HOME TOWN Episode Shows Rare Glimpse of Ben and Erin Napier’s Daughters

Photo from Erin Napier’s Instagram

HOME TOWN Episode Shows Rare Glimpse of Ben and Erin Napier’s Daughters

By Movieguide® Contributor

Sunday’s HOME TOWN episode revealed footage of Ben and Napier’s young daughters picking blueberries with friends—a rare treat for fans of the HGTV family.

“In an exclusive clip shared with PEOPLE ahead of Sunday’s episode of HOME TOWN, the HGTV stars take their two daughters Helen, 6, and Mae, 2½, blueberry picking,” PEOPLE reported.

“Our girls are obsessed with blueberries. It’s their favorite food in the world,” Erin said in the clip.

The video captured the girls berry-picking but didn’t reveal their faces.

As the girls plucked berries, Ben and Erin spoke to a couple, the Hendersons, about their new house.

“It looks like I’ll still be cutting a lot of grass,” Mr. Henderson said.

“Oh, did you get the Stevens House?” Ben asked excitedly. “Nice!”

“That’s going to be so great!” Erin said.

Movieguide® reported how the Napiers make time with their daughters important:

One of the biggest ways [Erin] and Ben are putting their family first? The two have a rule for themselves and their crew that they will work “normal” hours, from 8 to 5. After that, it’s family time. 

“I really don’t want someone else to raise them. I want us to be 100 percent a part of their life,” said Erin. 

Ben agreed: “If we are going to go on the road for [Home Town] Takeover, or if we’re going to do media stuff in New York, then we’re going to have to bring our family along with us. And so that’s how we do it. We don’t fold on our family time.”

The Napiers are the founders of Osprey, a non-profit that encourages social-media-free childhoods until kids reach the age of 18.

Erin shared on her Instagram stories Sunday that Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram, is silenceing Osprey.

She previously told PEOPLE that the content she shares about Osprey gets “suppressed.” But this is a new level.

On Sunday, whenever Osprey, Ben or Erin were tagged in posts, Meta gave a “Try Again Later” message.

Several friends shared that posts they made about the Napiers years ago were taken down with the message that they violated “community standards.”

One friend said, “I tried to post the sno cone pic–when the Osprey hang tag thing was fully visible it wouldn’t go through but when I cropped the photo so it didn’t fully read Osprey, it went up 🤯”

Erin said:

It would seem that…the powers that be would rather our kids be staring at phones than living their real lives, doing, playing, adventuring. So it’s best to try to shut us up.

We are bad for business, baby.

If the ways big tech is censoring good…doesn’t worry you, it should. You may not hear from us much anymore because they don’t want you to.

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