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Joanna recently called in to the Today show to talk about her new cookbook Magnolia Table, Volume 2, as well as the family's life in Waco as of late. (She and Chip, 45, also share 22-month-old son Crew.)
"It's important to us that the kids know what's happening outside of the farm," she told Hoda Kotb. "They don't watch the news, they don't have the stuff on their phones, they don't know what's really going on. So we've really sat and communicated just the seriousness of this and how we can be praying for people."
In the meantime, the HGTV alums have had to get a little creative to keep their five kids entertained without having them resort to screens constantly.
"Every day, I'll set cards out, puzzles, just to give them options," Joanna said on Today. "I think originally the kids thought — especially the boys — 'Oh, this is gonna be wonderful, we get hours and hours of game time.' And I'm kind of a strict mom when it comes to that, so giving them ideas outside of screen time and stuff like that, I've had to put it in front of their face."
Earlier this month, Joanna talked to PEOPLE about how her kids are following in her and husband Chip's footsteps, all in their own individual ways.
"What I've noticed is they like being on the other side of the camera — except for Crew. He doesn't know about that world yet," Joanna said of the couple's youngest child.
As for their two oldest children, "Drake loves the production side," she added. "He's got this little app that he uses to makes movies. Ella is still very much into design. She's always rearranging her room."
"Emmie, she reminds me a lot of me [when it comes to] the garden and cooking. I think that's where we both connect the most together," Joanna continued. "And Duke, I can see him being a businessman."
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