A Blog By Maria Dismondy

Word of the Year: Rise

Word of the Year: Rise

2011: Peace2012: Balance2013 Grace2014: Grow2015: Content2016: Play2017: Connect2018: Intentional2019: Focus2020: Beauty 2021: Light  This year my word was LIGHT. Here’s a recap on how this word was able to guide me in the many different areas of my...

Connecting with Your Teen

Connecting with Your Teen

Who out there is raising a teen or almost teen and feels like they are failing miserably?I am raising my hand over here. It’s a new part of parenting that Dave and I are navigating. I think we are doing well and other days it feels like we just can’t get it right....

5 Ways to Get Your Family in the Giving Spirit

5 Ways to Get Your Family in the Giving Spirit

Can you think of the last time you actively sought out ways to give back to people in need? If you’re anything like me, that question may have you wracking your brain for the last time you held the door open or cast a stranger a smile. In truth, the world in which we...

EKWC The Podcast-Daily Parenting Tips & Hacks-October

 Are you looking for quick tips as a parent to: learn parenting hacks that work?incorporate positive character into your daily routines?Have FUN with your kids, even when life gets hard?Find JOY in parenting? But WAIT–who has TIME to listen to a podcast? What if I...

TWO Puppies During the Pandemic and Survived!

TWO Puppies During the Pandemic and Survived!

My husband always said he didn’t want pets. He married me while I had an 18 lb, long haired cat. Shortly after we had our first baby, I became highly allergic to my sweet kitty and gave him to a family who would love him just as much, if not more, than I did. For...

Five Picture Books for Growing Up

Five Picture Books for Growing Up

“When I grow up, I want to be…”, every child has that moment where they try to imagine what they might be when they grow up. It is up to us to inspire them to be anything, and to do anything they want. It’s never too early or too late to dream! Here are five picture...

EKWC THE PODCAST-DAILY PARENTING TIPS & HACK- JULy

EKWC THE PODCAST-DAILY PARENTING TIPS & HACK- JULy

Are you looking for quick tips as a parent to: learn parenting hacks that work?incorporate positive character into your daily routines?Have FUN with your kids, even when life gets hard?Find JOY in parenting? But WAIT–who has TIME to listen to a podcast? What if I told...