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She’s Head of the Household

By: Mia L. Hazlett 2/4/14   I posed this question on Facebook and in a few conversations at work and other conversations some weeks ago. “Question to my single moms out there, say you had your own place, car, decent income to support yourself and children, would you consider a serious relationship with a man… Continue reading She’s Head of the Household

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The New House Game

By: Mia L. Hazlett 1/13/14 What do I hear when I hear my children play House and use their imaginations? I hear them use their imaginations when it comes to role-playing the man in their “house”. In my game, the man was an assumed role from my reality. My daughters use their imagination from an… Continue reading The New House Game

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Playing House

By: Mia L. Hazlett 1/11/14 When I was little, I used to play house. Sometimes I played with my friends, sometimes alone. I had my little baby dolls and there was a father and mother. There was never a doubt about marriage, that was just obvious. My husband and I would go to work and… Continue reading Playing House

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Growing Up

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

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Aleandra

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

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Margaret

Margaret      “Yeah.  Give me about like an hour or two.”  I hung up with my assistant and struggled to open my eyes.  The pounding behind my right eye was not the way I wanted to start my day.  Not only was I starting my day like this, I’m pretty sure it’s how I ended… Continue reading Margaret

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The “Good” Deadbeat Dad

By: Mia L. Hazlett 7/31/13 I was having a Facebook argument back and forth the other day about this woman who left her kids (ages 5 and 3) in her car so she could attend a Lil’ Wayne concert, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/16/brittany-nicole-harris-_n_3607527.html Of course, there was comment after comment bashing this 25 YO mother. Now I’m assuming,… Continue reading The “Good” Deadbeat Dad

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You’re in Love

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