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
By: Mia L. Hazlett 7/19/14 There was a time when I used to feel guilty for what I couldn't do for my kids. In all honesty, those times continue to drift in and out of my life, but now in the blink of an eye they're gone. They no longer bring tears or reckless spending… Continue reading Guilt Doesn’t Live Here
By: Mia L. Hazlett I remember my grandfather when I was growing up. I had two up until about 3rd or 4th grade, but my father’s father was with me until my thirties. He was the man who taught me how to drive. He was the man who would come to our house when I was… Continue reading James Patrick Hazlett
By: Mia L. Hazett 1/10/14 A new year is here. I was reading this blog the other day and couldn’t understand why I neglected it so much through 2013. I came to realize it was because of growth. The concept when I initiated this blog, was to focus on child-rearing with a no-nonsense approach. When… Continue reading Growing Up
By: Mia L. Hazlett 4/3/13 Well done, my virtuous young lady. I commend you for being so patient in your endeavor to fall in love with the right person. If I can give you any advice, stop listening to everyone telling you, “you are too young to be in love.” You are at the perfect… Continue reading You’re in Love
By: Mia L. Hazlett 3/6/13 Dear Lost One: There is a reason you are no longer in my daughters' life. My biggest hope was that she would stay with you forever and would one day marry and raise a family together. But because I'm her mother, I had to wait until you broke her heart… Continue reading To My Daughters’ Ex-Boyfriend
By: Mia L. Hazlett 2/27/13 I can talk about money all I want, but both of you know, in our house, you have to earn it. My job is to make sure you have love, morals, values, food, shelter, and clothes. That’s it!! Anything above and beyond those, is because I love you. I was… Continue reading WORK FOR IT!