Posted 25 May 2019
It has been wonderful to watch Matchstick Monkey grow over the years, from the initial concept drawing I did back in 2015, to us now becoming an award-winning brand. Now Matchstick Monkey’s are flying out across the globe, we often get asked if we’re going to make any more colours. This is why we’re so excited to welcome our new Matchstick Monkey colour range in Airforce Blue, Claret, Dusty Pink & Mint Green!
Posted 18 May 2019
Ah, tantrums… It’s very humbling to have a child. All of those smug judgements you made about other people’s children having tantrums. Your child would never be like that, of course. And then all of a sudden, you’re the one getting the sideways glances as you realise it wasn’t as simple as you thought.
Posted 11 May 2019
The Duke and Dutchess of Sussex have finally welcomed their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world! Many new parents will recognise their pride and excitement at showing off their new baby for the first time. Even if most of us look considerably more bedraggled at the time of doing so (if only we all had a private makeup artist and hairdresser, damn it).
Posted 07 May 2019
Welcome to the start of our interview series, Motherhood Minis, featuring bitesize interviews with real mums. Short and sweet but packed full of tips and insight into the lives of our Matchstick Monkey parents and their little ones!
Posted 27 April 2019
Many parents will recognise this scenario. Your little one is teething and is clearly uncomfortable. As well as the usual discomfort and niggling, you’re sure they’re feeling a little warmer than usual and have noticed an irritated, pink patch on their cheeks. Should you be worried? Is this just another symptom of teething or is it something else?
Posted 20 April 2019
There is a growing allergy and asthma diagnosis rate, of which there are varying theories - but what can we do to protect our children - if anything? As Allergy Awareness Week is coming up, I thought this would be a great opportunity to talk about how allergies can affect our children and those close to us, and how we can help.
Posted 13 April 2019
You can’t have missed that Easter is on the way. We’ve all noticed the supermarkets have been stuffed full of chocolate eggs for a month already! But, despite being somewhat commercialised and covered in chocolate, Easter is an age-old celebration that has origins before Christianity.
Posted 06 April 2019
The 1-7th of April this week is World Autism Awareness Week. Autism is a life-long condition that can affect how people perceive the world. But each person is different, this is no exception for children who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is the umbrella term for various conditions that include social, behavioural and communicational challenges. These challenges can range from fairly mild and hard to diagnose, to pronounced and sometimes severe - including everything in between.