A Blog By Maria Dismondy

I DReamed of Making Tacos

I DReamed of Making Tacos

My mom likes to tell the story that as a child, I wanted to grow up and make tacos as my job. If you consider the fact that our family eats tacos every Tuesday night, I think my dream has come true! In our family, there are a lot of individuals who do not have college...

With so much DARKNESS, Here is LIGHT

With so much DARKNESS, Here is LIGHT

Hi all, it’s been awhile since I’ve written a heartfelt message to you! Guess what, this month I am going to be sending you several. There have been so many ups and downs in our world over the last few years, I wanted to spread some LIGHT, since darkness continues to...

Word of the Year: Rise

Word of the Year: Rise

2011: Peace2012: Balance2013 Grace2014: Grow2015: Content2016: Play2017: Connect2018: Intentional2019: Focus2020: Beauty 2021: Light  This year my word was LIGHT. Here’s a recap on how this word was able to guide me in the many different areas of my...

Connecting with Your Teen

Connecting with Your Teen

Who out there is raising a teen or almost teen and feels like they are failing miserably?I am raising my hand over here. It’s a new part of parenting that Dave and I are navigating. I think we are doing well and other days it feels like we just can’t get it right....

5 Ways to Get Your Family in the Giving Spirit

5 Ways to Get Your Family in the Giving Spirit

Can you think of the last time you actively sought out ways to give back to people in need? If you’re anything like me, that question may have you wracking your brain for the last time you held the door open or cast a stranger a smile. In truth, the world in which we...

EKWC The Podcast-Daily Parenting Tips & Hacks-October

 Are you looking for quick tips as a parent to: learn parenting hacks that work?incorporate positive character into your daily routines?Have FUN with your kids, even when life gets hard?Find JOY in parenting? But WAIT–who has TIME to listen to a podcast? What if I...

TWO Puppies During the Pandemic and Survived!

TWO Puppies During the Pandemic and Survived!

My husband always said he didn’t want pets. He married me while I had an 18 lb, long haired cat. Shortly after we had our first baby, I became highly allergic to my sweet kitty and gave him to a family who would love him just as much, if not more, than I did. For...