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Storybox Playlist: Make Em' Laugh: The Best Antidote for Overwhelm

The old saying "laughter is the best medicine" still holds true. Whenever I am sad or my kids are sad or feeling overwhelmed, we try to find something funny to listen to or read. I remember as a kid, my mom would always make really silly voices and faces when I was feeling down and that made me laugh so much and turned my mood right around. This week I've rounded up some of our funniest Sparkle stories. I hope they bring you a few laughs — just as they do for my family....

Storybox Playlist: Get Slow — Our Best Suggestions for Getting Calm in the Crazy

The holiday season can get crazy really fast. Here at Sparkle we want to help you find a way to relax and come down from all the busy coming and going and parties and errands. Here are a few stories to help you cope and relax....

Storybox Playlist: Stories to Inspire Festiveness

Thanksgiving has just passed and here in the United States. In many countries around the world, the holiday season has begun. Here at Sparkle, we want to help your family get inspired. I've rounded up a few stories from several different series to inspire a season of festivity, community, and giving....

Storybox Playlist: Let's Do Some Good

Sometimes the smallest act of kindness can make the biggest changes in peoples lives. This could mean holding the door open for someone, picking up a dropped toy for a sad baby in stroller, or simply calling a friend to say hello. Many of our stories feature acts of kindness — and our soon to be released Libby & Dish Good-Deed-A-Day Club Holiday Collection centers on it! Let’s start the inspiration now with some of our current favorites…...

Storybox Playlist: A Season of Gratitude and Community

When I moved away from home, I lived far enough away that coming home for Thanksgiving was expensive and I couldn't make that happen every year — but it was still very important to me. So I organized with other friends who were staying in town and it ended up becoming a tradition of gathering together every year. Each person invited brought a dish and we made a community gathering of friends. I'd make gratitude leaves and we'd all write one thing we were grateful for that year. This tradition has continued for ten years now. With gratitude and community in mind, I've gathered some of my...