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Dawn Quyle Landau
Mother, Writer, treasure hunter, aging red head, and sushi lover. This is my view on life, "Straight up, with a twist––" because life is too short to be subtle! Featured blogger for Huffington Post, and followed on Twitter by LeBron James– for reasons beyond my comprehension.
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Tag Archives: Teens
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
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
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
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 Getting into college, high school, High school sports, parenting, Pressure on teens, Tales from the Motherland, Teens 21 Comments
Homecoming or Coming Home?
All last week, it seemed that every parent I ran into, who has a high school student, asked the same question: “Is Little Man going to Homecoming?” That answer changed throughout the week. Surprisingly, for a kid who is young … Continue reading
Posted in Awareness, Blog, Blogging, Education, Humor, Life, Mothers, Musings, My world, Tales From the Motherland, Teens, Women's issues, Writing Tagged high school, Homecoming, Homecoming Dance, parenting, Peer pressure, Tales from the Motherland, Teens 9 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
Posted in Awareness, Blog, Daily Observations, Foreign exchange students, Freshly Pressed, getting published, Honest observations on many things, Humor, Life, Mothers, Music, Musings, My world, Parenting, Personal change, Teens, The U.N., travel, Women, Writing Tagged blogging, Freshly Pressed, getting published, Jewish, parenting, Tales from the Motherland, Teens, travel, writing 9 Comments
Ten Miles in the Snow… Uphill… Both Ways…Barefoot.
No photos, no extras. Just my hot air. This is bound to be one of those “back when I was a kid” rants, and it’s bound to offend someone. I admit, it’s a rant. And, I fully accept that to … Continue reading
Posted in Aging, Awareness, Blog, blogs, Daily Observations, Foreign exchange students, High School, Honest observations on many things, Life, Musings, My world, Parenting, Teens, Writing Tagged aging, cell phones in school, change, changing times, consequences, discipline, high school, parenting, parenting styles, Tales from the Motherland, teaching, Teens 40 Comments
Call Me Prissy… Butt 2.
Note #1 to readers: This was originally posted on August 27, 2011, not long after I’d begun blogging. Strangely enough, this post has had an amazing life. In it’s first weeks on line it got relatively slow hits, or views. Steady, … Continue reading
Posted in Aging, Awareness, Beauty, Blog, Daily Observations, Freshly Pressed, Honest observations on many things, Humor, Musings, Women, Women's issues, Writing, Yoga Tagged advertising, Beavis and Butthead, butts, fashion, Humor, parenting, sarcasm, sexualization of children, Tales from the Motherland, Teens, Thongs Leave a comment
The Middle: Carrying Rocks… And My Brother… (Conversation Continued)
Monday night I posted a fairly significant rant about (simply) kids today, parental involvement and the public schools (read here). I wrote it in response to several events recently that have rattled me. Honestly, nothing new had happened. Parties with … Continue reading →