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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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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.

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


Why Do Women Overwhelmingly Carry The Stress About Household Finances?

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

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Why is this archaic wedding tradition still happening?

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Just because something is a tradition doesn’t mean it’s good.


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Jo Cox Was The First Victim Of Brexit, Not David Cameron

The headlines are in and it seems the media has already forgotten who was the first victim of Brexit.


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Let’s not kid ourselves that there’s anything romantic about housework

Enjoying a spot of baking doesn’t mean women want to go back to the 1950s.


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Stop saying you don’t really care about money

“I don’t really care about money.” These are six of the dumbest words you can say in a job interview. And I used to say this all the time.


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The most ridiculous (unsolicited) advice ever given to single women

To all the single ladies, contorting yourselves to fit male desires is this simple. And stupid.


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Where are the videos inspiring boys to do ‘feminine’ jobs?

If the aim of campaigns like #RedrawTheBalance is really about dismantling gender stereotypes, then where are the inspirational videos encouraging boys to be nurses, child care workers, aged carers, librarians, social workers and other female-dominated professions?


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From good to bad: Manners that have fallen out of favour

A memo to the clueless-yet-well-meaning folk about old-school social etiquette that’s now just plain offensive.


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Do we really have to love every moment of parenting?

The pressure to pretend that mothering is 100 per cent pure joy 100 per cent of the time is oppressive.


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Why I never wanted to be a mother

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I didn’t want children. I desperately wanted to have my own children. It was just the whole motherhood part of the deal that I struggled with.


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I miss being sexually attractive

In my 20s, I made the mistake of confusing my f–kability with my credibility.


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Corporate Bro Code: The one thing that matters more than profits

It’s been almost a decade since the Catalyst report was published, showing that Fortune 500 companies with female board members outperform those that don’t. But rather than encourage women, many companies are still positively hostile towards them.