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Kolcraft Moms Take on Chicago

Moms at Kolcraft Headquarters

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:

  1. A Nation of Moms
  2. Minnesota Mamas Must Haves
  3. Mom Spotted
  4. From Dates to Diapers

Kolcraft Moms Tour Chicago

Posted August 9, 2012

by MichelleH


50 Responses

  1. What a great trip it was!!! Loved meeting the Kolcraft family! Hopefully it won’t be the last time.

  2. Addison Kat says:

    That looks like so much fun and what lucky bloggers to be treated to a spa treatment!

  3. Lauren U says:

    Sounds like fun!

  4. Marla B says:

    Sounds like a fun and informative trip. Spa treatments and pizza, then meeting the Koltuns. Glad you were all able to get away for a nice trip. I’m sure all of you enjoyed it.

  5. Jan says:

    Very nice! Would love to give one to my niece who’s expecting soon :)

  6. Kathy says:

    It looks like you all had fun! How wonderful that moms got to see what Kolcraft is all about!

  7. katrina says:

    Sounds like a great time!!!

  8. Sara S. says:

    I love the fact that a few of the moms have their small babes in arm {traveled with them}. I love seeing AP momma’s who bring tagalongs.

  9. Kara says:

    Sounds like an awesome trip and such a great program you have!!

  10. Lori5030 says:

    Sounds like a wonderful trip!

  11. Stacey Sanchez says:


  12. Somaly Man says:

    These moms are extremely lucky! It’s great that Kolcraft have given them the opportunity to meat the corporate employees in Chicago.

  13. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I have seen several pics of various bloggers that went …y’all had so much fun. Lucky Ladies that really deserved this! Happy for all of you!

  14. Wow that trip looked like such fun. I really wish I was there. I enjoyed the pictures. Congrats to all the ladies that went.

  15. Kelly Mills says:

    Spa days are the best

  16. Kelly Mills says:

    spa days are the best!

  17. shay says:

    Sounds like ya’ll really had a great time.

  18. Sarah G says:

    Wish I was a Kolcraft Mom! What fun!

  19. Laura Miller says:

    Jealous!!! I want to go to Chicago with the Kolcraft moms! Looks like everyone had a great time!

  20. Amie Olson says:

    Chicago is such a great city for families! There is so much to do.

  21. Liz Ticona says:

    Wow Kolcraft way to go on treating the moms for a spa first. good thinking! every mom needs a treat. The Kolcraft moms are so lucky , Chicago is awesome! :)

  22. Christina says:

    I have loved hearing all about Kolcraft and its products from Mom Spotted and Minnesota Mama’s Must Have’s! What a great trip for them to have taken. Thanks Kolcraft for working with bloggers (I have found a lot of great products through them!)

  23. Arthur Caudill says:

    Looks like you all have so much fun together, love Kolcraft and hope to try one of the great strollers.

  24. Nina Say says:

    It is so great that Kolcraft has given these awesome moms such a great opportunity!

  25. Tonya M says:

    looks like everyone had fun!

  26. Theresa J says:

    Sounds like a really fun informative trip

  27. Zene says:

    Looks fun. I’d love to visit Chicago one day

  28. Karina Lee says:

    looks like you guys had a lot of fun

  29. Looks like a great time.. and some of my favorite bloggers!

  30. deanna hanson says:

    very cool

  31. Stefanie Gladden says:

    this is great!! I sure you all had an amazing time!

  32. that sounds awesome! someday I’d love to be a Kolcraft Mom. =)

  33. Miranda Welle says:

    This sounds like so much fun! What a great trip! I would love to be able to see products first like that!

  34. Judi Roode says:

    it sounds like a great time – especially the spa visits!

  35. Chloe S says:

    Looks like lots of fun. I could use a spa treatment!

  36. Tian A. says:

    Chicago is a nice city and it must be great trip for all Kolcraft’s Bloggermom Ambassador.

  37. Andrea says:


  38. naomi c says:

    Welcome to Chicago ladies! It looks like you had a wonderful time :)

  39. Giveaway Gal says:

    I love Chicago! sounds like they had a great time.

  40. Amber says:

    Sounds like a wonderful trip! Love hearing about my favorite mom bloggers!

  41. Ranie says:

    Sounds like an awesome opportunity! Chicago is an amazing city!

  42. Debbie Rhoades says:

    What a wonderful trip for y’all!!! Chicago DOES have some awesome food! I am glad y’all had this opportunity!

  43. Kimberly Bauer says:

    Looks like fun, wish I was there.

  44. Didn’t know you had offices in sweet home Chicago! Looks like a fun time!

  45. Jennifer Fox says:

    My parents live in Chicago! They have some awesome food there for sure! We hope to move there!

  46. Loni Garrison says:

    This would be awesome to win.

  47. Elizabeth F. says:

    Sounds like everyone had fun on this one.

  48. Deedra Morse says:

    PIck me it will go great with Jeeo call of duty ops .I really need it

  49. lauren knott says:

    Love the stroller

  50. Cyndi says:

    Love the stroller

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