Friday, September 5, 2008

Giveaway! Meet Moschel of On-Task On-Time for Kids

Win an On-Task On-Time for Kids! See details below the interview!

Tell us a little about you . . . My name is Moschel Kadokura. I am mom to four great kids, Elyse, Alex, Grant (19 year old triplets) and Kenji (10) and wife (going on 23 years) to a supportive and patient husband, Keith.

What is your business and where can we find it?
I created a time management tool for parents called On∙Task On∙Time for Kids. It allows parents and children to set up their daily morning, afternoon and bedtime routines on a visual routine disk. Children simply set the disk on to a timing base, and the On∙Task system steps children through their routines without parental nagging. It can be found on our company website at http://www.timelymatters.com/.

Is it mom-owned, invented, created . . .? On∙Task On∙Time for Kids is a desperate mom’s creation.

A little about your entrepreneur journey so far? The entrepreneurial journey has been very fulfilling. The business part of it has been filled with its ups and downs. Bringing my invention to market was thrilling, but marketing has proven challenging.

Where else can people find you? We have a blog that discusses parenting tips on our website. Raising triplets was definitely an intense and challenging experience which both my husband and I discuss. We also represent a parenting style that encourages children to work independently to build self esteem.

Anything else you’d like to share? Thank you for this opportunity to share a bit of my story!

Want to win one?

Here's how . . .

1. Check out On-Task On-Time for Kids at http://www.timelymatters.com/
2. Come back here and leave a comment telling us one task you would put on the timer for your child.
3. Be sure to leave your e-mail if you don't have a blogger ID.

For extra entries . . .

4. Sign up for the our Mommy's Idea feed or e-mail feed. (Over to the right.) Please let us know you signed up in your comment.
5. Blog about and link to this giveaway. Please leave your blog url in your comment.
6. Add our button to your blog or link to http://mommysidea.blogspot.com/.

Contest ends at midnight EST Wednesday, September 10th.

Good Luck!

157 comments:

Suzie said...

One of my tasks would be morning time changing into his clothes. Argh.....takes hijm forever. Always messing around. I would love this product. Great giveaway!!

Suzie said...

I also blogged about the contest and put a link. www.zeebabeedesigns.blogspot.com

Rebecca said...

I would use it to set up after school activities like homework time, etc.

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Rebecca said...

I am a subscriber!

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Rebecca said...

I blogged about this giveaway:Here

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I have your button on my blog:Here

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Kristie said...

My little ones are only 1 and 2, so I'd keep it fairly simple. One task would definitely be "Lights Out"
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chris said...

i would have to have - BRUSH YOUR TEETH!! It's such a hassle to get my kids to brush their teeth!!!
great idea!!!

Naomi said...

I would definitely use the pick clothes sticker! Roo dawdles in the morning and, of course, hates everything I suggest she should wear. So it would be nice to have a time limit for that thankless task!

Faux Sweets said...

My 8 year old daughter is in need of this tool, school mornings can be tuff and I always feel like a nag...the one thing I would put on here for sure is "Brush teeth and hair", everymorning after changing into school clothes I find her standing behind me waiting for instructions on what to do next...it is always Brush teeth and hair, I would love someone....or something in this case to give her the step by step!!!!
Becca

PS, going to go figur out how to add the blog and link on my site now!!!!

Betsy said...

Cool! We homeschool so this would come in handy for assignments that my kids like to drag out. Also, I would use this in the bathroom for my son who likes to take extra long showers!

rockle said...

We would put "Clean Up Toys" on a timer -- we are trying to encourage our daughter to put her own toys away but that doesn't always end well because she starts playing with the toys she is supposed to be putting away.

Anonymous said...

i would love to have that to teach my girls to get dressed by themselves and put away their dirty clothes! i am also a subscriber! amyhduncan@yahoo.com

Jenn S. said...

This would be great for nighttime and morning routine. I would put pick out your clothes and lunch for tomorrow.

Buki Family said...

bed time! definatly bed time!!!

- Marybeth I. said...

cleaning up! Love this invention. This will be a popular giveaway!

Sandy said...

homework, chore time

- Marybeth I. said...

I am already a subscriber

Karen said...

This is great for children with ADD. I'd use it for sure after school - homework, chores, etc. Oh, I hope I win this!

