Episode 64: Motherhood + Hospitality

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From fear of awkward small talk to embarrassment about baseboard dust bunnies, most of us have our own hangups around hospitality. And yet, inviting people into our imperfect lives and homes is how we build real, authentic relationships. In this week’s episode, we confess to the small stuff we sweat (like the evidence people actually live in our homes) and share how we’re learning to roll out the welcome mat anyway.


Show Notes

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Mentioned in this episode:

April and Ashlee have claimed Gayle as their hospitality spirit animal.

Indiana has never once used this and just needs to send it to April.

April feels exactly like Mrs. Doubtfire when guests arrive.

Feeling inspired to flex your hospitality muscles? Host a C+C brunch for Mother’s Day!

Previous episodes mentioned:

Ep. 44: Embracing Vulnerability with Jamie Ivey
Ep. 49: Motherhood + Loneliness

Related essays:

Being Seen, French Toast, And the C+C Mother’s Day Brunch
Velveeta + Vulnerability
The Less I Bring
Fail-Safe Friends


Show credits: 

Hosted by Indiana Adams, Ashlee Gadd, and April Hoss, produced by Katie Leipprandt, edited by Kyle Cummings, content managed by Jennifer Batchelor.


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