Sunday, July 27, 2008

Just Jawin' Away

...on my new Jawbone, that is.

Moms are the queens of multi-tasking. Tell me, when was the last time you did nothing but sit and relax while on a phone call? It doesn't happen. While talking on the phone, I change diapers, fold laundry, make lunch, and clean the kitchen floor. I make almost all my calls while doing chores or driving. I have a feeling most of you know what I'm talking about. Do you have any idea how many times I've inadvertently disconnected my friends and family while talking on the phone and doing some other task? I think I disconnect my mom nearly every time I talk to her. And at least half of those times it's by accident. Kidding. Just kidding, Mom! Seriously though, I'll have the phone cradled between my shoulder and ear while I fold laundry and I'll turn my head to yell at the kids tell my kids something and suddenly I hear a dial tone. How often does this happen to you?

And growing evidence indicates that cell phone use is a contributor in car accidents. Several states and jurisdictions have enacted laws prohibiting handheld cell phone use while driving. Many other states have introduced legislature proposing similar bans. Chicago is one of those jurisdictions that has banned hand-held cell phone use while driving.

Hands-free is the way to go both for talking on the phone while scrubbing toilets and making dinner and for driving the kids to soccer practice and running to the grocery store. The new Jawbone lets you talk while going about your day. And without accidentally disconnecting your call too. (Well, as soon as you learn not to push the unit into your ear while talking because you can inadvertently hit the "hang up" button if you do. Sorry again, Mom.)

Believing that products worn on your face should look nice, they've designed the new Jawbone to look like a classy accessory and not a big honkin' piece of technology. But despite the fact that it looks like jewelry, it really is a cool piece of technology featuring the patented Voice Activity Sensor which eliminates noise and let's your voice come through loud and clear. The new Jawbone is 50% smaller than the original Jawbone which means, you don't have a big ole microphone hanging down your face. This is good because you won't feel the need to ask people, "You want fries with that?" while wearing the slim new Jawbone.

The Jawbone comes in 3 colors: black, silver, and rose gold. Each unit comes with 3 sizes of ear buds, and 4 different ear loops for a customized look and fit. And you can charge it by either plugging it into an outlet or your computer.

Now here's the cool part. I have a new Jawbone to give away to one lucky reader. Here's the deal, leave me a comment on THIS post and let me know how you multitask while on the phone. I'll choose a winner this Friday night. Good luck!

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Kendra Field-Bennett said...

I have 3 boys (ages 3, 4 and 5) and we are always on the go! It's off to aikido, soccer, swimming lessons and all making sure that the 3 year old gets enough potty breaks or else we're in trouble. ur state just passed the law banning hand held cell phones and I'm behind the times with technology. I would LOVE a fashionable Jawbone to replace my CORDED, nerdy headset for the car! What a fun prize.

Teresa V said...

I use my cell phone at work LOTS, it is the only contact I have with the office. I'd LOVE a bluetooth, and already have the phone, just not the bluetooth.

Anonymous said...

Dawn,
I have SIX BOYS!(age 1-13) Need I say more?
Sheri onehandfull@sbcglobal.net

Liz's Random Thoughts said...

If I am on our cordless, normally I will put it on speaker phone while I am doing something...its not such a great idea to be talking on the phone and trying to get ready for church at the same time.

If I am on our office phone which has a cord, I am normally sitting at my comp, playing a game, instant messaging my friends and family, looking up my fav. websites, on facebook or myspace. Just try having an online conversation going AND a phone one! Can be a bit tricky at times!:) (Key is just to say hold on (or h/o) )

But multitasking is tons of fun! ;)
But as far as I can remember, I haven't hung up on anyone before while holding the phone between my head and my shoulders...pressed buttons but haven't hung up...yet.
(your poor mom...)

April M. in Henderson, NV said...

I am the queen of multi-tasking while on the phone! I can make dinner, "correct" my children, surf the internet and drive all while on the phone. Although I will not talk on the phone from the bathroom. There is nothing worse than talking to someone and hearing a toilet flush!

Nicole said...

I talk on the phone while I clean dishes, while I fold laundry, while I get the mail, while I yell at the kids, while I pick up toys, while I make beds, and the list goes on and on!!!

Donna said...

I do it all, Dawn......but if i could just figure out how to wash and dry my hair while on the phone.....even better.....

Anonymous said...

I use it while on computer,watching The View, and listening to hubby?

Kathy Johnson said...

Are you kidding. I have cooked dinner changed a diaper and bandaged a wound at the same time. NOt sure how I do it I just do.

Anonymous said...

Multitask, I work (oops...probably shouldn't admit that). I guess there is always laundry to do and so there is a lot of that. I have also been known to scapbook, groom dog and just about anything. Would love to try that little gadget out.
Kathy

Kelly S said...

I'm always cooking dinner or washing dishes while talking on the phone.

Anonymous said...

It seems like I have so many phone calls to make during the day. Every company leaves me on hold for at least 10 minutes. I feel like I am wasting time working out in the basement when I could be working on the phone. I think I would use this while on my elliptical machine. The caller would get to hear my heavy breathing and I would be feeling productive.

-Donna W.

Anonymous said...

I usually embroider or on the computer or walking around moving this item to where it belongs and picking up an item there and move it where it belongs. My daughter in law usually calls every night my son has two jobs so gone in the evening and after the granddaughter's go to bed she calls. Some times my neck gets cramped from holding the phone.

Sandy k

Siobhan said...

Oh, i do just about everything while i'm on the phone! I try to avoid going to the bathroom unless i'm on the phone with dh or a really good friend :)

Gail V said...

I love this thing....oooooo I hope I win! I have a really bad habit of driving with my knee and using my hands to hold my phone and eat or drink rather than keeping "2 hands on the wheel at 10 & 2!" Everytime I get one of those earpieces you have to plug into the phone I end up stepping on it and tearing it up - This would be Great!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

mstigger21@comcast.net

kristin said...

i multitask too many things at once! usually, each morning, my best friend calls and during that chat i know i can makes 4 beds, load the dishwasher, fold a load of laundry and pick up the many piles of "stuff" my 3 daughters have left around. if Patty calls me on my cell phone, i can do all this AND run to the grocery store to load up on the daily items, which often bring me down atleast 7 different aisles during our conversation. before i know it, i'm home, unloading the groceries, running back upstairs to switch laundry loads and back to folding! Essentially, during this 1 conversation, I can get a majority of the day's chores done. Her calls each day really keep me on task. if for some reason she fails to call, my day is chaos and little gets done!

Kelly B said...

This is the first time I've commented on either of your blogs. Let me first say that you have a God-given talent to write and to make your readers laugh. I always get a good laugh while reading.

When I talk on the phone, I used to consider it my time to sit down and rest. Then I realized that I get more done while I'm on the phone for some reason. I'm usually doing a sink load of dishes (since I'm the dishwasher in our home), changing diapers, doing laundry, cleaning potty chairs and toilets, sweeping floors, mopping floors and breaking up a series of several fights between my children. Since most of my friends have multiple children also, I get to hear them doing the same things:)

HeidiV said...

JawBone looks great! Did you see some of the news stories recently about cell phone usage tied to brain cancer? Apparently there's a doc in Paris who has been studying the effects.

A Cowboy's Wife said...

I'm an awesome multitasker. I can change a flat tire with the cell phone between my shoulder and my ear AND keep a 2yr old busy at the same time! Of course, a bluetooth would make this so much more easy!

lori at thecowboyshack dot com

Jazzy said...

That jawbone thingy looks so cool! I have 3 kids 4 and under and also work full time from home boy would that thing be a lifesaver for me!!

Traci Lyn said...

I need one of these! I can cook dinner and talk..drive and talk...shop and talk...read your blog, watch the kids and talk...change a diaper, watch noggin, and talk...feed the dog, heat up lunch, and talk...Do the dishes, break up a fight and talk...Give my son a bath, keep my daughter with a broken arm out of the tub so he doesn't splash her, and talk....Oh the possibilities are endless!!!!!

