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.
“Be friends with everyone”. I don’t know how many times I’ve given my two daughters this advice. And it’s not just me. I’ve heard many other parents say this same phrase, it comes right out of the Good Parents’ Manual. We say it because we have a genuine desire to raise good human beings. We […]
“What are your child’s strengths?” my daughter’s teacher asked at our parent-teacher meeting. Speaking to friends afterwards, several told me they were stumped by the question and couldn’t think of anything to say. It’s not that these children don’t have strengths, it’s that their parents don’t notice them to the point where they can name […]
I grieved for the Christmas I thought you were supposed to have
Sometimes a loaf is more than just a loaf.
Bickering, dropping the F-bomb, eating our children’s Easter eggs on the sly. These are just some of the things that parents hope never to be sprung doing in front of kids.
One week after Jancee Dunn gave birth to her baby her husband decided to take up long-distance cycling. And train for a marathon.
One in three Australian marriages end in divorce, yet divorce is still couched in terms of failure. But Meghan could change that.
More than 80 per cent of Australian women take their husband’s name when they marry.
Some advice for men who are confused about avoiding sexual harassment.
Former Channel Seven reporter Amy Taeuber recently wrote about feeling “betrayed by the sisterhood”.
“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.
Should we be concerned about how the high stakes attitudes of the AFL and NRL translate on the school sports field?
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.
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.