A Blog By Maria Dismondy

Face Care Routine #ThisIs40

Face Care Routine #ThisIs40

Is it vain to be thinking about my FACE during a worldwide pandemic? You may think so. The way I look at it, other people are taking time to binge watch Tiger King, so let’s not judge either side! I think it’s okay for me to use the extra anxious time we all feel...

Books that Model STEAM for ALL

Books that Model STEAM for ALL

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. In the past, these were not areas of academics girls were encouraged to study. Today, we promote equality across genders and encourage our boys and girls to engage in play and learning that leads...

At-Home Learning with Maria

At-Home Learning with Maria

As soon as Maria got word that schools were closing for an unknown number of weeks due to Covid-19, she put a plan into action. Maria set up a virtual classroom. Three days a week, 30 minutes for each class, in video format-LIVE and FREE. You can find out more here....

At-Home Affirmations by Maria

At-Home Affirmations by Maria

  During this uncertain time in our country, where we are asked to shelter in place while our health heroes stand on the front line helping save patients affected by Covid-19, anxiety is at an all time high. Health Care workers aren't the only ones working day...

How to Teach Good Sportsmanship

How to Teach Good Sportsmanship

5 We haven't gotten into hard core spots just yet but I can tell you from conversations with friends that there can be some tricky situations to deal with around good sportsmanship. This is not only with what happens on the playing field but between the parent...

Cookie & Milk Reader’s Guide

Cookie & Milk Reader’s Guide

We know you know all about the books we are publishing over at Cardinal Rule Press and how they are out there in the world making a difference. In homes, classrooms, medical offices and more! It’s great to see the impact they are having on empowering our...

Parenting Books To Raise Kind & Caring Kids

Parenting Books To Raise Kind & Caring Kids

Today we want to share a round up of parenting books that focus on character development. It’s proven science that we are not born with certain character traits such as empathy, kindness and generosity. These traits are developed over time. Our children learn from our...

Tidy Up in 2020

Tidy Up in 2020

Organizing and decluttering are two of my favorite things to do. But having a child certainly makes it harder. Not only do we have a lot more STUFF around the house, but it’s also a daily battle keeping things from getting out of hand (game pieces, puzzles, LEGOs… oh...

Total Hysterectomy at Age 40 (plus menopause)

Total Hysterectomy at Age 40 (plus menopause)

Menopause at 40 & Then My Vagina Fell Out: An Uncommon Tale Brace yourselves! This is the most personal blog post I have ever written. While it may make some say, “Woah! This is a LOT to share, Maria!” I’m sharing it so that other women know they are not alone...

The Winning Power of Resilience in Sports

The Winning Power of Resilience in Sports

BOUNCING FORWARD We’ve all heard about someone being a “sore loser”. But when it comes to kids, losing can feel worse than ‘sore’… it can feel like the end of the world! That’s why developing the good sportsmanship muscle is so crucial for kids. And, let’s face it,...

Holiday Shopping-Get Organized NOW

Maria goes live every other week, taking turns between her author Facebook page and her private Empowering Kids with Character Facebook group.On Sept 26th, Maria shared a holiday gift list template. You can watch the video here. What will this gift shopping list do...

The Potato Chip Champ Reader’s Guide

The Potato Chip Champ Reader’s Guide

We know you know all about my books and how they are out there in the world making a difference. In homes, classrooms, medical offices and more! It’s great to see the impact they are having on empowering our children with character lessons. Did you know that EACH book...

Growth Mindset Makes a Lifelong Difference

Growth Mindset Makes a Lifelong Difference

“You’re so smart!” This sounds like the perfect thing to tell your kids, right? Surprisingly, it’s not. Well, not exactly. While it’s clearly a positive thing to say, studies on kids and praise have shown that telling children they’re “smart” encourages a fixed...

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