Heather's Haven said...

Hey Dawn. Hmmm... how do I multi-task while on the phone? When I'm not pointing at the phone while quietly telling my kids, "I'M ON THE PHONE"....I often am doing dishes or laundry or sweeping black dog hair off of my white tile floor in the kitchen...good times. ;) Thanks for the chance to win a cool gadget that my hubby will be jealous of... in fact, maybe he'd even offer to trade me back so I can have my PINK headset that matches my phone. :)

Fiona said...

Hook me up, Dawn! :o) I'm a real estate agent (and a mom of two) and I do a TON of talking in my car because it's one of the few places I can GET some peace and quiet!

revslack said...

I'm almost always cooking dinner, playing with the dog, checking my email, answering hubby's questions, reading Because I Said So, and talking on the phone at the same time!

Drama Queen said...

I'm a mom too, and I am constantly cutting people off because I'm too busy doing something else while talking. As I read your review, I kept nodding, knowing exactly what you were talking about. I'd use that everyday!!

Emma's Mommy said...

Love the photo of your jawbone, Dawn. I did notice your cute earrings. You got those while you were in California, right? :-)

I usually talk on the phone while fixing dinner, loading and unloading the dishwasher, switching out loads of laundry (it is really hard to make sure those pants are hung just right when you have your neck at an odd angle to hold your little cell phone between your shoulder and your ear), and of course while I am driving home each day after picking my daughter up and giving her a snack to eat while we are in the car :-). I have even been known to take the occasional phone call while in the shower....but I really wouldn't recommend that with a jawbone!

Joy said...

I pretty much do EVERYTHING while I am on the phone. I have perfected the shoulder/chin balancing act! How else could I stay in touch with the outside world! A Bluetooth would make like sooo much easier!

Patricia said...

Oh my, this is wonderful. I so need to get one! :)

Erica said...

Running several businesses from home, while keeping up with a 17 month old means I do everything while I'm on the phone! You're right, you need both hands and handsfree is the way to go! I've just ordered the new Samsung Instinct, but I don't have a headset. I'd love to try the Jawbone!!!

becky said...

i use my cell phone as my "home phone" so i don't tie up the house line with my friends (like my dad needs to worry about taking messages for me!!) so i multi-task all the time on the phone -- cleaning, scrapbooking, working on homework, etc etc etc

delfin9187 said...

Oh boy do I multitask while on the phone! I am the proud papa of identical twin girls that just turned six and one half months old. I do laundry, cook, dishes, fold said laundry and keep the yard nice. Not to mention, feed and changing duties. I nearly dropped one while taking her out of the bath in the sink and she was still alittle soapy. If I were to have been on the phone she would have bit it I am sure. Being hands free is the way to be but being a first time Dad to twins... I cant quite afford it.

Bekah said...

My favorite multi task job while talking on the phone is doing the dishes. It just makes the job go by faster when you do it while talking on the phone! I also make dinner, do laundry, get the mail, and talk to my kids while on the phone! What mom couldn't use a free hand by using a headset for talking on the phone? This is a great give away!

Carrott said...

WOW! I think I do all that you do while I am on the phone, but want to do more...like weeding and watering my very sad excuses for flowers OUTSIDE! This would be perfect for me....as long as I can talk my hubby into a new cell phone with blue tooth technology! ;)

Joni said...

With 3 kids I do much the same as you. Dishes, laundry, diapers, etc. I often end up with a stiff neck and shoulder from holding the phone! Thanks for the giveaway! I love your blogs!

Tanya N. said...

How don't I multi-task. There is so much to get done in a day it is interesting to think back on how you accomplished all you did in one day. While on the phone at work I am usually emailing people back or chatting on messenger...at home I am walking around organizing, folding clothes, putting things away, what can't u multi task?

Krystina said...

well then, if you're sure you want to give it away, pick me!! I've heard rumors about VA going hands free for cell phones. It's coming..

ctemommy said...

I'm usually cooking, washing dishes or folding laundry while talking on the phone. I live in WA state and we just went completely "hands free" when using cell phones so I'd LOVE to win a Jawbone!
Carla

skategirl said...

I live on my phone! We only have cell phones, no land line, and it is impossible to hold a small cell phone on your shoulder. I have a corded headset, but am pretty much a klutz and am always hooking the cord on door knobs, and anything else that I happen to walk past, and yanking the thing out of the phone and off my ear. Not so good for the wires in the cord either. :)

Harmony said...

Is this giveaway open to Canadian residents? My family all lives in Western Canada, I'm in Eastern Canada. It is 4hrs. later here than there so I often get called while I'm putting the kids to bed. I try to talk on the cordless while getting them ready and tucked in, I have to put them hold a lot if I need to hands to pull on a jammy shirt or something. This is really neat and nice looking too!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn! WA state just passed a law this summer about using handsets while driving. I multi-task by taking work calls while playing catch with our nine year old while the seven and five year old play dodge-the-dog on their bicycles. Thanks!!
Brooke

Irishmama said...

Hmmm.......well it would sure come in handy when I get the 'mom, can you wipe my butt?' request. Cooking dinner, going through mail, making lunches, doing laundry, driving, drinking wine double fisted.........there is so much more I could do if I had this.

Kerri said...

That looks cool. I work and talk on the phone, clean and talk on the phone.

Anonymous said...

Multi-tasking is an understatement- sadly, I'm one of those that is attached to my phone- it's my life line for work and I'm on call 24/7. Even more unfortunate, my bluetooth just broke and there went my freedom. Balancing the darn phone on my ear while I'm chasing after the dog, trying to make dinner, working on my computer, answering the door, sweeping the floor etc all at the same time has become quite impossible! This new bluetooth would be a lifesaver. Thank you!!

Karin
karinm.spaces.live.com

Melissa said...

I multitask on the phone by changing diapers, cleaning the kitchen, making dinner, keeping my 2 year old out of things she shouldn't be in and nursing my 3 month old. I haven't heard of Jawbone before, thanks for the review! Btw, I have been reading your blog since January and even went back and read all the posts you ever had. I really enjoy it and don't usually leave a comment because I know how many you get but thought I would this time. Thanks again!

JLee said...

Hi Dawn,
Just like you I am forever multitasking while on the phone! From doing laundry, making meals, cleaning, wiping butts (theirs, not mine), giving dirty looks to any child that dares to interrupt me while on the phone. Hope to win! Maybe it won't be so obvious that I am on the phone anymore. The kids will think I'm talking to myself like usual and leave me alone.

Kim said...

Okay, this is one product I can use. I've been looking/drooling over them for a few years, but did not have the extra cash to purchase one...you know, groceries and home repair come first.

Lorien Cox said...

I live in CA where they just enforced this law that requires you to use a hands-free device while driving. Not that I'm one of those jerks driving around, constantly gabbing on the phone but...since this law has been passed, there always seems to be someone I need to call while on the road and now I can't! I know my disdain for authority and my need to buck the rules (the little ones at least) is some deep rooted psychosis that I can blame on my childhood, lol. To make things worse I am a notorious tightwad. I'm not going to church it up and call myself "frugal" or "thrifty"...the fact of the matter is, I am just plain cheap and I refuse to buy a POS bluetooth because, well, it's a POS, and I can't force myself to part with the amount of money that jawbones cost. It's a sickness I tell ya, and my girls will either inherit it or become compulsive spenders. Anywho....I'm entering to win!!! Love the blog, Dawn. Thanks for making this penny pinching rebel without a cause smile.

Marjie said...

That is one cool/nice looking piece of technology! I have yet to venture into the hands-free mode around the house due to the fact I *HATE* my hands-free device. (I only use it when I have to take a call in the Chicago limits.) Multi-tasking at home involves, dealing w/ the kids, cooking dinner or cleaning up dinner, constantly telling the dog to move out of my way, and trying to carry on an intelligent or just coherent conversation with my much younger sister.

jenniferlambert said...

