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 six 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.
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.
An extract from my new book GUILT TRIP.
Why I refuses to feel guilty for missing the odd school event.
No, it’s not to do with narcissism, but something more insidious.
Research indicating millennial men want stay at home wives suggests gender parity may be further away than we thought.
“Childcare is child abuse.” That’s what I was told from an early age.
I hate that removing my body hair is a requirement for being an acceptable woman … but I still do it.
No one likes to think it of their own child, but there are some warning signs to look out for.
I was challenged to turn it around in 10 days. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t sceptical, but I figured I had nothing to lose.
I feel like I’m constantly defending myself against accusations that I don’t love or don’t deserve my children. Is a man’s love for his children ever questioned when he voices parenting frustration / pursues interests other than his kids / spends time away his from family?
You’d be forgiven for thinking the industry is filled with altruistic types who only have your best interests at heart.
Last year we were told that sitting down in office chairs was the biggest health risk to employees. Not anymore.
The first year it happened I was in shock. Now I’m just pissed off.
Rather than feeling bad about saying “no” to our kids, here’s five reasons why we should feel good about it.