Dream Big, Princess Innovator

May 12, 2016

My head is still spinning a little after this past long weekend. Jordan was given a one-of-a-kind invitation by Disney Parks: To receive a special award for her innovative work in the limb difference community. It’s a part of a campaign called Dream Big, Princess. I’ve written time and time again how I consider Jordan […]

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A Special Visit to Orlando

May 5, 2016

Jordan and I are on our way to one of my favorite places in the world: Walt Disney World! We’re taking part in some very special things this weekend and I can’t wait to share all of the details. One detail I can share right now is our chance to attend the Invictus Games Opening […]

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An Upworthy Moment to Share

May 4, 2016

Yesterday, Jordan and I had a chance to do an interview with a local magazine. During the conversation, I was asked how I feel about Jordan’s recent success in sharing her efforts to raise awareness about physical differences. It’s a question no one has asked before. All of this very kind attention is based on ten years […]

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The Joy of Running

May 3, 2016

I picked up running a number of years ago as something that helps calm my very busy brain. In the last few years, Jordan has taken a liking to it and I’ve discovered it’s something I really love to do with her. Blame school schedules and travel, but we don’t get to run together often… […]

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Growing Up Right in Front of Me

April 25, 2016

This year seems like a big turning point for Jordan… and maybe for me as well. When we kicked the year off together asking American Girl to consider limb difference options with its dolls, I watched Jordan come into her own. She has a voice that is full of hope and understanding in a world […]

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What if… Project Unicorn Creation Excitement

April 15, 2016

Jordan and her design partner, Sam Hobish, met twice this week to keep plugging away at Project Unicorn. Last weekend, Jordan realized the most recent design plan wasn’t going to work out. I was worried it would leave Jordan down on this project. Luckily, the disappointment didn’t last long. Sam’s great attitude helped Jordan pivot […]

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Jordan Shares Her Project Unicorn Thoughts

April 12, 2016

Yesterday, I shared an update about how Jordan hit some snags in the building process for her latest 3D printed arm design. I know she was disappointed when she couldn’t find a way to bend the elbow based on the newest arm we have right now. After I posted the video we shot during the […]

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Good Ideas Don’t Always Work

April 11, 2016

Jordan learned about the process of making ideas into a reality earlier this year at the KIDmob Superhero Cyborg workshop. But it’s been a while since she hit a huge wall in the maker process. And we’ve most certainly hit a wall. Last week, Jordan got a new 3D printed design to try and make into […]

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A New Project Unicorn Prototype

April 5, 2016

Jordan continues to work on Project Unicorn with her design partner, Sam Hobish. They’re trying to figure out a way to take one of the newest 3D printed prosthetic designs and find ways to harness the little bit of movement at the base of Jordan’s little arm. Jordan and Sam met to talk through ideas […]

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What Happens After Your Kid Goes Viral

April 4, 2016

This past week was a bit nutty. I was finally home from a long month of travel, the kids had Spring Break and I was working from home when I came down with whatever evil germs the kids gave me. It was a nasty one. But while I was working on important work stuff in […]

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Keeping up with Project Unicorn

March 28, 2016

Ever since Jordan had a chance to spend almost a week in San Francisco with KIDmob and Autodesk to build her vision of a superhero that shoots sparkles from her arm, she’s shown a new version of confidence in her ability to create. Jordan says her superhero’s name is “Girl Blaster.” But our project still has […]

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3D Printing with Wonder Woman Power

March 18, 2016

The Born Just Right community is a stunning group of people. We are from all parts of the world. We have some type of touchpoint in the special needs world – especially limb differences. It’s given us a chance to peek into some amazing developments: From brain research on limb different adults to the growing […]

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An Unexpected Basketball Season

March 8, 2016

We all carry a lot of assumptions in our life based on the perceptions we’ve gathered as we grow up. Every once and a while, those perceptions change. Mine changed while watching Jordan talking to a student journalist about basketball. Through the years, Jordan has grown incredibly fond of basketball. She loves playing aggressive defense and […]

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Finding Dory is a Huge Win for Limb Difference Kids

March 2, 2016

There’s a new Finding Dory trailer out today! The movie is the next installment from Disney Pictures and Pixar about Dory, Nemo and their friends. We are beyond excited about a limb different fish making his return to the big screen! The first Finding Nemo movie came out in 2003. Cameron was almost 14 months old, and we were focused on […]

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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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