Entries by Kasey Mathews

RSV Article and Video

Chances are, if you don’t have a preemie, you’ve never heard of RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus). But if there’s a preemie or vulnerable child in your life, you know RSV, and you know the fear that accompanies it. When Kelli from Hand to Hold asked me to record a video segment describing Andie’s bout with RSV, I […]

Thought You Might Like… (apple peeler)

Ok, here I go again… shouting from the roof tops about another somethin’ I thought you might like… Remember when I thought I wanted to be a farmer?  Well, still no chickens or cows in our backyard, but I did buy this handy fruit-picker, and we’ve been pulling apples down from the tree in our own yard! (Love this, […]

Trail of Dreams

I had it down like clockwork. Hair appointment at 11:00, pick up kids at 12:30.  Home by 12:45, on the road by 1:15, 1:30 at the latest. I had a big book meeting in NYC.  (You’ll read about THAT in an upcoming blog!). I planned to stay at my brother’s house in Connecticut and take a […]


Somehow, every soccer season, one way or another, I get roped into helping my husband coach one of the kids’ team. Typically, he gets stuck at work and calls me in a panic. “Can you please just get practice started?” and a list of drills arrive via email. Now we all know how much soccer experience I […]

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?  […]