Blog Goals 2019

What I’m up to on the Blog in 2019

I’m back to work in a couple of days after finishing maternity leave, I will of course be still going with this blog. Blogging is my way of life, and of course my job now. It’s allowed me to drop down to part-time as well, so I can spend more time with my girls. One of my 2018 goals was to consistently earn a part time wage from my blog and that was achieved.

Blog Goals 2019 - how i plan to move my blog forward, blogging goals, tips

In 2019 Rachel Bustin has been going for 4 years. I’ve had her nearly as long as I’ve had the Bustin name! I spend every evening blogging. Writing posts, scheduling, working on my social media. But being a busy mum I do find it hard to achieve all that I want to. Nevertheless I have my to do lists and goals, plugging away at them when I can. I have lots of plans for this blog and where I want it to go, I listened to some advice the other day on content strategy, content buckets and planning ahead and it’s given me the spark I needed to push, instead of just getting by.

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Goodbye 2018 and Hello 2019

Goodbye 2018 and Hello 2019

2018 started off being a great year. I was looking forward to our second daughter arriving in the Spring. My blog was doing well, and I only had a few more weeks of work before I started my maternity leave.  But my dad was getting sicker and weaker. You see my dad was a very special person. When he was&…
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My Year – Looking back over 2018

My Year – Looking back over 2018

Well where do I start? Looking back over 2018 it was a fantastic year on the blog. Up to the point of writing this I’ve had over 143,000 page views this year, and over 18,000 social media followers. With over 10,000 on Twitter alone. I’m chuffed to bits with these stats, and appreciate every follow and page view. Thank you.…
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The City of Second Chances by Jane Lacey-Crane

The City of Second Chances by Jane Lacey-Crane

Today It’s my turn to be on the blog tour for The City of Second Chances by Jane Lacey-Crane. You can read on for my review and then you have the chance to win 1 of 2 ebook copies for yourself. Book Description She’s already met The One, it was just that Mr Right came along at the wrong time….&…
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Thank You To My Midwives

Thank You To My Midwives

Eight months on, I’m now beginning to look back and reflect on the birth of my second daughter. The support my midwives gave me throughout my pregnancy was second to none. My dad was battling cancer throughout my pregnancy and sadly he passed away three days before I gave birth. This post is to say thank you to my …
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5 Tips On Creating A Child Friendly Garden

5 Tips On Creating A Child Friendly Garden

As my toddler gets older she is loving the outdoors more than ever. This Summer the weather was amazing and she was outside before 9 am most days and didn’t come in until nearly bedtime. I have made sure that the garden is a child friendly garden by following these tips. Of course I’m sure you have your own …
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Explaining To Your Daughter About Her First Period

Explaining To Your Daughter About Her First Period

I remember starting my first period at 11 years old. Mum explained it to me around a year before, plus I had an older sister. I think most women remember when they started theirs. I’ve a got quite a few years before I will have the talk with my daughters. With lots of raging hormones and body development, it can&…
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5 Tips To Save Money on Kids Clothes

5 Tips To Save Money on Kids Clothes

With another New Year upon us, January sees us as a month all spent out from Christmas. Now is the time to have a Spring clean, tidy out the kids wardrobes and make some money. I’m sharing with you my favourite tips on how to save money on kids clothes. Buy high quality It’s better to buy high …
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Getting Your Car Ready For Christmas

Getting Your Car Ready For Christmas

Christmas is nearly upon us. The whole month of December is a busy month and things like making sure your car is ready for Christmas can be put by the wayside. But most of us will be using the car at some point over the Christmas period. Whether that means driving to family for Christmas dinner or heading to the&…
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Thomas and Friends: My First Story Time Box Set Review

Thomas and Friends: My First Story Time Box Set Review

I was a huge Thomas the Tank Engine fan as a child, and I’m pleased to say my daughter is as well. Every morning I have to put Channel 5’s Milkshake programme on so she can catch up with Thomas and Friends.  So getting the chance to review the Thomas and Friends: My First Story Time Box Set …
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#LuckyLinky Week 85

#LuckyLinky Week 85

Hello and welcome back to #LuckyLinky Week 85. This week will be our last #LuckyLinky of 2018! You can rejoin us on Monday 7th January 2019. I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! As you all know I love to enter competitions and have been doing it for years, much longer than I…
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Video Calling Santa Claus with Portable North Pole (PNP)

Video Calling Santa Claus with Portable North Pole (PNP)

Christmas is a magical time of year. Since becoming a parent it’s become somehow much more special. When it was just Mr B and myself we would eat and binge watch Lord of the Rings or something similar. Now, especially as baby girl is getting older (nearly 3) I’m just a big kid along with her wanting to experience …
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Shopping Online This Christmas With Boom25

Shopping Online This Christmas With Boom25

Shopping online this Christmas is big business for retailers. With the change in technology, statistics suggest that around 42% of people do some shopping online. With many apps available on smartphones, a lot of these transactions are on mobiles. Large busy crowds and heavy shopping bags put people off going in to stores.  With the UK’s purse strings being …
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