Happy Father’s Day!
by Marta Szczepanik - 20.06.2021
Fathers - wizards who can turn a child's sadness into great joy. They are strongmen who are becoming more and more involved in their unique role.
They are here and now, supporting their partners, for better and for worse. It is with them that the first, most important moments in a child's life happen and it is with them that we want to go through life.
We have been waiting for this moment to whisper a word to Fathers, to celebrate their day, and to pause with them for a moment and talk about fatherhood. We asked our befriended dads what surprised them most about being a dad? Look what they told us!
Isn't that magic?
The most surprising thing about being a dad is the joy I’ve found in the simplest things.
Waking up to a smiling baby, the excitement of splashing in water, deciding with my partner if a noise our baby makes is an actual word or just a noise, the face they make when trying a new food. Pure joy from such simple things.
Fatherhood is full of weird, wonderful and life changing surprises...
I have an immense, renewed, even bigger respect for my own parents. I can hand on heart say it must have been challenging, tough and they are real life superhero’s, like all parents are. I’m surprised at realising that you have won at life if you have children, it’s the greatest achievement, I will cherish this forever and I will never take it for guaranteed.
I’m a better person, more fulfilled and I would choose being with my children, wife, our family over anything, even watching West Ham United.
What surprised me most about being a dad? I have never thought about it. Due to the fact that I was brought up in a family with many children, I dealt with small children on a daily basis. The educational or nursing aspects were not a big surprise because I knew the drill.
The great love that came just after seeing my son was not surprising, either.
My inner change was probably what surprised me most about being a dad. I mean, with time, when you start living next to your child, you suddenly feel that what you want for yourself is not important anymore. The most important thing is what your child wants and needs.
Happy Father’s Day!
For all Dads out there! You are doing a great and priceless job!
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This is how the last year looked like for moKee
by Marta Szczepanik - 17.06.2021
We really like recaps! We like to go back in time and remember what’s behind us. Such balance is full of nice touches that we would not like to forget. We create moKee for you and for your beloved ones.
We can assure you that we are having fun doing it! Because the moKee team consists of passionate people who, with good moods and many ideas, make their dreams come true. Because we like to be together, because we do not lack good ideas and moments when we cry with laughter. We work as a team (despite remote work from different parts of the world), supporting and motivating each other. That’s really cool! Thank you for creating with us a brand which prioritizes comfort and care for those you love the most.
Take a look behind the scenes of moKee and read our recap of what has happened and changed over the past year.
moKee photo shoot and moKee catalogue
A lot was happening! A huge, three-day photo shoot and a large group of children invited to participate in the project was really something! Our last year’s photo shoot included countless products on the set and three unique interiors combined with original stylizations. The results we are very proud of can be viewed in the moKee trends catalogue, which you can download here. Let yourself be inspired and create beautiful interiors for your children with us. We look forward to the next photo shoot, which we will organize and to which each member of the moKee team will add their brick of knowledge and experience.
Virtual event - online meeting - moKee in the clouds
We will not forget this event for a long time. Behind the scenes we were bustling like ants in an anthill because we don’t often have a chance to meet you. And although the pandemic effectively thwarted our plans for a live meeting, the virtual space successfully made up for the obstacles and the moKee in the clouds event turned out to be a success! A lot of substantive information about moKee products, an overview of new arrivals, conversations with moKee designers and the Live Birth School. We toasted this event and we are already waiting for a repeat. Will you meet us again? We hope so!
moKee Lullay Baby Bouncer
We had been working on it for months, dreaming of creating a bouncing masterpiece. And here it is - the best materials (FSC certified beech wood, our beloved felt and surgical steel), a new approach to design (the bouncer’s legs gently lower under the child's weight, enough for the felt to wrap the child around and adjust to the shape of the child’s body), beautiful and durable. We started with a bold idea and faith that we can create a bouncer that is slightly different than what we see on the market - and better. We were sketching, discussing, testing and here it is – moKee Lullay Baby Bouncer. We would bounce in it ourselves!
moKee Online Birth School
We have had exceptional meetings during which we talked about extremely important topics related to pregnancy and childbirth. Together with the experts invited to participate in the event, we answered the questions bothering future parents and clarified all doubts. We showed the right direction when difficult emotions and fears appeared on the horizon, and we suggested where to look for help. Thank you for being with us!
The passing year brought successive waves of the pandemic and more difficult experiences which are fortunately behind us. It’s great that we could have supported you! Together, we motivated ourselves not to lose our good mood and to look at what is ahead of us with serenity. The #mokeecare project has been with us for the last few months and in line with it, we managed to look optimistically into the future, while the pandemic was reigning outside. Believe us, it wasn’t easy for us at that time, either! But the amount of jokes that accompanied us every day made up for this strange time.