This is just what I need! I multitask all the time and manage to get most of my chores done while talking on the phone. Depending on who I am talking to, I often find myself escaping for a potty break while chatting. It is hard for a mom to get away! I think I have issues with finding time for myself!

Darla said...

We just moved into a state that bans phones while driving without a head set. As The driver of Mom's Taxi for the twelve year old and running around like a mad chicken the rest of the time 90% of the calls I need to make are from my cell and in the car. My speaker phone hates me and Disconnects me all the time. I've managed to kill atleast 2 headsets and a speaker on ap hone in the last 2 years. Being the family secretary,chef, taxi, drycleaner and laundry, Maid and Accountant as well as mom and wife this is one of those gotta have it if you ever want to keep up with the phone.

Jennifer said...

I'm a working mom of four and the queen of multitasking and using my marginal time. I also love love love to talk on the phone. I have a phone almost permanantly attached to my head. I would love a hands free for my cell. That would be awesome!
--Jennifer W.

Jules said...

Phone + kids + laundry + cooking + washing dishes + cleaning = Disconect

'Nuf said.

Step Monster said...

Ok I don't have a blue tooth and never thought of getting one. We all multi-task at one time or another with a phone...I mean come on we are mom's we never stop multi-tasking...But my hubby on the other to multi-task anything is about as common as you getting a good night's rest...See he is a stay at home dad and we talk on the phone quite a few times a day. I swear he can't talk to me and even pick his nose at the same time. Then he complains and get's mad at me for calling him while he is doing something. You know he might actually have to turn off the water wipe his hands and pick up the phone to talk to me...go figure....He keeps begging for a blue tooth so that he doesn't have to "strain his neck" to talk to me while doing other things....I just can't fathom spending that much money to make things "easier" for him LOL! I think this item I might spend the money on though just so I can say hey you got a blue tooth...just because it looks like a girls earring doesn't mean you get to complkain still LOL!!!! Great product I do like this one though! Keep up the amazing work...and don't forget to answer the phone while you read this LOL!

Cyndy said...

How do I NOT multi task while on the phone...I think the best was when I was nursing my little one, talking to a friend, my husband comes in and says, since you're not busy, could you give the bath tonight? She's putting shampoo in her hair now.

I have saved a phone or two with drying out techniques, but it would be wonderful to get rid of the crink in my neck and not fear electrical shock.
Pick me pick me!

Kristi-Anna said...

I think it's all been covered... but here's my list - dishes, sweeping, folding clothes, making meals, and yes, even *ahem* taking a pee!! LOL!

Kristy said...

I am a mother of 4 teenagers, NEED I SAY MORE! Our oldest going off to college. I would love a blue tooth, never have had one, but with running kids, making appointments and working it would definitely come in handy. With all the technology my kids use, this is one thing MOM would have before they did!!

Tess said...

It seems that I've become unable to only talk on the phone. If I sit down, alone to talk on the phone, I find myself looking for something else to do, because I feel like I must be slacking!

Just a few of the things I regularly do while talking on the phone are: change diapers, cook supper, walk the dog and the baby, drive, fold laundry, make grocery lists. I could go on and on!

Tess

Team Hanni said...

Sign me up!!! Thanks for the fun reading and giveaways!

Chrissy said...

I had to laugh about you disconnecting with your mom because I am notorious for hanging up on my family and friends because I never stop when I am on the phone! I do laundry, dishes, change the baby, chase his sisters all while on the phone! I think I get my best work done when I am distracted on the phone. It just makes the chores fly by! I'm sure my family would appreciate me getting a cool new bluetooth and ending all the hang ups! Well, at least half of them... *Grin*

Gail said...

Oh, I'd just like to say that this might be the most awesome give a way I've seen!! My husband (the techno-IT guy) got one of these to see if it would work for the construction guys working in the field...it's awesome! When he got it (no kidding) he had one guy using a vacuum and music blaring...intentionally making tons of noise and this thing blocked it ALL out and all I heard was his voice!! How awesome is that?!

I want, I want!! Right now I don't do the phone thing while I'm workin around the house cause I don't have a handsfree thingamabob and I'm not so stellar with the shoulder holding! LOL

Oh, to be able to multi-task...and make calls while driving!

Tiffany said...

I multitask while on the phone all the time. I hardly drive anywhere without talking to someone on the phone. If I'm at home I am generally doing laundry, picking up toys (it's amazing how many toys one kid can have!), or cooking.

rusrhi said...

I televisaphonernet (comcast commercial) all the time! Plus I cook, clean, fold laundry.
Isnt that what women do!?
Rhianna

The A Team Mom said...

Hi Dawn! I love your giveaways! and your blog!!!
I only have a cell phone and they just keep getting smaller and harder to hold between my ear and shoulder. I do all my chores while chatting also. I don't do quite as many loads of laundry for my family of five but it is still A LOT of folding!! By the way- do you have (make) your children help?! Thanks, Nichole~

Susan said...

We live 1500 miles away from our most of our families, and while most of the time that is great, we've reached the point in the last 6 months where it is not so nice. My mother had a stroke, was in the hospital, there are other issues going on with my MIL that might necessitate a move nearer us and one other son fairly soon (the sooner the better), a son in the Army and one stationed in Iraq, another college age son and two daughters at home, a husband who runs a cabinetry business and needs something at least once a day. Add to that an outside job where both my bosses are out of state 40+ hrs a week, 3 dogs, a cat and not enough hours in the day to get the laundry and household stuff done...and it's hard to do when holding a Razr phone to your ear...they don't do well and yeah, disconnected mom, both sisters, mom, husband, sons, mom...you get the idea. A rose colored bluetooth might just save what little is left of my sanity...if it is even worth saving....

amymolander said...

I have 3 kids, 2 of whom are 13 months apart (I call them my 'almost' twins). I am ALWAYS doing at least 2 things at once. I also run a preschool program where I have 100 kids, so I have a lot to get done in a day! I hope the random thing picks me!

Aly said...

I swear my middle name needs to be legally changed to "multitasking". Usually I just put the phone - cell or the home cordless - on speaker and yell to whomever I'm talking while doing other things. It's annoying to everyone around. Thanks for the tip on this headset. It's always a pleasure reading your blog and product reviews.

Brianne said...

I SO need one of those. My hubby took mine now that WA has a "no cells while driving" law. Ugh. I {used to} use it while driving, going on walks, cleaning the bathroom, feeding the baby, folding laundry... the list goes on and on.

Bigmammy said...

I am a stay at home mom to 4. I have an autistic son and one who is 1 and has several medical issues. So needless to say I am never just sitting on the phone...I am nursing, changing diapers, talking to the OT or nutritionist,talking to the appliance repair man (today), changing the litter box, cleaning, disciplining kids, washing kids, loving kids, cooking, wiping rear ends, scrubbing who only knows what...did I mention I am also in the process of moving out of state, and buying a house and selling ours...lol....trying to keep my house spotless with 4 kids, 2 cats, a dog, 2 lizards and a hermit crab :)

MPMommy said...

Oh my - I could really use a hands-free! It's now illegal in CA to drive without hands-free (yet somehow it's still ok to text? Anyone else see a problem here?) Anyway, I *used* to make calls in the car, but now I can't and just using the speaker phone part isn't so good. Somehow my Dad always manages to call me when I'm feeding one of the girls - hands free would SO help that!!

(CLeon10018 at aol dot com)

Anisa C. said...

Hi Dawn! I have 4 kids, and just today while I was on the phone for about 5-10 minutes, I made 2 breakfasts, cleaned up a broken egg off of the floor, disciplined 2 of the kids for wrestling, took candy away from my 3 year old that he'd found on the floor, put stamps on about 7 envelopes, made myself a cup of coffee, and double checked my older two kids' orthodontist appointment time. Oddly enough though, I'd give the jawbone to my husband, who I'm not allowed to talk to until he's about 30 minutes away from his job, as talking on cell phones is illegal in the city of Chicago. Totally stinks if I need him during that time! Thanks for the opportunity - how generous are you?!

