Fixer Upper's Joanna Gaines Takes A New Turn On Parenting

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While you may think that kids with famous parents get whatever they want, that's certainly not the case for HGTV's Chip and Joanna Gaines.

The mega-famous duo got their stardom from their hit show Fixer Upper where the two turn mediocre houses in Waco, Texas into the homes you can only find on Pinterest. Talk about #HouseGoals, am I right?

Recently, Joanna and Chip sat down with Entertainment Tonight to talk about how real their reality show really is. When discussing the topic of kids and technology these days, Joanna said: "I tell the kids that you are probably not going to get a cellphone. 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."

We want to teach our kids that life happens outside of these devices. <-- we like that, Jo!


When Joanna was promoting their new book, "The Magnolia Story," she dropped by People to talk about life before kids. "I remember when we first got married the only money we had was what was in Chip's pocket," she told People. "He had this wad of cash, and so if I needed to grocery shopping, if I needed to just go find a new shirt, it was whatever was in his pocket."


Given that they grew into fame, Chip and Joanna are very focused on teaching their kids how to spend time without technology. Their 40-acre property in Texas gives them plenty of space to run, play and test new hobbies so they'll be less likely to be begging Joanna to sit still for a face-swap on Snapchat.

Cheers to you, Chip and Joanna, for breaking the 2016 parenting mold. You're the real deal.

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