Knowledge and Family at Type-A Parent Bootcamp

March 31, 2014
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I am very lucky to have the chance to attend conferences throughout the year with many different focuses. There are ones that focus on the tech industry, the midlife and beyond world, blogging and special needs. Each conference is full of incredible knowledge, support and friendships. This past weekend was no different. I had a [...]

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Preparing for More Disney Fun

March 26, 2014
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It’s spring break in our household! Well, it is for the kids, I’m still working. But after work Thursday, I’m driving the kids out to Kansas City to stay at an airport hotel. Why? Because we’re making a quick mini-trip to Disney World! Yes, I know. I know. How is that possible? We were just [...]

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Apps You Can Use (Lessons from SXSW)

March 25, 2014

It’s almost two weeks since I returned from attending the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive conference in Austin, Texas. It’s a conference I’ve attended for at least seven years but I’m starting to lose track. I always find inspiration from the event for my job and for Born Just Right. Two years ago, my friends [...]

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A Community Comes Together for Aiden

March 24, 2014

Something pretty special is happening in my town these days. It starts with a no-so-great-reason. In January of this year, a second grader from Columbia, Missouri named Aiden, was diagnosed with a really crummy form of cancer. It’s called medulloblastoma. Surgeons were able to remove a tumor from his brain stem but they couldn’t get [...]

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Learning to Say Thank You

March 21, 2014

We are an active family. There is dance and sports and piano and travel and all kinds of little things in between. I rarely stop and think how our family might look to others watching. The families we see each week who also attend dance class. Or the families attending a sports practice or game. [...]

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Saying Goodbye to Daddy Junior

March 15, 2014

Today we’re visiting our family in Kentucky to say goodbye to a very special person, Jordan’s great-grandpa, Daddy Junior. He was 93 years old when he lost his battle to complications from breaking his hip. I feel incredibly lucky Jordan was able to spend time and absorb his love for eight years. I don’t remember [...]

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Putting Born Just Right in View of the Experts

March 7, 2014

I’m serious about getting Jordan the best possible care. I feel the same way for her brother. When they need something, I will find what they need and work as hard as I can to find the best. And that’s exactly what I did to find David Rotter, Jordan’s prosthetist. Not only does he work [...]

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You Never Know

February 26, 2014

The longer I am involved in the limb difference world, the more I realize how easy it is to become a member. Not only are children born every day without fully formed limbs, but children and adults have accidents every day that lead to amputations. Farm accients, car accidents, lawnmowers, heavy things… You never know [...]

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The One-Hand Dance Challenge

February 25, 2014

Jordan is gearing up for another dance recital. This year, she’s performing in TWO different dances: jazz and tap. The chance to dance in more than one class is something she’s looked forward to for a couple of years. Jordan loves performing and dressing up for the big show. This year’s recitals include two VERY [...]

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Celebrating everyone’s #DisneySide at home

February 17, 2014

I’m about to share details about a really fun party we held over the weekend. We received free products in order to host the #DisneySide @Home Celebration from Disney Parks and Mom Select. The opinions expressed here are my own. A trip to Disney World is a joy for our family. The day we flew [...]

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Sharing the love to you

February 14, 2014

It’s Valentine’s Day! And that gives me an excuse to feed the kids all kinds of sugar and get a little extra cheesy as a parent. But why not get a little cheesy as the founder of Born Just Right? I love this community. And even though I haven’t shared many stories this month since [...]

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Shooting Hoops with One Hand

February 7, 2014

This weekend is Jordan’s first ever official basketball game. Snow and illness has prevented her from playing on previous weekends. She’s playing with all kinds of girls around her age. None of them have a ton of experience playing basketball so it’s super awesome to watch them play. Basketball is probably the most challenging sport [...]

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Living the puppy life

February 5, 2014

Over the weekend, our family added a new member. He’s eight pounds, seven ounces, has dark, dark brown hair and has many, many, many pointy teeth. Eight-week-old Bailey the goldendoodle is soaking up every extra moment of attention in our household. I also immediately caught a cold after a loud and challenging first night with [...]

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Showing our #DisneySide at Disney World and at Home

January 28, 2014

We are now a two weeks back in reality after spending five days at Disney World to take part in the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. If you’ve noticed, we have a long history of going to Disney World. Jordan celebrated her first, third, fifth and seventh birthdays there. Yes, she’ll be there for her [...]

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An Artistic Birthday Party

January 27, 2014

12 kids, 12 blank canvases, lots of paint and noise. What does that create? A winning birthday party. Jordan invited her friends to gather at a local canvas art store where they were tasked with painting a sunset with a sailboat. It was a pretty challenging work of art. But the cool thing is they [...]

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