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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...

Storybox Playlist: Emergency Rest Time Toolkit

As a kid, I remember never wanting to nap or slow down. There was too much to do — too many trees to climb, books to read, art to make. But now as an adult, I see the wisdom in slowing down and resting. Being a homeschool parent, I find that rest in the afternoon is even more imperative for our sanity. In our fast-paced modern world, full of after-school activities and screen time, rest time is needed now more than ever to reconnect with ourselves and our loved ones. I've rounded up some of our favorites to help your family find some rest time....