Joanna Gaines and her husband, Chip, welcomed their youngest son Crew earlier this summer. The reality TV stars also share four other children – Drake, 13; Ella Rose, 12; Duke, 9; and Emmie Kay, 8.
Now that there’s a newborn around, things have undoubtedly gotten more hectic in the Gaines household. But with such a large family, it’s important to Joanna that each one of her other kids still feels special. And although it’s not easy, Joanna does her absolute best to make sure of that.
On Sunday, the former Fixer Upper star posted a heartfelt message on Instagram about “mom guilt” and how to find quality time.
“I know at times it can be hard to find simple ways to connect with your kids,” the 40-year-old wrote. “Especially in the tired and the hard and busy times in life. It can feel like it’s all or nothing.”
“I write all this for any of you out there who may experience ‘mom-guilt.’ I promise you that’s a never ending cycle that leads to nowhere. Replace the word guilt with grace.”
Accompanying the wise words, Joanna shared a few photos of a special moment she shared one-on-one with her youngest daughter, Emmie Kay.