Aleandra 10/23/13 Baby, we’re having a baby. No that wasn’t right. In eight months, we’re going to be a family of five not four. This was still my favorite. Sean. I’m pregnant. Honest and straightforward. How was I going to tell my husband about this pregnancy? Over the past two years we had grown separate… Continue reading Aleandra
Tasha “Could you please say something to me?” my husband pleaded. “What do you want me to say? This is hard. I really just need a bit to think about this.” How could he expect an answer? His mother hated me, I hated her. We hated each other and neither one of us took offense. … Continue reading Tasha
Mia L. Hazlett 3/18/13 This weekend was the first weekend in a very long time that I had to question my mothering. Most of the time I’m pretty sure the decisions I make will pay off in the long run. This week just felt different. The one hour lost sent me into a week… Continue reading Mommy Failure
To My Daughters’ Ex-Boyfriend
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 6/1/12 Almost 18 years ago, I had my "Firstborn". She is my favorite "Firstborn" because, I gained no weight, retained no water, and there were no sleepless nights. So the other day I found myself near tears when I read on her Facebook Wall that it was her last day of… Continue reading My “Firstborn”
Your Son is NOT Your Man!
By: Mia L. Hazlett 5/11/12 I ran into the store the other day and there was this woman who deserved to get smacked out of this world! Her son was maybe 4 or 5 years-old and she said, "This is my little man right here. He takes good care of his momma." What in the… Continue reading Your Son is NOT Your Man!
A Family Thing
By: Mia L. Hazlett 5/7/12 I know I preach so much about "The Village," but I believe in The Village. I don't believe there are any single parents out there. If you claim to be a single parent, than I believe you have a pride problem or you take a lot of people for granted… Continue reading A Family Thing
By: Mia L. Hazlett 5/3/12 So what are godparents to you and your family? Well to me they must reflect God (I love how people leave this out even with the given title), must have children, a very similar approach to raising a child, and my kids must know and love them. These are not… Continue reading The Godmuthah!
My Roof, My Rules!
By: Mia L. Hazlett 4/27/12 I was watching this movie called Trust the other night. It's by David Schwimmer and it was excellent. It was about a teen (maybe 14 or 15) who was texting back and forth with a "boy" she met on-line. They finally agreed to meet and it ended up being a… Continue reading My Roof, My Rules!
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!!