Keep Your Hands Free for Holiday Baking: A Giveaway

A little something to keep your hands free and clear for baking up holiday treats this season. A VTech Multi-Tasking Phone System giveaway for you.

I consider myself to be a fairly adept at multitasking. I do it often, for otherwise I may never accomplish the things that need to be done on a daily basis. In fact, often I still fail.

Right now I am babysitting a cake in the oven, cookies need to be photographed, I have writing deadlines breathing down my back. If I turn slightly to my left, I see my 3-year-old pushing wooden trains around tracks I built, tracks he will break just so that I will come and build them again. Soon, he’ll be whisked off to dreamland so that I can attempt to both manage a conference call for a creative team I’m working with and juggle the cookies and cake. At 3:30p my house will fill with the sounds of children. Backpacks will be tossed on the floor, no matter how many times I ask them to use the hooks that were drilled into plaster walls just for that purpose. Folders, sheets of paper and books will be shuffled on the dining room table, as dinner is prepared and dishes done.

My hands are often full, my mind racing, split in two and working on more than what’s in front of me. While this is the norm for me, Christmas always means a slight increase in the crazy everyday, and so while I chat with my sister about the gifts for my mom and field yet another question from my mom and aunts as they’re out shopping, I find it more important to keep my hands busy while I talk.

In that same vein and in keeping with the holidays, I imagine that we could all use a phone that leaves hands free to mix, roll and bake as we manage to catch up with loved ones, plan holiday parties and Christmas potlucks.


One lucky reader will win a VTech Multi-Tasking Phone System! You can answer the phone while baking, cleaning, decorating or anything else on your to-do list with the simple press of a button. Better yet is the audible caller ID, which makes it easy to know who is trying to reach you and allows you to keep doing what you’re doing if it’s a telemarketer. (I’m on the “do not call list.” They still call.)

So, rather than stress about doing this and that and everything else all at the same time, let your phone do a bit of work for you, whether it’ sanswering your calls, letting you know who called or just being ready to go whenever you are.


1. Leave a comment. How can a hands-free phone system help you multitask?

2. Follow @FoodforMyFamily and @VTech411 on Twitter and tweet the following, and come back and let me know you did:

Enter to win a @VTech411 Multi-Tasking Phone System from @FoodforMyFamily #giveaway

3. Join the Food for My Family community on Facebook. Come back and leave a comment letting me know you did so. If you already do, THANK YOU. Just let me know.

4. Join the Vtech community on Facebook. Come back and leave a comment letting me know you did so.


This giveaway will run until Thursday, December 15th at 11:59 p.m. ET and is open to all U.S. residents. A winner will be chosen at random using from all eligible entries. Each reader has 4 chances to win by completing the above tasks and leaving a separate comment for each entry method completed. Chosen winner must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize. Good luck!

This giveaway is sponsored by VTech. Tips, opinions and random thoughts are 100% mine.


  1. i can cook and talk at the same time!

  2. This would help me cook, craft, and multi-task while I try to keep in touch with my family and friends in MN we miss so much!

    • For some reason only half my comment showed. I also said that as soon as I get on the phone my toddler wants my attention no matter what she is doing, so having hands free etc. would mean I could talk and still help her with whatever she insists I do while still conversing! Sounds great!

  3. I follow you on facebook already….its great!

  4. Having the hands-free option would make it so much easier for me to do chores around the house while on the phone – no more crooked neck and dropping the phone from my shoulder! It would also open up a new world of baking while being on the phone. Nice! Thank you!

  5. The more gadgets the better is my philosophy.

  6. I cook all the time. I mean all day long I’m up to my elbows in flour and butter and chicken and oil. My hands would love this!

  7. Cooking and chasing my 3 small kids!

  8. This would definitely make my life easier. Currently, I only have a cell phone with terrible reception. I have to stand next to the front door while I’m talking on the phone, and look around a bit horrified, at all that needs to get done. This would allow me to stay in touch with my friends and family more. Fingers crossed – thanks!!

  9. I’ve had too many neck cramps while trying to catch up with a friend on the phone while simultaneously peeling carrots, chopping onions, etc. This would be great!

  10. It will free one of my hands so I can eat/drink/doodle… while I type incessantly on my keyboard. All. Day. Long.

  11. Cooking, baking, looking after the kids. So much easier than doing all that while having to hold the phone against my shoulder!

  12. I follow both of you and I tweeted:!/taly_g/status/144961531396882433

  13. I already like you on Facebook (^^and was already following on Twitter, BTW)

  14. Kari Fortner says:

    As a mom of six, also an avid multi-tasker, I’m tired of a crick in my neck when chatting and doing the dishes or folding laundry. This phone would rock my world!

