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Kasey Edwards is an author and commentator. She has written two volumes of memoir, 30-Something and Over It and 30-Something and the Clock is Ticking. She writes a column for Daily Life.


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30-Something and the Clock is Ticking

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.
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30-Something and Over It

30-Something and Over It

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.

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OMG! That’s not my…

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.


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Parents in the playground: Should we get involved in our kids’ friendships?

When my daughter started school I was plunged back into the schoolyard right along with her.

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What a man should promise you in his wedding vows

The idea of walking down the aisle to a man who promises to love, honour and cherish you “until death do us part” is so romantic. But it’s not that helpful.


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What the playborhood’s Mike Lanza gets wrong about ‘helicopter mothers’

Teaching kids safety and respect isn’t “ruining childhoods”, but doing the opposite may just ruin their adulthoods.


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Why do people still prefer female bosses?

We need to critically examine why it is that we demand perfection from female leaders while the opposite is true for men.



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Childbirth was not the best day of my life.

Should that come as a surprise?

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Republicans are finally denouncing Donald Trump. Here’s why that’s still depressing

As welcome as the denunciations of Trump are, it reveals a depressing truth about powerful white men

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Seven ways The Bachelorette exposes our sexist dating culture

I had many expectations when I started watching Channel 10s The Bachelorette. And so far it’s delivered.

Has multitasking become new norm holding women back?

The roots of equality are not planted in boardrooms, but in lounge rooms and kitchens and nurseries.

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Why are we still trying to talk women out of epidurals?

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Culturally, we’re obsessed with women suffering as much as possible during childbirth.


Why I prefer the company of women over men

In the company of women, there’s more likely to be reciprocity and mutual respect, and a willingness to search for common ground.

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Why are we still ironing our husband’s shirts?

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Most of the women I know who iron their husband’s shirts aren’t at all pissed off about it. Some see it as their duty, others see it as a free choice.


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When did over-scheduling our kids become a sign of good parenting?

Parents have been guilted into believing that cramming as much knowledge, skills and experience into our children as early as possible is synonymous with good parenting. On the contrary, over-scheduling kids is a recipe for increasing childhood anxiety.


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Stanford earns a PhD in cluelessness for its woeful Brock Turner response

Alcohol or drinking culture didn’t “make” Brock Turner commit rape. I’ve drunk spirits plenty of times but not once have I accidently stripped someone naked and inserted things into their genitals.


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The myths our legal system buys into about perpetrators of domestic violence

A recent study shows that even our judges, the people we expect to be impartial, are accepting the myth that DV perpetrators are just ‘good men who made bad choices’.


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Women Being Judged For Their ‘Mothering’ Skills: The Only Kernel Of Reality From Last Night’s ‘The Bachelor’

We don’t expect The Bachelor to offer complex social analysis of motherhood, but it’d be nice if they could stop serving up offensive, insulting and outdated stereotypes.


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How I’ve helped teach boys that girls are boring and unimportant

It had never even occurred to me to buy a boy a book about a girl.


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Like father, like son: how the damage from emotional abuse gets passed down

Every single one of these men would see themselves as a “nice guy”.


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Motherhood should give us more confidence at work, not less

Mothers should remember that a loss of confidence is common and that these feelings need only be temporary.


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Mocking Your Teen Daughter For Taking Selfies Is Not Good Parenting

“We bring girls up in a world where being hot and sexy is the most valued thing a woman can be – and then we mock them for it.”


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I Make A Choice Every Day Not To Hate My Body

Rather than waste this precious day loathing my perceived physical flaws, I will be grateful to my body for allowing me to live it.


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Why Do Women Overwhelmingly Carry The Stress About Household Finances?

Let’s talk about middle class “deadbeat dads”.