- Marybeth I. said...

your button is on my blog! - Not sure if this comment took the 1st time I tried.

Karen said...

I also subscribed through a reader.

Babyluxe Dana said...

What a clever product! A task my 6 yr old fights and always forgets or doesn't do long enough is brushing his teeth! This would be such a helpful tool!

Seeryus Mama said...

This would be perfect for my son keeping on task while doing homework. He has homework Monday-Thursday and likes to dilley-dalley along.

I think this is just brilliant!

seeryusfam@msn.com

That Crazy Mom said...

Oh man, I need this!! Every day is a battle to get my daughter to pick up her mess. She just won't do it. I have begged, bribed, threatened, and even set the toys out for the trash. Nothing works. Maybe this will.

Seeryus Mama said...

I've added your button to my sidebar!

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Seeryus Mama said...

I've subscribed via google reader!

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That Crazy Mom said...

Oh and I also subscribed in a reader. :)

TxBubba said...

This is great, IO would put three right off the bat Homework , clean room, and brush teeth.

kidshaus said...

apparently, i need one for myself since i just burned the pancakes reading about this smart little invention. we've all wanted something like this.
i would definitely use it for our morning routine of getting ready for school but i think it would primarily come in handy for our evening routine -- since going to bed is usually not favored.

kidshaus said...

i neglected to mention a specific task in my comment, so i apologize for a second one. i would use this to get my 6 yr. old daughter to put her shoes on. for some reason, clothes are not so much an issue as it for putting shoes on. she has gotten in the car barefoot without us noticing before.

samsakara said...

My daughter takes the longest baths in the world. She takes 1 to 2 hour baths and longer if she knows she needs to go to bed after. If I have her do dishes as a chore she takes a long time as well. The one day there wasn't very many dishes and she spent a whole hour just standing at the sink and didn't wash one dish. This would come in so handy here.

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Shannon said...

Get dressed and make bed.

Kimberly said...

OOOH! What WOULDN'T I put on the timer?

I have two kids and one bathroom so getting them ready in the morning is next to impossible.

Some of the tasks I would put on there...

- Shower (my daughter takes too long!)

- Clean Room (even 5 minutes is better then nothing)

- Reading (they both need that)

- Study time (aside from homework)

- Brush their teeth at night (they are ok in the morning).

I can think of about a dozen more things too!

I also added your button to my site, shescribes "dot" come (half way down in the middle).

I also subscribed to your e-mail free.

Thank you for a VERY needed and fun giveaway!

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Andrea V said...

When my son gets home from preschool he always wants to play outside. He does well when i say 5 more minutes and doesn't give me a hard time. This would be helpful as a reminder for him instead of me. vickers at comcast dot net

gkstratos said...

Making their beds!
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agordon10 said...

Bath/shower time, my son never gets out.

layla said...

One of my tasks would be for my son to get dressed in the morning. He just started kindergarten and is having a lot of trouble with the morning routine. Getting dressed seems to be our biggest issue. This would also be great for his bedtime routine. What a great idea. My son loves a challenge. This would be perfect for him.
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layla said...

I subscribed.
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Anonymous said...

I would definitely love this for Reminders to brush their teeth and a timer for homework. Stickers would be great incentives.

Nora
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Dani' said...

Pick up clothes because my kid are always leaving their clothes on the floors in the bathrooms!

Princess Golden Hair said...

when you set a timmer for chores or homework it makes the task and time more concrete. what a great idea.

arbrashears said...

This is such a great idea! I'd definitely put the "do chores" on it were I to win.

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Centsible Mommy said...

This would be a great tool for lights out!

Thanks,
Jamie

Dani' said...

I blogged and button is up here

wigget said...

our biggest challenge with out older son is having him eat dinner when it is dinner time nd in a timely manner so i would use the timer for that purpose

Gale said...

I would put clean up time routines on it. One question is, how can the timer tell how long tasks are supposed to take? What if they take different times? (If you know the answer and have time feel free to e-mail me--thanks).

ecaria at hotmail dot com

windycindy said...

Without a doubt, video game playing time! Thanks for the introduction and opportunity to win a fabulous prize giveaway contest. Cindi
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windycindy said...

