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Cut the Crap!

By: Mia L. Hazlett 4/5/12 Honestly, if I hear one more time in my life, "boys will be boys,"  I will just scream.  I will scare the crap out of whoever just said it.  They won't get it and I'll look like a nut job.  I've heard this saying my entire life, right up to… Continue reading Cut the Crap!

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Goals, Goals, Goals

By: Mia L. Hazlett 3/19/12 Setting goals is one thing.  For most it's an extremely easy task.  Achieving them is another thing.  That takes a whole different mindset.  I've found those I've encountered that find it easy to set goals, don't have the honest game plan or intention for follow through.  They make a new… Continue reading Goals, Goals, Goals

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Healthy Dirty Kids

By: Mia L. Hazlett 3/16/12 Call me old school or whatever, but I'm not real big on the whole hand sanitizer thing.  If I think your hands are dirty, go wash them with soap and water.  I'm not touching you and you're not touching me if all you use is hand sanitizer after you just… Continue reading Healthy Dirty Kids

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When Daddy Doesn’t Show

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

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Honest Liars

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

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Fun Dad vs. Meaniac

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

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How to Make the Best Parent

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

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When You’re Older

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

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I’m So ANGRY!!

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!!

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Respect Your Elders

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