Kasey Edwards

Kasey Edwards

Writer, author of 30-Something and Over It

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Family photos

Why do mothers hide from family photos?

Kasey Edwards The hidden mother in family photos is a metaphor for what can happen to a woman's identity when she has children.

Body image

How to stop a five-year-old from dieting

Dieting sets children on a dangerous path.

Kasey Edwards Dieting sets children on a dangerous path. Here's how to teach healthy alternatives.

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


Kasey Edwards A new study reveals the psychology behind the domestic work divide.

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What I would've done differently when my parents divorced

Kasey Edwards It happened ten years ago. And even though I was an adult, it was still one of the most traumatic experiences of my life.


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The outdated school book that's teaching body hatred to our kids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