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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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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.

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If only I had the power to cancel Mother’s Day, I would

Women don’t deserve a “day off”, they deserve to be treated better.

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Why mothers shouldn’t feel guilty about wanting to work

An extract from my new book GUILT TRIP.

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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The upside of having a mum who is 'never there' thumbnail

The upside of having a mum who is ‘never there’

Why I refuses to feel guilty for missing the odd school event.

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The sad reason why many mothers take selfies with their kids

No, it’s not to do with narcissism, but something more insidious.


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Is my belief that ‘things will be better for my daughters’ a delusion?

Research indicating millennial men want stay at home wives suggests gender parity may be further away than we thought.


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Why I refuse to feel guilty for sending my kids to childcare

“Childcare is child abuse.” That’s what I was told from an early age.

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Personal choice? The uncomfortable reason why I shave my legs

I hate that removing my body hair is a requirement for being an acceptable woman … but I still do it.


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What if your child is the bully?

No one likes to think it of their own child, but there are some warning signs to look out for.


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Is it possible to be your own best friend?

I was challenged to turn it around in 10 days. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t sceptical, but I figured I had nothing to lose.

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When people ask ‘aren’t your children enough?’

I feel like I’m constantly defending myself against accusations that I don’t love or don’t deserve my children. Is a man’s love for his children ever questioned when he voices parenting frustration / pursues interests other than his kids / spends time away his from family?

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Look out for these five tricks gyms use to manipulate you into signing up

You’d be forgiven for thinking the industry is filled with altruistic types who only have your best interests at heart.

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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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‘Cake culture’ warning leaves sour taste

Last year we were told that sitting down in office chairs was the biggest health risk to employees. Not anymore.

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School holidays are here. Mothers, get to work

The first year it happened I was in shock. Now I’m just pissed off.


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Why saying ‘no’ to your kids should make you feel good

Rather than feeling bad about saying “no” to our kids, here’s five reasons why we should feel good about it.


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White, working class men have nothing to fear but other white men

Populist politicians, men’s rights activists, and s–t-stirring columnists are falling over themselves to find a group, any group, to blame for the loss of the days when white men’s identities were fixed and they were guaranteed secure and well-paid jobs for life.

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Why reducing advice to a BMI number is hurting our health

“You’re overweight, borderline obese.”


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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 male bosses?

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