Kolcraft Jeep 2-in-1 Sport Baby Carrier (**HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY**)

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Looking for a versatile baby carrier?  Check out Kolcraft’s Jeep 2-in-1 Sport Baby Carrier!  Great for mom or dad, this is a great way to explore with your little one. Since 1941, the Jeep® brand has been a symbol of freedom and capability.  Our Jeep collection of strollers, baby carriers and walkers redefines family, freedom [...]

Redeeming the Baby Walker: Truths and Myths Behind the “Bad” Reputation

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When it comes to baby walkers, there are many mixed emotions, heated debates and people (parents and pediatric professionals) on both sides of the fence.  The wide usage of walkers lessened in the 1990s as more and more injuries occurred, and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) even tried to have them banned in 1995.  [...]

Using Baby Walkers Safely – Tips and Guidelines

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There are many infant “entertainers” out on the market today – from stationary activity centers and exersaucers to jumpers, bouncers, walkers and walk behinds, it can be a tough decision to discern which one(s) are best suited for your family’s needs, especially with any of the negative press that some of them receive.  For those [...]

A “Silent Night” For The Holidays (Soybean Plush Foam-Core Crib Mattress **GIVEAWAY**)

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The holidays are upon us, and Christmas music is beginning to fill the air. In our house, “Silent Night” is more than a Holiday Carol. With a baby and a toddler, a silent night means everyone in the house got a full night’s sleep. There are a number of factors that play into a full [...]

Get Ready “Cuz Here It Comes! Our 2012 FAVORITES HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

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Starting in November, A Nation of Moms will be featuring our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide… Top 10 Lists & Reviews from each of our authors, plus some truly awesome GIVEAWAYS! Get ready to JOIN THE FUN and make note of OUR FAVORITE GIFT IDEAS for the upcoming holiday season! Our list of (GROWING) sponsors:

Holiday Gift Guide

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Starting in November, A Nation of Moms will be featuring our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide… Reviews, gift guides, and some truly awesome GIVEAWAYS! $25 Target Gift Card – 11/13 (closed) Diamond Candles – ends 11/15 (closed) Horses of McBride (DVD) – ends 11/15 (closed) “Sounding Joy” Christmas CD – ends 11/15 (closed) The Learning Box Preschool Curriculum [...]

J is For Jeep Wrangler Sport Jogger (**GIVEAWAY**)

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In need of a jogging stroller?  Last week I mentioned the key essentials when looking for your perfect jogging stroller.  This week I am going to present you with the chance to WIN one – the J is For Jeep Wrangler Sport Jogger!  First, let’s see how it measures up to our list of proposed [...]

Finding the Right Jogging Stroller

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Now that the weather has finally cooled enough, it is an excellent time to take your jogging (or walking) outside – and with your little ones!  But before you head outdoors, make sure you have the right running shoes, a good running app or two, some great tunes, and the ideal jogging stroller. With the [...]

A Family Company (Plus Our Chicago Tour) #KolcraftMomFest

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Kolcraft, in partnership with the Jeep, Sesame Street, Sealy, Stearns & Foster and Contours brands, is truly a family centered company.  Not only has the operation been passed down through the generations of the “Koltun” family (which we had the chance to meet), but everyone who works on their team acts like a family as [...]

It’s a Fitness Twitter Party!

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Now that summer is nearly over and the weather is getting just a tad bit more tolerable, fitness strollers everywhere will be hitting the pavement!  Or so we’d like to think. This Tuesday, August 7th, Kolcraft will be hosting a J is for Jeep Twitter Fitness party! And the best part?  Our very own Coach [...]

The #KolcraftMomFest Part 1: The Anatomy of a Mattress

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For the past few days, I (along with Christine From Dates to Diapers, Sarah from Minnesota Mama Must Haves and Jennifer from Mom Spotted) had an amazing opportunity to spend time with the Kolcraft and Contours Baby team in Chicago.  Aside from getting the royal treatment, which will be discussed in more detail later, the [...]

Kolcraft’s Sesame Street – Elmo Tiny Steps Walker and Walk Behind (**GIVEAWAY**)

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We had 3 of our review team moms (and children) review the Sesame Street – Elmo Tiny Steps Walker and Walk Behind from Kolcraft.  Here’s what each of them had to say about their experiences…   Melanie says…  This is such a great find! I was nervous about owning a walker with the scare that is out there [...]

BlogMania 2012 is Here! Enter NOW for $8K+!

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A Nation of Moms proudly presents… “Mommy’s Merry Munchkins!”  Gifts for mom, home, baby, toddler and child Thank you to our 10 wonderful sponsors (Britax, The Learning Tower, Kolcraft, ORECK, Heirloom Wooden Toys, Hearthsong, IKEA, Nap Nanny, CurlFormers and Wreaths for Door) for their contributions to our prize package valued over $900!!! BlogMania 2012 has arrived! You have until April 30th at 11:59 [...]

BLOGMANIA SPOTLIGHT REVIEW: Kolcraft Contours

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In continuing our BlogMania sponsor spotlights and for your chance to take a sneak peek at our spectacular prize package being offered during April’s event… ************************  One of our favorite things to do as a family is to go for walks. Especially during the summer months when days are longer. After dinner you can always find our family [...]

Kolcraft’s Sesame Street Elmo Adventure Potty Seat (**GIVEAWAY**)

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Kolcraft is a brand that is recognized by a majority of moms and dads out there today!  With their start in 1946, Kolcraft focused on playpen padding for post World War II babies.  Today, the Kolcraft line extends to most babies out there and their line of products varies from walkers and activity centers, to [...]

