Thursday, October 13, 2016

Chip and Joanna Gaines are reality TV superstars thanks to their HGTV show, Fixer Upper. But they are still firmly rooted in Texas farm life. So much so, that their children won’t be getting cell phones!

In an interview with ET at the family’s 40 acre ranch in Texas, Joanna explained, “I tell the kids that you are probably not going to get a cell phone.”

She continued, “We want to teach our kids that life happens outside of these devices. It’s just a simple thing to go outside and connect with nature, play with your friends and get dirty.”

In fact, the family doesn’t even own a television! But they have plenty of other things to keep them busy. Namely, clothes. Joanna has teamed up with Matilda Jane Clothing for a girls’ clothing collection.

“It’s funny. The girls will come in my closet and they always say, ‘Hey, when I get older, can you save this dress for me? Can you save these shoes for me?’ So I thought it would be sweet to do a cute little mommy-and-me type of thing, even with just the aprons.”


She’s right. Kids don’t need to be constantly on their cell phones (something I am guilty of) or sitting in front of the television. They should be out playing and exploring. They should be getting dirty. They should be enjoying the fun, wild life that God has gifted us.

Not only are Chip and Joanna fantastic small business owners who bring people’s dreams to life, but they also seem to be excellent role models!

Take a tour through their Magnolia House!

When it comes down to it, they really are just down to Earth, good people which is evident in this cute look into their lighthearted relationship!

Share if you agree with Joanna that kids don’t need cell phones!

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