Guest Post: Natural Remedies for Stress & Anxiety

One of my favourite things about blogging is being a part of a community. You name an interest, way of life or hobby and there will be some lovely people writing their thoughts and advice on it somewhere online. Since I started Em In Real Life I have been growing more active in this community and have had the chance to get to know some fantastic writers and creatives. One of these is Ri who writes at Happy Mentality, Ri is an open and supportive blogger who writes about mental health and body positivity. I met her in a Twitter…

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What feminism means to me

I was shocked recently to hear about one of the female members of my local political party (of which I am a member) suggest that only women should be allowed to vote for their women’s officer. Err what?! How can we possibly be asking for equality and excluding men from the conversation? Luckily her suggestion wasn’t taken on but I was surprised that it was even made in the first place from a woman who is so politically active. I tried to understand her point ‘men don’t understand women’s issues so how can they vote for a women’s officer?’. Whilst…

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What to do with your wedding dress

Whilst moving I found my wedding dress hidden under my bed in amongst Christmas decorations, bedding and memory boxes from Alice’s newborn stage. I’m not really sure why I had held onto it since my divorce but I wasn’t quite ready to let go as I felt like I was discarding a small part of Alice’s history, especially as she was there on the day in bump form! I have fond memories of trying my Mum’s wedding dress on as a kid and I guess I had kept it with this in mind. Now I’m moving in with my other…

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Going Reusable Part 2

Follow my blog with Bloglovin For those of you that have been following you’ll know I’m taking small steps to becoming more environmentally friendly and going reusable in the products I use regularly. I recently converted to cloth sanitary pads (you can read about them here) and was so impressed I’ve now added reusable cloth make up wipes to my collection. I found out about them when I was doing my sanitary pad research and after having a good look around I opted for these wipes from Cheeky Wipes. I chose these ones as they are made from gorgeously soft…

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Our first week with Alexa

A week ago we welcomed a new member of the household, Alexa (or Balexa as Alice likes to call her). Explaining the concept to Alice was quite funny, I was met with many questions like ‘who’s Balexa?’ ‘Is she a robot?’ Followed by a lovely song she made up ‘Balexa, Balexa play some music’. A high point for me was Alice playing the guess the animal game, a skill game where you have to think of an animal and Alexa asks questions until she can guess what you’re thinking. Alice answered each question confidently with a yes or no although…

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