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
By: Mia L. Hazlett 10/2/2017 Before I talked about The Sick Kid, but the real question is, what happens when Mom gets sick? As the only adult in my household with two school-aged kids and speaking with other single parents, daytime drugs. Daytime drugs is what happens. When I call out sick, I wake up… Continue reading The Village: The Sick Mom
She’s Still Going Strong By: Mia L. Hazlett 2/11/2015 Long ago in a faraway land, I wrote about an incredible woman, http://ayoungwritercomingup.com/2007/12/05/forever-changed/. I titled it, “Forever Changed”, because at the time, she had changed my life. Now she didn’t pull me from a burning building in some grandiose act of heroism. She was just simply… Continue reading She’s Still Going Strong
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
Really? Are You Kidding Me? By: Mia L. Hazlett 7/28/14 I came across this story, although it was not my first and won’t be the last, http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/07/03/couple-jailed-after-leaving-boy-2-in-hot-car-to-drink-at-bar/. Now you know how passionate I am about children. I believe horrible parents produce “bad” kids. But what happens when horrible parents make a half-ass attempt at being… Continue reading Really? Are You Kidding Me?
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 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!