I am so excited to introduce my newest sponsor, Sparkle Stories .
I have noticed Sparkle Stories around the web for a while now because I fancy myself a bit of a storyteller. For years, I shared a made-up series of stories that I affectionately called Bird Stories. They all started the same way and involved my children and, in some form or fashion, a bird with a message. I told these stories every night for years, until complete and utter burnout. Poor Della, the third child, missed that boat.
But she's not missing this one.
I was surfing the Sparkle Stories website one morning, early, as Della played quietly beside me.
I clicked the button that said 'listen to a sample story'.
A pajama clad girl made her way closer and then quickly crawled into my lap, without a word.
Game over, folks.
She just fell into it.
Not a question or a comment, just enthusiastic nods as she agreed with character's thoughts, motives and actions.
This sort of thing thrills me.
Sparkle Stories are wholesome stories, told with heart and feeling, geared to the adventurous spirit and curiosities of a child. They are seasonal and nurturing and offer up inspiration and ideas for continued play long after the story is over. They lure the listener in with details and an authentic voice and if you can tear yourself away, they will provide you with some breathing space in the constant fandango that is parenting. Sounds good, doesn't it? I was moved by the many accolades and praise for these lovely stories. They have quite a following and for good reason.
Here's how it works. This is the genius factor. They are available to you and me, via subscription and will arrive in your inbox every Friday at a rate so affordable that you must do it. You can also give them as a gift, an idea that I just adore.
You have probably gleaned that Durango Mom doesn't do TV. I am choosy choosy choosy about media. Home is a sanctuary, and I love that this resonates in all of the Sparkle Stories.
With a sense of magic and wonder they encourage creativity, a strong sense of self, and often shed light on common childhood challenges. Lisabeth and David, the crafty minds behind Sparkle Stories, saw a void in the quality media niche and sought to fill it with soul and charisma.They have!
He is a Waldorf educator and she is a playwright....and together, inspired by their own children, they turn out lovingly crafted tales of wonder for us all!
I really do love it when passion and purpose collide, and when the internet can serve as a bridge, bringing together like minded folks around quality products that can enrich our lives.
So thank you,Sparkle Stories, and Lisabeth and David!
A give away is in order, don't you think?
One lucky winner will receive a
3 month subscription to any 3 Sparkle stories.
(Winner picks! $45 value.)
And Oh My Goodness!
So that everyone can have a taste of Sparkle for next-to-nothing....
$1 for the first month of subscription. Go to http://www.sparklestories.com/trysparkle and choose one of our Sparkle Stories Packages. (Each one has 3-4 hours of audio stories each month!) Use the magic code SPRING@SPARKLE to receive the discount.
It's simple to win the three month subscription. All you have to do is like Sparkle Stories on Facebook and let me know in the comments below.
If you would like two chances to win, let me know what story series looks interesting to you and your brood.
I will choose a winner on Friday!