Contours has a NEW Look!

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The look of the Contours name and logo just got an exciting new makeover!  It’s still the same trusted baby gear you’ve grown to love, along with a few new exciting editions throughout 2012. The fresh look of the C with the open O inside represents the tender embrace of a parent and child.  As [...]

Kolcraft’s Jeep Traveler Tandem Stroller **SILENT AUCTION**

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Even though I love baby wearing, there are times that you really need a stroller. My first two kids were over 4 years apart, so I didn’t need a double/tandem stroller, since my daughter was really too big to ride. Once I had a 2 1/2 year old and a newborn, I realized I really [...]

Kolcraft’s Contours Classique 3-in-1 Bassinet **GIVEAWAY**

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Baby bassinet… the very thought of one makes me envision a sweet, cozy rocker enveloped in copious amounts of white ruffled bedding and fluffy canopies.  Elegant, heirloom, romantic even.  Something sort of a novelty (but necessarily practical).  Perhaps that very idyllic notion is why I have always wanted one, even though I never really thought I’d [...]

Toddler Bed and Mattress from Hayneedle (**$250 GIVEAWAY**)

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Anyone need a super cute toddler bed and mattress?  The SAME adorable duo from Hayneedle that you saw during BlogMania is making a reappearance on A Nation of Moms for a giveaway!!! This duo includes Hayneedle’s Orbelle Slumberland Convertible Toddler Bed, which converts to a child’s oversized lounger, and Kolcraft’s Pure Sleep Therapeutic 80 Crib Mattress (valued at [...]

BlogMania Winners and Thank Yous!

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I know we never formally announce our winners (just on the “Recent Winners” section to the right and via email), but… A Nation of Moms would like to wholeheartedly thank our 9 fabulous sponsors and our dedicated readers for your participation in Blogmania!   The event ended with an unprecedented amount of entrants for our blog-azine, [...]

BlogMania Sponsor Spotlight: HAYNEEDLE (**Extra BONUS Entries**)

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Introducing our next BlogMania sponsor spotlight and your chance to take a sneak peek at one more of the prizes in our spectacular prize package offered during October’s event! Currently valued at just over $1,800! **** HAYNEEDLE****  It’s no secret that I love shopping online from the comfort of my own home, especially during these months leading up [...]

BLOGMANIA: LUCKY LITTLE BABY! ($1800+ **GIVEAWAY**) – Rafflecopter

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A Nation of Moms proudly presents… “Lucky Little Baby!”  Thank you to our 9 wonderful sponsors (Britax, phil&teds, 4Moms, boon, Kolcraft, Heirloom Wooden Toys, Ecomom, Hayneedle and BabyLegs) for their contributions to our 2 prize packages approximately valued at $1825!!! BlogMania has finally arrived! You have almost 5 full days (October 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and [...]

BlogMania Sponsor Spotlight: KOLCRAFT (**Extra BONUS Entries**)

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Here’s another BlogMania sponsor spotlight and your chance to take a sneak peek at one more of the prizes in our spectacular prize package offered during October’s event!  Remember, ONE winner takes ALL the prizes you will see in these forthcoming sponsor spotlight posts. Currently valued at $1,700! And with each of these posts, you will have the [...]

BlogMania is back!

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After the success of our participation in BlogMania 2010 and again in April 2011, A Nation of Moms is excited to announce our participation in BlogMania October 2011!  So far 79 blogs are participating in the excitement this fall, and all of the details will be continually updated here.  ONE WINNER TAKES ALL! Date: October 6th at [...]

Kolcraft’s Wally the WonderBug (*Giveaway*)

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With all the pregnant authors on A Nation of Moms, myself included, I definitely have had babies on the mind when it comes to reviewing items.  We sold our exersaucer before we moved, so I knew I eventually needed a new entertainer for the new baby due this fall.  There are so many choices in [...]

Kolcraft’s Safe Mattress – **SILENT AUCTION CLOSED** for Charity

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After becoming a parent the first time, it was very apparent to me that I wasn’t going to do what the mainstream was doing.  I despised “ferberizing” babies, held my child all the time (even to nap), and I didn’t care that I knew of no one that actually co-slept with their baby.  I followed [...]

Looking for a Double Stroller?

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When I was pregnant with my daughter, I knew there would be a time when I would no longer need my beloved high-end baby jogger.  At the time we purchased it, it was to be our only stroller for our son – no umbrella strollers, no light-weight strollers or travel systems, just the jogger.  The [...]

BLOGMANIA GIVEAWAY IS OFFICIALLY HERE!!!! (CLOSED)

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THIS GIVEAWAY IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED!!! BlogMania has finally arrived!  You have 2 days to enter to win in our 2 prize packages below, and follow the link to go to the next blog in the hop.  If you enter all the giveaways (about 170 blogs), you’ll have the chance at almost $40,000 in prizes!! 5 EASY [...]

Psst…I have a SECRET to BlogMania!

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As you know, I am participating blog of distinction in September’s BlogMania event.  On the 2-day event on September 15th and 16th, readers will be able to navigate from blog to blog (there are 175 participating blogs!), entering in the HUGE prize packages each worth from $100 on up (the majority of them are in [...]

I’ve Been Interviewed

I was interviewed by Kolcraft and featured on their Baby Matter Blog.  Check it out here.  Thanks, Kolcraft!