The Blog

Author: Maria Dismondy

< Back to Main Blog

Reason for the Seasons. Can you think of a time in the last two years where you have had to speak your boundaries? #Boundaries #CharacterTraits #PromoCode

Reason for the Seasons

By Maria Dismondy | March 25, 2022

There is a reason for the seasons. I am not a scientist and I won’t get all technical on you but it has to do with the Earth and its tilted axis. As I live and learn, I am finding there are seasons in my own life that have nothing to do with the Earth …

Children are not born with coping mechanisms, they are a learned behavior. If we want our children to be able to get through the challenges they are faced with in their day to day lives, exposing them to a variety of regulation strategies at an early age is very helpful. #Resilience #PictureBooks #ChildrensBooks #TeachOurKidsResilience #PromoCode

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

By Maria Dismondy | March 22, 2022

What do YOU think? Resilience. What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger? We each have our story and I wonder, do you believe that saying? I do, when I am far enough away from the trauma or trying times that we had gone through. But when you are in it? Ge …

FOMO: Do you have it? On the contrary, let’s teach our children to include those who are left behind, helping spread kindness. #FearOfMissingOut #Inclusion #FOMO #BooksToRead #PictureBooks #ChildrensBooks

FOMO: Do you have it?

By Maria Dismondy | March 19, 2022

Do you remember a time when you were young and you wanted to be included, but you weren’t? It’s a terrible feeling. It’s strange that now as an adult, it doesn’t bother me much at all. When I first heard of the term FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) I thought …

Teamwork is something our children need to see modeled on a day to day basis to realize the importance. #BetterTogether #Teamwork #BooksToRead #PictureBooks #ChildrensBooks


By Maria Dismondy | March 16, 2022

The pandemic was pushing groups of people apart because of their personal views on masks and vaccines, heck, it was dividing families as well. Then we started to see hate and violence against racial groups. Unfair and unjust. I started to pay attention …

There is something WE DO want to spread these days and it’s kindness. Let’s dive into a few ways kindness can be practiced in our home and community. #Kindness #BooksToRead #PromoCode #SpreadKindness

The Contagion to Spread

By Maria Dismondy | March 13, 2022

There is something WE DO want to spread these days and it’s kindness. As a society, we have been challenged in more than one way over the last few years. But something that hasn’t expired is the power KINDNESS has in a home, community and in the world. …

The definition of HOPE is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one's life or the world at large. #HopeFloats #PictureBooks #GettingAPuppy

“Beginnings are scary, endings are usually sad…”

By Maria Dismondy | March 10, 2022

“Beginnings are scary, endings are usually sad, but it is the middle that counts the most. You need to remember that when you find yourself at the beginning. Just give hope a chance to float up.”Birdee Pruitt One of my very favorite quotes from a movie …

As I reflect back over the last two years, I realize how essential certain jobs were to the survival of our country during the pandemic. #DreamBig #TradeJobs CharacterSeries #LifeDreams

Helping Kids Dream Big

By Maria Dismondy | March 7, 2022

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 …

Cardinal Rule Press

P.O. Box 930237 • Wixom, MI 48393