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friday's kind words

After listening to a story about making trail art on the drive to the trailhead, my kids were inspired to make their own. Sparkle Stories for the win, time after time. Best $15 a month I spend on my children's education.

~Meg...

sparkle craft- recycled bird feeder

In this week's By Thistle By Thimble story, “Lady Jovial”, an old woman known only as “the pigeon lady” spends nearly every day feeding birds and tending the downtown green of a fine old town on the river. No one knows her real name or where...

sparkle kitchen- lilac oranginas

In this week's So Many Fairies story, “The Old Lilac Tree”, a lilac tree has been the center of a lush garden for a very long time. The lilac tree elf who tends the tree is very proud; she prefers a particular order and form to all things within...

FIFTY Study Page: Virginia "Twigs and Trees"

In “Twigs and Trees,” Lizzie Walker learns from her grandmother the value of creating big change (trees) by starting small and simple (twigs). Her grandmother, Maggie Lena Walker, knows this from her own experience as the first woman ever to...

May Tips for Creating a Day of Rest

Living in Chicago for forty-plus years has taught me a thing or two about embracing the seasons — particularly that magical moment when winter begins to open up into spring. After months of huddling indoors, we Chicago residents gloriously cast off...