A New Year After an Epic Adventure

January 9, 2017

2016 was one big adventure for Jordan. And she wrapped it up on a two-week epic level after I put together a two-week land and sea Disney trip that I will never be able to match again. First, our family had a chance to travel to Walt Disney World Resort and enjoy six nights at […]

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Sharing a KIDmob story

December 8, 2016

This year was full of amazing twists and turns for Jordan and it has a lot to do because of her experience with the Superhero Cyborg camp through an organization called KIDmob. Jordan got her first taste of designing with KIDmob at the beginning of this year. KIDmob Co-Founder, Kate Ganim, pushed hard for us […]

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Wrapping up my Disney Parks Moms Panel gig

December 2, 2016

Imagine you have an opportunity of a lifetime that not only gives you a chance to work closely with one of your favorite brands but it comes with a pile of new wonderful friends. That’s what happened when I was offered the chance to be a Disney Parks Moms Panelist this year. I’m just wrapping […]

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A New Way to Build Prosthetics

December 1, 2016

Even though Jordan and I had huge adventures in our first 24 hours in Chicago, the real reason we visited the city was to kick off the building process for a new prosthetic arm after she grew out of her newest one less than a year after we built one the summer of 2015. It’s […]

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Renegade Visit to American Girl Store

November 29, 2016

A couple of months ago, Jordan and I had a super quick visit to Chicago to hold a design meet-up and spend a day building Jordan’s next round of prosthetics. Before we got down to the business, Jordan and I had a goal: To take her newly upgraded limb different American Girl doll to a store […]

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Birthday Fundraising for Camp No Limits

November 28, 2016

For so many kids, summer camp is the best part of the year. There’s a chance to see friends and families, enjoy swimming, join in on activities… For Jordan, her camp experience also includes occupational and physical therapies, life skills, mentoring and emotional support. That’s just some of the special things that happen at Camp […]

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Expanded reasons for thanks

November 24, 2016

It’s Thanksgiving Day in the United States and it gives me an awesome excuse to be thankful for so many things this year. The World of Inclusive Design This year, we got to know some remarkable people involved in the world of inclusive design. From Kate Ganim at KIDmob who convinced me to bring Jordan […]

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Regrouping and Regaining a Voice

November 23, 2016

Born Just Right is a constant in our lives. I started writing this site in May of 2005. But for the first time in a long time, I’ve felt quiet. I’m full of thoughts and things to write, but I’ve had so many things in my brain, I kind of shut down. This year has […]

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Celebrating differences in a political sea of anger

November 9, 2016

For the majority of my life, I worked as a journalist or when I was younger, I planned to become a journalist. I never talked politics in public and I never talked about who I supported in an election. This was the first time I’ve ever talked about it openly. As with a lot of my […]

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Project Unicorn meets mHUB Chicago

October 13, 2016

Jordan and I found a way to pack in 46 hours of travel and adventure to visit Chicago and launch a new round of prosthetics. For the first time, Jordan grew out of her arms in less than a year. She’s so much bigger than a year ago. Thanks to that new growth, we had […]

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Chewbacca knows how to give great hugs

September 23, 2016

I have serious things to write about the school year, about the maker work and inclusive design. But a combination of travel, kid activities, my job and my work on the Disney Parks Moms Panel has prevented me from taking some serious time to sit down and write serious stuff. So why not another amazing story […]

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A very special Finding Nemo The Musical experience

September 9, 2016

For years, our visits to Animal Kingdom Theme Park at Walt Disney World Resort must include two things: Riding Expedition Everest and seeing a showing of Finding Nemo The Musical. Finding Nemo became a big part of our lives ever since Jordan was born. Back when she was a newborn and Cameron was in the […]

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You can make an impact in limb difference research

September 6, 2016

This week, I am full of stories of dads who are contributing to the limb difference community. Today I wanted to give you the heads up about a research project that you may be able to help. There is an online survey that ends at the end of the week and I hope we can […]

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I’ve got your back. I know you’ve got mine.

September 1, 2016

Almost exactly two years ago, I wrote a post about how I am careful about the photos I share of kids on this site and Born Just Right’s social media pages. Specifically, limb different kids. I focus on the stories we learn as Jordan grows and share a lot of the photos I take along […]

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Claws from Carter – A Camp No Limits idea comes to life

August 29, 2016

One of the coolest things we do each year is attend Camp No Limits. It’s a huge foundation to Jordan’s confidence and abilities. I love it so much, I joined the board. During camp, there are always kids who are learning to ride a bike for the first time. An upper limb difference can make […]

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