Welcome! I posted my final post in October 2010 for the sole reason that for those who need it, it is the post I most want them to see. It was, for us, an answered prayer. I wish you the best of luck in your journey with food allergies, eczema, and/or asthma. I have since founded ChasingMotherhood. CONTACT: stopandenjoy@gmail.com XO

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Ahhh...nothing like a New Year! Resolutions and reflection are always a good thing in my book, and no time like the present to get cracking. The start of this year serendipitously began with the introduction of two wonderful books in my life - one old and one new. I was hesitant to post about them, because they are not specific to allergies, but the realization that motherhood is all encompassing prompted me to color outside the lines. The first, Mitten Strings for God: Reflections for Mothers in a Hurry (a savvy sister-in-law referral from a few years ago) was rediscovered in a guest room purge and it was honestly like finding a million dollar treasure. The second, Raising Bookworms, was a lucky catch from NPR and has already had life-changing effects (at least on Mom). There's no doubt that cultivating moments of peace and gratitude can do wonders for the anxiety of day to day allergy living. And sharing the pages of Willy Wonka can bring the whole family together like none other. Cheers to 2010, and may yours be filled with much health and happiness!


  1. FYI I just got a great tip from a friend about a book she just read and really enjoyed entitled, "Simplicity Parenting".

  2. Thanks for the recommendations - always looking for resources on finding moments of peace as well as how to bring books into our family routine.