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Storybox Playlist: Stories for How to Build the Summer Siesta for Parents

I never fully understood the concept of a siesta until I moved to Texas. The middle of the afternoon is hot and thick and everything just slows ... right ... down. So why try to be productive, crisp and energetic? No, siesta time is a time of lying down, reading, chatting with friends and dreaming. Here are some stories to help you better understand the gifts of a siesta....

Storybox Playlist: How to do Boredom

What is the gift of boredom? To be with yourself. To be faced with openness and a blank slate. To make discoveries that the noise of everyday business masks. The gifts of boredom are vast - so why is boredom so uncomfortable? Here are some stories to help in that understanding....

Storybox Playlist: Let's Make a Summer Plan

Making a plan for the school year is pretty common, but how many of us prepare for summer vacation with a clear plan? Is there a daily rhythm? A weekly rhythm? Here are some stories to inspire a summertime plan in your house....

Storybox Playlist: Sum-Sum Summer Time

This is a distinctly north american playlist - but now that summer is upon us here in Texas, we want to offer a few pictures of the gift of this time of year. Here are some stories that are a part of our Sparkle Summertime Campaign....

Storybox Playlist: How Did Sparkle Stories Happen?

It was the summer of 2011. David officially left teaching and the two original Sparklers were wondering about next steps. Then Lisabeth had a vision - one in which the family would start a business based on sharing David's stories. And these are some of the very first sparkle stories that came into being....