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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

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Aleandra

Aleandra 10/23/13 Baby, we’re having a baby. No that wasn’t right. In eight months, we’re going to be a family of five not four. This was still my favorite. Sean. I’m pregnant. Honest and straightforward. How was I going to tell my husband about this pregnancy?  Over the past two years we had grown separate… Continue reading Aleandra

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Margaret

Margaret      “Yeah.  Give me about like an hour or two.”  I hung up with my assistant and struggled to open my eyes.  The pounding behind my right eye was not the way I wanted to start my day.  Not only was I starting my day like this, I’m pretty sure it’s how I ended… Continue reading Margaret

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The “Good” Deadbeat Dad

By: Mia L. Hazlett 7/31/13 I was having a Facebook argument back and forth the other day about this woman who left her kids (ages 5 and 3) in her car so she could attend a Lil’ Wayne concert, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/16/brittany-nicole-harris-_n_3607527.html Of course, there was comment after comment bashing this 25 YO mother. Now I’m assuming,… Continue reading The “Good” Deadbeat Dad

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You’re in Love

By: Mia L. Hazlett 4/3/13 Well done, my virtuous young lady. I commend you for being so patient in your endeavor to fall in love with the right person. If I can give you any advice, stop listening to everyone telling you, “you are too young to be in love.” You are at the perfect… Continue reading You’re in Love

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To My Daughters’ Ex-Boyfriend

By: Mia L. Hazlett 3/6/13 Dear Lost One: There is a reason you are no longer in my daughters' life. My biggest hope was that she would stay with you forever and would one day marry and raise a family together. But because I'm her mother, I had to wait until you broke her heart… Continue reading To My Daughters’ Ex-Boyfriend

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WORK FOR IT!

By: Mia L. Hazlett 2/27/13 I can talk about money all I want, but both of you know, in our house, you have to earn it. My job is to make sure you have love, morals, values, food, shelter, and clothes. That’s it!! Anything above and beyond those, is because I love you. I was… Continue reading WORK FOR IT!

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For My Virtuous Daughters

By:  Mia L. Hazlett 1/5/13 As I line up our year of abundance, I must stay focused on the non-material.  There is nothing more important to me than raising you both to be and become God-fearing virtuous women.  We have become a remarkably resilient and close family over the past three years.  Within these past… Continue reading For My Virtuous Daughters

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My “Firstborn”

By: Mia L. Hazlett 6/1/12 Almost 18 years ago, I had my "Firstborn".  She is my favorite "Firstborn" because, I gained no weight, retained no water, and there were no sleepless nights. So the other day I found myself near tears when I read on her Facebook Wall that it was her last day of… Continue reading My “Firstborn”