Our loyalty program is already one year old!
Launched on the occasion of moKee's 7th birthday, the loyalty program gains new, engaged users with each new day! Join it, too! Collect points, exchange them for prizes and discounts. Recommend moKee to your friends, like us on Facebook and Instagram, let's create a great moKee family together!
We do not like to be late
All our projects have deadlines for yesterday. Do you know this feeling? We do very well, which is why we also take care of the quick implementation of each order. Most of our shipments leave our warehouse within one day from the date of placing the order. We monitor all shipments and keep you informed about their status. Do you need your parcel even faster? We have also launched Express Delivery by air. We have no influence on random events in your parcel’s journey, but we do our best to ensure that it is shipped to you as soon as possible.
Affiliation – it works!
Do you run a lifestyle or parenting channel in social media, write a blog or just start your adventure in the virtual world? Start earning money from affiliation. Recommend our products, generate links in the affiliate program and collect a commission for every purchased product you recommend. The affiliate program launched last year is a step forward in the development of the brand, for which we thank you!
moKee is growing with you
It’s probably time you were looking for a new bed for your toddler! The moKee designers are constantly working to make moKee grow with you! We improve our designs and try to think about the healthy development of children! We want to give you all the best in children’s furniture.
Spring and summer bring more new products!
Our daily meetings result in new ideas that we try to implement with great commitment. We work together on all projects. We combine the experience of moKee designers, the technical department and the customer service department. We consult our ideas with befriended parents. We are parents ourselves! And although some of us are parents of children who are already growing up, we have fun when we can create something for younger ones. We refine every new product from A to Z, because we know that it will soon become part of your world.
Tell us what you think about us!
It is extremely important for our work and continuous improvement of its quality. Every opinion left here is a step forward in improving both our products and the quality of our customer service. Tell us what you think!
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Ten meetings behind us!
by Marta Szczepanik - 20.05.2021
Ten meetings behind us! Let's sum up this amazing time! Thank you for your participation and the interest in our free moKee Birth School Online. The spring edition again attracted many future parents. It was a great time.
Together with our friendly moKee specialists, we talked about many important topics. There were talks about childbirth, anaesthetics and possible complications after childbirth. We discussed the important issue of emotions during pregnancy and how to control them.
We also delved into the topic of home birth and hypnobirthing. We provided knowledge about caring for a newborn baby and about breastfeeding. We talked about the puerperium and how mums feel after giving birth. The meetings lasted an hour, and there were also many questions from you.
We have collected the recordings in one place, which you can download to listen to them again!
How to prepare yourself for the arrival of the baby
Stages of labour
Pain relief options
Emotions in pregnancy & after birth
Complications in labour & induction of labour
Hypnobirth with The Hypnobirthing Experts
Caring for a newborn - what you need to know
Breastfeeding & lactation: all the basics to start your milky way
Postpartum - let's talk about the mum recovering
Thank you for your participation!
We believe that all the meetings will contribute to your smooth start in parenthood!
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moKee is growing with you!
by Marta Szczepanik - 13.05.2021
We have done it again! We have once again diversified our project range to include designs that grow with you. We are delighted to introduce you to our new products for school and preschool-age children!
We are honoured to be part of the amazing world of little explorers! We want to be at your side in those moments that are worth remembering and touching.
We wish to grow with the children and accompany them on this amazing adventure. The period of exploring the world is the most wonderful time, in which we have the privilege of being with you. We are continuously working with the moKee design team on the products we proudly present to you today.
moKee Junior Bed
The first Junior cot of which we are very proud! Its minimalist design and soft colour scheme will help create a dream room for older preschoolers. Are you facing a difficult decision to change your baby's bed for a bigger one? With the Junior Bed, you secure your older preschooler with the included railing. With it, you will be able to sleep at ease!
moKee Mini House Bed
moKee makes the little ones' dream of a magical place in the children's room come true. moKee Mini House Bed bed has been perfected in every detail. Complete the set with a drawer and create the perfect place for every growing child to feel comfortable and secure.
Learning to dress and put on shoes with the moKee Mini Wardrobe is pure fun for little explorers. Meet the simple, clever and unique piece of furniture that will help develop your child's independence. Here everything is perfectly in place. The small hangers included in the set hold tiny dresses and shorts, while the felt cover turns the Mini Wardrobe into a theatre, with a stage and cotton curtains.
Novelty - Tipi Bed - coming soon !
