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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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Such great prompts the past few weeks, and I’ve been MIA! Life has thrown some serious curve balls, and I’m trying to keep them all in the air. I had to rally this week; loved the photo too much to … Continue reading
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
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
An Open Letter To My (almost) Adult Children
Dear guys, It’s time for us to have a little talk. Of course, it’s my platform here, so I’m talking and maybe you’ll listen. You are all almost adults now, and well, that requires some adjusting. For all of us. … Continue reading
Posted in Aging, Awareness, Daily Observations, Honest observations on many things, Humor, Life, Mothers, Musings, My world, Parenting, Tales From the Motherland, Women, Women's issues, Writing Tagged #WPLongform, aging, College age children, Grown children, Musings, parenting, Tales from the Motherland, women 72 Comments
Having recently come out of a depression… months and months of stalling, stagnating, feeling stuck and dark, it’s amazing to see how much I get done, now that I am digging my way out. Frankly, I was beginning to think … Continue reading
Dear young mother at the park, Today I watched you stand by the bay, holding your baby boy, and I couldn’t take my eyes off of you. I’m not a stalker; I’m an aging mother, and seeing you there, touched … Continue reading
Posted in Aging, Awareness, Blog, Blogging, Daily Observations, Honest observations on many things, Life, Mother's Day, Mothers, Musings, My world, Parenting, Personal change, Tales From the Motherland, Women, Wonderful Things, Writing Tagged aging, Dawn Quyle Landau, Memories, Mother's Day, Motherhood, parenting, Tales from the Motherland, women 55 Comments
The Middle: Dear Friend.
It’s been a very strange week. I was on a tear it up writing binger for most of November that came to a screeching halt a week ago today. A brief trip to the sun, where sunscreen and keyboards don’t … Continue reading
Posted in Aging, Awareness, Blog, Blogging, Daily Observations, Life, Musings, Tales From the Motherland, Women, Women's issues, Wonderful Things, Writing Tagged aging, blogs, friends, friendship, musing, Tales from the Motherland, women, writing 8 Comments
News Flash: It’s a Hot Flash.
Warning: Children and men, cover your ears. If you don’t, you may go blind. (Or maybe you’ll learn something and have compassion for some other woman). Prissy butts, you too. Don’t go all gossipy on me later, saying that this … Continue reading
Posted in Aging, Awareness, Blog, Blogging, Daily Observations, Election, Humor, Life, Musings, My world, NaNoWriMo, News, Personal change, Women, Women's issues, Writing Tagged Hot flashes, Humor, news, Obama, Romney, Tales from the Motherland, The Election, Voting, women 30 Comments
This Is Your Brain on Drugs; This is My Brain on The Dining Room Table.
If you’re old enough, you remember those clever anti-drug commercials where a guy held up an egg, and said: “This is your brain.” (The idea, clearly, that your brain is a delicate thing held inside a fragile shell.) Then, showing … Continue reading
Posted in Awareness, Blog, Daily Observations, Humor, Life, Musings, My world, Personal change, Sarcasm, Women's issues Tagged challenges, change, Clutter, family, Humor, Musings, Organization, Psychology, sarcasm, Tales from the Motherland, women, Word Press 18 Comments