The Power of CrossFit

February 24, 2016

Jordan discovered CrossFit Kids during last summer’s Nubability Athletics camp. I’d heard of it before. I’d watched amazing athletes complete the unthinkable on social media. After Jordan spent time working with Nubability coach, Dave Newkirk, she told me she wanted to get serious. So Jordan started weekly workouts at a gym in our area that had invited her […]

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Mainstream Adaptive Clothing is a Game Changer

February 23, 2016

Today, Runway of Dreams announced an incredible partnership. Tommy Hilfiger announced a new line of adaptive clothing so all children can wear stylish clothes. Magnets are a huge part of the design… Check out how MagnaReady magnets work for clothing. I am floored by how great the outfits all look. Jordan was so excited to see […]

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Jordan Makes Front Page News

February 20, 2016

I had mentioned how we continue to work with journalists to tell the story about our American Girl petition. Today, we were able to purchase a copy (or five) of The Kansas City Star. Jordan is on the front page with a picture of her running during a Girls on the Run practice earlier this week. […]

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Turning into a Limb Difference Superhero

January 28, 2016

Every time I tell Jordan about a new baby born with a limb difference, she cheers. That’s because she isn’t sad about living with one hand. It’s a blessing. How many kids with two hands can say they have a bunch of extra hands? Two-handed kids don’t have a chance to go to Camp No Limits […]

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American Girl Didn’t Say No

January 8, 2016

Getting the world to think little differently about limb differences is often challenging. Reading the comments on the Change.org page renews my faith in the world. Reading comments on CBS News’ Facebook page is disappointing and more reason why I think our petition to American Girl is so important: Kids who grow up aware that […]

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American Girl Reacts to our Petition

January 7, 2016

Last night, Jordan and I had an opportunity to speak to Contessa Brewer on CBS News’ live streaming news site, CBSN. We were excited to continue spreading the word about our petition to encourage American Girl Brand to consider adding a limb difference option. The petition is a week old today. As I write this post, it […]

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A Quick Petition Update

January 6, 2016

I’m not sure how you guys are doing it, but in the last few hours, our petition signatures started growing like crazy. Thank you so much for sharing and keeping the word out for our efforts. Jordan and I really appreciate it… and so do so many other kids (and their families) in the world […]

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Comments Inside our American Girl Petition

January 6, 2016

Almost 5,000 signatures? Seriously? Our campaign is growing rapidly. I’m so proud to see so many people supporting the idea of offering a limb difference doll option at American Girl. We have yet to catch American Girl or Mattel’s attention. As I wrote at the start of this campaign, it’s going to take more than the […]

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Celebrating 10 Years with Family and Friends

January 5, 2016

Jordan is a whole decade old! That’s pretty exciting. We didn’t hold an official birthday party because Jordan has a big fundraiser she’s hoping to plan at a local art store. But we did celebrate with friends and family. The upside of having a birthday after Christmas is her triplet cousins were able to be […]

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American Girl: Check Out Our Dolls

January 4, 2016

We just hit 2,000 signatures in our petition to American Girl! We have to keep going for the company to hear our request to include a limb difference option with its Truly Me dolls. Jordan and I are really excited to share how Yahoo Health reported about our petition. How cool is that? To keep the […]

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Using an Adaptive Jump Rope

January 4, 2016

Jordan and I follow a lot of adaptive athletes on Instagram. For months before she even set foot in a CrossFit Kids class, we watched awesome adaptive athletes. Some of them include Krystal Cantu, Jared Bullock and Michael Smith. They inspire Jordan to learn how to get stronger. If you want to be inspired, check […]

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Answering Questions on the Disney Parks Moms Panel

January 3, 2016

It’s official! I’m a Disney Parks Moms Panelist. On January first, I started answering questions on the website for anyone who is planning a trip to Walt Disney World Resort. As I’ve written in the past, planning Disney vacations is a passion I’ve had for years and I’m excited to be a part of the […]

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The Power of our Networks

January 2, 2016

Our personal networks are powerful. If we rally all of them together, we can make an impact. That’s what is very possible as we work to catch American Girl’s attention with our Change.org petition. We’re so close to 1,000 signatures! Since launching the campaign, I’ve had some wonderful people reach out to me with some […]

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A Doll Like Me

January 1, 2016

For years, we’ve talked about dolls on this website. Dolls are something Jordan has always loved and she continues to enjoy. (Along with a serious love for Beanie Boo stuffed animals.) One doll that means a lot to Jordan is her custom-made limb difference doll, “Little Boo.” Her sweet doll was made by a woman who knows […]

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