Honoring Parents Category
This weekend one of our Kolcraft parents will be participating in the Chicago Walk Now for Autism Speaks with his son, Alex. It isn’t Autism Awareness Day, week or even month, but it got us thinking about how for parents with autistic children like Alex and his dad it’s Autism Awareness Day every day.Read More
Kolcraft was abuzz with excitement to welcome 4 Kolcraft Mom ambassadors to our corporate office in Chicago. We had talked with these moms via blog, social media and on the phone, but never met in person. Their time in Chicago was a time for us to get to know them & them to get to know us.
We started the Kolcraft Mom Fest with spa treatments at the Red Door Spa. We know moms don’t get much time to themselves, so we wanted to pamper them after their travel to the Windy City. That night we dined Chicago style at the locals’ favorite pizza spots – Lou Malnati’s. Then if was off to see some fireworks on Navy Pier and walk the Mag Mile before drifting to dreamland at The Drake.
The next day came bright and early with breakfast at Kolcraft corporate offices. Here the moms got to meet 3 generations of Koltuns – Sandy Koltun, CEO (son of the founder of Kolcraft), Tom Koltun, President, and Anita Koltun, social media intern. They also toured the offices and saw our test labs. The day was spent showing them products in various stages of concept and development. It was exciting to see their reaction to “first looks” at products and to get their feedback. We ended the day with a limo tour of Chicago sites.
Friday was the end of our time with our Kolcraft Moms. We met them for breakfast and were serenaded by A Nation of Mom’s son who played the violin like a little Itzhak Perlman. It was hard to say goodbye, but we are grateful for the time we had with them.
See our Chicago memories with the moms
Read more about these 4 amazing moms at:
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!
Being a family owned company, we especially love Father’s Day & Mother’s Day. Recently we were talking about what it means to be a dad and what our dads mean to us. People started sharing photos of their favorite moments with their dad and moments with their children or grandchildren. These are so cute, we had to share them with our Kolcraft fans.
Enjoy meeting some of the dads of Kolcraft.
We are just ending our Mother’s day contest and are ready to celebrate Father’s Day! We know you have ever-so-cute photos of your little one and his or her dad or grandpa. We want to celebrate those special men in your child’s life! How? With Kolcraft’s Chip Off the Old Block Father’s Day Contest
- Head over to our Kolcraft Facebook page
- Look under the contest button and enter your favorite photo of your child with her/his grandpa or dad
- Contest starts Tuesday, June 5th and ends Monday, June 18th 2012
- Winner will receive $100
We are still celebrating Mother’s Day so head over to Facebook to tell us why you love being a mom & you can win $100! It’s that easy! In the meantime, we want to hear about your Mother’s Day. Fill in the blank. My Mother’s Day was_______
Happy Mom Monday!