A Blog By Maria Dismondy

Children’s Movies Based On Books

Children’s Movies Based On Books

Movies based on classic books have storylines so engaging that Hollywood has gotten behind them. Whether or not you’re a proponent of reading the book before you see the movie, here are ten favorites to share with family and friends. The BFGBased on the beloved...

Summer Movies for Children

Summer Movies for Children

Summer is the perfect time for family movie nights, but it’s easy to feel like you’re running out of options. Not to worry, we’ve compiled a list of 20 of our favorite children’s movies. Find more details at commonsensemedia.org to ensure the content is a good fit for...

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...

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...

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,...

Back to School Round-Up

Back to School Round-Up

Maria goes live every other week, taking turns between her author Facebook page and her private Empowering Kids with Character Facebook group. Between August 18th to August 25th, Maria Dismondy and NJ Ronger collaborated to share helpful back-to-school tips in the...

Books to Support MUSIC in the HOME

Books to Support MUSIC in the HOME

Maria goes live every other week, taking turns between her author Facebook page and her private Empowering Kids with Character Facebook group. On August 15th, Maria shared a list of books that helps support music in the home. You can watch the video here. Before Maria...