  15. i would love to win a hands-free phone! often when i’m working over the summer i need to be typing on the computer and making phone calls simultaneously— this would really come in handy!

  16. This would be so nice for those times when your right in the middle of something and can’t check the caller ID. Awesome feature!

  17. I like Food for My Family on FAcebook!

  18. I like VTech on Facebook!

  19. You just totally described my life. Except, add in two demanding beagles, subtract a few kids and make your phone spontaneously turn off mid-conversation without warning. Yea. A hands-free phone would be such a blessing — no balancing between my shoulder and head. I am often cooking, writing and taking calls almost simultaneously so I could definitely use it.

  20. No more neck cramps or hanging up on people accidently while trying to juggle dinner and kids! Love it. Thank you!

  21. I just liked you on FB!

  22. I have 11 kids…i am always multi-tasking whether i mean to or not!

  23. I liked vtech and food for my family on facebook!!

  24. Laura Frisch says:

    I work from home and this would so let me move around! On my conference calls

  25. Laura Frisch says:

    I like food for family on facebook

  26. Laura Frisch says:

    I liked vetch on Facebook as well

  27. amy marantino says:

    i work from home, so this would be a big help during conference call meetings.

  28. a handsfree phone would help me, for sure. I’m a caregiver for my husband, and sometimes I’m tending to his needs and trying to talk on the phone!

  29. With a large busy family, it would be so nice to not have to stop everything just to answer the phone.

  30. Oh my do I need this ~ phone!! Thanks and Merry Christmas to you all!

  31. Following you now on Twitter ~ :0)

  32. I so need this phone so I can multi-task again! Ours recently died,lol !
    PS I ” liked” your Facebook page ( And I really do like it !) AND liked the V Tech Facebook page too

  33. Liked your Facebbok page too

  34. Liked the V-Tech Facebook page too, lol. I sooo need a new phone!

  35. No more phone on shoulder while cooking and holding baby!

  36. I follow your FB page

  37. Seriously…my neck would thank you!! I never refuse a call just because I’m in the middle of something.

  38. The phone doesn’t look very attractive…oblong and plain

  39. because chasing after a two year old is enough

  40. Love that it tells you who is calling. No more dusting the flour off my hands to see who it is – only to find out it’s no body!

  41. Tweeted about the contest.

  42. Joined on FFMF Facebook – where have you been all my life?

  43. Joined VTech on FB – is this the same VTech that made toys years ago????

  44. This would be soooo helpful! What really comes to mind is receiving a phone call while I’m washing the dishes and have my hands all wet and soapy. I’d love to hear who is calling first to see if I need to dry my hands and pick up!

  45. I’m a fan of Food for my Family on Fb (as pão e queijo blog).

  46. I’m also a fan of V-Tech on Fb (as pão e queijo blog).

  47. This would be GREAT for my mom! She always needs to multi-task. 🙂

  48. Debbie Welchert says:

    I can have free hands when my grandchildren need help with something.

  49. Debbie Welchert says:

    I follow you and VTech411 on Twitter and tweeted giveaway.!/flipper211/status/145909909081423872

  50. Debbie Welchert says:

    I joined you on Facebook/Debbie Welchert

  51. Debbie Welchert says:

    I joined VTech on Facebook/Debbie Welchert

  52. Jane George says:

    I would not have to take my hand off my computer mouse! LOL

  53. Sarah H.P. says:

    Omg I would totally use a hands free phone system to take advantage of my mom’s wonderful baking advice while I’m actually in the kitchen doing what she’s telling me!

  54. It’s always much better cooking with two hands than with one!

  55. I’ve tweeted about the giveaway (@f0nguns)

  56. I liked FFMF on FB

  57. I liked VTech on FB

  58. A v-tech hands free would be awesome so my hands would be free to cook, clean & craft or whatever my little heart would desire to do. And I would not have hold the phone with my shoulder and get a stiff neck!

  59. I tweeted about the giveaway

  60. Following food for my family on twitter

  61. Following VTech on twitter

  62. Following food for my family on FB

  63. Following VTech on FB

  64. Amy Martin says:

    Hands free sounds awesome!

  65. My current phone has no speaker, so this would be great. I would be able to bake, do laundry or get ready while talking.

  66. My husband always calls me while I’m making dinner to let me know what schedule he is on, this would allow us to talk longer!

  67. I am a part of your facebook community.

  68. I am a member of Vtech’s facebook community as well!

  69. When I am watching my little grandbabies, it’s so nice to have free hands if I’m on the phone. This would be a nice phone system!

  70. I forgot to tell you I joined your facebook community and Vtech’s facebook comm. as well! Thank you!

  71. I love hands free phone systems. I had one years ago and loved how I could get work done and talk.

  72. I follow you on facebook.

  73. I follow vtech phones on facebook.

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