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Archive for November 2014

Giving so much thanks

I’m finally coming out of my food coma from our Thanksgiving feast… And I’m feeling super thankful for so many things. Earlier this week, I had a chance to drive Jordan out to the Kansas City area to spend 24 hours with a friend. I’m so thankful the years of connections I’ve made online that…

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Wear some Born Just Right and make a difference

Not long ago, Jordan wore a t-shirt to help her feel more empowered around a new group of kids. Sharing how she is a Born Just Right kid helped her feel super proud. That experience set off a lot of behind the scenes conversations in my world. Two fantastic parents of Born Just Right kids reached…

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Giving and making an impact

I am a  member of the Everywhere Society and they provided me with this product for review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. The holidays are such an awesome time of the year for us. It gives our family a chance to celebrate together, eat awesome food, travel and do good. The do…

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A rock star runner

Jordan spent this fall practicing with our local youth cross country program. She only competed in one meet because we were so busy with fun stuff like football games and family travel. But during those practices, Jordan gained some serious stamina. Girlfriend can run. Just last week, she rain a 5K with me with very…

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Friendship trumps logic

Third grade seems a little young… but friendships are a very important part of Jordan’s life and her self-confidence. I’ve tried to analyze her recent behavior challenges in school and I realize a lot of it leads to her hopes to be liked by everyone. It is fascinating to me because she’s spent more of…

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A vision for a go-go-gadget hand

Almost immediately after Jordan was born, Randy and I started talking about the ultimate prosthetic hand. Randy had a vision of a hand that included a phone, weapons and tools that would help her through any and every situation. If you’re my age, you probably remember the cartoon version of Inspector Gadget. I want my…

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The magic of community

Community. We come together in so many ways. The first way I think about community is when I have a chance to meet in person with the wonderful people who are a part of the Born Just Right community. Our most recent meetings were in California. We meet up with families in San Jose, Santa…

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That hard headed challenge

What to do. What to do. Miss Jordan has a hard head. She’s strong willed. She’s a beast in a good and bad way. But I’ll be honest. I’m a bit stumped with this young lady. In the last year, she’s lost the fear of the adults who are trying to help lead her and…

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A little arm is perfect for a zombie

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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