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Maria Dismondy

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How to Use Children's Literature to Engage Character Education Conversations with Maria Dismondy

Smart Money Mamas Show

#121 Today I'm talking with children's author, Maria Dismondy. Maria has published a handful of delightful books that focus on diversity and character education. Learn how a lack of diverse literature inspired Maria to leave the classroom to publish children's books. We're talking about how you can use literature for creative conversations starters, tips for helping kids navigate anxiety with a new school year, and why we should always encourage curiosity! (1:33) Learn how Maria decided to transition from teaching to writing children’s books  (5:33) Here’s why children’s lit is the perfect tool for teaching character education  (7:20) These are some creative ways to build a life-long love of reading  (22:22) Check out these tips for helping kids work through pandemic anxiety in the new school year (37:01) Ever wanted to write and publish a book? Start here! Looking for more information, mama? Visit the show notes at  https://www.smartmoneymamas.com/121 Grab your FREE Passion Project Workbook https://smartmoneymamas.com/passion-project-workbook


26 Aug 2021

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10: From Side-Hustling Teacher to Publishing Powerhouse with Maria Dismondy

Creative Conversations with Marylin

“The idea was planted in your heart for a reason.” - Unknown If you are one of those people who have always felt called to go in one direction over another, what happens when you find another passion? Maria Dismondy always knew she was going to be a teacher, but then she realized that she was meant for more. Listen as she shares how she went from side-hustling teacher to publishing powerhouse. From the time she was little, Maria knew she was meant to be a teacher. She went to school, got her degree, and then went on to teach. It wasn’t until she started looking for realistic children’s books for her class that she realized there was a true gap in the market and she was determined to fill it.  She started writing children’s books and not too long after that realized that she was making a huge impact, making more money, and ready to leave teaching behind. After a few people approached her looking for help with their own books, she knew that she was ready to pivot again. This was an amazing episode filled with laughs and fantastic insights on what it takes to lean into a new passion. Listen in for all of Maria’s pearls of wisdom. Stay tuned until the end to hear my takeaways designed to help you take action toward your dreams today!   In this episode: [02:57] Maria shares about her background and her journey to publishing. [06:26] How do you find children’s book authors?  [09:09] What they do while they’re finding other authors to market to their customers.  [10:52] Why it’s important to practice what you preach.  [12:56] Learn about her podcast and the direction her business is going now.  [15:31] It’s important to have a support system around you and find connection.  [18:30] You can have babies and have a passion in your heart for more.  [21:42] She’s still very connected to teachers and influencers. Learn more. [25:03] You don’t have to be just one thing. There are so many opportunities to serve these days. [27:10] Maria’s advice for side-hustling teachers.  [28:44] My takeaways for you to take action today!   Links & Resources: Connect with Maria: Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun by Maria Dismondy Maria’s Website Cardinal Rule Press Maria on Facebook Maria on Twitter Maria on Instagram Maria on Pinterest Maria on YouTube Maria on LinkedIn   Connect with Marylin: Marylin’s Website Marylin on Instagram Book a Clarity Call Your Business Reset Workshop


13 May 2021

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How to run a company, be an author and instill family values with Maria Dismondy

Moms Get it Done

Listen as I talk to award-winning author and founder of the publishing company, Cardinal Rule Press, Maria Dismondy. Maria has a system that makes it so she can run a business, be there for her children, and stick to their family values with ease.   Her background in early education and research enables her to touch lives the world over while touring as a public speaker in schools, community forums, and at national conferences. When Maria isn’t working, she can be found embarking on adventures throughout southeast Michigan and beyond, where she lives with her husband and three book-loving children.  Find out more about Maria at MariaDismondy.com or CardinalRulePress.com Also be sure to join the Moms Get it Done free Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MomsGetitDoneTogether --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app


5 Oct 2020

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14: How to Handle Raising Kind and Caring Children as a Busy Parent with Maria Dismondy

