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.
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.
The expectation that women and girls should be silent is perhaps the most damaging gender stereotype of all. My daughters and their little friends need to see models of women who refuse to be silent.
Labelling the judgement and criticism that mothers face on a daily basis as a “mommy war” reduces a complex social and economic problem to a simple matter of women not knowing how to behave themselves.
Classic movies are a treasure trove of relationship advice, particularly when it comes to spotting manipulation and abuse dressed up as romance.
In a strange twist, Mark Latham’s recent comments on domestic violence echo the sentiments of another former “straight talking” politician — Sarah Palin.
Why is it that only girls are permitted to enter the playground of gender fluidity?
Would the Federal government have been quicker to deport US pick up artist Jeff Allen from spouting his hatred of women if he had a Middle Eastern sounding name and appearance?
‘Breast is Best’ has become a dogma. And like many dogmas before it, women suffer as a result.
Claims of reverse sexism over the woman in the blue top looking at the UFC fighter are ridiculous. Here’s why.
Should I teach my daughters to stand up to the men and boys who will bully and abuse them when it could get them hurt or killed?
Some advice for young women who want to make a difference in the world.
“If schools and community groups can only operate off the backs of women’s unpaid and unrecognised labour, then the model is broken.”
Expectant mothers work out pretty quickly that when they’re asked how they’re feeling, there are only two socially acceptable responses: “Wonderful” and “A little bit tired”
Instead of locking up an ever increasing number of traumatised and disadvantaged women — and separating them from their children — we need to address the reasons why women are offending.
There is a lot to be said for dogged persistence – both in terms of mastering your craft and in chasing success.
The hidden mother, or, more accurately, the hidden mother’s body, in family photos is a metaphor for what can happen to a woman’s identity when she has children.
In a culture that champions weight loss dieting as the holy path to redemption, teaching our kids to have a healthy relationship with food and their bodies can seem a Herculean task.
No matter what the living arrangement is, women do more domestic work than men.
#4 Allow yourself to grieve. It’s your loss too
Children need to know that mistakes and errors in judgment do not define their character. Shame has no place is this lesson.
Mum’s Diet is a children book thats ‘s bad as it sounds: jam-packed with weight obsession, crash dieting and body shaming,
PHEW! Australian employers aren’t much interested in your Facebook feed.