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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.

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Upside Down and Right Side Up ( from the Libby & Dish Collection)

When Libby’s mother experiences a difficult day, Libby is determined to help set things right. But after things go awry, Dish offers a suggestion that might bring balance to the whole family.

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Stories for Overwhelm (from the Stories for Overwhelm Collection)

"Overwhelm" is an audio collection of three stories about sensitive people managing the stresses of a busy, fast-paced world.

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A Case of the Giggles (from the At Home with Martin & Sylvia Collection)

Momma is presenting a lecture on “Long Horned Beetles" and the whole family wants to attend. Daddy explains to Martin and Sylvia that they'll need to be still, quiet, and attentive during the lecture. Just in case they should be beset by "a case of the giggles," he teaches them a technique to help calm and quiet themselves. But, as it turns out, it is not the children who end up with “a case of the giggles”!

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Luck and the Blue Jay (from the So Many Fairies Series)

Ripley is a bold bluejay with quite a temper. For the past few years he has developed a reputation for his temper and consequently, other birds have begun to avoid him. A host of fairies teach Ripley about finding inner peace and calm using the help of, well, something very surprising!

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The Sleepless Cat (from the Junkyard Tales: All Together Now Series)

Ben Thompson, clever cat, can't fall asleep. When he enlists the help of Rebecca Rowland, the mother of the raccoon family, he learns some helpful relaxation techniques, but he still can't stop worrying and thinking. It takes the unexpected appearance of a sleepwalking friend to help him use his imagination to fall asleep, rather than to keep him awake.

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KC Pagano
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KC is a full-time radical homemaker and mama to two spunky little girls. She writes about all kinds of radical goodness, from gardening and cooking with whole foods to attachment parenting, high needs toddlers, crafting, sewing, homeschooling, and mama musings. Read more on her blog Olive and Owl.