Posted 23 September 2019
There’s so much to do around the UK if you’re looking for a fun, family day out in Autumn. And I don’t mean spending hours sipping bad coffee in soft play centres (more endure than enjoy). I’m talking about days out that the whole family will enjoy. From the under one’s to the great grandparents!
Although many of the best things to do this Autumn are fre e, there’s also a raft of tailor-made adventures for families. There are sometimes deals to be had after the summer holidays and before October half-term if you have older children at school so keep an eye out!
Posted 14 September 2019
Although summer is definitely my favourite time of year, autumn comes in at a close second. It’s a time of year when you might still get a warm, sunny window in the day to take a walk. The last of the blackberries are still out and leaves are beginning to crunch underfoot. You can begin to unpack your woolly jumpers - but only your favourite ones.
Now the blazing sun has made way for more gentle autumn rays, it’s the perfect time of year for you and your little ones to be outside. The sights, sounds, textures and tastes of autumn are exciting for babies and toddlers to explore. There are even autumn songs to sing. Does anyone remember the primary school hymn Autumn Days with the nostalgia for all things Autumn?
Posted 10 September 2019
A baby’s first words are always a source of excited anticipation. When finally the blabbering, gargling and gesticulating gradually form themselves into a recognisable word.
The first word could be a delightful “mama” or “dada” but it’s not uncommon to be en emphatic “No!” either. Or something random!
Posted 31 August 2019
Welcome to our fifth interview of the series, Motherhood Minis, featuring bitesize interviews with real mums. A quick inside look into the lives of our Matchstick Monkey parents and their little ones!
Posted 24 August 2019
When you’re trying to meet the needs of a young baby as well as your now school-age child, it can be difficult at times. There are so many things your child looks to you for so knowing they have your attention and support helps build up their confidence. But babies can be very demanding of your time, making it hard to feel like you’re giving them both what they need.
Posted 17 August 2019
If you’ve ever had a baby, the chances are you remember when they first smiled at you, first took their first step, when they said their first word and what it was. Maybe they’ve even been recorded in a baby book?
Posted 10 August 2019
Choosing a name for your baby can be pretty difficult. Even after much thought and debate, once your baby is born, you may suddenly feel they don’t suit the name you thought you wanted! This may sound crazy, but it can feel like your baby is born with a personality of their own, straight out the womb. Sometimes, a name that seemed great before, now just doesn’t quite fit.
Posted 03 August 2019
Welcome to our third interview of the series, Motherhood Minis, featuring bitesize interviews with real mums. A quick inside look into the lives of our Matchstick Monkey parents and their little ones!