Handle Everything

“You’ve got this.”“You’ve got this.”“You can handle hard things.”“You’ve got this.” - Maria Dismondy When Maria was a little girl she was teased for her curly hair and favorite lunchbox fare, spaghetti in a hot dog bun. Many moons later, these and other real-life moments continue to fuel what is now her critically acclaimed children’s book writing career. Maria has penned nine books that feature stories with topics ranging from anti-bullying to overcoming adversity, to friendship trials and tribulations, and beyond.  Maria is dedicated to empowering those around her through her roles as author, teacher, public speaker, community leader and friend. Maria is intentional about making each day count and lives in southeast Michigan with her high school sweetheart husband, three kids and two pet snails.  Show Notes ·      Author, business owner, and busy mother to three young children, Maria talks us through her full plate. [02.40]  ·      A great tactic for being able to handle everything. [03.34]  ·      The importance of flexibility, and how to use it to manage stress. [03.52] ·      The physical sensation of anxiety, and how to help with it. (TOP TIP: Gratitude!) [05.10]  ·      Turning pressure into an opportunity. [05.50]  ·      The value of quiet time. [07.22]  ·      Themes from Maria’s book - Sunnyside Upbringing. A month by month guide to raising kind and caring kids. [08.26]  ·      Value based parenting. [11.43]  ·      Tips that parents can use to catch themselves when they are stressed and frustrated. [13.43]  ·      Partnering with your partner. [15.50]  ·      Quick wins for parents to do right away. [17.21]  ·      Modeling problem-solving skills for your children. [21.55]  ·      What Maria hopes parents will feel after reading her book. [23.30]  ·      Changing habits in your own time. [25.25]  ·      When everybody focuses on their own strengths. [26.59]  ·      Maria’s speaking gigs, and questions that come up repeatedly. [27.34]  ·      Where writers could find information about getting published. [30.48] ·      [31.52] Some rapid-fire answers from Maria about what it means to feel successful, an accomplishment she’s most proud of, what she’s most looking forward to this year.


29 Sep 2020

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Lifelong Learners - Changing our Home Libraries with Maria Dismondy

Organize 365 Podcast

Listen here: organize365.com/wednesday-podcasts   “You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.” - Charlie "Tremendous" Jones   This week, my Wednesday Podcast is a conversation with children's author and my virtual friend Maria Dismondy. We pack so much into this quick interview. Listen in to hear how we talk about living a life with healthy balance and discuss virtual book tours.   We also talk about how to change the conversations we are having inside of our homes. We talk about how to build a library of books that represent all of the children and how our books should reflect the world around us. Maria has written books with the goal of making sure there are children's books that celebrate our differences so that any kid can open a book and see themselves in the pages.   You can find her books or learn more about Maria Dismondy at https://mariadismondy.com/   You can still preorder your copy of The Paper Solution - launching August 4, 2020.


22 Jul 2020

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Episode 77 Maria Dismondy – Cardinal Rule Press

The Library Pros

The podcast is working from home and Chris was able to speak with Maria Dismondy, children’s book author and founder of Cardinal Rule Press. Maria started her career as a teacher, and started writing children’s picture books that focus on a child’s self esteem, something she was not seeing in picture books. This concept became a passion and she turned that passion into a publishing house. Learn how Maria started, her philosophies on not just publishing but also on marketing and the use of social media, because much of what she does with Cardinal Rule Press translates nicely to Libraryland. Follow Cardinal Rule Press on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.


5 Jun 2020

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Virtual author events and other strategies for building online communities, with Maria Dismondy

Inside Independent Publishing (with IBPA)

What kind of virtual author events are successful in getting the word out, supporting booksellers, and developing enthusiastic online communities? Maria Dismondy of children’s book publisher Cardinal Rule Press has had recent success and discusses strategies and goals.Topics Coveredonline book launches and book “tours”partnering with bookstoressign-up events vs public streaming on Facebook and other platformsadvance sales before the eventsponsored and partnered events with giveaways as a way of developing and sharing contactshow to find partners for a virtual event: be sure to match the audience to the missionkeeping pitch letters effective and succincthow the pandemic crisis may be creating new and permanent opportunities for new kinds of book promotionadvice: pick 1 platform and be consistent with your message and timingbe sure to spend more time “giving” than “selling”; you may not have a direct ROI but you will be building communityhow far in advance should you contact sponsors? participants?the growing importance of bookshop.orgwhy traditional media are still importantgood advice: “do one thing every day!”LinksCardinalRulePress.comwww.cardinalrulepress.comMaria Dismondywww.mariadismondy.comSample a reader's guide: Evie's Field Day by Claire Nolandhttps://cardinalrulepress.com/uploads/pdf/Evies%20Field%20Day%20FINAL.%5B1%5D.pdfParticipantsAuthor and founder of the publishing company, Cardinal Rule Press, Maria Dismondy inspires and educates others in the book industry.Her background in early education and research enables her to touch lives the world over while touring as a public speaker in schools, community forums, and at national conferences. When Maria isn’t working, she can be found embarking on adventures throughout southeast Michigan and beyond, where she lives with her husband and three book-loving children. Peter Goodman (host) is publisher of Stone Bridge Press  in Berkeley, California. He began his publishing career in Tokyo, Japan, in 1976. A longtime member of IBPA, he has served on the IBPA board and as IBPA board chair.For more information, go to IBPA at https://www.ibpa-online.org/.


