Kasey Edwards has been read by over 10 million people world wide. She writes a column for Daily Life and is the best-selling author of five books, including 30-Something and Over It and Guilt Trip.
Now in her forties, Kasey reflects on how being a woman often feels like a test. One she flunks. From her body, to her mothering skills, relationships and career, Kasey has managed to feel guilty about just about everything. And let’s not even mention the epidural, elective caesarean and baby formula.
When Kasey Edwards discovers she’ll be infertile within a year, she is forced to bring the baby issue to the forefront of her mind. In 30-Something and the Clock Is Ticking, she explores what motherhood would mean to her identity, her career, her body, her relationships and her mental health.
Kasey Edwards has everything she’s always wanted: a successful career and the lifestyle and assets to match. But she’s empty and uninspired and doesn’t want to go to work . . . Ever again.
Terrified that she’ll spend the rest of her life wearing pinstripes and pretending to care about ‘adding value’, Kasey embarks on a quest to rediscover passion and purpose in her life and work.
If you have kids, you’ll be familiar with the ‘That’s Not My’ series from Usborne. Now try the adult parody versions: OMG! That’s Not My Husband and OMG! That’s Not My Child.
It says a lot about how women are valued when an ageing and post-baby body is regarded as breaking the marriage contract.
There’s just one problem with this approach: it doesn’t work. It’s a disaster.
A man takes a year off to travel and is promoted… on merit, of course.
Britain has banned ads that reinforce gender stereotypes, but Kasey Edwards thinks parents should go further.
I have no doubt that my grandmother loved me, but as an adult I see how warped and toxic this expression of love was.
Businesses are appropriating sex-positive language to exploit women
I can’t spell, but that hasn’t stopped her pumping out five books while writing a weekly column.
“When will you let your daughters have sex?” asked a friend who has teenage daughters and is mulling over her own policy on the subject.
Aside from the fact that the Daughter Card is starting to look a bit tattered from all the overuse, you have to ask: do these men have any capacity for empathy?
This is the crucial message from the ‘Lisa Wilkinson stood up to Channel Nine’ story.
I was told I lacked credibility with a client because of being “too pretty and feminine”.
Former Channel Seven reporter Amy Taeuber recently wrote about feeling “betrayed by the sisterhood”.
Was no one thinking about the children?!
I’m not depriving my daughters of feeling good, I’m teaching them their value lies elsewhere.
We spend a lot of time telling girls to speak up and make their voices heard. But what happens when they grow up and act on this advice?
Food consumption and weight gain is presented to many pregnant women as a simple choice. It isn’t.
My question to all the men who insist they do in fact want workplace flexibility: What are you doing about it?
It’s time we call the standard retort “men would love to do more at home but their hands are tied” what it is: an excuse.
Not only is regular weighing bad for our mental health, it’s also terrible for our physical health.
If there were ever a case of treating gangrene with a Band-Aid, it’s a new app called SMS4dads.
Women don’t deserve a “day off”, they deserve to be treated better.