Answering questions over the phone or Skype with journalists is now a daily experience for Jordan. That’s a bit surreal, right?

But that got me thinking. What if you have questions and want to know something about prosthetics or parenting or glitter. (I know more about glitter than I ever thought I needed to know. Like, did you know there are different grades of glitter? Extra fine works best in a unicorn glitter blaster.)

Jordan and I have talked about doing a Q&A Facebook live, but we never did one. Is now the time? After talking to a journalist from News-O-Matic (have you seen their kids’ news app, it’s pretty cool), I realized Jordan and I haven’t really shown off the new glitter blaster that she used on the Rachael Ray Show. That might be a fun live show and tell.

Anyway, let us know what you want to know and we’ll put together something fun live on Facebook.

 

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Jordan has so much support. I have found articles in South Africa, France, England, India and even Serbia sharing her Project Unicorn story and how Born Just Right is launching a nonprofit so more kids have a chance to learn inclusive design.

What you may not know is one of Jordan’s biggest supporters is her almost 15-year-old brother, Cameron. As this glitter-laden story has spread, I’m so amazed as I watch Cam react to it all.

He’s jealous. He admits that much. He has every right to feel that way. He tells me he jokes to his friends that his 11-year-old sister is already more successful than he will ever be. Of course, I reply that he can be as successful as he wants if he chooses to focus and work hard. There’s no age limit to success.

The amazing thing is, Cameron isn’t bitter. At least he hasn’t revealed any bitterness toward his sister’s success. He has shown pride. This older brother who often clashes with his sister is so very proud. When he found out Adam Savage (best known from Mythbusters) tweeted about Jordan, he was just as excited as the rest of us. Maybe even more. Savage did one of Cam’s favorite TED Talks of all time, so that added an extra level of awesome for him.

I mentioned yesterday how there’s no guide on how to raise a child on the Internet. There’s also no guide that explains how to raise a kid whose sibling garners national attention. There’s no guide on how much attention you give to a teenager who wants to be left alone… But I felt it was worth mentioning Cameron’s awesomeness here on this site. We talk a lot about Jordan and raising her to be strong. But being Jordan’s brother has led Cameron down a path where he’s growing up strong with some really wonderful perspectives that make him an extra kind guy… almost man. (Eek.)

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Cookies, Basketball and Trying to Keep Things “Normal”

February 20, 2017

We’re trying to get life back to normal after a month that feels a bit surreal. The combination of Jordan’s trip to New York City to take part in Kid Inventor Day and a separate trip to visit The Rachael Ray Show has led to a lot of exciting developments for Born Just Right and Jordan. […]

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The Thrill of a Tweet

February 16, 2017

Last yesterday afternoon, I was just wrapping up a work phone call when I noticed a post a friend left on my personal Facebook page. She mentioned Chelsea Clinton had tweeted about Jordan and the CNN article about her. It was jaw-dropping because of the kindness she showed in the tweet and her follow-up tweets […]

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Using littleBits on a Valentine’s Day Box

February 15, 2017

I’m not sure when the Valentine’s Day box became a high-pressure, competitive experience. But my kids skipped the drive to win the award for the best box until Jordan’s final year of elementary school. Weeks ago, she started plotting a way to use her littleBits to power her box. She looked at all the functions she […]

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What’s Next for Project Unicorn

February 13, 2017

We had a really big week last week. Jordan powered through nerves and faced the Shark Tank and got to go on national television for the first time. She got to show off a brand new version of Project Unicorn and show off an extra sparkly version of her project logo shirt. (Not to mention, […]

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Jordan and Project Unicorn Pitch to The Rachael Ray Show and Shark Tank

February 10, 2017

Talk about a power combination! Jordan and I had a chance to spend 22 hours in New York City earlier this week. It was so fast, we only had enough time to take a walk through Times Square, eat, sleep and record a segment on The Rachael Ray Show WITH members of the Shark Tank. […]

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Small Gifts of Tinkercad for Valentine’s Day

February 7, 2017

This is the final year for Jordan to participate in class Valentine’s Day cards. I’m a bit nostalgic about it all. I’ve had a kid in elementary school for the last ten years. Getting those cards done each year is a combination of fun and a bit tedious. This year, I wanted to make sure […]

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Exploring Disney Through Three-Year-Old Eyes

February 3, 2017

It’s been a long time since we had a pre-schooler in Walt Disney World Resort. With Jordan just celebrating her 11th birthday, we haven’t traveled with a “little” in the parks for at least six years. So when Born Just Right mom, Rachel, set up a day to play with us in Disney’s Animal Kingdom […]

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Public Speaking to Hundreds of Kids

February 2, 2017

Through the years, Jordan has had opportunities to speak to college classes, basketball teams, community organizations, and even do live interviews. But she’s never talked to more than 50 or 60 people at one time (other than Maker Faire last May). Sure, there are bigger audiences when she’s talked to journalists. But you can’t see […]

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Helping People Who are “Different”

February 1, 2017

I have never focused on politics in my Born Just Right world. I have shared the challenges and concerns I have with the process of building prosthetics and detailed how we’ve worked through services that support Jordan and kids like her. I shared moments about Jordan’s three-year-old reaction to when Barack Obama became president. I […]

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Innovation Featured on Fast Company

January 24, 2017

The sensation behind Jordan’s sparkle-shooting prosthetic started with a simple article in Fast Company about ten months ago. Since then, Jordan’s work on collaborating between new design concepts and traditional ideas led to her new prosthetic mashup between traditional and 3D printed attachments for her new elbow arm. Today, Fast Company published a new follow-up to Jordan’s […]

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Introducing a Completely New Prosthetic Design

January 18, 2017

Jordan is exhausted after a full day of sharing her invention story to the media during Kid Inventors Day at NYU’s MakerSpace. She had a chance to spray glitter live on Good Morning New York and so many other members of the media, young and old. But there was one brand new reveal that I […]

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Sharing Project Unicorn at #KidInventorsDay

January 13, 2017

Jordan is VERY excited to get the chance to tell her story of becoming an inventor during a Kid Inventors Day event on Tuesday in New York City! She and two other awesome kid inventors are gathering at NYU’s new maker space to tell their stories. By the way, Kid Inventors Day is on January […]

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A VIP Ultimate Day of Thrills Experience at Walt Disney World Resort

January 10, 2017

One of the amazing opportunities that fell into our lap emerged after Jordan’s special Dream Big, Princess Innovator Award during the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: We were gifted two free tickets to a VIP experience at Walt Disney World Resort. We also had a chance to get a small discount to add additional people […]

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