Entries by Kasey Mathews

Sisterly Love

Libbie and her daughter, Amelia I just got off the phone with my sister. I was complaining about how I feel so overwhelmed by the book publication process.  How I’m just so sick of all of it and want to throw in the towel and say to hell with it. My sister, four years younger […]

Promises Made… Promises Kept?

When we moved to New Hampshire – uprooting the kids from the only home they’d ever known – I wanted it to be a wonderfully smooth transition them. I wanted them to be excited! I wanted them to remember the move as simply wonderful! Soooo… I resorted to bribery. To my daughter, a six year old […]

A Light in the Dark

This past weekend found us all traveling in different directions.  My husband to a long planned golf weekend, the kids to their grandparents house, and me to the wedding of an old childhood friend. I don’t like when we’re all apart. Alone in my bed in a strange new place, fear woke me in the […]

Thought You Might Like… (The Bubblah)

This entry is a little different from those I’ve written in the past.  You see, sometimes I get really excited about something; so excited that I just can’t help myself, I have to tell everybody about it!  It might be a new recipe, or a book, a song, maybe a poem, or a kid’s game […]


We took the kids out for dinner.  Mexican. Prompted by images on the tv in the bar, they started asking questions about September 11th. Maybe because they’re 13 and almost 11, or maybe because I’d had a margarita, or maybe because I can’t believe it’s been ten years, 10 years, but this year, for the first time, […]


I gave my 10 year-old-daughter permission to ride her bike to the library.  Alone. She’s old enough and it’s only a quarter of a mile away.  Right? She’s been gone eight minutes.  I’m sure she’s fine, but what if the tote bag I gave her is too long?  What if it gets caught in the bike spokes?  […]

My First Go as a Guest Blogger!

I’m so excited for my first ever appearance as a Guest Blogger!  A couple of months ago, Tamara of Tamara Out Loud held a contest offering others to write for her blog.  And, drum roll please, today she posted my essay called Making Meaning! Tamara writes beautifully on Real Life and Real Faith.  Her entries often have me […]

Edge of September

The kids go back to school next week. Alarm clocks will have to be set. Underwear will have to be worn. Several day old tattered t-shirts will no longer make the grade. We’ll move too quickly for dragonflies to perch on our toes. I’ll have to share the kids with teachers, soccer coaches and friends. […]

Building Blocks

My Boy is 13 today. When I look at him my heart flutters in panic – no please stay little and young and mine forever. Then I look at him again and see every moment of my little boy – all the moments and birthdays leading to this one – and know that every bit of my […]


Yesterday was my birthday.  I turned 44.  It was my favorite kind of day, quiet and unplanned.  My husband and kids waited on me hand and foot.  “Are you having a good day?” they kept asking.  And I was.  I wrote and read, took a long walk, swam and joined the kids in a water […]