I’ve got your back. I know you’ve got mine.

September 1, 2016

Almost exactly two years ago, I wrote a post about how I am careful about the photos I share of kids on this site and Born Just Right’s social media pages. Specifically, limb different kids. I focus on the stories we learn as Jordan grows and share a lot of the photos I take along […]

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Claws from Carter – A Camp No Limits idea comes to life

August 29, 2016

One of the coolest things we do each year is attend Camp No Limits. It’s a huge foundation to Jordan’s confidence and abilities. I love it so much, I joined the board. During camp, there are always kids who are learning to ride a bike for the first time. An upper limb difference can make […]

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That Time We Rode Expedition Everest 11 Times

August 26, 2016

I have so many stories to share from this year… Life has been non-stop, especially since May. I thought I’d share awesome moments and learnings. Why not start with one of my favorite memories when Jordan and I visited Walt Disney World Resort this past May. That’s when Jordan and I had an opportunity of […]

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A Meet Up with Maker Fun in Chicago

August 25, 2016

I have mentioned this a couple of times but I’m making it official! Jordan and I are headed to Chicago for a two-day visit. We were able to work out a day in her schedule to meet with her prosthetist, David Rotter. Jordan has grown out of all of her traditional prosthetics. After this year […]

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Girls Who CAD and Awesome Without Borders

July 27, 2016

Since January, Jordan has gone through an amazing transition. She loved to create things, but she was a rule follower. She would follow directions and never go outside the lines. But after working with KIDmob and Autodesk on designing a 3D printed superhero sparkle-shooting prosthetic/body modification, she sees things differently. Computer Assisted Design (CAD) is […]

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The Longterm Impact of Summer Camp

July 26, 2016

This sponsored post is brought to you by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. All opinions and experiences are my own! Summer camps are full of traditions. There are activities and crafts that are core to the experience. Friendship bracelets are one of those traditions. I had forgotten all about them until I watched camp counselor, Kennedi, […]

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Creating a New Concept for TOM:DC Makeathon

July 22, 2016

After Jordan’s awesome opportunity to present at a Maker Health event with the Health and Human Services Department’s Idea Lab, MedStar Health and the National Institutes of Health, we had a chance to meet some fabulous people in the maker world. They’re making sure Jordan’s work isn’t done! Her ideas have more opportunity to expand with the […]

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Seeing #LiveUnlimited in person at MDA Summer Camp

July 21, 2016

This sponsored post is brought to you by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. All opinions and experiences are my own! I know the life-long impact a summer camp can bring to a child’s life. Ever since Jordan started attending Camp No Limits when she was three, I’ve watched her develop into a confident and VERY strong […]

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Project Unicorn Spreads Glitter Across DC

July 14, 2016

Sorry for the time gap, but I felt the need to take a little break from posting last week… and I have so many stories to catch up on telling. The kids had a chance to take a huge one-week adventure in Washington, DC and New York City with me. Jordan, Cameron and I made […]

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We always try to #LiveUnlimited

July 12, 2016

Today is a special day. I was invited to spend a day at one of the nearly 75 week-long Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) summer camps in the United States. I will get to meet some of the campers and learn about how camp makes a positive impact on their lives. I know the importance of summer […]

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Some people cannot learn. Others are ready.

July 11, 2016

After this past week, I feel the need to write from my heart. I moved a lot as a kid and lived in many similar communities in the Midwest and East Coast. Each time I moved, I would review the life lessons I learned. Was I kind? Did I do anything wrong that I can […]

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Tiny Design Issues Matter – Jordan’s iPhone Challenge

June 30, 2016

Last year, Jordan was lucky enough to get a family hand-me-down iPhone 5 to use with wifi. It gave her a chance to take pictures, FaceTime and text me while I was out fo town for work travel. If you’ve followed us this year, Jordan’s grown up a lot this year. She’s communicating design ideas, meeting […]

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Let’s #InventHealth – Born Just Right on Display in DC

June 23, 2016

Today is a big day for Born Just Right! We are in Washington, DC this week. Thanks to the combination of my travel for work and the fact that it is summer break, Jordan and I fell into a really cool opportunity. We were invited to share Born Just Right’s mission and Jordan’s Project Unicorn […]

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Celebrating Differences in Finding Dory

June 20, 2016

Leading up to the release of Finding Dory, I heard so many tales about how special needs played a big role in this movie. But I wanted to see it to believe it. This Pixar movie series has been an important part of our special needs parenting lives ever since Jordan was born. Nemo and […]

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