Entries by Kasey Mathews

On Mother’s Day

As Mother’s Day approaches, I’ve been thinking about my role as Mom and wondering what childhood memories will really stand out for my kids as they grow older. I assumed it would be those really extraordinary times, the ones that take lots of planning and big effort… The trips into Boston to the Museum of […]

Why I Wake Early

Years ago, a dear friend introduced me to the gorgeous poetry of Mary Oliver. Although I adore so many of her poems, one in particular provided inspiration then, and has done so for many years since. And this beautiful spring morning was no exception. My hubby and I were both awake at 5:45. “How about a walk?” […]

10 Lessons on Having a Preemie

10 Lessons on Having a Preemie 1.) You didn’t do anything wrong.  After having a preemie, it is completely normal to feel guilty, ashamed and terribly afraid after giving birth to a preemie, but It Is Not Your Fault. You might never know Why your baby arrived early and sometimes you have to let go of the Why in order to move forward. 2.) Not everyone […]

Letting Go

Last week I felt an unexpected surge of courage and decided to email Arianna Huffington directly and pitch her a story idea. Not only was I surprised that she replied two hours later, but was also surprised to learn that she’d left her position at the Huffington Post to start a new company called Thrive […]

My “What’s Next” has Arrived!

  A few years back I wrote a post about the time of transition our family was experiencing. The kids had moved to a new school and were gone for longer parts of the day, and I really wasn’t sure what I was supposed to be doing with my days. A dear friend advised me […]

Magical Trash?

Here in New Hampshire we take our trash to the dump. Most of the dumps have a “give and take” table, or as my friend calls it “the still good pile.” I special order things from the dump. Not trash, but other goodies that people no longer want or need. I don’t place my order […]

What is The Usual Magic?

    I truly believe Magic is all around us, available to us, all the time. We, however, have to be willing to see it. Our job is to open our eyes and allow Magic to be seen and recognized. Even if you don’t think you’ve ever seen or experienced magic in your life before, […]

Preemie: Chapter 1 – Hospital

Chapter One – Hospital The car stopped in front of the hospital’s main entrance. I stared out the window. The revolving door stood motionless, waiting for a push. When I looked at Lee, his mouth was smiling, but his eyes were not. I leaned into him, and he rested his lips on my forehead. Tucker’s […]