Author: Kate

Interview w/Nedalee Thomas’ Princess Power

In August, I was blessed to share a podcast with Nedalee Thomas, the host of Princess Power. We discussed a wide range of issues related to foster care, my calling to write a book, family dynamics when you take on a foster child, and the content and purpose of my first book, Superhero Kid: In Training.

Below is an edited version of my full interview, which you can find HERE.

Princess Power interview:

A S’more Recipe for Busy Parents – My Treat…

Fall is upon us, at least for those of us not living in the paradise of California… and when the chill comes, the bonfire madness begins. And then there’s the tasty treats that accompany them.

I found a few recipes for S’mores that put a radical new spin on a traditional, if not routine nighttime affair. I’ve shared the latest of them below. Granted, they’re not all made ON the fire, but with one of these, you can make almost anything on the campfire!

Perfect for anyone experiencing a little nostalgia for warm summer days as well as a craving for something sweet, the Five Minute Chocolate Fudge Smores Mug Cake offers the perfect solution.

Recently featured on food blog ‘How Sweet It Is,’ this recipe for Five Minute Chocolate Fudge Smores Mug Cake is as easy to prepare as it is delicious. Requiring the same tempting ingredients as the classic campfire treat:

 

Ingredients:

A few marshmallows
Graham crackers (broken, not crushed or whole)
Chocolate (get creative! Dark, milk, white, etc)
3 TBSP of butter
Vanilla extract
Pastry flour

 

Instructions:

Place the graham cracker pieces, melted butter, vanilla and pastry flour in a mug and lightly stir the ingredients together.

Microwave them for a few minutes until it becomes a cake-like mixture, then add a couple of small marshmallows on the top for the last few seconds (not too early or they’ll blow up in the microwave!).

To get the toasty golden brown on the top, you might have to bake this and use oven mitts to drink it!

 

Happy Tasting!

Supermom in Training

Sometimes the messy bun, perfect supersize stretch pants, and #momlife shirt, aren’t enough to make a successful mom. We may have our lukewarm coffee (microwaved 3 times) as we exit the house, but that doesn’t mean we have it pulled together in the least bit.. I don’t remember the last time I left the house in matching socks.

The truth is sometimes our killer sense of style and painted on smile can be a mask we wear to cover up feeling like an imperfect disaster.

Last night “Little Bug” was having a difficult time getting to sleep and kept crying out for me. I was laying in bed wishing for one selfish moment alone… when finally I caved. We read Elmo’s Fantastic Picture Book for the millionth time, and prayed together (it was so awesome). It was in that moment I thought, “this is winning.”

So here is where I am going with all of this… It’s the little moments in life that no one sees, that make us a rockstar mom. Don’t miss out on the little moments in search of the unattainable supermom status. It’s alright to let our messy bun down and be who God created us to be… imperfectly His.

Kaden Is A Superhero You Have to Meet

Meet Kaden, a five year old boy who beat 5% odds of survival to begin growing into a beautiful young man. Kaden has a rare bone condition called osteogenesis imperfecta. He was given only months to live, so his parents’ doctor suggested abortion, because his chances of survival were near impossible. His parents bet on the 5% and refused to give up on him. Now, five years later, he amazes doctors every day.

Kaden’s brittle bones have broken 40 times so far, and he’s had many surgeries. Like Elijah Price in the movie Unbreakable, who had the same condition, he could have given into fear and bitterness, but instead he has great love for other people, is fearless even in his condition, and has dreams of becoming something great! His survival alone qualifies him as a superhero in the hearts of so many, but his attitude is even more powerful, and an inspiration to all of us. The full video is here.

His favorite hero is Superman. You can read more of his story after birth here, on his mother’s blog.

 

If you have your own story, or know of one and would like me to feature it, send me your info HERE. I will get you your own signed copy, and feature the picture or video on my Facebook page and here as well.

SKIT of the Day: Rosie and Big Brother

So precious… Rosie’s big brother climbed into her crib to read Superhero Kid in Training to her! 🙂

Keep sending me these adorable memories. I love all the little superheroes, all being powerful in their own way!

If you have your own story, and would like me to feature it, send me your info HERE. I will get you your own signed copy, and feature the picture or video on my Facebook page and here as well.

Thank You For Successful Book Signing!

Yesterday morning, Oak Creek Assembly of God hosted in on Thursday for it’s 2000 members, and invited me to participate with a book signing. It was an amazing success! We sold dozens and dozens of hardcover books at the table, and the church bookstore sold out of their stock too!

Thank you so much to the staff at OCAG for giving us authors the environment to display our work, and support our efforts. And thank you to everyone who came to the table and expressed so muh support! I am truly grateful beyond belief.

If you missed out on a signed copy, just request one here, and I’ll contact you about payment and shipment. I appreciate each of my little superhero readers and their parents!

Kate

SKIT of the Day: Beautiful Nylah

As Nylah says, a truly great superhero has honorable traits like kindness, courage and strength!

Thank you for being those things to people in your life, Nylah! That’s why you’re my SKIT of the Day!

If you have your own story, and would like me to feature it, send me your info HERE. I will get you your own signed copy, and feature the picture or video on my Facebook page and here as well.

SKITs of the Day: The Maggard Family

Claire and Henry are my SKITs of the Day! Here we see them with their dad, Ric Maggard, and their copy of Superhero Kid: In Training!

I am so happy to see the sheer joy on the faces of little ones, and it makes my day. Thank you for sharing, Ric!

If you have your own story, and would like me to feature it, send me your info HERE. I will get you your own signed copy, and feature the picture or video on my Facebook page and here as well.

SKIT of the Day: My Little Bug

SKIT presents my personal superhero… Batman 😊

“You only have your thoughts and dreams ahead of you. You are someone and you mean something very special,” sweet boy. I love you!

 

If you have your own story, and would like me to feature it, send me your info HERE. I will get you your own signed copy, and feature the picture or video on my Facebook page and here as well.