Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

Random Acts of Transformation

This year I’m hoping to regularly share a post on random acts of transformation. The idea behind the Random Acts of Kindness movement is that we can inspire a culture of … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Inspiration for World Changers

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

Living Life Fully

Last year during January, I shared about my colleague, Randy Harris, saying: “The one who wins is the one who can die happily. Who can look back on their life … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Truth about Beauty: Tatum and her Beads of Courage

Tatum is a precious little girl who used to live down the street from us. Tatum’s mom, Mandy, posted this picture on Facebook recently, and I thought, “Now there is … Continue reading

January 11, 2013 · 9 Comments

Sexy Horses and Trolls and Fairies, Oh My: Toys all Tarted Up

Hot-to-trot ponies? Dolls that wax? Toys get tarted up – Parenting – TODAYshow.com. In a story on the Today Show website, they show several examples of toys that are crazily … Continue reading

June 2, 2012 · 22 Comments

Are Princesses Really so Bad?!

If you read the review or information about the book Cinderella Ate my Daughter, you may be wondering, are princesses really that bad? Are they evil? Is it wrong to … Continue reading

May 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Today is Your Day: Reflections on Loss

This week-end, a longtime colleague and friend of my husband’s, Sue Ann Gibson, passed away after a being diagnosed last year with a brain tumor. Today, as we remember Sue … Continue reading

April 3, 2012 · 1 Comment
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