Welcome to my new site. I'm Effie, from AlwaysLadies.com. You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter
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50 shades of ambition

When I was growing up both my parents worked. My mom didn't have a fancy well-paid career. She was an accountant and we needed the money. She had been working very hard all her life. Not in jobs where she can enjoy martinis with her colleagues…
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First ever Aniridia Day

I have written before about my daughter Sofia and the rare genetic condition she was born with - Aniridia. Today is a good day for me and everyone who is involved with the condition either as a sufferer, their parents, friends or siblings. Today is…
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How to lose weight, for real!

No, this is not a click-bait title, not at all. I can't stand those and I wonder how people still fall for them. This is an empirical account of a really busy person, ex-University-lifestyle student, ex-overweight woman, stay-at-home working mom, world traveler, expat, food lover, MS sufferer,…
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Women’s Day revisited

  I grew up in a country where 'women's day' was marked by presents, chocolate, flowers and dining out. Women would get together and make restaurant reservations or attend female-only house parties. I couldn't wait to become a woman, too so I could take part…
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Ik ben…

There is nothing wrong with princesses  - they are beautiful, are with Prince Charming and most importantly... they are filthy rich. However, I feel so relieved that for this year's carnival dress-up my daughters decided to NOT get yet another princess costume. It was enjoyable…
Never Give Up

Choose to have a good day

There is something really powerful about choice. It allows you to take control of your life, actions, and behavior. You become in charge of what happens to you rather than just be a victim of circumstances. It empowers you in ways you never thought possible. Rather…
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There is no Zen in parenting

This morning I was a silent observer of a debate in a parenting group. There is a great deal of misunderstanding among moms, on different parenting styles. I noticed that it is often assumed that following an attachment parenting way of raising children, means that your…
Never Give Up

Stay real

When having been hurt, disappointed, lied to, let down.... many of us, understandably, adopt feelings and behaviors that are not our own. Resist. Not everyone is the same. Not every situation is the same. Not every single thing will have the same result. Don't allow…
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Crying moms; are children assholes?

There is a new mom-trend around most groups, forums, and videos, lately. I am not sure when it started but it seems to be everywhere now: exhausted, fed-up, pissed-off, unappreciated moms going viral for posting drama overloaded videos where they mostly rant about their miserable mom…
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Frozen 5

A year has gone by so fast when  Emilia had her Baymax party :) Since then there have been 365 days of: around 5 billion kisses, 10 billion cuddles, more than 3 billion hugs, 10 billion laughing moments to go with the other 10 billion of…
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Don’t be just another bystander

I recently read the story of Kitty Genovese, an American woman who was stabbed to death outside her apartment building in Kew Gardens, New York, on March 13, 1964. The story became quite big after it was reported that at least 38 people heard/saw/knew of the…
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When everything is blue…

We all go through times in our lives when we feel really frustrated, let down, and sad. It happens to us at work, personal life, sports, friendships and many times, we feel disappointed with ourselves. Some disappointments disrupt our daily routine while others could change our…
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The perversion of Facebook groups

Don't talk about women, men, abuse, black, white, left, right, gay, lesbian, fat, skinny, violence and religion - you will offend people. Do not swear - you offend people. Don't share your personal story - you will offend other people. Don't talk about politics -…
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