Jenn said...

I'm usually surfing the 'Net or reading e-mails while on the phone. Don't tell any of the people I talk to though!

SarahDragon said...

Dawn, that's totally awesome! I could really, really use that jawbone... My latest foray into cell-phone-mom-multi-tasking ended in a terrific splash... as my phone landed in, yup, you guessed, it, the toilet. As my 4-yr-old was about to hit the flush valve. It was not my finest moment. I fished it out and scrubbed it with soap in the sink, all the while torn between thoughts of hating the fact that I just retrieved this from an unflushed toilet, and OMG, I am putting my phone under running water ON PURPOSE!!

I had good advice, and let my phone dry out completely before turning it back on. So the only damage was to the ringer sound quality... and the speakerphone. You see how the jawbone would really come in handy... now I can't even use the speakerphone while I cook anymore! I would just get a new phone, but my upgrade is due this Dec. and I just got this phone... after the last one slipped over the railing above and smashed into a hardwood floor... Don't ask... It's been a crazy third pregnancy so far...

hot_rod_dragon_eighty@yahoo.com

Kecia said...

Foldin' laundry, changing diapers, scraping slimey smashed bananas off the high chair AGAIN, drivin' the kids to see grandma, nursing a wiggly 8 month old and fixing breakfast/lunch/dinner while chatting would be so much easier with a with a Jawbone!

myrnie_twin said...

Ooh, sweet! Our state just enacted the "hand-free driving" law, and this would be great! And with a toddler and baby #2 coming in a few weeks...I'm going to have my hands full!

Lori Allison said...

I'd use it while washing the dishes. I've had some close calls with the water.

Chris said...

this would be awesome to talk on the phone when riding my bike

Kim said...

I'm on maternity leave and I'm on the phone quite a bit during the day (to keep myself sane!). I do the usual; laundry, cleaning, dishes, cooking, taking care of the baby. I honestly wish I could do more...maybe shower. That would be a great invention!
luvbabyjoey (at) yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I'm always on my phone too. I have 3 kids & a husband working out of state. We live in California, so hands free while driving is the law now.
That bluetooth looks really cool. Way cooler than mine, which my husband pinched on his last trip out of town. He was nice enough to leave his broken one for me.
Haven't gotten around to buying myself a new one yet.
:)
hawdieann@yahoo.com

Jen said...

I have so much trouble using the phone to do anything other than talk...I can barely walk and talk. If someone calls me while I'm out walking, I say I'll call them back. Maybe my problem is having to hold my phone up to my ear--I already have spatial processing issues, so I'm paying even less attention than usual! I could definitely use a Jawbone to eliminate that hurdle and maybe learn to talk and walk at the same time.

Jen said...

I do laundry while I talk on the phone. That way, laundry isn't so horrible!

Mrs. Organic said...

I do the shoulder crunching phone hold while folding laundry. I wonder if it would work while vacuuming? Not that I would do that, but it would be cool that I could.

Sherri said...

My work situation is considered 'mobile'. I don't have a desk and my blackberry is my main phone. Between taking the kids to preschool, going between activities, I live on my phone. I have already gone through numerous bluetooth devices while trying to find one that works for me. I have admired the Jawbone, but have been afriad to spend the money to buy it.

The Gang's All Here! said...

I would love this! It would come in handy this fall while I re-learn how to chase a 13-month old around my house and fold laundry and make dinner and homeschool and prepare healthy snacks for those who do go to school.

I also try to make doc appts. and catch up with friends and work on church publication projects while doing all that other stuff.

But the 13-month old is the new "wrinkle" to my finely (haaaa!) tuned multi-tasking - the unknown entity if you will. But learn I will, and believe you me, after this loooooooong wait to adopt her, I CANNOT wait!!!

cndymkr / jean said...

I can't sit still and talk on the phone. It just isn't possible. So I do laundry, dishes, clean the house and even garden all while on the phone. I've gotten in trouble a few times when I've dropped the phone in the washing machine! Ouch.

Christina said...

I multitask all the time. I talk on the phone while cleaning and cooking. Actually I get a lot done while talking on the phone. I also like to drive and talk on the phone but don't without the blue tooth. I used to have blue tooth but the headset does not work anymore.

Ashley said...

Actually, I'd really like this for my husband. He recently had a job change and is on the road A LOT. I'm home with our 2 year old and his calls are my sanity check! I'd like for him to be able to call while traveling, without me having to worry about him driving off the road. Thanks!

Kathy B, busy mom of 2 said...

DH gets all the fun toys. This time, I'd like one for myself. Especially one for my upcoming milestone birthday

Karen C. said...

i like to the dishes, wash the floor, feed my son, and drive, all at the same time while i talk on the phone!
besides, i drop my phone all the time when i'm talking on it, i really need a bluetooth headset!

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE a Jawbone! Who doesn't multi-task? (tonight my phone almost fell into my daughter's kiddie pool...)

Jill

Jacqui M from Maryland said...

I'm constantly hanging up on family and my friends while talking on the phone. My two year old daughter wants me to give her the phone so she can talk and will hang up on the caller. If I had the jawbone this would hopefully (crossing fingers!) not happen. I'm always on the go taking my son to school and camps. Plus, doing dishes, cooking, laundry, trying to poor a glass of wine...

Sunshine said...

I do just about anything on the phone (except drive). When I do have to talk on the phone, I'm usually online, or working, or cooking.

My husband really needs this, since he's lost his "redtooth" My boys call it this, because it's red, and not blue... LOL!

Laura (l_k_w@shaw.ca) said...

I don't have a landline so I do everything on my cell. Handsfree would be helpful during diaper changes, that's for sure. And it might keep me from absentmindedly putting my phone in the fridge instead of the milk.

Angela M said...

Once, while driving, I was talking on my cell phone and pumping a bottle for my baby. I recognize that was not the smartest thing to do, but it worked for the situation. I'm pretty sure I'm one of the reasons why they are enacting laws against driving while talking; I will say, however, that I think there are far more dangerous things that can be done while driving. Driving with children can be quite distracting.

KarenKal said...

I use my cell everyday. I have not bought an ear piece. This one looks really cool.
Thanks,
Karen

Lindsey said...

this is bad, but I talk while I drive because it is the only time I have to make phone calls!

~Erica said...

We don't have a house phone anymore so my cell phone is my only phone. I am always on it while chasing the twinfants around from the two different directions they have crawled in; or trying to change diapers while somebody is crawling away or the other is grabbing the one I'm changing. I'm a multitasking momma to twinfants + 3 teenagers.
~Erica
ebrown926@gmail.com

Laura ~Peach~ said...

I put my cell on speaker and simply yell at whom ever is unlucky enough to be on the other end... be it doing dishes working in the garden or doing something with the kids... I do try not to converse when driving as I know that eventually it could be a bad thing for me or someone else. but everything else is fair game...

Trish said...

As of July 1, our state (WA) has gone hands free.......and so far I have refused to comply.
for one thing I hate that my rights are being taken away, but it is still legal to put on make-up, eat, and/or drive with your dog on your lap. I'm just rebellious that way I guess.

Besides that I got wind of the fact that my cell phone carrier is being bought out by another at the end of the month, so it was no use for me to go buy new equipment that will be obsolete for me by the end of the month.

So I still drive and talk on my hadheld cell phone, and sometimes I yell at my kids at the same time.....!!

Tina in Ohio said...

With 5 kids I usually have to hide outside if I really want to have a conversation. I don't have it in me to just sit though, so I usually pull weeds, trim trees, tend the garden...my house is a wreck, but the yard sure looks good!
Tina

This Mom said...

OOOOH I could totally use this. I just might need a lesson on how to make it work, and where to put it so I don't loose it.

Debbie- jayhawkmomof2 said...

I was unaware that you could JUST sit down and talk on the phone! Who knew?!
I too, am guilty of hanging up on people.... I would love to try this "thingy" out!! :)

Rebecca B said...

