Between running a retail empire and raising five kids, it's only natural to wonder how Joanna Gaines does it all. Now, she's sharing some insight into her work/life balancing act, and the secret to her success as a mom and businesswoman is surprisingly simple: She combines both!
In an intimate , fans get to see how the HGTV star sets up her in-store displays at —and how her kids, Drake, 13, Ella, 12, Duke, 9, Emmie Kay, 8, and newborn Crew all play a role.
Joanna, 40, starts by picking a theme, in this case it's "Made Ready," and then she works with her team of artists to plan out the various visuals that will bring her concept to life. When it's time to install the intricate pieces, that's when the kiddos come in.
Ella and Emmie follow in their mom's footsteps by staging the store. They set out flowers, arrange signs, and even rock two-month-old Crew, though Joanna carries him for most of the working evening. Chip and sons Drake and Duke join later, and together they celebrate Joanna's latest successful seasonal installation.
Besides being simply adorable, the special clip is also one of our first looks at the Gaines' life since Fixer Upper ended, and it's already inspiring others. "I ❤️❤️❤️ you carrying Crew around in the video!" one fan wrote on Instagram. "I hope you keep putting videos like this out, they are such sweet moments!" another wrote.
By bringing the kids along, Chip and Joanna are empowering their young ones to explore their interests, as well as teaching them what it takes to run their dream business. It's a continuation of the same sort of sweet family time we saw on Fixer Upper—and we love every minute of it!