A Blog By Maria Dismondy

Word of the Year: Beauty

Word of the Year: Beauty

Every year I choose a word to focus on throughout the 365 days. I have been doing this for a decade now and it helps me to be intentional as life gets busy and I am stuck in the day to day grind (you know, the continuous hamster wheel that we try to avoid but...

Teachers: Use QR Codes! Don’t miss out!

Teachers: Use QR Codes! Don’t miss out!

Maria goes live every other week, taking turns between her author Facebook page and her private Empowering Kids with Character Facebook group. On July 25th, Maria talked about using QR codes.You can watch the video here. As a teacher, do you use QR codes in your...

Roadtrips!

Roadtrips!

Maria goes live every other week, taking turns between her author Facebook page and her private Empowering Kids with Character Facebook group. On July 18th, Maria talked about road trips! You can watch the video here. Maria and her children are planning a road trip to...

5 Habits of an Organized Mama

5 Habits of an Organized Mama

#1 Time to Think If you are reading this as a parent, you may hear children in the background. They may be sitting on your lap or calling your name. Regardless, the little people we are raising are with us a large majority throughout the day. It's important to set...

A Game to Show Goal Setting

A Game to Show Goal Setting

Hi everyone! I’m Mandy Bush and I am the online business manager for Cardinal Rule Press (Maria’s publishing company). I am a mother of 2 (son and daughter) and I will be blogging this month on Be the Difference and will be recapping some valuable tips from Maria’s...

Word of the Year

Word of the Year

Hi everyone! I’m Mandy Bush and I am the online business manager for Cardinal Rule Press. I am a mother of 2 (son and daughter) and I will be blogging this month on Be the Difference and will be recapping some valuable tips from Maria’s new show! On January 11, Maria...

2017 Goals and 2018 Word of the Year

2017 Goals and 2018 Word of the Year

2017 is moving behind us in a few short hours. It was a good year of living with joy, focus and growing as a wife, mama and business owner. As you may know from reading my blog, each year I choose a specific WORD to focus on in all areas of my life. You can read more...

2017 Book Selections

2017 Book Selections

At the start of the year, I set out to be in a book club with two of my close friends. Our goal was to keep it low stress which was great because it was for the first few months but then mid year we stopped meeting. Boo hoo! Here is a list of the goals we set out for...

Write A Book Series-#11 Delivery of Books

Write A Book Series-#11 Delivery of Books

2017 Connections: Are you a teacher looking to participate in Maria’s next book launch (think FREE STUFF) ? Sign up here to receive details three months before the next book comes out. http://eepurl.com/bb610H Have you considered writing a book but are looking for...

Write A Book Series-#10 Print Proofs

Write A Book Series-#10 Print Proofs

2017 Connections: Are you a teacher looking to participate in Maria’s next book launch (think FREE STUFF) ? Sign up here to receive details three months before the next book comes out. http://eepurl.com/bb610H Have you considered writing a book but are looking for...

Write A Book Series-#9 Biographies

Write A Book Series-#9 Biographies

2017 Connections: Are you a teacher looking to participate in Maria’s next book launch (think FREE STUFF) ? Sign up here to receive details three months before the next book comes out. http://eepurl.com/bb610H Have you considered writing a book but are looking for...

Write A Book Series-#8 Additional Pages

Write A Book Series-#8 Additional Pages

2017 Connections: Are you a teacher looking to participate in Maria’s next book launch (think FREE STUFF) ? Sign up here to receive details three months before the next book comes out. http://eepurl.com/bb610H Have you considered writing a book but are looking for...

Write A Book Series-#7 Cover Decision

Write A Book Series-#7 Cover Decision

2017 Connections: Are you a teacher looking to participate in Maria’s next book launch (think FREE STUFF) ? Sign up here to receive details three months before the next book comes out. http://eepurl.com/bb610H Have you considered writing a book but are looking for...