I am a newsletter subscriber. Cindi
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cltgrace said...

For sure - picking out clothes. What a great idea!

idahomom said...

My youngest fights me tooth and nail when it comes to anything with school work. How can kids be so different. I think this might help.

Casey Becher said...

I was going to say that I would use it to help my twins get their shoes/coats on in the morning, but then I saw the post above. My son is the sloooowest eater which drives my husband crazy. Every night they go thru this rediculous power struggle at dinner. I would definitely use this at dinner time!

flip flops and pearls said...

I LOVE this!!!!
I would put eveything from homework, to making bed, to feeding the animals!

flip flops and pearls said...

I put your button on my blog:)

Mama Zen said...

"Get in the tub!"

jenstill said...

I would definitely used the get dressed task; this is extremely challenging for my youngest and takes us SO long!

dcala said...

I would definitely put the task of the morning bathroom routine for my daughter before school. She moves so slowly in the morning and it's a big source of frustration.

Madison Avenue Baby said...

I always found getting dressed a challenge. Kids would get sidetracked and I hated to keep yelling "5 minutes"!, "4 minutes"., etc.
They would have loved this. Now I have grandkids so maybe I can use this for them. Thanks.
dawnnewsome@yahoo.com

rlgrady said...

I would put "help me set the table" on one for my daughter. I have to call her 10 times for everything. This would be a lifesaver.

Susan said...

Look at you mom- the site looks great and all these peeps- What an awesome giveaway- simple for us eat breakfast- get dressed brush teeth

redron said...

brush your teeth

Anonymous said...

I would use it to help my kids brush their teeth and wash their faces in the morning! Thanks! dblohm1 (at) excite (dot) com

Hetal said...

morning breakfast

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blueviolet said...

I would put brushing their teeth on the timer!

I subscribed too!

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Elizabeth

Mom of 3 Peas said...

Cleaning the room, maybe brushing teeth, eating - everything takes forever!

Mom of 3 Peas said...

I just signed up for your email feed! thanks!

Holly said...

I would use it for my daughter for getting dressed in the mornings! holly@herseo.com

LN said...

The Get Dressed (AM) one. We have a tight schedule, and no time for procrastination!

judybrittle said...

This would be wonderful for the night for brushing teeth and getting ready for bed. With 2 my grandchildren living here it would make things so much easier. Thank you so much!

judybrittle said...

I'm subscribed

Anonymous said...

One task I would use is for my daughter getting prepared at nighttime for school the next day. I'd also use it for brushing teeth.
-Terra
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rhubbert@socal.rr.com said...

Great idea - I would do it for reading books at bed and put a limit of say, half an hour because I end up ding it foe and hour sometimes. - I love it really though. - What a great idea

cathyhall said...

Bathing - he'd spend all evening in there because he knows its time for bed when he gets out.

noreen said...

clean up toys as I always need to remind them

angela said...

I would use it for cleaning up toys.

kygirl said...

Picking up his room.

Anonymous said...

Hang up your pool towel.

I subscribed.

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Irishmama said...

There is no doubt about it I HAVE TO WIN this. My daughter is the biggest dilly-dallier around, especially in the morning when we're leaving for school. Please pick me.

Thanks,
Karyn
kmbckelly at netscape dot net

sarajane said...

Tooth brushing!

bfox74 said...

Pick up toys is always a good one.

Nicki said...

I would definitely put a "get dressed" task on my timer if I had one! Little Bear takes forever to get herself dressed! She knows how, but has trouble getting motivated. You hand her her clothes, and she flops around on the couch like a wet noodle for about half an hour while we nag at her, "Put your shirt on! Put your pants on!" The timer would give her something visual to race against! (AngelNicki79@gmail.com)

Moschel Kadokura said...

Wow, this is so exciting. Thank you for all the great comments! Just thought I'd chime in because I saw a really good question that I'd like to address. "How does the timer know how long a task should be?" Answer: each task is drawn to allow a specific time for a task, but you work it out with your child if the time needed is longer or shorter. Example: brushing teeth is a two minute task. But, if your child takes longer, you simply put a space before the next task. If your child takes a shorter time, you would overlap the next sticker. Thank you for all the great comments and support.

Paige said...

Do you think you could use it for piano practicing? I hate being the bad guy there.

