How can we allow technology in our homes without having it take over? How can we help our kids navigate the online world and avoid tech dependency? We’ll discuss this and more in today’s show with Dawn Wible, founder of TalkMoreTechLess.com.

Dawn’s wisdom is so filled with grace and SIMPLE ways to…talk more, tech less and deepen our relationships.

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In This Episode You’ll Hear…

  • Staggering statistics on technology use today.
  • Simple ways to increase communication with our kids.
  • The unique role our generation plays in the story of technology.

Talk More Tech Less from Talk More. Tech Less. on Vimeo.

One Simple Way To Talk More, Tech Less…

One of the best ways to connect with our families is to gather around the dinner table as often as possible. Whether it’s just for 6 minutes like Shauna Niequist shared in last week’s episode or for longer, there is so much value in coming together and talking as a family.

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Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup
Blueberry Muffins
Baked Brown Sugar Chicken Wings

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Quick Links

  1. TalkMoreTechLess.com
  2. Heart of Texas Field Guides
  3. Love the song in the outro? It’s called God Day. It’s by Jen Stanbro and you can get it on iTunes by clicking here and check out Jen’s site by clicking here.

Connect with Dawn Wible

About Dawn:
Dawn Wible is the creator of Talk More. Tech Less. She is a Waco resident and graduate of Baylor University. Her husband, Matt founded and runs an outdoor ministry, Heart of Texas Field Guides, that mentors young men through outdoor activity. Together they raise 3 handsome boys, Levi, Jude and Ty. Dawn finds life in deep connection with family and friends, volunteering, kayaking, cooking, jogging and she loves a good party.

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  • Kim K says:

    Hi Kat. Loved this podcast…as I do all of the ones I’ve heard! Just curious if you or Dawn have a resource for the questions that you ask your kids in the car? I was really interested in that. Thanks and blessings for your amazing ministry,… Kim 😉

  • Mel says:

    Wow. This popped up in my inbox at a time when I reeeeally needed this reminder. I feel myself reaching for that blackhole screen constantly. I haven’t even listened to the podcast yet. I watched the video and burst into tears. All the things we miss, the moments we willingly let disappear, opportunities for real connection, lost.

    Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

    • Kat says:

      Mel,
      I completely understand how you feel! It’s such a slippery slope but the good news is that we can always course correct. I pray this episode is a real blessing to you and that you’re able to pull useful tips to help you on your journey to savor the moments!

  • Diana says:

    Quote “Stop rhyming and I mean it. Anybody want a peanut?” is from The Princess Bride… A classic and one of my favorites,

    • Kat says:

      You got it! (And for anyone who reads this and wonders what it’s about…be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter. You get all kinds of fun extras – including movie quotes. Just click the “Stay Connected” button at the top of the sidebar.)

  • Aimee says:

    What’s the name of the app that tracks how much phone usage is happening?

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  • Hi Kat,
    I LOVED this episode. In fact, I loved it so much that I even wrote this article on my new blog about it:
    http://www.familyserviceclub.org/putting-the-phone-down/

    I was going to post my article on your Facebook page, but I wanted to check with you first. Would that be okay?
    Thank you for making me a better mom, and thanks, Dawn!

  • Fabulous information! Thank you both for being honest with your lives and for giving real doable steps to take. I had recently removed all of my social media apps as I felt myself checking in way too much. I had gotten off course. As you say, all we need to do is get back on track. So I still use social media but getting rid of those apps has helped. The other part, I still have self control issues! Those apps were only making it easier to get distracted. Now the Lord is working on a deeper level. Your comments about the root of the problem were very needed. That is what the Lord is doing, working on the root, and that takes time… but He will work as I yield. Thanks again Ladies! XOXOX 🙂

  • Kat thank you so much for the time you put into the podcast and your blog. I’ve been listening for a long time and I’m always so encouraged. You and your guests bring a lot of wisdom and resources that I enjoy digging into. This podcast was very interesting and I can’t wait to share it with my nephew who works at a camp. Great resource for those parents! Again thank you for sharing your gift!

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  • Wells says:

    YES! I am so excited about this project! Can’t wait to listen to this episode.

    I, too, think a lot about how to turn it OFF and FACE my children and not be tied to the technology. That is why I don’t yet have a smartphone. I work online, and it is hard, but I try to keep my computer time to the mornings, and save the rest of the day for my children. God has been showing me that PRESENCE is a big part of our legacy as parents. When I think about my own childhood, the hardest parts were the times when I felt my parents had left me and I wished they hadn’t (when my mom went to fundraisers and left us with my grandpa who was not a happy person, for example). I don’t have FB notifications or email notifications on my phone, and when I hear a call or text, and my children shout at me like it’s an emergency, I tell them, “I will get it when I can. My phone is there for my convenience, not the other way around. We are reading a book (eating, doing math, nursing, wiping the toddler’s butt) right now.”

    In the evenings we never even watch TV. We so rarely see my husband that we have learned to really covet those times of family togetherness and make the most of them. We all sit on our bed and read quality literature. It’s the best time of the day!

    Oh my. This comment turned so long, I’m gonna have to turn it into a whole blog post! =)