14 May 2020

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Love All with Maria Dismondy

Confetti Moments

On today's episode, I interview Maria Dismondy author, former teacher, now publisher at Cardinal Press. She shares the importance of teaching social emotional learning in the classroom, why technology has changed conversation, and her favorite book coming out in 2020.  You can find Maria here: Instagram @mariadismondybooks www.mariadismondy.com 


27 Jan 2020

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Maria Dismondy From School House to Publishing House

Authors Who Lead - Learn about writing books from bestselling authors and leaders

Maria Dismondy is an author, publisher, and speaker. She writes books that encourage and inspire people. She also publishes picture books and is the Founder and CEO of Cardinal Rule Press. Today, she talks about her writing process, publishing, and distribution process.  What We Discuss with Maria Dismondy: How she transitioned from teaching to writing children's books The first few steps she took to get her book done What got her to create her own publishing company Strategies for successfully launching your book What they do as a traditional publisher and their criteria for writers  The distribution process About her book Sunny Side Upbringing and her writing process The struggle of traditional publishers due to the rise of indie presses Timeline from pre-launch phase to the release of your book Things you also need to understand about traditional publishers Maria’s advice to reluctant authors Like this show? Please leave us a review here -- even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!


9 Jan 2020

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All Things Mastermind w/Maria Dismondy and Carrie Clark

The Boss Mom Podcast

The term ‘Mastermind’ is used fairly often in the business world, but many entrepreneurs still aren’t sure what joining one of these groups entails. What is a Mastermind, and how can we use them to benefit our businesses? Why is it necessary for Mastermind members to challenge each other? How can we offer different viewpoints without offending other members in the process? On this episode, owner of the Speech and Language Kids website, Carrie Clark, and founder and CEO of Cardinal Rule Press, Maria Dismondy, discuss what makes Masterminds so beneficial to business owners.  A good Mastermind is a group that helps you whittle down options. -Dana Malstaff 3 Things We Learned From This Episode Use Masterminds to challenge ideas (10:48 - 11:49)Masterminds are the ideal space for ideas to be shared and challenged. We should be using our groups to help each other brainstorm our ideas in different ways. The benefit of this kind of input is ultimately creating a more thought-out product.  Take advantage of the different viewpoints in Masterminds (15:25 - 16:22)Having a tight-knit Mastermind with different views allows us to narrow down ideas and options more easily. This is an important step, because it stops us from becoming overwhelmed by all the suggestions we get from like-minded people outside our groups.  Maintain mutual respect for all Mastermind members (20:41 - 21:51)For Masterminds to be effective, we have to have a mutual respect for everyone in our groups. This respect makes it easier to challenge one another, without running the risk of offending anyone on a personal level. Guest Bio-  Carrie Clark is a speech-language pathologist and the founder of the Speech and Language Kids website. She is passionate about helping children through speech-language pathology, and has extensive experience in the field, having worked at the Columbia Public Schools in Columbia, Missouri, and later opening a private practice.  To find out more about Carrie, visit  https://www.speechandlanguagekids.com/about-us/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/carrie-clark-74210054 https://www.instagram.com/slpsolution/ https://www.facebook.com/theslpsolution/ Maria Dismondy is the founder and CEO of Cardinal Rule Press. She is also an author and speaker. Maria is the creator of the Empowering Kids with Character mini-podcast, a movement that aims to nurture character development in children through education. To find out more about Maria, visit https://mariadismondy.com/ https://www.instagram.com/mariadismondybooks/ https://www.facebook.com/mariadismondy https://www.youtube.com/user/mariadismondy https://twitter.com/mariadismondy https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariadismondy


5 Dec 2019