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Fun Dad vs. Meaniac

By: Mia L. Hazlett 3/15/12 My youngest has coined a made-up word for me, "Meaniac."  Whenever she doesn't get her way, I'm a Meaniac.  Okay.  I'll take it, it means I'm doing my job.  But like I've stated before, me and her father are separated and I am the custodial parent.  I have found for… Continue reading Fun Dad vs. Meaniac

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How to Make the Best Parent

By: Mia L. Hazlett 3/14/12 First of all, accept there is no perfect parent.  I believe there are good parents.  I believe there are bad parents.   But perfect, those who believe they are, are the worst. I do believe there are parents out there that are doing their best.  I believe I am one… Continue reading How to Make the Best Parent

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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

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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!!

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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