By: Mia L. Hazlett 4/5/12 Honestly, if I hear one more time in my life, "boys will be boys," I will just scream. I will scare the crap out of whoever just said it. They won't get it and I'll look like a nut job. I've heard this saying my entire life, right up to… Continue reading Cut the Crap!
Goals, Goals, Goals
By: Mia L. Hazlett 3/19/12 Setting goals is one thing. For most it's an extremely easy task. Achieving them is another thing. That takes a whole different mindset. I've found those I've encountered that find it easy to set goals, don't have the honest game plan or intention for follow through. They make a new… Continue reading Goals, Goals, Goals
By: Mia L. Hazlett 3/15/12 Lies and kids, kids and lies. I believe they go hand in hand. For some I think it is a learned behavior. But for most kids I've met, lying is a result of fear. They fear getting in trouble with whatever they are being confronted with. Is there a… Continue reading Honest Liars
When You’re Older
By: Mia L. Hazlett 3/14/12 If there is a mean mother, could you please raise your hand or stand. I stand with pride. After ten years of parenting, you have to come at me with more than "mean." Again the name of this blog, Mommy Not Friend. I really don't care if my kids like… Continue reading When You’re Older
I’m So ANGRY!!
By: Mia L. Hazlett 3/13/12 One of the things I've learned about my kids, they are people. They are exactly like us adults when it comes to their emotions, they just require much more guidance with their emotional expression (so do some adults for that matter). When I was a first-time mom, this was one… Continue reading I’m So ANGRY!!
Respect Your Elders
By: Mia L. Hazlett 3/2/12 How many of us heard this saying growing up, “Respect your elders?” I can’t exactly remember how old I was the first time I heard this, but I remember by whom and the exact situation. I was lucky enough to have gone to work with my grandmother at the floral… Continue reading Respect Your Elders
By: Mia L. Hazlett 1/18/12 I will start off with a statement I hear my BFF say all the time, "Babies are people. They are small, a little bit helpless, but they are people." She offers her wisdom to those who do the whole baby talk thing with their babies, and unfortunately, even their toddlers.… Continue reading Baby Talk
Old School Dad
By: Mia L. Hazlett, Featuring Special Guest: Ken Pires So I was browsing on my Facebook page when I came across an interesting statement by a friend: BACK IN THE DAYS WE CAME HOME FROM SCHOOL & DID OUR HOMEWORK NO GAME PLAYING. WE TOOK OUR SCHOOL CLOTHES OFF WHEN WE GOT HOME & DID… Continue reading Old School Dad
By: Mia L. Hazlett Say you do decide to be friends with your kids. Can you ever change your mind? When you've allowed behaviors to exist for an extended period of time, at what point can you claim your mistake and start over again? I haven't found anyone that has been 100% successful with this… Continue reading Too Late
Discipline: You Do It or I Will
By: Mia L. Hazlett "It takes a village to raise a child." I've heard that my entire life. I'm not exactly sure who said it, but recently I've been leaning on my Village to help me raise my two daughters. Now the one rule my children know when it comes to the village: everyone has… Continue reading Discipline: You Do It or I Will