Kolcraft Moms Take on Chicago

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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

47 Responses to “Kolcraft Moms Take on Chicago”

  1. Jennifer @ Mom Spotted August 9, 2012 at 9:57 am #

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

  2. Addison Kat August 9, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

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

  3. Lauren U August 9, 2012 at 2:42 pm #

    Sounds like fun!

  4. Marla B August 9, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

    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 August 9, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

    Very nice! Would love to give one to my niece who’s expecting soon šŸ™‚

  6. Kathy August 9, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

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

  7. katrina August 9, 2012 at 9:16 pm #

    Sounds like a great time!!!

  8. Sara S. August 9, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

    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. Lori5030 August 9, 2012 at 9:51 pm #

    Sounds like a wonderful trip!

  10. Stacey Sanchez August 9, 2012 at 10:29 pm #


  11. Somaly Man August 10, 2012 at 11:18 am #

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

  12. Sandy VanHoey August 10, 2012 at 11:38 am #

    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!

  13. Dena Furgason August 10, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

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

  14. Kelly Mills August 10, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

    Spa days are the best

  15. Kelly Mills August 10, 2012 at 5:48 pm #

    spa days are the best!

  16. Amie Olson August 10, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

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

  17. shay August 10, 2012 at 5:58 pm #

    Sounds like ya’ll really had a great time.

  18. Sarah G August 10, 2012 at 6:23 pm #

    Wish I was a Kolcraft Mom! What fun!

  19. Laura Miller August 10, 2012 at 6:51 pm #

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

  20. Liz Ticona August 10, 2012 at 8:36 pm #

    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! šŸ™‚

  21. Christina August 10, 2012 at 8:57 pm #

    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!)

  22. Arthur Caudill August 11, 2012 at 11:15 am #

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

  23. Nina Say August 11, 2012 at 11:28 am #

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

  24. Tonya M August 11, 2012 at 6:09 pm #

    looks like everyone had fun!

  25. Theresa J August 11, 2012 at 11:25 pm #

    Sounds like a really fun informative trip

  26. Zene August 11, 2012 at 11:58 pm #

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

  27. Karina Lee August 12, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

    looks like you guys had a lot of fun

  28. fancygrlnancy (Nancy Partin) August 12, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

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

  29. deanna hanson August 12, 2012 at 9:06 pm #

    very cool

  30. Stefanie Gladden August 12, 2012 at 9:39 pm #

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

  31. Copper Siegel August 13, 2012 at 11:21 am #

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

  32. Miranda Welle August 13, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

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

  33. Judi Roode August 13, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

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

  34. Tian A. August 13, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

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

  35. Andrea August 14, 2012 at 5:49 am #


  36. naomi c August 14, 2012 at 8:47 am #

    Welcome to Chicago ladies! It looks like you had a wonderful time šŸ™‚

  37. Giveaway Gal August 14, 2012 at 10:52 am #

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

  38. Ranie August 14, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

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

  39. Debbie Rhoades August 14, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

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

  40. Kimberly Bauer August 16, 2012 at 3:33 am #

    Looks like fun, wish I was there.

  41. Laura Lalymar August 17, 2012 at 8:14 am #

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

  42. Jennifer Fox August 21, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

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

  43. Loni Garrison August 21, 2012 at 11:09 pm #

    This would be awesome to win.

  44. Elizabeth F. August 22, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    Sounds like everyone had fun on this one.

  45. Deedra Morse August 29, 2012 at 7:27 am #

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

  46. lauren knott August 30, 2012 at 8:57 pm #

    Love the stroller

  47. Cyndi September 1, 2012 at 7:28 pm #

    Love the stroller