Well, it's been a long time since I hosted anyone. :) But the last time we had people over from church for a gathering and meeting, we provided childcare (albeit upstairs/outside). That can be a bit tricky, but the babysitter was very good/someone familiar to several of the kids, and my oldest child also helped out. And I think we let kids watch a video or something, too.

Had the gathering just been for social purposes, we would have had kids right in the mix, but since we needed to meet on some serious subjects, we wanted to make sure kiddos were looked after and entertained.

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