We’re In Business!

  We are so excited to announce that we are in business! This is just a tiny peek of what is offered in our South Have shop. Stay tuned for more pics and information in the next few days.   Have a great weekend.   C.A. And Zack

I’m Not Like Them But I Can Pretend

Boy we've been busy since my last post. Zack has received supports from Michigan so now I am actively looking for workers. Not so easy on a budget of $10 an hour! In the meantime, we have been working hard to get his painted furniture business online. Here is one of his recent creations; For … Continue reading I’m Not Like Them But I Can Pretend

Biking The Musketawa Trail

Picture a beautiful summer day. High 70's, not a cloud in the sky, birds singing and a gentle breeze. Perfect day for a bike ride, right? Wrong! We drove to the Musketawa Trail which is near Grand Rapids. We've got everything unloaded when I realize I don't have the battery for my bike.  Zack loves … Continue reading Biking The Musketawa Trail

Zack Cooks: Blueberry Lemon Loaf

Boy did we have a productive day today. First a 12 mile bike ride then blueberry picking.  When I was a kid I lived in the UP. We picked everything. Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and thimbleberries in the wild. And I do mean wild. Our wild blueberry plants were low to the ground - maybe 8 … Continue reading Zack Cooks: Blueberry Lemon Loaf

Baby It’s Hot Outside

"How are you doing Zack?" "Sweaty".  😊 (No I am not torturing him. This is a special bike shirt that is breathable an UV protected. We love them.) Because we have moved we had to transfer our guardianship to a new state. It appears the standard in our new state is much higher than the … Continue reading Baby It’s Hot Outside

The Journey Continues

It has been so long since I have posted here.  I'll try and catch you up all in one post!  We have officially moved to Michigan. We have a cute little cottage in a lakeside town that we just love. The beach and water is so rejuvenating for the soul. It has given me a … Continue reading The Journey Continues

Why Is It Harder Than It Needs To Be?

We plan on retiring in Michigan and I am beginning to transition Zack to his new doctors, dentists, and in the future, recreational activities. So today he had a check up at the University of Michigan Dental Clinic. Zack has always been a good patient. He has never had a cavity. So he's in the … Continue reading Why Is It Harder Than It Needs To Be?

Way To Go Mom!

Our state, draconian that it is, amazingly has a law that protects people by allowing them to use either restroom with their caregiver. Apparently, Michigan has a ways to go on this one. This kid is one lucky boy. http://themighty.com/2016/04/adams-butzel-recreation-center-bans-autistic-boy-from-locker-room/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Autism_Page&utm_campaign=Autism

Social Security Benefits For Caregivers

A proposal to give caregivers SS credits even when they are on leave to care for a disabled relative. About time! https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2016/04/05/bill-seeks-benefit-caregivers/22134/


Interesting article outlining why Robert De Niro decided to cancel the viewing of the movie "Vaxxed" at the Tribeca Film Festival. I did not know that he has a son with autism. http://www.wsj.com/articles/anti-vaccination-lunacy-wont-stop-1459721652