A Blog By Maria Dismondy

Picture Books Set in India

Picture Books Set in India

Over the last several months I have been checking out books set in India from our local library. It is important remember that we can open our children's eyes to the world beyond their homes by simply reading a picture book. Diverse picture books allow children...

Book Review: Inspired Mama

Book Review: Inspired Mama

In the last few years, I have been declining books for review for simply a lack of time. If I am reading, it's a book that I want to read for personal growth or entertainment (my book club meets monthly!) However, this book showed up in my inbox and I was intrigued....

EKWC The Podcast-Daily Parenting Tips & Hacks-June

EKWC The Podcast-Daily Parenting Tips & Hacks-June

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...

Summer Planning for Kids

Summer Planning for Kids

There are four areas to consider in planning the BEST summer with your kids! These tips from author and parent Maria Dismondy will help you build intention to make the most of every summer day without feeling over-scheduled or overwhelmed. SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS...

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...

STEAM Children’s Books for All

STEAM Children’s Books for All

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. In the past, these were not areas girls and women were encouraged to study. Today, we embrace 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...

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