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Strong Independent Wo…Blah, Blah, Blah

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

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James Patrick Hazlett

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

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Man Up!

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!

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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