Fall Back Mode By: Mia L. Hazlett This parenting thing gets real tricky when your kid hits high school, as my oldest did this year. I marvel at the young woman she has become. Not to forget my youngest, quite the milestone for her this year as she has entered middle school. As much as… Continue reading Fall Back Mode
Mia L. Hazlett 3/25/16 So the storm is over, my marriage that is. We went to court last week and brought almost two decades to an end in less than 10 minutes. I don’t write that with ease. It was absolutely heartbreaking. But I believe in getting on a ride and getting off. I know… Continue reading They’re Watching
She’s Still Going Strong By: Mia L. Hazlett 2/11/2015 Long ago in a faraway land, I wrote about an incredible woman, http://ayoungwritercomingup.com/2007/12/05/forever-changed/. I titled it, “Forever Changed”, because at the time, she had changed my life. Now she didn’t pull me from a burning building in some grandiose act of heroism. She was just simply… Continue reading She’s Still Going Strong
Introduction By: Iyana Edouard 12/30/14 My name is Iyana Edouard, and I am oldest daughter of a beautiful and wonderful single mother. I am also the goddaughter of Mia, basically her baby before she had babies. Through the ups and downs of my childhood I have learned so much through my mom's and godmother's somewhat… Continue reading From the Eldest Child Files- Introduction
By: Mia L. Hazlett 11/6/2014 Doing the single mother work thing is getting old. But just because it's getting old, it doesn't mean I can stop. There's a household to support. There are kids who need clothes, and get this...they want to eat too. The thing is, this wasn't my plan. I hadn't planned on… Continue reading Week”ends”
Get out of Your Own Way By: Mia L. Hazlett 9/12/14 When marriage ends, it is like a death. There is an initial shock and anger and stages and blah blah blah. Again, I’m not a licensed shrink or anything, but I am separated and have been for five years now. Fingers crossed , that… Continue reading Get out of Your Own Way
Really? Are You Kidding Me? By: Mia L. Hazlett 7/28/14 I came across this story, although it was not my first and won’t be the last, http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/07/03/couple-jailed-after-leaving-boy-2-in-hot-car-to-drink-at-bar/. Now you know how passionate I am about children. I believe horrible parents produce “bad” kids. But what happens when horrible parents make a half-ass attempt at being… Continue reading Really? Are You Kidding Me?