WA just passed a absolutly no talking on your cell phone while driving ( unless you have a bluetooth headset thing ) law which I think is amazing, but I would absolutly love to have this so I can drive and still be able to answer my phone. Saving everyone's life has to be the best multitasking right? LOL

aberro said...

I try to multitask, cook, clean, do homework, work my biz, be a mom, be a wife all while on my cell. Tuff life it is!

Angela P. said...

With 4 kids, the youngest being 2 months old, I'd love to have a Jawbone! I can't tell you how many times I've dropped my phone trying to hold it between my ear and shoulder!!

Penny said...

I really need one of these.
I have lots to do! My kids keep me busy and I'm always on the go.

Kate said...

I'm never without my cell phone. I can keep my husband updated when we run late at the doctor's office (don't you love it when you arrive early like they ask, but don't get to you for an hour and a half). I'd be lost without it! So pick me!

cjweb said...

I read your blog while on the phone, make dinner, feed the kids, clean the house and do laundry.

Seriously, I am always on the go, so I am usually running the girls to an appointment of some sort.

kristel from amarillo said...

I love your blog. I feel like you are one of my friends. Weird, huh! Anyhow, my hubby thinks I'm weird that I spend so much time with my blogs, but as I told him tonight...I might win something. How often do you win something on espn? Anyhow, thanks for the blog.

Missy said...

I have almost given up talking on the phone while my kids are awake or my hubbys at work. Seriously I keep getting a neck ache from trying to do stuff and talk on the phone.

daju said...

pick me! pick me! ;-D
i'm pretty much a technophobe & have thus far avoided even a cell phone - but my sister - - -!!
she needs this! the telephone is more vital to her than oxygen. & our state just passed the law banning hand-held phones while driving. i fear for her health!
she would LOVE this!
thank you in advance! ;-D

A Whole Lot of Nothing said...

I multi-task by ignoring the kids. ;)

B&K said...

Oooh pick me! I would love to have one of those! California passed a hands-free law July 1st, and I haven't had a chance to go out and buy one. I've heard the jawbone is *the* hands-free device. Seems like the only time my phone rings is when I'm driving. ::eye roll::.

Thanks for the give-away! :-)

Megryansmom said...

Just today I was pushing a double stroller while 2 other kids ran along side me. I sure could have used a bluetooth!

Anonymous said...

I believe ALL women multi task. It's just something that is bred into us I think. I can't just be on the phone and relax when there's so much to do. What a waste of time when you can be cleaning, folding and cooking while on the phone. I too have hung up on more people then I would like to admit to. I think it's the way my head forms to the phone it automatically hangs up on peeps! I NEVER use the bathroom while on the phone tho, it just grosses me out! BUT I will talk while in the bathtub!

Diane Haynes

Kris said...

Let's see... Multi-tasking for me can include, but is not limited to:
cooking, cleaning, homeschooling, paying bills (argh!), painting, wallpapering, changing a diaper, sweeping the deck, working on the computer, and yes, sometimes going to the bathroom!!! :) Love ya Dawn!

Bobbie-Jo said...

When I'm on the phone I'm usually at the computer. Either that or emptying the dishwasher, cooking, taking out the trash, and chasing the kids!

Pam said...

my cell phone is my only means of a phone now...it's my lifeline...i cook while on the phone, check emails, take care of the kids, laundry, you name it i'm probably doing it while on the phone. well maybe not everything...lol.

RefreshMom said...

Hmmm...I'd never have thought of wearing a barrette in my ear to talk on the phone, but it is a little less Jetsons looking than the more common Bluetooth devices. And since I've been playing Russian roulette with the new CA law that's been in effect for a month, it might be a good idea to get legal. (Well, technically, I have been legal since I don't put the phone to my ear to talk on it, but somehow I think they're going to close the loophole that lets you hold the phone in your hand while it's on "speakerphone.")

tmderose3 said...

Being on the phone while doing all those "lovely" household chores keeps me motivated to get them done.

WildSeaKitten said...

really cool, thanks for the review... maybe I'll win one... and I can stop hanging up on people too.

luann said...

At our house the kids think our phone technology is in the dark ages. Our land line has a rotating dial and during a phone call, one cannot get further away from the phone jack than the phone cord can reach. This has sadly limited our opportunities to learn multi-tasking. We mostly just use our cell phone when we are away from the house. But now I see with a new jawbone I could get my household chores done at the same time i'm catching up with family, and it would leave more time to read BLOGS!!!

ya ya's mom said...

oh my, what don't i do while on my phone...go here, go there, do the dishes, sweep the floor, water the garden, surf the net, walk the neighborhood, go to the bathroom (don't tell my friends). AND I live in WA where it's hands free devices in the car...i even blogged about it! Thanks for the giveaway!

Mandy B. said...

This just happened to me tonight! I was driving home at 8:30 pm after picking my 10 year old up from soccer camp (I had to sit for an hour because I thought it was over at 7:30!). My 4 month old son was screaming. My phone rang. It was my husband calling from Iraq. We get home and I try to juggle the diaper bag, the infant seat, my keys and the phone while trying to unlock the door. What is my daughter doing? Holding her water telling me to hurry up, she's tired. :::sigh:::: Back on track here. I continue to talk to my husband through our crappy connection while changing my son's horribly gross diaper (Perhaps why he was screaming in the car. I'd scream if I had to sit in that.Yuck!)and trying to make up a sign to tell my daughter that she does indeed NEED to take a shower after 6 hours of soccer camp in 100 degree weather without interupting or missing what my husband is saying. After that I continued to talk with him while holding the baby in one arm, the phone propped on my shoulder washing bottles, changing the laundry, unloading the groceries I forgot in the trunk and letting the dog out. I would LOVE a hands free device. Add in different chores and this is how my days have gone since my husband left. I have nearly dropped my phone in the sink and the toilet several times while trying to juggle it while multitasking. There is some unspoken universal law that says I can NOT sit down and talk with my husband, or anyone else, because the world will then stop. I always think of getting a hands free headset but between a 10 year old, a new baby and paying for my tuition 100% out of pocket, I just can't justify spending the money for it. I'm sure there are lots of people who would love to win one. I'm just a little fish in a big pond but I will still keep my fingers crossed.....if I could but I'm doing too much. :)

fa_th7 said...

This would totally help when I'm driving in the car, yelling at the little one in the back, and trying to eat my snacck at the same time. OOOHHH pick me!

Rick said...

I think this is the first time that I've posted a comment on the "other blog." Somehow, I feel as if I'm cheating on the regular one.

How do I multi-task? I don't. I'm a guy. Seriously, I don't know how you gals do it. In fact, I'm having a hard time breathing while writing this.

Jawbone? Isn't that what Samson used to whip up on the Philistines? Good name.

Kari said...

I do chores while I'm on the phone, it makes it go by faster:)

Melanie O said...

Well lets see, now I only have three children who are 7, 5 and 4 but if you include my husbands two dogs that means I have 5 children. So while talking on the computer to my husband in Iraq, making another dang appt. because so and so pushed so and so off the bed and though it looks like it needs stitches I would rather try and make an appt, as this would be the 10th time I have been to the ER in this month, thank god it's almost over. Then the dogs start barking outside and I have to go yell at them before one of the neighbors complain, while walking back still on hold for the doctors office, taking the laptop to the laundry room and start folding laundry. That seems a typical day of multitasking in our home.

Jen - DelaneyzMom said...

Lets see I can have laundry going, talk on the phone, cook dinner, help with homework, miss tripping over the cat AND chew gum at the same time!

Anonymous said...

I have 2 girls and am always on teh phone even yep u guessed it when i'm mowing the lawn and my mom calls of course my kiddos will never tell her i'm mowing the lawn they still bring me the phone, also while bathing my youngest one and folding laundry and taking my girls for a bike ride I always have my phone and someone always knows the perfect time to call when I am busy doing a gabillion other things at once so pick me pick me please sincerely sasha francis from bridge city texas

Anonymous said...

