A little arm is perfect for a zombie

November 1, 2014

Jordan did it! She owned her zombie costume and had so much fun. Her only regret was we didn’t have enough time to put on MORE fake blood. It took me an hour to build Jordan’s face into a scary zombie. We used a combination of liquid latex and gory tattoos for her face and long […]

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Incredible support for Camp No Limits

October 31, 2014

Words can barely say how honored we are with the success of our raffle fundraiser for Camp No Limits. We usually hold many different fundraisers during the year and this was the first time we tried an online raffle. In the end, we wrapped up only 105 DOLLARS away from sending a sixth child to camp. […]

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Raising awareness about limb differences

October 30, 2014

Jordan’s brother, Cameron, is super involved in our work with Camp No Limits. This past year was the first time he didn’t get a chance to attend the summer camp in Missouri. It looks like he’s going to miss the 2015 camp for an amazing trip to Yellowstone National Park. But that hasn’t stopped his […]

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How scary is too scary?

October 29, 2014

I have to ask this because after spending most of this month encouraging other bloggers to share details about how Limb Differences Aren’t Scary… Jordan has decided to be really scary this year for Halloween. For years, she’s chosen to be butterflies, fairies and princesses for Halloween. But this year, she’s finally decided to have […]

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A quiet blog means a crazy, busy household

October 29, 2014

This month has taken me out of my standard blogging loop. I try to post two or three times a week at the LEAST. But this month has pushed me over the edge. Let me show you some of the cool things we’ve been up to lately! First, Jordan’s official third grade picture arrived. She […]

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Our “limb differences aren’t scary” campaign

October 7, 2014

A little later this month, I plan to work with a collection of bloggers who are helping spread the word that limb differences aren’t scary. Why not tie our positive focus on limb differences leading up to Halloween? I’m hoping this is a chance to raise more awareness about Camp No Limits by giving everyone […]

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Trying to separate bragging from pride

October 3, 2014
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“I’m famous,” Jordan bragged to a stranger earlier this week.

It’s the first time I’ve ever seen her brag about Born Just Right. I offered context to the stranger about how we have a website that helps tell stories about differences and how they can be awesome. But it all made me sad.

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I shared my heart and you are making a difference

September 26, 2014

It takes $500 to send one child to Camp No Limits. It’s one of the most supportive and special camps I know that supports the full family in the world of limb differences. It’s become the focus of our love and fundraising for many years. It’s a place where Jordan feels loved, trusted and she’s […]

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The 3D printing revolution wants to meet you

September 18, 2014

There’s a one-of-a-kind event happening later this month and it kind of kills me that I am going to miss it. But that doesn’t mean you can’t go! e-NABLE is holding a one-day conference bringing 3D printing experts together with prosthetic experts… and maybe even you! The volunteer-based organization is making waves all across the […]

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Redefining staring and rude staring

September 17, 2014

Last week we launched an awesome conversation about putting an end to staring. The one thing that came up many different time is the varying comfort people have to ask questions about a difference and the varying comfort people feel when they are asked questions. I think we might need to first redefine staring. There […]

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Using a t-shirt to stop the staring

September 16, 2014

Last week’s dance class was rough. There were two hip hop classmates who wouldn’t stop staring at Jordan and she didn’t feel up to confronting the kids. I got a bit saucy about staring on this blog… And it opened up some great conversations. But while us grown ups work on refining how we raise […]

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From Jordan: A Kidz Bop Night

September 15, 2014

Today I got to go to a Kidz Bop concert. We got to sing and dance and I even got to go up on stage beside Ashlynn. She was the one who invited me up on the stage. That was kind of her. She is my favorite Kidz Bop kid! On the stage, I danced […]

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More support for families of limb different kids

September 15, 2014

For the last almost nine years since Jordan was born, I’ve craved community. I founded Born Just Right to help connect with families and help share the lessons we’ve learned about growing up with limb differences with others. But I know I can only offer some perspective and support. That’s why I am thrilled to […]

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Dolphin Tale 2 inspires us to help Camp No Limits

September 12, 2014

Today is the day we have waited a long time to happen… The release of Dolphin Tale 2! Jordan and I were incredibly lucky to have a chance to attend an early screening of the movie. Jordan brought along her special Winter Dolphin stuffed animal and watched the whole movie intently. It was SO cool to […]

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