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.
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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.
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