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”
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 Hazlett 5/31/2014 I watched this TED talk by Jackson Katz, Ph.D about men’s violence against women . It was extremely valuable knowledge and gave a perspective that I had never really considered until I watched this. It made me beg the question, how young are men when they first hear, comprehend, and fear… Continue reading Self-Defense My Ass
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!
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