I have 3 boys and i am always always on the phone..trying to get all my chores done cleaning house,folding laundry,doing dishes,you name it i am always on the phone. I have this idea in my head that i can get more done if i am jabbing away! I don't have a home phone so i am always always on my cell. I would absolutely love to have the jawbone blue tooth headset. I always relax in the tub at night and read your blog so not only would it be cool to win that awesome lil headset but it would be cool jus to be able to say i won something from your awesome site!!! Thanks for the opportunity!! I am a big fan of yours! Oh yah bout the post using it while your washing and drying your hair..well i have managed to do it while washing..still not drying..LOL

angelmizzbhavn24@aol.com

Jenn

korkie said...

I love bathing, reading, having a glass of wine and talking on the phone.

It's so annoying when the phone slips about, sometimes right into the tub, when I'm trying to turn the page.

What's even more annoying is when I tried to catch the phone and my book takes a dunk.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn,

What Mom doesn't multitask while talking on the phone? Sometimes, a phone call is my only connection outside my "compound". I have been known to do all the following while squeezing the phone tightly between my ear and shoulder (I feel a crick in my neck just thinking about it...)
okay... deep breath....

-Unload groceries in my car, Set the table, cook dinner, clean the pool, feed the dog, chase after the dog after she runs out of the yard, scold the dog for making me look like a goober chasing after her with a phone wedged between my ear and shoulder, break up 67 fights between any of my 5 kids, fold laundry, fold laundry, fold laundry, clean crayon out of my dryer, hunt for crayons in all unwashed laundry.... I'll stop there... I'm tired...

~Lisa, San Antonio, Texas

Marilyn said...

Multi task? Frying bacon, editing digital photographs, training a dog and talking on the phone all at the same time.

Angela said...

That looks so neat and would go great with my new Razr. I have 3 boys ranging in age from 13(going on 25) to 5(going on 15). I am always on my cell phone either with my boys or makings sales for my Mary Kay business. Loved your VBS story. Sounded just like something my 10 yr old would do. LOL. Have fun and keep the laughs coming.

YVETTE said...

I like to multitask by getting my workout at the gym done while talking on the phone getting the latest gossip, making doctor appts and doing the misc phone calls because this would be the only time some little one is not screaming at the top of their lungs while I am on the phone. So, you can imagine what a luxury it would be to have the Jawbone to continue doing these same things minus the appointments to the chiropractor for the bad neck, lol!

Kool Aid said...

I'd love one of those! I get a crick in my neck every time I try to hold that skinny little cell phone between my ear and shoulder just so I can wash dishes (then I drop the phone in the sink)!

Thanks for the giveaway!

betsey said...

If I didn't do something else while on the phone, nothing would get done. I work almost full-time (32 hours a week) and only have afterschool care two days a week. I have a cleaning person for the heavy cleaning, but I still have to do the day-to-day stuff, laundry, cooking, etc.

Connor & Hudson's Mom said...

The first gift i bought myself when I was pregnant was a headset for my phone at home. After my first son was born I would put it on right before I breastfed. I just knew that as soon as the little guy latched on the phone would ring! i loved it and I stil use it today when I am in the house. I have always wanted something like this for my cell, but they are usually way expensive.

kdawnchristian said...

My husband has a 45 minute commute. Because he's in the car by himself (where it's quiet), he thinks it's a great time to call me and talk about our day on his way home. However, life is not so quiet in my world. I have usually just walked into the house with two hungry, cranky kids and need to start dinner. So, while trying to keep the phone gently cradled between my ear and shoulder, I am juggling dinner, snacks, breaking up fights, potty breaks, etc. All the while, trying to stay engaged in my husbands conversation without him knowing about the chaos going on around me or dropping the phone in the sink. I could definitely use one of these...

Anita in SE IN said...

I am old, so am not as busy as you are now, but I knit for charity, (and for my own children and grandchildren) so I never want to sit and talk on the phone, with out the knitting and one can drop the phone a lot doing that.

plainprecious said...

Wow how cool is that. Thee is a lady at play group who wears something like that only its allot bigger and looks really weird. This I would definitely use. I have 5 kids and have the same problem you described of trying to keep it locked between head and shoulder in fact I lost a phone in a bucket of water by not doing it too well while scrubbing floor. sign me up

Gina said...

Why is it that kids always have something to say or have the need to fall off something or get stuck somewhere while I'm on the phone? This could save some major injuries in our house!

ladyshanae said...

Over the past two years I have been very busy, working 5 jobs (2 from home) and trying to fulfill my duties as wife and mother. To say that I multi-tasked during this time is the understatement of the century! I was always doing a dozen things at once and trying to remember what came next, where I needed to be, and what I needed to bring with me. I found my cell phone was invaluable. Pity that I can't seem to find an ear piece that works for me. It's a pain to drive a stick shift and talk on the phone at the same time.

Now that I am expecting a new arrival to our family, have cut down the jobs, and am working on packing up my house and moving 2800 miles, it would be nice to have something to keep me from trying to shift while I talk.

Love your blogs, love the blue tooth phone, love it!

:)

Krystle said...

I would love to win one. This way my husband will stop stealing my bluetooth and I can actually use it.

Nikki said...

Basically, the only time I'm not on the phone and multitasking is when I'm sleeping!
athomemomie@comcast.net

Monica said...

As a new mom to a 3 month old, I've quickly learned that you can change a diaper, talk on the phone, sing a nursery rhyme and pet the dog all at the same time! This would at least help me keep one hand free :)

Andrea said...

I do all of my talking while my little boy (20 months) is running around the house (mostly away from me). I also do quite a few phone calls in the car, which probably isn't a good idea. I had a bluetooth headset, but it broke and doesn't work anymore. I would LOVE one of these! :)

Janine Tomko said...

Well, I am raising 5 kiddos also, my husband travels all week so I am solo till the weekends. It is hard to carry a phone around all the time while trying to multi-task (whoever just sits and only talks on the phone anymore?) That would be absolutely wonderful to have both my hands free and not hear a dial tone until I want to hear it! Hope I win- that would make my month! Janine Tomko

Stephanie said...

I have two girls age 9 (read 21) and 4 1/2 (read 13), and being on the phone now has become a task. Not so much a chore, but a task, because sometimes I have to go hide. I mean how many times can you hear "Mom i have to use the phone to call so and so " what? No.

Sometimes I am not so lucky. Lets see - dishes is one of the things I do the most of, driving (of course), laundry, and well I've dropped the phone on more than one occassion, maybe thats why we needed a cordless and it wasn't that the batteries went out but shhh don't tell hubby because we are sticking with the batteries were just not recharging. Then there's the obligation of lego cleanup...my girls scatter them. It's like Legos come out and they must be everywhere. And with back to school we have to add - the looking in backpacks, throwing the proverbial "I couldn't eat my sandwhich I wasn't that hungry" lunchbox cleanout, and the millions upon millions of signature sheets. LOL I kid you not. Last year everynight I had to sign my name at least three times. This year with two, it could be double that. EEEPS. I have to go back and hide under the sink, this is sorta depressing.

Cindy H said...

As a stay-at-home (yeah, right) mom with three kids (10, 5 & 1) multi-task has become my middle name. What a great way to not "lose" my family and friends while I make dinner, change a diaper, do laundry, transport kids EVERYWHERE, assist my youngest with physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy. What a great way to not "upset" my friends when I "disconnect" them!!

DonnaP said...

Having returned to school at the age of 4o something, I have not only found a study-buddy who became a long distance friend, but my daughter is now enrolled. Taking online classes fits well with my life, but there are times when it is necessary to be on the phone helping each other, working together with other students/team members on projects, or just making sure everyone is on the same page. It is hard to talk on the phone when your head is trying to hold the phone in place, while typing on a keyboard and or taking notes. The Jawbone would really make the long distance working together a easier option.

Jennifer said...

What a neat give away. That would be convenient with 3 small children.

Becky in MI said...