We can't wait to present our latest product - Tipi Bed to the world! Soon, we will present you with another work of our carpenters, made with great attention to detail and perfected to create a place for fun and rest for every child.
Check out our latest video starring products for school and preschool-age children! The fun and amazing energy of the three siblings is a sign that with moKee products, the children's interior can become a great space for learning and exploring the world.
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Sensory Stepping Stones
by Marta Szczepanik - 26.03.2021
The Sensory Stepping Stones are a multicoloured, creative and fun obstacle course. It supports cognitive development (including speech!), motor skills, balance, builds spatial awareness, hand-eye and foot-eye coordination.
This type of play helps children to develop and improve their concentration and is a great way to introduce children to new sensory experiences.
In addition to helping children become aware and discover their senses, playing on the sensory path stimulates concentration, which allows the child to calm down and focus on the task.
Frequent playing on the Sensory Stepping Stones will contribute to better school performance. It allows building new connections in the brain that are responsible for the interpretation of visual or tactile stimuli, which enable children to perform complex, multistage tasks.
The hexagon-shaped panels contain natural fillings. Walking along the path is an excellent exercise in tactile discrimination. All Sensory Stepping Stones are secure and non-slip, which allows for safe playing and even jumping.
Let’s make with moKee a creative and entertaining obstacle course!
Source and photos: https://emokke.com/en/
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Be like a mum!
by Marta Szczepanik - 12.01.2020
We know that this it's a time full of love and amazing emotions. Today we are writing just about mother’s emotions! How does the mother feel? How does it feel for her when the baby arrives home? What's the most surprising thing about being a mum according to you?
We asked six mothers about this. Mums you may know from Instagram, and if you don't know them yet, check out their profiles!
Here is what they told us!
@crazynewmumma - Mum of Mya & Freddie
The most surprising part for me is how much you love them. This doesn’t always happen straight away but when it does arrive the love is so strong I wasn’t expecting it. It’s like no love I have ever experienced before! You look at their little faces and know you would move heaven and earth for them. Such an amazing blessing!
@earlyyearswonders - Mum of Florrie and Wilfred
Being a mum has completely changed my life, even more so than I thought it would have done. The bond between myself and my children is unconditional... They are like tiny miracles that I am in awe of every single day. The most surprising thing about being a mum is being able to remember things my mum did for me... and now I’m doing these exact things for my own children, it has made appreciate my mum so much more!! I also feel extremely proud when I see my own children do things on their own and in their own way. I love watching them grow and seeing the wonder on their faces. Being a mum is the hardest but most rewarding ‘job’ I’ve ever had and I wouldn’t change it for the world.
@fivelittledoves - Mum of Lewis, Eva, Megan, Harrison and Joseph
The most surprising thing about being a Mum for me was just how much it changed EVERYTHING! When I was pregnant with my first I assumed our lives would remain very much the same, and that I would be the same person afterwards, but everything changed! It changed me both mentally and physically, it changed my priorities, my relationships with others, my hopes for the future. Nothing has ever been the same again but I wouldn't change it for the world (just a little more sleep maybe....!).
@laurenjessiewilliams_ - Mum of George Dougie and Paisley Dolly
I would say the thing that surprised me the most about becoming a mother was how I finally realised the meaning of life. I dead no idea how complete I would feel from the moment I held my first baby. And now until forever, as long as I have my beautiful children, there will be nothing missing from my world. (Also it’s surprised me how I would happily pick someone else’s bogies haha)
@yevtopyer- Mum of Benjamin
@notafictionalmum - Mum of Nemo
For me, the most surprising thing is how much you start to life your life like a toddler. Not the cheese smearing or reverting to using a potty. I mean the excitement of life, the way you start to see everything again for the first time through their eyes. The way you excited about snow, spring flowers sprouting and the sunshine bursting through the curtains. He's taught me not to look past what's right in front of our eyes every, single, day.
@minicupcakediaries - Mum of Bean
The most surprising this about being a mum is how naturally it’s come to me. I thought I’d struggle to be honest but every day I’m amazed at myself and by how much I love it!
Happy Mother's Day from moKee!
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moKee loyalty program
by Marta Szczepanik - 25.02.2021
We decided that we’d set up “We Are moKee”, our loyalty and benefits programme, to say a huge thank you to you all!
Being parents ourselves, we know how much work and planning is put into baby’s arrival. It’s hard, but rewarding work. And at moKee we particularly understand the work involved in organizing and creating the nursery. We want to make that as easy and rewarding as possible, and we decided that we’d set up “We Are moKee”, our loyalty and benefits programme, to say a huge thank you to you all!
