By Siobhan O’Neill White
Like many people, I made lots of New year resolutions in January 2020 and of course, didn’t get around to most of them because of the year we had. So this year, I am not making any!!! I am going to see as much as I can of my family and friends and enjoy the little things in life. Meeting up for a cuppa….going for a walk (hopefully not socially distanced for much longer!). The one area we will be careful about is our finances, as 2020 brought a lot of changes and it made us realise how important it is so save when you can and be mindful of expenses. We sat down (over zoom!) with a finance expert this year to evaluate our outgoings and incomings and it was a great thing to do. We did not realise about some of the outgoings from our accounts and after a bit of clever advice from Dave Kavanagh (see financialcompanion.ie) we changed some of our policies and managed to save money every month. This will be something we take into 2021 with us – to be mindful of what and how we spend our money! Aside from that, there won’t be any fad diets, no big resolutions because last year was hard enough and coming into 2021 with uncertainty, we are going to be kind to ourselves and not add any extra pressure of hard to keep resolutions. Stay safe, mind yourself and lets hope for a positive and healthy 2021! For advice, chat on anything pregnancy and/or parenting related, hop on to mams.ie and get free advice & support 24/7, all year round.