Monthly Archives: August 2012
As we watch the Olympics we see that behind many of the Olympians are dedicated moms and dads. We see the sacrifices and support these parents have given their kids from the start. While Olympians and their parents definitely have sacrificed and gone the extra mile, we know that many of you as moms and dads have made daily sacrifices for your kids that you just do because you are mom or dad. And your children have Olympic moments – you know those moments of gold when a brother looks out for his sister or when a big sister shares her favorite doll with her little sister or your child overcame some odds…
Stop for a second and think about your child’s “Olympic moment”. That moment when your child’s actions were worth more than gold & you were able to embrace it and celebrate it. Share it with us & celebrate your Olympic Mom Moment!
Tomorrow is our J is for Jeep Twitter Fitness Party. We are super excited because we will be talking about a subject we love – fitness and Jeep! We are excited to share our new Jeep jogging stroller with you and are THRILLED to announce that Derek Kite will be tweeting with us. Derek is a dad of three, married to the illustrious Valerie from the blog A Nation of Moms, and has extensive knowledge of fitness – you know all the tips on how to work in fitness as a family, how to stay fit even on a busy schedule, etc.
A little about Derek:
Derek is a former professional triathlete, duathlete, and runner. Derek brings to the sport of triathlon/duathlon his expertise and experience in running, having trained with some of the world’s fastest Kenyan and American runners. He was named Rookie Duathlete of the Year (2003), finished 3rd in the nation in triathlon and 6th in the world in duathlon and has several other podiums under his belt, including two consecutive wins at the Malibu Triathlon.
As a professional runner, he competed in the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Trials in the steeplechase and was coached by world-famous coach, Joe Vigil, with former training partners Deena Kastor, Meb Keflizighi, and Dan Browne.
Derek attended and competed for Lubbock Christian University, where he ran and trained with Kenyan teammates. He earned 14 All-American honors in running and 5 National Team Championships. By his senior year, he was 4th in Cross Country National Championships, the Indoor 3-mile National Champion, and the Outdoor 3,000-meter Steeplechase National Champion.
Even as a young athlete, Derek has always been a coach at heart. And with over 17 years of coaching experience and 13 years of professional racing, he has a keen understanding of the many needs of the endurance athlete. Derek can attribute his very eclectic coaching style to training under about 20 different coaches with different training philosophies.
Impressive isn’t it? We are just super excited! You can follow him at @anationofmoms
To help you on your fitness track, we will be giving away J is for Jeep jogging strollers throughout the party.
There are quite a few blog moms attending the event as well. These moms have the J is for Jeep jogging stroller so they can give you first hand experiences of it.
The blog moms attending are:
- Jyla’s Three of Us @jylasthreeofus
- A Nation of Moms @kitekoop
- Girl Gone Mom @GirlGoneMom
- Steals, Deals & Life @stealsdealslife
- Real Mom Reviews @RealMomReviews
- Mommy Mandy @MommyMandy
- Houghton Happenings @tweetmomRN
- Written by Mama @WrittenByMama
- The Life of Rylie & Bryce too! @thelifeofrylie
- Not Quite Susie Homemaker @NotQuiteSusie
- Shop with Me Mama @shopwithmemama
- One More Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest @TheRhinoMisses
- Baby Dickey @BabyDickey
- Minnesota Must Haves! @mnmamamusthave
- Freckleberry Finds @freckleberrymom
- Suburban Coupon Mom @Suburbancoupon
- Party of Five & Counting @MommyinNJ
- A Mom’s Balancing Act @mombalancingact
- All Aboard the Review & Giveaway Train! @Giveawaytrain
- Jabbering Jessi @JabberingJessi
We can’t wait to party with you! be sure to follow @kolcraft and all the moms listed above so you can increase your chances of winning a Jeep jogging stroller! More info on the J is for Jeep Fitness Twitter Party can be found here.
We have our gold medal winner from Kolcraft’s Olympic Craft event! This little Olympian sent us photos of each part of her craft: torch, laurel wreath and star medal. We love her creativity and thoroughness! She will be receiving an Olympic goodie box for all her creative efforts.
Thanks to everyone who submitted crafts in our contest. We had lots of fun looking at them. Congrats to all our winners!
Have kids? Want to get in shape? Ready to be out enjoying the summer? Join us for our J is for Jeep Twitter Fitness Party!
What? Win a J is for Jeep jogging stroller, connect with other parents, and hear from fitness experts how to stay fit and healthy with your family!
When? Tuesday, August 7 from 11 am until noon CST.
Where? On Twitter! No need to RSVP, just come to the party by following @Kolcraft on Twitter and using hastag #JisJeep.
What you can win:
A few of the MANY features we love about the J is for Jeep Jogging stroller!
- iBaby sound system for music on the move
- Air filled tires
- Forward locking swivel wheel
- Shock absorbing suspension
- Reclining seat
Hope you can join us for the party!
Summer is the perfect time to have fun with fruit! Your kids will love making their own fruit palm trees with this easy recipe!
What you need:
- Knife (adult use only)
What to do:
- Wash grapes.
- Cut banana in half. Put halves on plate “curving” away from each other.
- Peel tangerine and pull apart sections. (Kiwis are also great for this). Arrange at top of banana like palm leaves.
- Cut grapes in half and arrange at base of “palm tree”.