So how does it work? You'll receive points for every purchase at our store and then those points can be redeemed for your future orders at moKee. All you need to do is create your account and be logged in whenever you decide to place the order.
We will reward you with 10 points for each £10 spent at our store.
But that's just the start! You will get 100 points just for creating the account and if you follow us on Instagram or on Facebook, you'll get another 100 points! It's worth it - not only do you get the points, but you'll receive valuable and helpful content each month (no spam, we promise!).
At moKee we believe sharing is caring so if you recommend moKee to anybody, they will receive £10 off on their first order (min. value of £250) and you'll be rewarded with 500 points. You can recommend us to as many people as you want! The more, the better for YOU!
Sounds interesting? Join now and benefit from our loyalty program!
To sum up, the points are given as follow:
- 100 points for creating the account,
- 100 points for following moKee on Instagram,
- 100 points for following moKee on Facebook,
- 500 points for referring us to the friend (points are given when the friend places an order and it's fulfilled).
- 10 points for each £10 spent at our store.
100 points equals £1 that you can use to pay for your next order. To redeem the points, just log in to your account, add products to the basket and use points as the payment option at the checkout.
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New arrival shopping list for toddlers
by Madlena Szeliga - 10.02.2021
As @notafictional mum says: Some make it home a little bit later.
For them & their parents, we've created a NEW ARRIVAL SHOPPING LIST, a toddler version.
Adoptive parents are as new to parenthood as pregnant ones. They have a lot of shopping to do & no clue what is a must-have and what is useless.
And if you are not an adoptive parent, but your little baby is not so little anymore and you wonder what furniture & accessories you need now - this list is also for you.
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moKee Birth Story: @Notafictionalmum & Nemo
by Madlena Szeliga - 08.02.2021
LOVE MAKES A FAMILY. Here is the story to prove. @Notafictionalmum says: I didn’t have ‘the bump’. I’m a mum. She adopted her son, when he was a toddler. It's kind of a birth story, too. There are all kinds of families and they are one of the best. Read her her story:
People talk about the nesting period don't they? According to google (everyone knows a fact isn't legit unless it's sourced from google) nesting starts towards the end of the third trimester it also states that nesting instinct can be just as powerful in humans as it is for our animal friends.
Now I wasn't de-cluttering cupboards or excessively cleaning my house, I'd had 6 months worth of social worker visits so that side of things had well and truly been taken care of. I didn't need a shopping checklist, I was officially the worlds most experienced window shopper, many a lunch break had been spent peering into the windows of baby and toddler shop windows. Wondering when it would be my turn, when was i going to get the chance to actually step inside and burn some of my hard earned cash.
My nesting period lasted for five years.
I was ready for my baby to arrive
For five years.
I was ready when we were trying naturally, you know the good old fashioned fun way without the sex schedules and ovulation testing kits. I was ready when my stomach was bearing a striking resemblance to a pin cushion, on the days of egg collections, transfers, the day I miscarried, throughout the adoption process, approval panel and the matching process. I. WAS. READY.
Not all mothers to be fit the stereotypical expectation.
I didn't have the three trimesters
I didn't experience any of that, I was still expecting, I was nesting in my own way.
There was a phone call, I was at work on a team bonding camp. Ironic really, there I was a member of the senior management team checking my phone every two seconds during 'teamwork' exercises. *If anyone questioned me I was going to throw out a bag of branded company pencils to the first person who could guess my passcode.
"They think you're the perfect match, they've agreed to the link''
For all you non-adopters out there the 'they' I refer to are the team of social workers. The link is the potential match after expressing an interest in a child's profile before a possible matched is agreed after a home visit.
I'd already seen pictures of my son, his hair, eyes his absolutely L'oreal commercial worthy head of curls. I'd read about how he loves cheese, roast dinners, to dance and have his photo taken *I knew we would be compatible my husband a cheese connoisseur me, an absolute show off.
This was it, we were about to become parents. I guess to try and draw a comparative this was our positive test date. Except he was to come home two weeks after this call, I'm frantically searching for one . . . Nope there isn't a comparative for that. The nursery was ready, freshly painted walls, safari themed toys and crisp, new bedding. The garden had been baby proofed, kitchen cupboards even Houdini himself wouldn't find his way into, the dog had even been treated to his yearly groom.
There was one feather missing though.
One feather that I hadn't been quite able to place into the nest.
The once where I believed he would actually make it home.
The one that proved the battle had come to an end.
The feather that symbolised hope.
I couldn't quite bring myself to really believe this was going to happen and not fail like every other time.
Then I saw him, his chubby little calf resting on the hip of his foster carer.
I saw him
I had no choice but to place that feather in our nest.