A Blog By Maria Dismondy

New Year’s 2017

New Year’s 2017

A new year is just around the corner and I am beginning to think about what changes I want to make in 2017. I've already sat down a few times to review and reflect on what happened this year. I'm thankful to the women in my mastermind who encouraged me to dream bigger...

What I’ve Learned-Health & Wellness

What I’ve Learned-Health & Wellness

  This week in the What I've Learned Series, I want to talk about Health and Wellness. Here are some important things I've learned on my journey to finding a balance between fitness and nutrition in order to feel like my best self. I exercise because it feels...

What I’ve Learned-Goal Setting

What I’ve Learned-Goal Setting

I've posted a few times recently on goal setting. I think it's an important skill to practice in order to grow and make changes in our lives. Here are a few things I've learned to help you on your journey in 2016 when setting goals: Set realistic goals. Follow the...

New Year’s Goals and Resolutions 2016

New Year’s Goals and Resolutions 2016

  It's that time of year to start thinking about what changes I want to make in 2016. I am a huge believer in the power of intentions. I take plenty of time in December to reflect on the current year happenings and to make a plan for the up-coming year. You can...

Word of The Year

Word of The Year

A few years ago, I was inspired to choose one word to guide me and inspire me in all that I do. After reading The Happiness Project by Gretchin Rubin, I quickly realized that shorter (monthly or quarterly) resolutions worked best for me and that having a word to...

New Year’s Motivation-Physical

New Year’s Motivation-Physical

Last week I talked about ways I exercise myself in a mental capacity. This week I am going to share some tips about what I do physically to keep myself happy and healthy. Workouts: Part of where I gather patience and basic sanity comes from my physical activity. Ten...

New Year’s Motivation-Mental

New Year’s Motivation-Mental

I love the start of a new year. Actually, I look forward each day to the start of a new day! Part of what I offer as a Group Fitness Instructor is motivation. I like to not only push my class physically but mentally as well. Over the next two blog posts, I am going to...

Clean Eating and The Family Challenge

Clean Eating and The Family Challenge

The winner for the I CAN Make A Difference book by Miriam Laundry will be announced today on Facebook! Congratulations to the winner and thank you for your entries. We didn't have as many in the past but please know that many giveaways are in the works in the near...

How Our Family Battles the Common Cold

How Our Family Battles the Common Cold

Four out of five Dismondys have a common cold. Call me crazy, but I go into "mind over matter" mode when I get sick. Thinking positive and keeping the complaining to a minimum seriously makes me feel like I will be healthy sooner than later. I go through a list of our...

Preparing for Kindergarten

Preparing for Kindergarten

I am getting ready to send my oldest daughter off to Kindergarten. Reading all of the blog posts floating around Facebook are making me so sad! We opted for 1/2 day which is making the transition a bit easier (for me, and I hope for her too!) In preparation, we have...

Vlog Series-Meal Planning

Vlog Series-Meal Planning

Meal planning is key to keeping our weekly menu healthy and consistent. Here's video #2 in my new series where I share simple tips that help keep me organized and at the same time simple things that help make a difference in the lives of my children. This blog is...

My Work Space

My Work Space

We are feeling so blessed with our healthy little third baby. I must admit, life has gotten busier than ever for us since January this year. I work very hard to put my family and children first while at the same time, I am passionate about the work I do as a...

The Potty Show Digital App

The Potty Show Digital App

The creators of Preschoology contacted me recently to collaborate on a few projects. They will be sharing a guest post of mine with thier readers on the topic of kindness and the act of paying it forward. The concept of how Preschoology was born is pretty neat. A...