I would do housework while talking on the phone. I seem to get more done that way!

Anonymous said...

I am on the phone all day between my work and my home life. I have a 4 year old who keeps me very busy. I would get the chance to cook dinner and still chat with a friend on the phone. There are so many things that I could imagine doing. I wouldn't even have to hang up to potty, too cool! Ha!
cbryant2@unl.edu

Valerie Gerardy said...

I am like you. I fold, clean the kitchen, chase my 3 year old and whatever kids I might be babysitting while on the phone. I am sure the lucky person on the other end of the phone would appreciate not getting disconnected. :)
Thanks!

Julie B said...

You mean you're supposed to get things done around the house without talking on the phone? I didn't think that was an option. My kids would never have doctor's appointments if I didn't schedule them while driving to the grocery store/music lessons/girl scouts.

Sarah said...

Pick me! Pick me! JK..I know it's random.... but pick me!

Rachelle said...

Dawn,
I dont have kids, I have only been married a little over 5 months, anyway, for me multitasking is being in my husbands car with the dog crawling the space under the dashboard ending up at my feet while trying to break, while being on the phone and drinking soda, and trying to grab/shove the dog out of the way with my foot so that I dont rearend the car in front of me. Not overly exciting but he is a really cute dog. And he is like a child to my husband and myself. He is 9 years old and his name is Thunder and he is a 10 pound shiu tzu with big brown eyes and curly hair.

Suzie said...

Although I don't have young kids, I have about 50 animals that need care. I'm always dropping the phone in a pen or in poo, yuck!! I would love to try this gadget, I'm way behind on the times ;)

Erika said...

i know multitasking (my husband, however doesn't)!!
i never knew i could do so much.....prep dinner, answer my sons 101 questions, wash dishes, clean the kitchen, sweep the floor, throw in the laundry AND talk on the phone at the same time.

if only i had a bluetooth so my neck wouldn't get stiff from trying to accurately place it between my ear and shoulder without me dropping the phone.

i hope i win :)
good luck everyone!!

Anonymous said...

I would use the jawbone to multitask when taking care of my infant. Changing diapers, feeding, cleaning bottles...... and ALL while chatting on the phone? Sounds good to me!!!

kjdogs3@yahoo.com

Sheri T. in TX said...

About once a week I call my friend in the Chicago area who has advanced MS. I have been known to sit at my breast pump while chatting with her. She made a sarcastic comment once. "You sit down to pump and think of me to call. That's great."

Sara Breaux said...

I have 4 kids so multi tasking is something I always have to do. I too have accidently hung up on people while cradling the phone between my ear and my shoulder.

mom2maddynsky27@centurytel.net

Christine said...

I am always multi-tasking. I can't just do one thing at a time. Its my genetic make up I guess. So at any time I could be on the phone, giving my kid a bath while folding laundry & spending silly time with the dogs.

Tammy said...

I have three kids (8, 2 and 2 twins) and I work full-time. I am still walking around hooked up to my headset so I can multi-task. Conference call for work while my head is in the dryer fishing out toddler socks - no problem here but sure would be a lot easier with a cordless jawbone. Thanks!!!

BreAnn New said...

I saw this posted on your blog yesterday and I thought I could for sure come up with a good reason why I should be the one to win the jawbone- but after reading through all the comments you've already got- I can see that there are a lot of people more in need of this than ME!! :) Guess this is showing me what I have to look forward to in the future (I only have a 14 month old right now- and I never feel like I stop!) Of course- I have a husband that is just as much work as the baby too! haha!

ziggyk said...

I am a first time mom to 13 month old twin boys...VERY ACTIVE twin boys. We have no family locally, so getting anything done with multiples is an exercize in MULTI-tasking. Plus, California _just_ banned hand-held phones in cars. This means my already tenuous connection to friends and family is essentially gone! Bluetooth, take me away!

jentrain said...

Lets see, I have no children, not married at the moment, and still love your blog (it is at times birth control for me). All that being said I still have dropped my cell phone in the sink, washer, street and stairwell. I try not to drive while talking and miss many calls. A hands free unit, especially this pretty one, would help oodles! Hopefully you do an automated winner so I have a chance.

Anonymous said...

I cook, clean, work while on the phone. I had a disk replaced in my neck last summer and cradling the phone between my ear and shoulder poses problems and I will end up having some pain after I get off the phone - couldn't have anything to do with the three herniated disks I still have could it?

Anonymous said...

I have two home based businesses. I often field two phone calls at once while I'm trying to feed the dogs and fix dinner at the same time. I have disconnected people so many times that they must think I'm totally phone incompetant. This would be an awesome thing to have!! Chris in PA

SubWife said...

Maybe, i can finally learn the art of multi-tasking if I have one of these. Just kidding... I could do so many things without getting a cramp in my neck from cradling a phone. Would be nice...

Jayne said...

I have one daughter, and she likes to go our on walks. Whether we're in the stroller or she's leading the way, I can get some tasks done while we're out. I did just LOSE my other bluetooth (while out on a walk, unfortunately... it could be ANYWHERE!), so now I'm completely without! I'd love to win the new one to take the sting out of losing the old one!

AnitaO said...

Very cool... I mean it's not like I talk on the phone that much, only when doing laundry, only my bff's, only a few hours a day. I think I actually need to have my phone disconnected... but then the laundry would never get done.

Jessi said...

Oh how awesome! I've been wanting to get something that would leave me hands free for a long time but, alas, I am too cheap. lol I have friends who are always in crisis and it seems I can never get away with less than a two hour conversation with them. So I am always doing laundry, cleaning the bathroom and toilet and scrubbing the tub, doing dishes, dusting, etc. I even clean out my car while on the phone. Of course, I try not to drive and talk, but with working so much overtime, sometimes that's the only "free" time I have.

Thanks for everything you give away!

Jenni Litton said...

I have two toddler boys, 2 1/2 and 17 months..yes...15 months apart..you can read my blog here, http://jennimoms.blogspot.com/, I write for my local paper and a local Moms magazine! Anyway, I don't have a headset, and my town is in the process of making this a requirement.
It's a bit hard trying to keep two toddler boys quiet, while driving down the road, on the phone with the office, and listening to my husband in the passenger seat (we carpool) tell me how to drive as he sits back and does NOTHING to keep the boys quiet! Whew! What a mouth full! I feel guilty for talking on the phone without a headset, even before people really got into using them..I try not to talk while driving, but that seems to be the only time I have a moment to actually get anything accomplished!

Cari said...

ooh, that's cool. Need one that works on cordless phones as I use my land line more than my cell.

Anonymous said...

Coolies! A phone that wont slide from my shoulder and plop into the sink while doing dishes!
I could do almost anything while talking on that phone. It looks awesome.

TLPM said...

Okay my story (hope you have time) I'm a SAHM and homeschooling mom to my children. I have one son who is 6 and in kindergarten-Cody. I have one son who is 4 and is in preschool-Landen and then there's my baby Jack who is 2 and I have to keep him busy somehow while teaching my others. Then there is the fact I'm pregnant. YES you guessed it with my 4th BOY... oh why oh why did we try again? My day:
"Sit down it's time for math. No, playing Diego on playstation does not count towards animal science! I don't care if it's SHARK week on Discovery you still have to eat breakfast. No poptarts don't count towards a serving of fruit! You're all done with math? Yes you can go outside and play! Cody and Landen did you leave the hose on in the backyard? Do you see our new backyard pool? NO I DIDN'T WANT A NEW POOL! Uh-oh is that lunch the dog just ate? Darn-it the washer is overflowing again! Great there is gum on EVERYTHING in the dryer. I told Cody to throw away gum not stick it in his pocket when he is done! I said to buckle your seat belt before we leave the drive way for baseball,karate and tumbling class or else you'll fly all over my car! I know you want to fly but I'd rather you not fly out of the van on I-5. When we get home go take your shower and this time clean under your arms and wash your face. Make sure you clean your face before your butt too! For dinner we are going to have fish sticks because I can't take another day of that non-stick pan that everything STICKS to!Jack, stop sticking your food under your chair, you're still going to eat it. I don't care if there is lint stuck to it! What do you mean last night you had a bad dream about Giants eatting you... I don't care you're still going to bed! Tomorrow when I wake up I hope that I'll have a new jawbone so I don't have to tape the old bluetooth to my head with a headband again.... oh yes and note to self (I need a new non-stick pan)

~Jenifer~ said...

