A Blog By Maria Dismondy

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...

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...

Jump Into A Good Old-Fashioned Summer

Jump Into A Good Old-Fashioned Summer

“GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY!” Who remembers their mom yelling this as a kid? I sure do! It would always prompt me to ride my bike for hours and play with my neighbors until the street lights came on. Times have changed a bit since then but I think it’s high time we bring...

Games!!

Games!!

Maria goes live every other week, taking turns between her author Facebook page and her private Empowering Kids with Character Facebook group. For this week’s video, Maria shared some of her family’s favorite games and you can watch the video here.Who doesn’t love...

Individual Learning Goals for Summer

Individual Learning Goals for Summer

Maria goes live every other week, taking turns between her author Facebook page and her private Empowering Kids with Character Facebook group.On May 23rd, she talked about individual learning goals in the summer. You can watch the video here. As an educator for a...

Kindness in the Home!

Kindness 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. For this one, she talks about kindness in the home and all through Summer (yes, even though it’s only the beginning of May!)....

Spring Bucket List!

Spring Bucket List!

Maria goes live every other week, in the Empowering Kids with Character Facebook group. For this one, she talks about creating Spring bags to keep in your car and then a Spring bucket list.  can watch the video here. So what goes in a Spring bag? First off, this lives...

Family Together Time

Family Together Time

Did you know Webster’s Dictionary recently announced they had the spelling of “togetherness” wrong all this time? They amended it with the correct spelling: T-I-M-E. Ok, not really! But here’s my point: family is the single most important influence in a child’s life and time is your most valuable resource. Now, if you have young […]

Quick Parenting Tip-Vision Boards

Quick Parenting Tip-Vision Boards

This month, Maria shares tips on creating a vision board as a family. Be sure to tag Maria on instagram to share your amazing boards @mariadismondybooks Learn more about setting goals as a family with our free download. You will be opted into our monthly newsletter with quick tips to bringing positive character into your […]

Strengthen Your Family Bond

Strengthen Your Family Bond

IN THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF BUSY DAYS, DOES YOUR FAMILY SPEND QUALITY TIME TOGETHER? THE SITUATION (Source: HTTPS://WWW.MIRROR.CO.UK/NEWS/UK-NEWS) 25% A quarter of all parents say they spend just 34 minutes of undistracted time a day with their children because life...

Gifts for Preschoolers and School Aged Children

Gifts for Preschoolers and School Aged Children

#1 My 1st Scooter Perfect for beginner riders developing balance and coordination. For 2+ years. #2 Best Friends Valentine (or any occasion!) Heart Raglan Baseball Style T Shirt Adorable matching outfits for mommy and kids #3 Squigz Fun Little Suckers Connecting to...

On Parenting

On Parenting

Looking for a quick guide to creative parenting? Freezer meals, road trips and the holidays-we have hacks for you! Kids and chores, limits and entitlement. Organizing all the stuff and raising kids with positive character We have answers! CHILDREN'S AUTHOR MARIA...

On Goal Setting and Family Goals

On Goal Setting and Family Goals

WHY FAMILY GOALS? Goal setting with your spouse and children is a great way to bond. ASK Thinking about goals prompts us to think about what matters. What are some of our biggest challenges? What needs to change? What will success look like? How will we stay focused?...

Creativity Trays

Creativity Trays

Hi everyone! I’m Mandy Bush and I am the executive assistant for Cardinal Rule Press (Maria’s publishing company). I am a mother of 2 (son and daughter) and I will be blogging on Be the Difference and will be recapping some valuable tips from Empowering Kids With...

Creativity Carts

Creativity Carts

Hi everyone! I’m Mandy Bush and I am the executive assistant for Cardinal Rule Press (Maria’s publishing company). I am a mother of 2 (son and daughter) and I will be blogging on Be the Difference and will be recapping some valuable tips from Empowering Kids With...

CREATIVITY-Mural!

CREATIVITY-Mural!

Hi everyone! I’m Mandy Bush and I am the executive assistant for Cardinal Rule Press (Maria’s publishing company). I am a mother of 2 (son and daughter) and I will be blogging on Be the Difference and will be recapping some valuable tips from Empowering Kids With...