By: Mia L. Hazlett 6/7/2012 So I've been looking into moving closer to Boston. But to move is not as simple as finding a place and moving there. My number one concern as a parent of two school-aged children is a "good" school system. Now why "good"? Because I don't leave it on the school… Continue reading It’s Your Fault, Not the Schools
By: Mia L. Hazlett 5/9/12 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/05/first-grader-suspended-for-singing-im-sexy-and-i-know-it/ I was talking with my BFF yesterday and couldn't believe what she told me. I was telling her how my daughters had made up a dance to "I'm Sexy and I Know It," by LMFAO. I don't particularly care for the song. I basically listen to my iPod in… Continue reading I HAD A KID, NOT A ROBOT!
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 First of all, accept there is no perfect parent. I believe there are good parents. I believe there are bad parents. But perfect, those who believe they are, are the worst. I do believe there are parents out there that are doing their best. I believe I am one… Continue reading How to Make the Best Parent
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 1/31/12 One question I've continuously asked my daughters is, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" With my oldest, since she was about five, she has always replied, "A teacher." Over the years she has become very exact about which grade she wants to teach and why. She… Continue reading Role Models