Helping & Healing
Articles and content for helping families with challenging times or situations.
A Different Kind of Thanksgiving
This Thanksgiving is different for Lisabeth, Sparkle co-founder and CEO. And different has it's blessings!
Ancestors, Elders and Us
This All Saints Day and Dia de Los Muertos, let's appreciate those who came before us — not only for what we inherited from them, but also for what they created for us.
Turns out I'm Royalty. (And you are too.)
Fairy tales are more than old-time entertainment. They are pedagogical. They are teaching us something about ourselves.
Forget "fit in." Who are you really?
Let's take September to ask the question: who are these amazing creatures that are our children? And how do you make more space for them to unspool themselves fully?
Top 5 Resources for Highly Sensitive Kids
Life with a highly sensitive child can be an adventure full of richness and delight. We hope this information and these stories will help you to parent your little one as they grow strong and mighty in their special sensory gifts!
Wonder as a Power Tool with Dr. Carrie Contey
Our days are filled with busyness and many many demands. Kids lives too are full. How do we cut through all of that to find a little extra joy and peace? Wonder! Listen to Lisabeth Sewell and Dr. Carrie Contey as they explore all the ways to enrich our days with a little wonder.
Sweet Summertime with Dr. Carrie Contey
Dr. Carrie Contey shares her best tips and tools for a sweet summertime in this enlightening conversation with Lisabeth.
Finding Our Superpowers with Dr. Carrie Contey
Dr. Carrie Contey shares her best tips and tools for finding our superselves in a power-packed video conversation with Lisabeth.
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.
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.
Busy Hands, Calm Minds
Working with your hands can bring joy, a sense of calm, and a feeling of well-being.
10 Things to Remember for a Less Stressful Holiday Season
This time of year can easily leave us feeling overextended and overstressed. But remember this: the holidays are for you, too! We've partnered with our friends Maren & Angela of Homeschool Unrefined to offer some practical tips and resources to help you and your family stay grounded. Read on for their suggestions!
Gratitude Momma Lectures
Need some quick, easy ways to help you access gratitude? Here are five great hacks to help you see the beauty in your every day.
The Power of Simple Kindness
Kindness doesn't need to be in the form of a huge feat that everyone knows about. Instead, it can come by way of small actions that are easily done every day.
Audio Stories to Help Kids Sleep
Sometimes our little ones fight the urge to settle into sleep routines. This can be frustrating for parents to say the least! We’ve gathered some of our best insights, tips, and of course stories to provide some support.
Sparkle Stories Back to School Guide Printable
With school starting again, we've rounded up all of our best back-to-school content in one place. We’ve gathered some of our best stories along with helpful guides on how to use them for parents and teachers. You’ll also find some of our favorite back-to-school projects, recipes, and crafts.
Momma Lecture: Push Back Against the American Work Ethic
Do less today. Remove things from your to do list. Remember that connection, play, and creativity bring the most satisfaction, and that's what makes for a meaningful life.
Momma Lectures: A Pass from the Principal's Office
Today, write yourself a pass. If you could play hooky from one thing, or break one of your own daily rules, just for fun, what would you do? Write it out and DO it.
How Does Screen Time Impact Kids?
Screens can offer opportunities for education and entertainment, but too much screen time can have a negative impact on our kids. It's good to check gut feelings against scientific research, so join us as we dig into these studies!
Best Streaming Services for Kids
Review the top options for streaming children’s content and compare with Sparkle Stories' carefully-crafted audio stories for kids.