Posted by: meganhearts | March 27, 2009

The True Vision/Mission of the Megan Hearts series!

Written by Kimberly Gros

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

The mission/vision behind the “Megan Hearts” series is to see young girls empowered/encouraged to explore new passions and find joy in the process of learning!


Megan Fate is the young lady whom which the main character of the book is modeled after. The real Megan is creative, spunky, inquisitive, and adventurous! She has a way of “magnifying the mundane,” finding joy in the most basic of activities. Megan lives each day as if it were her last.

Our hope and vision is that through the eyes of Megan (the character), young girls learn about responsibility and Respect! That their worlds becomes bigger through the awareness of different cultures, traditions, hobbies, occupations, etc. That they develop the confidence to try new things (baking, guitar, basketball, etc) and by doing so encourage those around them to do the same (with a real desire to see others flourish). 

Various themes throughout the Megan Hearts Series:
*Allow Others to Flourish
*Don’t be boxed in, dream big!
*Take Responsibility!
*Respect others around You!
*Never Give Up!
*Practice! Practice! Practice!
*Enjoy the process of Learning!
*Find Joy in the little things!
*”Magnify the Mundane!”
*It’s not all about me!

In our first book, “Megan Hearts Baking,” Megan has been invited to a birthday party and she wants to bring her favorite treat– cupcakes! But Megan is nervous about making them, for her last baking adventure sadly ended in a baking fiasco. What will she do? Join Megan and her mom on this sweet endeavor as, together, they learn how to bake the most delicious cupcake with just a few simple steps: finding a recipe, creating a shopping list, understanding measurements and measuring utensils, rules of kitchen safety, the finishing touches, and, at last, sharing the tasty treats with friends and family! Become engaged, as Megan gains confidence from working through mistakes, experiences joy while discovering her special strengths and abilities, and develops a love for learning- the sweetest treat of all! **The last eight pages of the book consist of biographies of real life people from around the world that have brought their passions for baking to life and started their own business. The following cupcake shops are featured in the book: Cake and Art (West Hollywood), Sprinkles (Texas and Newport Beach), SugarBliss (Chicago, IL), Magnolia Bakery (New York), and Cupcake Project (#1 online baking blog).

Upcoming books include:
Megan Hearts Guitar
Megan Hearts Basketball
Megan Hearts Uganda
Megan Hearts the Aquarium

We believe that through “Megan Hearts,” we have the opportunity to create a new lifestyle of living. A community made up of young girls that find “joy in the mundane,” see the world as bigger than themselves, and are “others-focused.” And yes, these girls are spunky, creative, and have way too much fun!! 


Thanks!!
Posted by: meganhearts | March 25, 2009

Thank You Parentguide.ca!

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

http://www.parentguideblog.blogspot.com/

Kimberly Gros, Author of “Megan Hearts Baking”

Have you ever watched a game show on TV like “The Price is Right”, and wondered what the winners did with their loot? Did they spend it frivolously or did they save it for a rainy day? Did the experience really change their life, or the lives of others? Take a moment and watch this clip about how “Megan Hearts Baking” got its start! Click here for their story! You will be inspired and amazed at what these women did with their winnings.

“Megan Hearts Baking” offers an inside look into the life of a little girl trying to fit in and learning a few things along the way. Building self esteem and having fun is the message behind this book. If you have a daughter, niece, friend or sister, this is a great gift to give!
I am excited to watch the series grow and even more excited that we had a chance for an exclusive interview with the author, Megans’ sister, Kimberly… 

