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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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Could your marriage pass the loaf of bread test?

Sometimes a loaf is more than just a loaf.

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The one thing parents should get caught doing in front of kids

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.


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Is this the reason marriages break up after 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.


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Could Meghan Markle finally smash the divorce taboo?

One in three Australian marriages end in divorce, yet divorce is still couched in terms of failure. But Meghan could change that.

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The surname test: Don’t marry a man who insists you change your name

More than 80 per cent of Australian women take their husband’s name when they marry.


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Has #MeToo killed the office romance?

Some advice for men who are confused about avoiding sexual harassment.


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Why we need to be realistic about ‘the sisterhood’

Former Channel Seven reporter Amy Taeuber recently wrote about feeling “betrayed by the sisterhood”.

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Do parents have a say in when their teens start having sex?

“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.

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Aggression, shame, winning at all costs: The real values we’re teaching kids through sport

Should we be concerned about how the high stakes attitudes of the AFL and NRL translate on the school sports field?

30 Something and the Clock is Ticking cover image

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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Why honouring a woman's post-birth body is a profound act thumbnail

Why honouring a woman’s post-birth body is a profound act

It says a lot about how women are valued when an ageing and post-baby body is regarded as breaking the marriage contract.

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Could this be the real reason your boss emails you outside business hours?

There’s just one problem with this approach: it doesn’t work. It’s a disaster.


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The gender pay gap won’t budge as long as we keep talking about ‘merit’

A man takes a year off to travel and is promoted… on merit, of course.


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Stereotype-free advertising for kids sounds good, but how about no advertising?

Britain has banned ads that reinforce gender stereotypes, but Kasey Edwards thinks parents should go further.

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My grandmother could have taught me valuable life lessons, instead she taught me body shame

I have no doubt that my grandmother loved me, but as an adult I see how warped and toxic this expression of love was.


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Why is a ‘sugar daddy’ funded education being sold as empowering to women?

Businesses are appropriating sex-positive language to exploit women


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Spelling has nothing to do with intelligence, so why do we keep acting like it does?

I can’t spell, but that hasn’t stopped her pumping out five books while writing a weekly column.

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Men: It’s time to stop using the Daughter Card as a get-out-of-harassment free card

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?

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Lisa Wilkinson’s exit from Channel Nine is far from a victory for women

This is the crucial message from the ‘Lisa Wilkinson stood up to Channel Nine’ story.

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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‘Too pretty’: I had to dye my hair brown to be taken seriously at work

I was told I lacked credibility with a client because of being “too pretty and feminine”.

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Nobody noticed what Justin Trudeau’s son wore to Halloween. And that’s worth celebrating.

Was no one thinking about the children?!


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My daughters are beautiful, but I never tell them so

I’m not depriving my daughters of feeling good, I’m teaching them their value lies elsewhere.


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Girls are told to speak up, women, not so much

We spend a lot of time telling girls to speak up and make their voices heard. But what happens when they grow up and act on this advice?

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Pregnant women aren’t stupid, and weight gain isn’t a simple choice

Food consumption and weight gain is presented to many pregnant women as a simple choice. It isn’t.


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Here’s how men can fight for workplace flexibility (if they really want it)

My question to all the men who insist they do in fact want workplace flexibility: What are you doing about it?


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Why I don’t believe men when they say they want flexibility at work

It’s time we call the standard retort “men would love to do more at home but their hands are tied” what it is: an excuse.

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I threw away the bathroom scales and never looked back

Not only is regular weighing bad for our mental health, it’s also terrible for our physical health.

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Text messages for dads show how low the bar for fatherhood is set

If there were ever a case of treating gangrene with a Band-Aid, it’s a new app called SMS4dads.