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About sjwoods318

Mother of six children - five girls and one boy; wife; community organizer, family chauffeur, philosopher, trans-racial adoptee, Deadhead, person of mixed racial heritage, artist, poet, writer who loves to swim, read, and run around with my family.

Well… Back in the Fray!

If you’ve watched the movie, The Princess and the Frog, as much as I have, you would recognize the quote from Lottie as she goes back to secure her wish – the hand of the prince. The premise of wishing upon … Continue reading

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Separation

I used to have terrible separation anxiety. I knew for a long time that it was anxiety caused by my feeling abandoned by my birth mother at birth. I absolutely think that its often debilitating effects are rooted in my … Continue reading

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SWLA Hoopers – Small Town Team With a Big Heart and Big Dreams

Meet the Southwest Louisiana Hoopers. They are a group of young men ages 11 through 15 who will representing the tiny town of Elton, Louisiana on a world stage this year in the Inaugural Jr NBA World Championship Games. The … Continue reading

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Generations- Born At The Right Time

Her eyes as clear as centuries. Her silky hair was brown. My first grandchild- Aurora Rose – was born less than a month ago- May 9, 2018 at 9:58 am. She came into the world weighing 7 lbs and 9 … Continue reading

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Facebook, Entitlement and Public Shaming

So… a couple weeks ago… right as I was celebrating the birth of my first grandchild, I was reminded of the excessive amount of entitlement that some people have in regards to being a member of a Facebook group. I … Continue reading

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Crazy Shit WAPs Say In Online Groups To Me

This is just the beginning. I figured that they want to hide in obscurity , but they ran into someone who lives out loud. I’ll be adding more as more fall into the traps I set… 😂 Ummm… I literally … Continue reading

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Connections

Life is about connections. More specifically, the human connections that you make throughout your life. Family, friends, coworkers – they are all people you connect with either daily or every now and then. That’s how most people live their lives. … Continue reading

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It’s Open Season

Sometimes I just want to find a stargate into another dimension – an alternate universe- and never return. A universe where Black families don’t lose their children over the smallest infraction without any chance of rehabilitation. A place where these … Continue reading

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New Life

I haven’t blogged much about the fact that I am about to embark upon a new era in my life- being a grandmother. Writing my book has taken up all my spare writing time anyway. Plus I have really wanted … Continue reading

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Why I stopped wanting to help teach Adoptive Parents

This should be a short blog. Because the short answer is- what’s the point? The reason I answer it like this is because literally years of experience has shown me that even the most “woke” or maybe I should say … Continue reading

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