It wasn't until becoming a mother that I truly understood the power and beauty of the female sisterhood. As I've grown Coco Moon, I've made connections with mothers all over the world, the majority of whom I've never met, and most likely never will. But the bond of motherhood is universal and when we speak to each other about the joys and trials of raising our keiki, we speak the same language.
In that spirit, we're thrilled to launch a new monthly blog feature called, "Talk Story."
In Hawai'i, when we kick back and chat casually with friends or family, we use the phrase "talk story." We're bringing this tradition to life by asking our community a few questions around a theme and sharing them with you.
What better theme to kick things off than this crazy, amazing whirlwind called motherhood:
Mahalo to all of the mamas that participated this month! We loved talking story with you!
Let's keep the conversation going! What's your support system like? Does it play a big role for you? Did anyone from your tribe give you a great piece of advice?
Please share it below in the comments!
If you'd like to participate in next month's Talk Story segment, we'd love to chat with you! Please send us an email: info@cocomoonhawaii.
When we were first introduced to the Kinimaka family via email, we were blown away by the sheer amount of love reverberating from their pictures. You can literally feel the happiness shared amongst their girls, ages 8, 5, and 2. The feeling of joy and innocence is undeniable. It drew us in and we couldn't help but want to to know more about this beautiful 'ohana of 5, soon to be 6.
Read on to hear her thoughts on raising a family in Hawaii, her advice for new mothers, and her favorite part of having a big family.
I’m not afraid to admit that I have a major girl crush on Rebekah Steen, the stylish powerhouse behind the Goldfish Kiss blog. She’s a mother to a super cool little dude named Levi, she surfs, has a feel good, laid back vibe, rad art, and overall great style. Rebekah’s got Hawaii roots and totally gels with our island style perspective.
So imagine my delight when she agreed to work with Coco Moon on two collaboration prints for our upcoming collections. We’re talking full on happy dance in the “groffice” (my garage/office) that was probably meme-worthy given my spastic celebratory moves. Rebekah designed two prints for us, with the first – “Surf Mobiles” – launching in May. The second is planned for release this Fall.
Working with local designers and artists is definitely one of my favorite parts of the job. After working through some designs with Lauren, I was blown away by her talent. I remember responding to some of her emails in all caps, saying things like, LOOOOOOOOVE IT!!!!
Our first product release featuring Lauren’s art is the “Coconut Dreams” print, which launches on our swaddles, bibs, and burp cloths. I don’t think there’s much else that says “Hawaii” more than coconut trees, so I’m super excited to have a print dedicated to that iconic symbol of the tropics.