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Take a Glimpse Into the Superhero Boost Experience

Superhero Boost kid Ryder works on coding a Google DIY kit

We are so honored Autodesk created a video that gives you a real idea of Superhero Boost and what we hope kids can grow out of the experience. Check it out: Our eight kids are learning how to continue working on projects – most were paired up with design buddies who are meeting remotely to…

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The Story of Superhero Boost

The story of Superhero Boost starts way back in January 2016. Jordan and I were invited to attend an event in San Francisco called “Superhero Cyborgs” and it’s where the Project Unicorn idea happened. We were so lucky to get to know Kate Ganim of KIDmob and work with Autodesk, the company that hosted the event.…

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Parenting is not THAT different with a teen

[This post is sponsored by the Center for Parent and Teen Communication.  All opinions are my own.] Then My high energy toddler could run circles around all of us and repeat back every detail of the movie he watched just once. I was “Mr. Credible” and Cameron was “Dash.” We would play pretend characters just…

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Sharing a Rockstar Kid Story to Mom 2.0 Summit

When I announced to friends, family, and colleagues in a baby announcement email about how Jordan was born with one hand, I had a couple of people react by saying they expect I’ll write a book someday. And they’re right. I am working on it. First, Jordan and I have a book about her life…

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Celebrating Unicorns for Limb Loss Awareness Month

This is the Amputee Coalition’s eighth year celebrating limb loss and limb difference during the month of April. We acknowledge it every year, but this year we thought it would be a great time to bring back our ongoing conversation about how limb differences and limb loss are a chance to celebrate our community of…

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Biodegradable Glitter Partnership for Born Just Right

It is so exciting to bring Born Just Right into new partnerships and our latest is super shiny. Ever since Jordan invented Project Unicorn, we’ve heard the concerns about the pollution caused by glitter. I started researching on biodegradable options. There are a couple of companies working on environmentally-friendly products but there’s only one that…

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A New Born Just Right Partner

As our nonprofit grows up, we are reaching out to companies that make an impact on our work. Ever since Jordan started working on Project Unicorn, she’s enjoyed using fun colors and looks to print out Project Unicorn and other concepts that are up her sleeve. Her design partner and Born Just Right’s design director,…

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Jordan’s TEDxTalk “You’re Different? Speak Up!”

Near the end of 2017, Jordan and I had an awesome and jam-packed weekend in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she got to speak at TEDxYouth Blue Slide Park. It was a kid-run TEDx event (run by 13-year-old Nadav Gilboa) and Jordan was the youngest speaker! I’m always proud of Jordan’s work. But this time, I’m also…

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10 Reasons To Help Grow Born Just Right

We are TEN days away from Jordan’s birthday on December 29th. Every year, she donates her allowance to a nonprofit. Instead of gifts, she asks for donations to a nonprofit. Most years, she has asked for support to send more kids to Camp No Limits. This year, she’s trying something different as she helps launch…

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STEM and STEAM Gifts for the Holidays

As the kids get older and the more aware I am about the importance of STEM/STEAM education, I’ve been on the hunt for some fun STEAM gifts that keep the kids learning. I came to a realization very slowly as Jordan got deeper and deeper into design and design thinking with the help of Project…

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