and take most statements with a bag grain of salt. I have three children. My daughter, Principessa, is 24; my son, Middle Man, is 22, and the baby of … Continue reading

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  When I chose the name Tales From the Motherland, two years before I ever started blogging, I did so because I’d begun to realize that my entire life is informed and influenced by having raised my children. My role … Continue reading

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Posted on by Dawn Quyle Landau | 43 Comments

For most of my adult life, I’ve gotten by on laughs. I’ve written about it before; laughter is my Teflon™.  I’m incredibly sarcastic; I’m self-deprecating to a fault, and I’ve learned to be funny when I’m complimented, uncomfortable, happy, sad, … Continue reading

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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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This week’s Weekly Writing Challenge: Golden Years, poses the following: “explore what age means to you. Is it the loss of youth, or the cultivation of wisdom? Do things get better as you grow older, or worse?” For those of you … Continue reading

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This week the Weekly Photo Challenge intrigues me. The idea of a “Three-picture Story”  is fascinating. In a nutshell, a three-picture story is a way to help you think about storytelling with images. To create a three-picture story, gather: An establishing … Continue reading

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