By: Mia L. Hazlett 3/16/12 The Window Wait. That's what I call it. Sitting by the window waiting for what I know is not going to happen. When my husband and I first separated, Sundays and Mondays were his days with the kids. Sundays began with a 10 or 11am pick-up and Mondays he would… Continue reading When Daddy Doesn’t Show
By: Mia L. Hazlett 3/15/12 Lies and kids, kids and lies. I believe they go hand in hand. For some I think it is a learned behavior. But for most kids I've met, lying is a result of fear. They fear getting in trouble with whatever they are being confronted with. Is there a… Continue reading Honest Liars
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
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
By: Mia L. Hazlett 3/13/12 Since I had my children, I've heard and been part of many debates that surround whether children should attend funerals or not. For me, there is no easy yes and no. I believe there are determining factors that need to take place if my children will attend a funeral. My… Continue reading Kids and Death
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!!
By: Mia L. Hazlett 3/3/12 As a parent, one of the things I struggle with is suppressing my guilt when it comes to "Me Time." I know it is absolutely imperative for my survival within my family to get away from my daughters, but I still have a problem telling them no at times when… Continue reading Mommy Time
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
By: Mia L. Hazlett 2/28/12 I’ve recently had conversations with family and friends about what is “too grown” for children. Now like I’ve mentioned before, me and my kids have gone through a lot in the past year. It’s forced me to have an unusually high amount of “grown” conversations with my daughters. Are they… Continue reading Difficult Conversations
By: Mia L. Hazlett 2/16/12 Yeah right! I remember being at a women's conference years ago and they had a guy, yes a guy, talking about work-life balance. To this day I can't remember who he was, but he was retired and had run a big corporation. Probably why they had him on the panel.… Continue reading Work Life Balance?