We've got good news for fans of former "Fixer Upper" star Joanna Gaines. The home improvement guru and doyenne of interior design has a brand new book coming out this spring.
And it's not like anything she's written before!
"We Are the Gardeners," by Joanna Gaines, $20, Pre-order on Amazon
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"We Are the Gardeners," by Joanna Gaines
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"We Are the Gardeners" is a children's book, but it's more than that.
Joanna Gaines is releasing her 1st children's book, 'We are the Gardeners'
It's also the story of Gaines' family and their adventures cultivating a garden of their very own. In fact, her own kids — Drake, 13, and Duke, 9, Ella, 12, Emmie, 8, and Crew, 7 months — are credited as co-authors and their illustrated images, as well as those of blooms and greenery, grace the book's cover.
Trust your mommy gut. No one knows your child better than you. Follow your instincts when it comes to his health and well-being. If you think something's wrong, chances are you're right.
“The garden has always been a place that inspires me," the Magnolia mama said in a press release from publisher Thomas Nelson. "There’s something about digging deep into fresh soil or watching new life burst from what was not long ago just a tiny seed that reinforces what a gift life is."
She added, "I think that’s part of why my kids have come to love spending time in the garden just as much as I do. It can be a great teacher, if we pause long enough to notice all there is to learn. Where every day can be a lesson in hard work, and sometimes even in failure, but where there’s also growth worth celebrating."
The whole family, including husband, father and fellow "Fixer Upper" Chip, can be seen in artist Julianna Swaney’s watercolor images that fill the pages.
This is the fourth book from Gaines, who co-wrote "The Magnolia Story" with Chip, in addition to penning "Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave" and "Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering."
But those interested in her upcoming book might want to make space for it in their yards, as well as on their bookshelves. As Laura Minchew, senior vice president and publisher of Tommy Nelson Children’s Books, noted in the release, "Families will delight in reading the story together, and create happy memories by starting their own gardens."
Repeat: I am not a short-order cook. "It's a child's job to learn to eat what the parents eat," says Ellyn Satter, a registered dietitian and the author of Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family. Instead of the all-or-nothing scenario, offer a variety of foods at mealtime: the main course, plus rice or pasta, a fruit or vegetable, and milk. This way, your child can eat just the pasta and the peas and get protein from the milk. "What a child eats over the course of a day or a week is more important than a balanced meal at one sitting," says Stephen Daniels, the chairman of the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, in Aurora.
"We Are the Gardeners" comes out March 26, but fans can already secure their copy by pre-ordering today .