Psychologist, world citizen, mother - Effie is one half of the alwaysladies.com founding pair. She can bring to life any party with either a smile, or a strong opinion. If like us you can't get enough of Effie, visit her blog at www.thethinkingmomblog.com

Reader’s story: Choosing to be happy again

"In 2012 I left my former partner whom I was in a relationship with. It was an abusive relationship and we...

Keep on going

Sometimes the road towards change is a lonely one. Ignore those who try to push you off that road and keep in going!

Life attitude

Spend more time appreciating life around you and less on complaining about it..


...if you don't like where you are, MOVE. You are not a tree!

There is always hope

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.” - Pablo Neruda

Happy girls

Getting you children actually want to tell you all about their day requires a lot of unsuccessful tries and some skill! All parents know...

Decide to become better

"Once a person is determined to help themselves, there is nothing that can stop them"  - Nelson Mandela

Be someone’s light today

When you are feeling down ... cheer someone else up! It

Emotional abuse – the silent killer

"Psychological invalidation is one of the most lethal forms of emotional abuse. It kills confidence, creativity and individuality."

You are unique

"Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else."  - Margaret Mead