AlaneM said...

Oh boy, I would love this for getting dressed for school/bed. I've got an ADD boy that finds any possible distraction he can while doing these tasks & I'm tired of repeating 'take off your ____" 42 times for each individual article of clothing.

Robin at The Parenting Project said...

I'd definitely use this for school mornings and bedtime. Getting dressed, brushing teeth and hair, getting your shoes on, papers in backpack, lunch made and ready, and put everything in one place ready to go.

thanks for the contest!

tutugirl said...

This would be so good for my family. I am feeling so overwhelmed with my three kids and I'm so sick of nagging them. I would definitely put getting dressed in the morning for my daughter.

Kandyland29 said...

I would probably put things on there like, brush your teeth, make your bed, get the dirty clothes... things like that!

LisaW said...

Bedtime and room-cleaning time would definitely be on ours. Thanks!

Gianna said...

Study time :)

Erma said...

I would put pick out your clothes and lunch for tomorrow.
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dolls123 said...

TV time
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kaylee8 said...

Definitely it would be getting ready for bed - that is a constant fight at our house

Staci said...

We would love to use this for bath/bed time. The little one is always trying to put off going to bed. This would help him to get ready faster. Thanks for the giveaway!
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Holly said...

I would definitely use "do homework" for my daughter.
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spetrey said...

I wouls add clean up to mine.

spetrey said...

I also subscribed to your feed.

Ginny said...

I would for sure do putting away clothes & getting ready in the morning.

Sundi said...

I would definitely do the "Pick up toys" task, as this is the hardest one for me to get them to do consistently! Great product -- thanks!

justicecw said...

I would use for a bunch of things...but for sure for getting ready in the morning. thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw said...

For getting ready in the morning. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

Lori said...

Picking out clothes to wear for the day...

Patty O. said...

This looks AWESOME! Like someone came to my house and thought, "Hmmm...I need to help this poor mom!" I would definitely put teeth brushing on the timer. My son has Sensory Processing Disorder so even on the best of days, brushing teeth can be an ordeal. And he is totally a visual learner, so this timer could really, really help me prevent more gray hairs.
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Jean said...

Getting ready for bed!!! My daughter should think of becoming a lawyer--she can do a "stay of execution" like no one I have ever seen.

mverno said...

for bedtime

Jennifer said...

One must would be cleaning her room. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Candie said...

I would put the timer on getting out of bed on time

klp1965 said...

i would put getting ready for school that is always a nightmare

Tipper said...

I would have to use this for timing the nursing sessions. Later on, it would come in handy for timing the potty training!

Rhonda Martin said...

You want just one!?! I can give you ten easy. You see I have an 11yr old that needs to be told everything. And I mean everything. He is a Wonderful,Smart,Lovable child but this has been driving me crazy lately. You see he is my stepson and he came to live with me a little over 3yrs ago when he was only eight. But he was never taught or told to do anything including to buckle a seat belt to brushing his teeth etc..The biggie is "HOMEWORK". This would definitely be on there. I have heard those famous words every day since school started "I FORGOT" so when I get home from work at 6pm we start on homework and then the whining starts and it makes for an unpleasant evening after a long day at work. I am trying to get him to do it after school so that I can get him on time for his bedtime which isn't happening due to doing homework at 6pm. I told a friend about my problem and she sent me this link. What a great friend~! This may just do the trick and get him on schedule. Thank you for having this wonderful giveaway~

Trish said...

Going to the bathroom!

I think this is amazing, although my son might still prefer his schedule since he gets really stressed out about losing and knowing the timer was going would make it harder for him to focus on the tasks.

Teresa said...

After school, with homework and chores would be my first choice! My kids all come bursting through the door in a mixture of starvation, too hot, don't wanna do anything, whiny hysteria! This would be great!

Anonymous said...

I would put brush teeth. Always a forgettable one for the kids.

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Annette said...

I would use this all over the place for homeschooling. Thanks for entering me!

Annette said...

Also, I blogged about you here:
http://natural-childhood.blogspot.com/2008/09/something-for-nothing_09.html

Thanks again!

BuckeyeGirl said...

My daughter has ADHD so this would be wonderful to break her assignments up into little tasks so she can get them done!