Well I think that it would be easier to list the things I don't do while on the phone....well there really isn't anything I don't do. This would be great and take a little stress off the neck!

Kandy said...

I do everything while on the phone! With three kids, and a 4th on the way (with a very rare, very severe birth defect that is causing us to have to make TONS of specialist visits, research options, find financial funding for the treatment, etc etc etc), not to mention my own medical issues (just call me Mrs. Train Wreck and you'll have it all covered) I live on the phone. I've killed several cell phones by dropping them while trying to do other tasks...into a sink of water while trying to bathe the cat (or wash dishes or a kid), into a pot of food while I was cooking dinner (thereby ruining not only my new phone but the dinner as well), into the toilet (ahem), down two flights of steps while trying to carry a screaming fighting toddler who doesn't WANT to go back to the doctor!)...you name it. And, I had a really nice bluetooth headset...and my hubby very kindly stole...errr...borrowed it and I suspect I'll never see it again LOL

SO...anyway...I'd like a chance to win this...it looks way cool :)

Also...is that one half of your San Francisco earrings peeking out in the picture? ;)

Heather said...

I have triplet 8-year-old boys, as well as a full-time job with a software company. I made the very intelligent decision to work from home this summer, so they could be at home instead of day care. My phone time consists of holding conference calls with international customers, while folding laundry, breaking up arguments/fights, coaching the kids' soccer team, as well as doing my job. Having a Jawbone will allow me to chase one of the boys down, while still holding a semi-intelligent conversation.

Wendy Hill said...

I guess it's not me I'm leaving the post about, but my dad. He has a phone in his bathroom. So, while he's working on 'business', there are many times he's on the phone...

Amber said...

I have a 2 year old with autism, who takes 30 hours of therapy per week, and a newborn son. Need I say more? I barely know if I'm coming or going, I wouldn't eat if I didn't multi-task.

Mamapajama said...

I work full time, raise two active boys and run my household all by myself. Talk about multi-tasking! I'm all for just about anything that will make my life just a teensy bit easier. I love the design of this cool new Jawbone and I'd never be able to afford it for myself.

tonya5015 said...

for me multi-tasking normally consist of cooking dinner, washing dishes and helping son with homework while running a load of laundry and helping hubby find a piece of paper with a phone number but no name all the while yelling at 7 yr old daughter to put her cloths back on (she likes being one with nature). surprisingly enough i have never burnt a meal ....by accident that is. i have burnt a few on purpose. LOL haven't you ever heard of blackend mash potatoes?

Anonymous said...

Being "with" my husband is the only thing I have not done while on the phone! (OK, just kidding!) But I have done a lot of multi-tasking!

Kelly Morgan said...

I would love to have the jawbone, there are certain towns near where I live that have banned cell phone use while driving, and it would be nice to have and use at home while taking care of my 6, 3, and 1 year old.

Denise said...

I do everything while on the phone-laundry, cooking, changing a diaper (got have some skills for that one...LOL!), drive, type on the computer, etc. This would make my kneck hurt a lot less an be safer for the car.
lvnhollypolly at aol dot com

Frau_Mahlzahn said...

Although this thing does look fancy, I'll stick to the old-fashioned but oh-so-convenient method of accidentially (or so, ;-)) disconnecting, *biggrin*.

So long,
Corinna

Jen said...

I am a stay @ home mom of 2 kids. We are currently in the process of moving to my family farm. This farm has been in the family for over 100 years. Through all the craziness of getting ready to move, finishing up renovations on our current house and getting the farm house ready to move into, the phone for some odd reason keeps ringing! UGGHHH! I can't get anything done if everyone keeps calling me. This would help out a BUNCH! Keeping me my time crunched schedule from going haywire!

Thanks for the opprotunity.
Jen

Wendy said...

Yes! Please pick me! My husband needs one of these for his work as he's the catering manager for a restaurant. But the restaurant can't seem to manage without him when he's out on a catering.

Sarah Rosales said...

I love the way that looks, it doesn't look like an alien coming out of your ear like most do!!

Anonymous said...

I usually talk on my cell phone while driving, it's the only uninterruped block of time that I can count on. I also do everything while on the house phone and always hang up on everyone too. I love reading what you write but I have a question. When your new website is up will all of your blogs be there?
Terri

Monkey Brat said...

The hardest of all tasks to do while on the phone is out on the farm. The usuall is when I pull into the drive way and my son 18 mos. is screeming to get out and play with the 7 CATS, 7 GOATS, 5 COWS, 4 DONKEYS, 1 DOG and any other creature that wondered into the yard cause someone was in a rush or on the phone and didn't have a free hand and left the gate open. Often times I have to call a neighbor or two to get all the animals back in while I am watching my son and being sure he isn't trampelled and watching the animals to be sure they don't kick or run into my vehicles. Boy would a Jawbone come in handy on the farm!!!

Grammy Blick said...

Sorry, I don't have time to list the ways I multi-task using a bluetooth. I gave up landlines years ago when I found I could talks and walk, drive, type, cook, shop, reach for grandkids, hand out snacks at Awanas. Oh, my! It's already getting too long. But it's so much fun for an almost seven decades aged woman to hear a teen say: "Hey, did you know your earring winks blue?" or "Cool! Grammy's a techie!" But -- mine was a shipping error freebie years ago and is almost worn out. A new Jawbone would keep my jawbone active and give me lots more of that free time. If not for me, may God bless the use of the one the winner receives.

Diane B said...

I am a techno-lamo still struggling with the eternal question: iphone vs blackberry? Currently, I am using a Wal-Mart purchased $15 phone because I ran my "nice" cell phone through the washing machine. I did this because of course I had the phone in the pocket of my robe and then the baby threw up on me and I had to change to buck naked by the washing machine and just throw everything in without thinking about it. Oh yeah, all while holding the Klingon baby who just wanted his mommy! Superfun!! I live in California where it is now verboten to talk and drive (on cell phones that is....talk on handheld cells not drive on them. Driving on them is still legal). Getting a nice hands-free device would FINALLY make me go out and get a new/nice phone.

Jennifer said...

I have 2 boys and 1 girl(7, 4 & 4 months). We are always on the go and I am forever on the phone at the same time while throwing a happy meal in the back seat, listening to either Alvin and the Chipmunks CD, LazyTown or the VBS cd we just purchased along with many others(I even find myself listening to them when everyone is snoozing and there I am bopping away to the music)...even better when you are singing the songs to the person on the phone...LOL! I would love an earpiece to help me do this all in a bit more style...LOL! Thanks!

Wendi said...

I have three kids, ages 4, 3 and 1. I work from home for my husband's company so I am working/stay-at-home mom! Between the kids and work there are way to many tasks that I have done while on the phone to list them all!!

Chelsey said...

nursing, typing, running (own biz), phoning, blogging, surfing, winning? :)

Tracy Fiebranz said...

How I multi-task... I can do dishes, bake a cake, pay bills, and even leave a comment on your "Because I Said So Reviews" by being hands free! I actually broke my bluetooth headset because I use it so often! Here's what happened: I work on commercial laundry equipment, and I had pulled the top off the huge washer (the kind you can put 10 baskets full of laundry in ONE wash cycle) and I was leaning over the top of the washer, while on the phone with the manufacturer diagnosing the machine, when it popped off my ear, slid down the INSIDE of the machine and landed in a puddle of water at the bottom (the reason I was fixing the machine.... it leaked!) and well, electronics and water do NOT mix! (Shrug - what can I say? I was multi-tasking!!)

Cheers! BTW, I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!

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