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Mum’s biggest regrets (and how to avoid them!)

“Regrets. I’ve had a few” sang Frank Sinatra. In fact, all parents seem to have at least one or two when it comes to reflecting back on the years spent bringing up their children. Of course, parenting brings an abundance of joys and things to be grateful for on a daily basis, but then there’s all that ‘other’ day-to-day life stuff which has to be catered for and so often seems to get in the

Working mums – stop being so hard on yourself!

We’ve all had those days where we feel under pressure. The pressure to perform. The pressure to conform. The pressure to be this mystical and wondrous ‘perfect mother’. The cook, the carer, the educator, the super-stylish and sassy parent with a saucepan full of carefully chosen, nutritious food in one hand and a happy, healthy child in the other. This pressure is a real and often upsetting feeling which can leave you feeling tired, frustrated

4 Reasons to Become a Franchisee

If you are thinking about taking more control of your time and setting up your own business then looking into a franchise might be a great place to start. With any new venture there is a lot to think about, so often it makes sense to start something with a proven model that already has a track record – especially if you’re a mum or a dad on the look-out for something new, that can

81 Minute Parenting

It’s the dilemma facing every working mother – how to devote enough time to their children, while juggling career demands, running a household… and everything else that they do! A recent study showed that in Britain, those who work outside the home spend on average one hour 21 minutes a day looking after their families – including meal times. Stay-at-home mothers managed almost twice as much time directly caring for their children, with 2 hours

So Your First Business Didn’t Work

So your first business didn’t work? Running business is hard – really hard and the simple truth of the matter that for those brave enough to take that first step – often the second step is a backward one. But first things first just because your first foray in being your won boss didn’t work out as you wanted does not make you a failure. Think about it why should something you did for the

Million Dollar Baby….

Raring2go! Aberdeen City & Shire magazine hits a massive milestone in Spring 2016 as its ONE MILLIONTH copy hits the streets. It’s a big deal for us at Raring2go! towers and one we feel a need to shout about. If you’re wondering why we’re so excited, let me tell you … It shows that Raring2go! has legs, potential and capacity to provide a brilliant income for its franchisees.

Is it really all about the MONEY MONEY MONEY?

I know we work because we need the income a job delivers. I also know that sometimes we work in jobs that we don’t much care for. When though, a choice is made to work for yourself is income the main consideration or are other factors just as important?

A camel is a horse designed by committee…..

Not many people know this, but I am a massive fan of the original Mini. The Mini’s creator, Sir. Alec Issigonis was an incredibly successful automotive engineer enjoying success with the Morris Minor first before he gifted the world with his petrol championing Mini. What has this got to do with anything you may ask? Well, Sir Alec when he was still just plain Alec once coined the phrase ‘a camel is a horse designed