Martina McBride Says Dinnertime Is for Talk, Not Texts

11/30/2009 at 04:00 PM ET
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Life with three daughters suits John McBride just fine. So says his wife of 21 years — country songstress Martina McBride — in a new interview with OK! “He loves it,” she reveals. “He’s adored and taken care of by four girls, so he loves it.”

Martina goes on to praise her husband for teaching her patience, something which undoubtedly comes in handy given their estrogen-fueled household!

The family of five “try to eat dinner together every night that we can,” Martina says, and there are some rules which are strictly enforced! She elaborates,

“No Tweeting at the table, no texting at the table.”

Martina and John are parents to Delaney Katharine, 15 next month, Emma Justine, 11, and Ava Rose Kathleen, 4.

Source: OK!

— Missy

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Jess from Ohio on

Martina and her husband seem so down to earth. I was raised in a family very similar. As a family, we ate dinner together and there was to be no television or phones or anything distracting at the table. Dinner time was our hour or so to spend as a family. Life gets so hectic sometimes and that is a time that was purely reserved for sharing our days with one another and just bonding. I look back fondly on those times and plan to share family dinners with my children one day.

molly on

How said parents have to make rules like this these days

Jane on

Martina is so down-to-earth, and a great parent. I know when I was younger (Before phones, and texting and tweeting), it was tv off, sitting up to table for dinner and talk.

Sophie on

Thats exactly how we do it at home. My mum and dad don’t allow any distractions, dinner is home cooked and we just talk about our day, our plans etc. Its a really great way to bond.
(as for twitter, i seriously don’t know a single person with it but celebs and the media seem to make it seem like its huge)

ErykaWynter on

“No Tweeting at the table, no texting at the table.” AMEN TO THAT!!!