1. If you could snap your fingers and be anywhere with your family, where would you be and what would you do there?

I would be in Italy taking a cooking class 🙂
2. What one event in history would you change and how would it affect today’s children?
I would change the events of the day that surrounded the death of Martin Luther King Jr. I would love for him to still be alive today, shaping the hearts of people around the world! He was more than a legend…he was a HERO! He stood up for what he believed in, FREEDOM, and that all men are equal. I wish children today could meet Martin Luther King Jr. and hear him share his personal vision and passion for equality.
3. We all have embarrassing stories to tell about our children or our own childhood – do you have any you want to share with us?
When I was seven years old I wanted to be a hair stylist. One afternoon, I took my younger sister, Megan (2 years old at the time) to the toy room and cut off all her hair. When my mom walked in the room, she started crying! And these were not tears of joy!! This was the first time I had actually cut someone’s hair and it was the first time my sister had her hair cut! Lets just say, I was grounded for a week~!
4. Do you have a favourite quote?
Live today as if it were your last.
5. If you could invent something to make parenthood easier, what would it be?
I would LOVE to invent an alarm clock robot that would physically get children out of bed and ready for school every morning. This robot would make lunch and speak words of encouragement to the kids as they walk out the door! Mornings are the most difficult part of the day!
6. What is something that not a lot of people know about you but you wish more people could know?
I am a songwriter

Congratulations to the Megan Hearts Baking team. We can’t wait to see the next book in the series! You can read more about Megan Hearts Baking on their website at: www.meganhearts.com!

Posted by: meganhearts | March 18, 2009

Megan HEARTS the Eggebrecht Ladies!

 

The Megan Hearts Family have become friends with

Gina Eggebrecht & her three daughters- Katherine, Annie, and Elizbeth!

 

Annie, Elizabeth, and Katherine showing the Megan Hearts Baking Cover!

Annie, Elizabeth, and Katherine showing the Megan Hearts Baking Cover!

 

Katherine and Elizabeth showing their favorite illustration from the book!

Katherine and Elizabeth showing their favorite illustration from the book!

 

Katherine reading the book to her sisters!

Katherine reading the book to her sisters!

Megan Hearts the Eggebrecht young ladies!

Posted by: meganhearts | March 16, 2009

The Fate/Gros Sisters were a featured story CBS2 and KCAL9

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Check out the story online: http://www.cbs2.com/video/?id=96354@kcbs.dayport.com

The Fate/Gros Sisters (creators of the Megan Hearts series)

were featured on KCAL9 and CBS2 this past Friday, March 13th!

Posted by: meganhearts | March 13, 2009

“Megan Hearts Baking” on CBS2 NEWS tonight

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The Fate/Gros Sisters and “Megan Hearts Baking” will be a featured story tonight on CBS2 News at 5 pm

(Pacific Time)!  If you aren’t near a TV…you can watch the segment on http://www.cbs2.com!

ENJOY!!


**If you would like to be added to our guestlist…send an email with your email to: kimi@meganhearts.com


Posted by: meganhearts | March 6, 2009

Check out our NEW and IMPROVED website!!

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Introducing the NEW and IMPROVED Megan Hearts Website!

CHECK IT OUT!

http://www.meganhearts.com

Sign the Guestbook!

Thank you Rachel Closs and Tim Brandon!

Posted by: meganhearts | March 5, 2009

Flickr

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Megan Hearts is now on Flickr! Check us out at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakingbookcover/

Posted by: meganhearts | February 26, 2009

Thanks Apria!

Apria Healthcare

Apria Healthcare

Apria Healthcare attached the Grunion Gazette article, “Book Series Seeks To Foster Self-Esteem In Girls”onto their website!

Posted by: meganhearts | February 26, 2009

Mego’s Blog

While I was browsing the usual girl and food blogs that I visit, I saw this book, Megan Hearts Baking and had to have it. I do love baking and my name is in it! This reminds me of a book I got when I was little that was personalized with me, my sister and my neighbor hood friend as the characters. So cute!

Posted by: meganhearts | February 25, 2009

Jan Silvious Hearts Baking

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Jan Silvious

I enjoyed ‘Megan Hearts Baking.’ Made me want to get busy making some cupcakes! You all have done a great job. Love the words, love the pictures.
Keep going as you bless the young girls of this generation.

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