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Recipe Round-up: 5 Snacks for Helpers (All Hands On Deck)

Staying fueled when you’re working hard is key to motivation and success.

6 Ways to (Truly!) Make Cleaning Fun

Games that actually get kids excited about cleaning up.

Stock Your Cleaning Kit for Kids

It's time to clean — but where to begin? Stocking a kid-friendly cleaning kit with simple supplies will set the stage for your family to create a fresh and clean home.

Stories to Help You Find Peace and Quiet

Start by taking a deep breath. Then press play.

Storybox Playlist: Stories to Help Around the House

A little inspiration can go a long way in motivating your children to clean. These seven stories are just the encouragement they need.

Stories to Bring Motion to Emotion

Inspiration to get the body moving, even when you don’t want to.

An Interview with Lisabeth for the Growth Mindset Parenting Summit

Lisabeth was honored to be a part of the Growth Mindset Parenting Summit, hosted by Amy Doeun. In this conversation, they talk about using stories to support a peaceful home.

Foods That Make You Smile: A Round-Up

Eight activities that actually encourage your kids to play with their food!

Storybox Playlist: Stories to Inspire Joy

Listen in as this fun cast of Sparkle characters inspires you to find joy throughout every day.

Sometimes You Just Need a Laugh Playlist

These 10 funny tales are sure to keep you and your children giggling throughout the day.

Storybox Playlist: Feel All the Feels

This playlist stars little kids with big feelings. Listen as they learn to accept, identify, and share them.

Loving Yourself Playlist

February may be the month to celebrate love, but are we remembering to include ourselves in that celebration? Dive into this storybox playlist for inspiration!

Original Stories from Our Partner, Restorative Storytelling

Have you ever wanted to tell your own original stories to your children? Listen in on these six stories written and recorded by students from the Restorative Storytelling program.

Storybox Playlist: Love Is in the Air!

These audio stories for little ears show the many ways love can be experienced.

Sparkle Craft: A Special Valentine Tote

Add a little sparkle to Valentine’s Day this year with this easy-to-make gift bag.

Busy Hands, Calm Minds

Working with your hands can bring joy, a sense of calm, and a feeling of well-being.

Tips for a Year of Rest

This desire for rhythms of work and rest inspired the creation of Martin and Sylvia: Day of Rest. Through these stories, we have the gift of observing Martin and Sylvia’s family as they work through the process of setting apart one day each week to rest as a family.

Sparkle Kitchen: Lavender and Sweet Orange Sleepy Spray

For anyone even remotely aware of herbal remedies, using lavender as a sleep aid is a no-brainer, but the addition of sweet orange oil makes this blend particularly lovely for children. Here's how to make it so your little one can catch more zzzzzzs.

Family Activity: Projects for Winter Break

These six winter crafts and activities will keep little hands and minds busy while they are out of school.

Sparkle Tip: Travel Playlist

Make car rides more fun for your kids this winter in four easy steps.

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