Kasey Edwards

Kasey Edwards

Writer, author of 30-Something and Over It

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The one parenting tactic to avoid at all cost

Kasey Edwards Shaming children, even in subtle forms, totally undermines our goal of raising resilient children.

Mum's Diet

The outdated school book that's teaching body hatred to our kids

Kasey Edwards Mum's Diet is as bad as it sounds, jam-packed with weight obsession, crash dieting and body shaming, writes Kasey Edwards.

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Employers don't care about what you did on Facebook

Social media could ruin your job prospects. That's the message we're sold, but new research says it's not exactly true, writes Kasey Edwards.

Kasey Edwards Social media could ruin your job prospects. That's the message we're sold, but new research says it's not exactly true, writes Kasey Edwards.

Prom don'ts

Teen girls don't need boys to 'protect their character'

According to The Crossing of Manitowoc County, the organisation that supplied the posters, 'Prom time seems to present particular risks for teens'.

Kasey Edwards A US high school made headlines by informing students prom was 'a night to protect her character.'

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Kate Middleton's body isn't to blame for women's 'post-baby body' anxieties

All in a day's work: Kate Middleton and Prince William with their baby girl.

Kasey Edwards For once, I'd like to hear someone say, "She just made a person. Nice work."

Spanx wants you all to know it is now 'feminist'

Kasey Edwards Yes, we're talking about the same Spanx that makes body-shaping underwear for hiding women's lumps.

Shriver Report

Men want their daughters to be independent and strong

Kasey Edwards But their wives? Not so much, according to a new report.

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We need better care for mothers after childbirth


Kasey Edwards "Any woman who’s seen to be taking care of her own needs, rather than being totally devoted to those of her baby, is liable to be branded selfish."

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When men want babies more than women


Kasey Edwards When Matt proposed to Emma he stipulated one non-negotiable condition. Children.

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The five words most people dread hearing from friends

Fossicking for problems in other people's lives isn't friendship.

Kasey Edwards It’s arrogant to assume you know a friend better than they know themselves, so leave the therapy to the experts.

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Why some couples remain 'committed unmarrieds'

There's a subset of people who actively resist marriage in the first place

Kasey Edwards It's the opposite of 'conscious uncoupling'.

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Why do so many brides suffer from post-wedding blues?

One third of Australian marriages end in divorce, and there are plenty of other miserable unions that are not included in these unhappy statistics.

Kasey Edwards New research shows that things start turning sour soon after the bride tosses her bouquet.

No one needs to worry about 'pregnancy abs'

Sarah Staged (2nd Right) speaking about the controversy surrounding her 'pregnancy abs' Instagram posts

Kasey Edwards The 'pregnancy abs' thing began after lingerie model Sarah Stage started posting her pregnant belly selfies online.

Six of the most dangerous toddler food trends

Kasey Edwards Pete Evans' paleo cookbook for kids has caused a storm. But there are plenty of other unsafe food trends for babies and toddlers.

Bonds Baby Search

Why Bonds Baby Search exploits children and parents


Kasey Edwards It’s marketed as just a bit of harmless fun, but let’s face it: the Bonds Baby Search competition is the reputable version of 'Toddlers and Tiaras', writes Kasey Edwards.

Workplace equality

Stop blaming women for not pushing for pay rises

According to the research,

Kasey Edwards Bank bosses think they have found a curious 'solution' to Australia's gaping gender pay gap.

Positive parenting

How to talk to your daughter about weight

Kasey Edwards Five things I'm determined to do to help my daughters avoid body hatred.

New parents

The eight stages of early parenthood

'We have Hollywood expectations about what parenthood is going to be like.

Kasey Edwards To become a well functioning parent, there are 8 stages you'll need to transition through to adjust to your new life.

Hey jealousy

When being envious of your friends can be a good thing


Kasey Edwards New research suggests that not all envy is dastardly; some of it might even make you a better person.

Why do unhappy couples stay together?

Why do unhappy couples stay together â?? some resigning themselves to unhappiness for over a decade before cutting their losses?

Kasey Edwards Couples who resign themselves to unhappiness for a long time before cutting their losses.