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Sunny Side Upbringing

A month-by-month guide to raising kind & caring kids

Written by Maria Dismondy
photographer Sarah Luczak

Sunny Side Upbringing is a simple parenting toolkit designed to make your life easier and more fulfilled by keeping your family values on the forefront of daily life.

Parent educator Maria Dismondy took her greatest advice, research, ideas, activities, and educational resources from over the last 20 years and put them down on paper for us all to benefit from. The result is a month-by-month parenting resource (kind of like “a parent’s best friend”) that is loaded with enriching content that fosters creative parent-child interactions rooted in the values that matter most to you.

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Cardinal Rule Press produces high-quality children’s literature that empowers children through timeless messages of hope, courage and the Golden Rule. We are a traditional publishing company that produces a select number of books each year; all of which make a difference in the world while reflecting modern-day diversity.

Are you a parent or educator?

Maria created a community of people who are passionate about raising kind & caring humans. It's a private group on Facebook & we welcome you to join! Follow Maria on Instagram for character tips, resources & simple lessons. 

Cardinal Rule Press

P.O. Box 930237 • Wixom, MI 48393

Cookie & Milk

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cookie and milk book cover
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Available October 2019

Cookie is a genius, Milk a daredevil.

Cookie loves math & science. Milk loves adventure & adrenaline. What could two little girls who are nothing alike possibly have in common? Follow this dynamic duo through skateboard stunts and tubular-tastic surfs to discover what lies beneath true friendship. You may be surprised at what you find.


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Cardinal Rule Press

P.O. Box 930237 • Wixom, MI 48393

Cardinal Rule Press

P.O. Box 930237 • Wixom, MI 48393