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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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What to do when you witness sexist parenting

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.

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Why asking women to ‘end mummy wars’ is flawed

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.


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Classic movie lessons about romance for my daughters

Classic movies are a treasure trove of relationship advice, particularly when it comes to spotting manipulation and abuse dressed up as romance.


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Women shouldn’t be punching bags so men can cope

In a strange twist, Mark Latham’s recent comments on domestic violence echo the sentiments of another former “straight talking” politician — Sarah Palin.



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The subconscious bias of ‘unisex’ baby name trends

Why is it that only girls are permitted to enter the playground of gender fluidity?

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We shouldn’t need a petition to stop pick up artists from exploiting women

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?

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‘Breast is Best’ has become another way to control women’s bodies

‘Breast is Best’ has become a dogma. And like many dogmas before it, women suffer as a result. 

No, this is not a good opportunity to talk about ‘reverse sexism’

Claims of reverse sexism over the woman in the blue top looking at the UFC fighter are ridiculous. Here’s why.

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Why I have mixed feelings about teaching my daughters to stand up to boys

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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?


The Two Words Key To Unlocking Success As A Woman

Some advice for young women who want to make a difference in the world.

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“If schools and community groups can only operate off the backs of women’s unpaid and unrecognised labour, then the model is broken.”


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Why Kim Kardashian West’s candid comment on pregnancy is a relief

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”


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How the prison system puts children of incarcerated mums at risk

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.


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Success isn’t just about ‘showing up’

There is a lot to be said for dogged persistence – both in terms of mastering your craft and in chasing success.


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Why do mothers hide from family photos?

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.


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How to stop a five-year-old from dieting

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.


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How do women end up doing more work in a share house?

No matter what the living arrangement is, women do more domestic work than men.


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What I would’ve done differently when my parents divorced

#4 Allow yourself to grieve. It’s your loss too


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The one parenting tactic to avoid at all cost

Children need to know that mistakes and errors in judgment do not define their character. Shame has no place is this lesson.


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The outdated school book that’s teaching body hatred to our kids

Mum’s Diet is a children book thats ‘s bad as it sounds: jam-packed with weight obsession, crash dieting and body shaming,


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Employers don’t care about what you did on Facebook

PHEW! Australian employers aren’t much interested in your Facebook feed.