Weary Single Mom By: Mia L. Hazlett I awoke while morning slept And arrived to work as the sun took its first yawn. By the time 10 AM rolls around Six hours of my day have come and gone. By 12PM I’ve already had an 8 hour day. A two hour commute,three meetings, one more… Continue reading Weary Single Mom
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
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 7/11/14 I was standing in line waiting for my food the other day, while listening to two ignorant women talk. One said to the other, “his ass hasn’t paid in like a month because he got laid off. I told him whatever. If he wanted to take Stevie, he was… Continue reading Strong Independent Wo…Blah, Blah, Blah
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 Hazlett 5/31/2014 I watched this TED talk by Jackson Katz, Ph.D about men’s violence against women . It was extremely valuable knowledge and gave a perspective that I had never really considered until I watched this. It made me beg the question, how young are men when they first hear, comprehend, and fear… Continue reading Self-Defense My Ass
By: Mia L. Hazlett 4/29/14 I've heard over and over, you have choices. It's true. I've heard over and over, there are consequences to your choices. It's true. And the other day I heard, "there are no rewards."I hung up from that conversation and began to cry because I realized, there are no rewards for… Continue reading BITCH!
By: Mia L. Hazlett 2/5/14 “Get some balls”. I here this all the time. I'm not male bashing, just once again trying to wrap my mind around this “new age” man. I’ve sometimes heard this combined with the phrase, “stop acting like a girl”. Hmm…really gotta let that sink in. I just don’t understand how… Continue reading Man Up!