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Breaking Generational Curses

Whatever you would have your child become, strive to exhibit in your own lives and conversation

-Lydia H. Sigourney

I don’t know if my parent or elders are aware of this but our world is changing. Now this is going to sound disrespectful but I don’t respect my elders. And this is going to sound more disrespectful but just because you’re older, doesn’t mean you’re wiser.

I still consider myself a new mom, so I’m learning what I like and dislike when it comes to how I raise my son. I do have a strong opinion on what habits my son takes from our family. I do have respect for most of my family, to a certain extent, but I can’t follow everything they try to force down my throat. Regardless of anyone’s opinion, I’m going to raise my son how I feel is best for the both of us. I want my son to have the best in life and I also want to show him the right tools he needs for success. In order for me to do that, I have to break generational curses set forth from my family.

When trying to break generational curses, understand that you will be met with opposition….major opposition but you have to stand firm no matter what.

The debate I’m dealing with right now is whether or not to cut my son’s hair. My family is so adamant for me to cut it just because it doesn’t look like what it’s supposed to look like…..whatever that means. They have never explained their point but they continue to shove the idea down my throat. I can see why they feel they way they do but they are also in a different financial situation than me. From a financial standpoint, trying to maintain haircuts is not something I can afford to do. They may not realize that I’m a single mother with no income. I think about my future quite a bit and I also consider finances when I no longer live in my families house. I don’t want to start getting my son ‘s cut if I can’t afford to keep maintain it.

It’s okay to take advice from people but at the end of the day, you’re still the parent. If you don’t agree with the parenting tips given to you, it’s okay totally fine not to follow it. I mainly want to teach my son to love himself because I know as he continues to grow up, he will deal with some hard stuff emotionally and I never want that negativity to come me.

Let me know what you think, I would love to hear your feedback.

There is no such thing as a perfect parent, so just be a real one

-Sue Atkins
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What now?! (12/26/18)



“Be thankful for what you have, you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on you don’t have, you’ll never, ever have enough”

Oprah Winfrey


Hey everyone,

It’s been a very long time since I wrote for the blog and per usual some crazy shit has happened that caused me to write again. I’m not upset about the situation, all I want is peace. I don’t want to bring any unnecessary drama or ill feelings to 2019. Despite the situation, I will continue to strive for my goals and dreams.

“Positivity brings about a peace of mind which in turn relaxes your whole being”

Suman Arora

2018 has brought so many ups and downs as well as life lessons. I learned how strong I can be as a person and as a mother. Despite how bad I’m ending the year, I will prevail in 2019.

Here is a preview of some of my goals for 2019:

  • Single Parent Adventures
  • Complete my book “Broke with a baby”
  • Live fearlessly and unapologetically
  • Becoming a kick-ass parent

With all that being said, let’s get it in 2019

Let’s talk about my son!

Hey everyone,

I just made a recent discovery. I was going through my blog and I realized that a majority of my posts were not about my child. Although I do enjoy writing inspirational and motivational posts, the whole purpose of this blog is supposed to be about the life of a single parent. I love my son and watching him grow up is truly a blessing. Let’s me give some more details about him.

My son’s name is Jeremiah. He is 2 years old and full of life. I am not in the best situation and I know that does have an effect on how he is growing up right now.  I am thankful that we have a place to live, even if it is with family. I am working to change our situation and, as my last post stated, I am trusting the process.

My son is developmentally behind on some of his learning achievements. I know my son is extremely smart and understands a lot for his age. His motor skills are freaking amazing but he lacks in the talking department. Does anyone have any suggestions to help my son communicate with me better? Any suggestions are welcome!

I am learning to stay strong in my decisions when it comes to my child. That can be difficult when you deal with opposing views. I don’t mind the way my parents raised me, I just wanna do things differently.

I hope everyone enjoyed reading this post. Feel free to leave comments if you want to.

 

Love,

Kandice

The Beginning…

I am nervous to start this blogging adventure but I know I can do it!

This post is an introduction to all the fun we are about to have. As a single mother, life seems out of my control. It’s hard for me to understand why an adult wouldn’t want to take care of their child but that is beside the point for this blog. I just want to share my experiences and show that life still continues regardless.

Hello, my name is Kandice Franklin and I have a 9-month-old baby boy named Jeremiah. He is the wonderful addition to my life and he helps me grow as an adult. He completes my life right now until I can find the right companion I need to thrive.

In these blogs, you will get to experience all the ups and downs I experience on a daily basis. I am not going to promise I will write a blog every day but I will do my best to be consistent on this new venture

Yours truly,

Kandice