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Julie D said...

I'd definitely use the before school time: get dressed, brush teeth, etc.

Brenda S. said...

I would use it to set up after school activities like homework time, etc.
Thank you.

Julie D said...

I put your button on my sidebar.

Davey said...

bedtime routine, there is always so much procrastnation. - and mabe the TV limits - Great idea - haven't seen this for sale anywhere.

davey said...

I have subscribed.

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- also forgot to put that on my previous post. - if I do another one, you can delete the one without theaddress. Thanks and sorry.

davey said...

me again - davidjnorris@ntlworld.com - I said I would use it for bathtime because he tends to procrastinate then, through to bedtime.

Sharon said...

clean up toys...need this badly for granddaughter. THANKS

Sharon said...

Have you on my sidebar at
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thanks

Sharon said...

subscribed
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Kari said...

Homework for sure. My oldest is in 7th grade, in advanced (8th grade) classes and is always dawdling when it comes to homework. She gets it done, oh yes she does, in the mornings 5 minutes before the bus arrives : /

agsweeps said...

I would put making the bed on the timer. Making a bed makes the room look so much cleaner but it's an easy chore to forget to do.

Brooke said...

Go to the bathroom before we leave the house!!!

carissaad said...

Get ready for bed.

Thanks!

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mannequin said...

What a clever idea!
Mine child even tries to get me on a technicality. "MY clock says I still have two minutes to clean my room". Right.
I would put homework on that timer and but I would use it in a different way. Study UNTIL that timer goes off.
I'm impressed and I'm coveting!

mannequin said...

I'm a subscriber!
Thanks for the extra chance!

mannequin said...

I blogged it!
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the answers to all lifes problems.

Jason said...

I love timers. I have a timer for my son for several tasks, but the key one is the time in the bathtub. No timer, he would stay for hours! So we have him in there max 30 minutes. He is 10.


Great blog! and contest. Count me in.

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retellingstories said...

Bedtime is a big one for our house. Setting the time and letting the little ones be involved in the process would help out tremendously!

bison61 said...

getting ready for bed-would be the big one

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Xenia S said...

The big ones that my daughter could use help with are time to clean up toys and time to stop reading books and go to bed. I would love this product, it would be so useful!

Thanks!
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redjennschroed said...

Every morning I have to go tell my son that it's time to get dressed for school. Then I have to tell him to wash his face and brush his teeth. Then I have to tell him to put his shoes on. I would definately set up this morning routine up in this product. It would be so nice to not have to nag!

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redjennschroed said...

I just subscribed!

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Julie B said...

I would definitely use this for my son getting his homework done. What a great idea!

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Gina said...

I'd defnetly use this for cleaning up time, and cleaning their rooms, it takes them FOREVER to get it done normally..

Thanks!

Gina said...

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Gina said...

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Bakersdozen said...

I would use this as a tool to get them to clean up their rooms, and I would use it in the morning to get the kids dressed. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cher said...

All of our homeschool activities!!! Too cool!!
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LBSGONE said...

It would be picking out an outfit.
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Culinarian said...

I would add "read for 15-20 minutes each day" because we are trying to get our kindergartener to develope a love for books and learning.

Sheila said...

I would use it to set up after school activities, like doing homework.

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Timothy Sternberg said...

One of my tasks would be morning time.

Samantha said...

I would put brushing his teeth at night on there! Thanks for the opportunity! uke9000 AT gmail DOT com

sharon said...

would use this for brushing teeth and getting dressed, always have to remind my son about this

masonsgranny59 said...

I would use it to set up after school activities like homework time, etc.:)

lilyk said...

I would put getting ready for bed on the timer.

lilyk said...

I signed up for your feed.

Cindy at The Clever Container Co. said...

I love organizational and time management things. I would put straightening room on it, especially. Even though I use a "regular" timer, I love Moschel's product. It's on my wish list.

Rockin' Mama said...

Definitely cleaning up toys!!!

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donna444444 said...

I would put cleaning their room on it.

donna444444 said...

I put your button on my blog.

Carol Anne said...

My son has asthma, I would add take medicine to morning and evening. I might also add stickers for specific subjects: spelling, math etc.
I would also add computer time as the last thing of the afternoon routine. They always try to drag that out.