Formula feeding in preparation for heading back to work.

To begin with I want to say I have nothing against people who bottle feed with formula. I want to set that straight. I’m not here to upset anyone, but I’m voicing my own opinions.

So a couple of weeks back I made the decision to try to start baby girl on some formula. For when I go back to work in under 2 months. She then can have milk during the day when I’m not there. I have never been able to pump any extra of my own milk off. I seem to produce just enough.

My plan is still to breastfeed her mornings and evenings. So she’s still getting all the goodness from my milk.

Formula Feeding -Heading back to work -Rachel Bustin

Anyway so I read up exactly how to make the milk from on the box. The powder doesn’t smell too bad. I have a habit of smelling food before I eat it. Although technically I’m not having the milk.

When the bottle is made up and cooled to the correct temperature I try to give it to baby girl. She has a few sucks. Mostly chews the teat. I’m sure she thinks it’s a game because when she’s finished playing around with the teat. Her little hands start grabbing at my vest top and trying to rip my bra open to get to her boobie milk.

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Gardening With Mobility Issues

Gardening with mobility issues is very hard for the elderly and people with disabilities.

But why should they let this hold them back? Why not try to work around the disabilities?

My dad is 87 years old and loves the outdoor life. He has practically lived outside all his life and still does so nowadays. Being elderly it’s hard for him to make the most of his back garden. Only the other day he mentioned  to me that he is going to stop planting on the veg patch because he cannot do it anymore. So I suggested to him why not just plant some potatoes into one of those potato grow bags you can get nowadays? It will save you stooping down so much. Or plant some lettuce in window boxes.

This has given him food for thought I can assure you!

gardening with mobility issues

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My Sunday Photo 14/08/2016 – Down by Malpas River

On Friday we were sitting in the car again waiting for baby sensory class and I just cannot help but take photos of the view of Malpas River in front of me. It wasn’t a particular sunny day this week and the tide was heading back out.

All I could smell was seaweed!

It seems a quiet place from the photo but behind me is a fantastic children’s park that has recently been completed. It was very busy with what must have been over 50 kids doing various activities! I do feel lucky to live near this gorgeous view and have access to a wonderful park.

Down at Malpas River, Truro

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend.

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New Mum Stories: The Life of a Glasgow Girl

On this week’s New Mum Stories we have the lovely Jordanne from The Life of a Glasgow Girl. Her first few weeks were hard as a new mum but now 2 and a half years later she cherish’s them more than ever.

Over to you Jordanne.

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Hi, My names Jordanne and I blog over at Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk


Laying in bed watching my little guy sleep I thought to myself, How did I get so lucky? How on earth is my little man so perfect and I get to be his mum? Life is just, perfect.

Fast forward 10 minutes and I’m about to rip my hair out. I’m about to scream my head off into the pillow and run away to a beach a.s.a.p My perfect little guy is spewing…. Like, Projectile vomiting all over me, all over the bed and all over the floor. He is screaming which in turn upsetting me because I can’t move fast at all, My Gran isn’t home and my other half is at work. I feel helpless, I feel like I can’t help my child and it’s so unnerving. Sitting in a pool of sick, with my child in my arms and an excruciating pain shooting through my c-section wound I can’t help but think, This IS motherhood. 

The Life of a Glasgow Girl

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Book review: The Ultimate Bathroom Book by Peter Hirsch

As you all know I love books, all types of books. Anything with words in and pictures are a bonus! So when a review for The Ultimate Bathroom book by Peter Hirsch popped up in my inbox it was too hard to say no.

Peter Hirsch is the director of the bathroom company Soakology, and he wrote this book about his travels around the world seeking out bathrooms. Finding out what a bathroom means in different cultures and how they differ country to country.

What does the bathroom mean to people in the context of their country?

The ultimate bathroom book on a toilet with loo roll

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Book Review: My First Discoveries – Water

This book, My First Discoveries – Water is my first review for BoolinoLast month I was contacted by a company called Boolino who specialise in being book advisors for children and young readers. They asked me to join them as a Boolino Friend.

I adore books, as you know and I want my baby girl to share the same love for books as I do. So I gladly accepted their offer to review books on my blog and we get to keep them afterwards. Yay!  At 6 months old baby girl already loves her books.

So this first discovery book is on the subject of water. It’s designed for 4-8 year olds. But that hasn’t stopped baby girl from having a look!

Book - My First Discoveries - Water

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