By: Mia L. Hazlett 9/27/2017 In this series, The Village, I explore the difficulties of being a single parent from the standpoint of those of us with a Village and those without. My BFF recently moved and is in the process of finding that Village, but ultimately does not have one. I’ve been fortunate enough… Continue reading The Village: The Sick Kid
The Village: Daycare
By: Mia L. Hazlett 9/25/17 If you follow my blog, I’m real big on “The Village” when it comes to raising my children. I’ve never considered myself a single mother, but a single-income household. So many people helped me raise my children as I’ve carried my single status. Recently, my BFF moved across the country… Continue reading The Village: Daycare
Fall Back Mode
Fall Back Mode By: Mia L. Hazlett This parenting thing gets real tricky when your kid hits high school, as my oldest did this year. I marvel at the young woman she has become. Not to forget my youngest, quite the milestone for her this year as she has entered middle school. As much as… Continue reading Fall Back Mode
Mia L. Hazlett 3/25/16 So the storm is over, my marriage that is. We went to court last week and brought almost two decades to an end in less than 10 minutes. I don’t write that with ease. It was absolutely heartbreaking. But I believe in getting on a ride and getting off. I know… Continue reading They’re Watching
By: Mia L. Hazlett 4/29/14 I've heard over and over, you have choices. It's true. I've heard over and over, there are consequences to your choices. It's true. And the other day I heard, "there are no rewards."I hung up from that conversation and began to cry because I realized, there are no rewards for… Continue reading BITCH!
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!
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
I needed to clear my head. The gym wasn’t doing it for me. Somehow, the elliptical machine did little to change the past. A 25-year-old past was sneaking up on me and I couldn’t turn to anyone and tell them. My girlfriends could never know and my family would flip out if they knew their… Continue reading Maria
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
No Daddy Today
No Daddy Today By: Mia L. Hazlett 11/5/13 My eyes won’t close, but I must go to sleep. I finally heard his voice, the first time in three weeks. I can’t wait to see him, to hug, and get a kiss But when he’s not home to tuck me in, that’s what I miss.… Continue reading No Daddy Today