A Blog By Maria Dismondy

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...

New Year’s Goal #1

New Year’s Goal #1

For two years in a row, I participated in my very own Happiness Projects. Monthly goals to improve my well being. Did it work? Yes. I stayed motivated to make small changes in my life that lead to happier days. At the end of December we welcomed our third child to the...

Mama Interview #9

Mama Interview #9

The intention of this series is to showcase a number of individuals with children primarily in elementary school and younger (But I will interview some mamas of older children too!) I will not be sharing names or photos. Why is this you ask? The purpose of the series...

Super Savvy Bib Review

Super Savvy Bib Review

I was asked to test out this JJ Cole Bib Set. We were happy with the following: The pocket for catching food instead of making a mess on the floor. The material is great for washing and reusing instead of washing in the machine. We loved the cute animal print and...

Mama Interview #7

The intention of this series is to showcase a number of individuals with children primarily in elementary school and younger (But I will interview some mamas of older children too!) I will not be sharing names or photos. Why is this you ask? The purpose of the series...

Mama Interview #6

Mama Interview #6

The intention of this series is to showcase a number of individuals with children primarily in elementary school and younger (But I will interview some mamas of older children too!) I will not be sharing names or photos. Why is this you ask? The purpose of the series...

Mama Interviews

Mama Interviews

The intention of this series is to showcase a number of individuals with children primarily in elementary school and younger (But I will interview some mamas of older children too!) I will not be sharing names or photos. Why is this you ask? The purpose of the series...

My Happiness Project Recap

My Happiness Project Recap

This was the second year I completed a Happiness Project. With the realization that things will be busy next year, I am still going to set some goals, but instead of monthly goals I am going to expand it to quarterly goals. Quarter #1? Complete 100 Random Acts of...

Postpartum Must Haves for the Mama

Postpartum Must Haves for the Mama

It's the final countdown for me! I am officially full term as of today at 37 weeks pregnant. My bags are packed, the car seat is ready and now we just wait until Baby Dismondy is ready to make his or her entrance into the world! Here are a few of my postpartum must...

Nesting

Nesting

From Pregnancy Weekly: Around the fifth month of pregnancy, the "nesting" instinct can set in. This is an uncontrollable urge to clean one's house brought on by a desire to prepare a nest for the new baby, to tie up loose ends of old projects and to organize your...

Friday Inspiration

Friday Inspiration

Here are some of my current favorite inspirational quotes floating around Pinterest. There are some days that just reading one of these helps to get me through a negative mind trap! Like Fall seven times, stand up eight... How many times have I been turned down by...

Nutrition: Grocery Tour & Beyond Organic

Our MOPS group had a nutritionalist come speak to our group a few weeks ago. The presentation was followed the next week by a grocery shopping tour. If you have the slightest curiosity on today's food epidemic, I highly recommend you take a grocery tour in your area....

Happiness Project November

November: Family Memory Catch-Up This month I am dedicating time to catching up with my 2013 family yearbook. Each month I enter pictures into a Shutterfly book. We love looking through these books through out the year. I've kept up with loading my monthly pictures...

October Happiness Project

October Happiness Project

October: Green Smoothie Challenge Back in April, I learned a TON from doing a one month green smoothie challenge. You see, I love goals and challenges. I love the follow through of it all. Completing something I committed to. It's a big part of who I am. These...

Pregnancy Must-Haves

Pregnancy Must-Haves

Here you have my list of "must-haves" during my pregnancy. I would love to know what you would add to the list. Share with me in the comments below! 1. Coconut Body Butter from Trader Joe's: At the very end of my second pregnancy I got stretch marks. There are so many...