A Blog By Maria Dismondy

Word of the Year: Beauty

Word of the Year: Beauty

Every year I choose a word to focus on throughout the 365 days. I have been doing this for a decade now and it helps me to be intentional as life gets busy and I am stuck in the day to day grind (you know, the continuous hamster wheel that we try to avoid but...

Children’s Books On Manners

Children’s Books On Manners

Manners is one facet of social intelligence, which supports positive interpersonal and professional outcomes throughout life. While we’re never too old to improve upon our manners, it’s better for everyone involved to start early. Here are ten of our favorite books on...

Unschooling at Home

Unschooling at Home

Have you heard of the term “Unschooling”? Here’s what Pinterest says it is: Pinterest Marketing: "Unschooling," a movement focused on self-directed learning, has taken off in certain parts of the US. That’s why some parents are swapping out things like shop class...

We Have A Middle Schooler.. Help!

We Have A Middle Schooler.. Help!

The door just slammed and our eleven year old is furious with me for making her clean up her mess. In a few minutes, she will be back in a calm mood and will most likely apologize (she’s  good like that!) It’s a rollercoaster of emotions over here and we are just...