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WHY WE SHOULD BE OPEN TO THERAPY, EVEN WHEN WE’RE NOT

I remember the first time I went to therapy. It was a lovely woman’s home in Beverly Hills. She had an office on the second floor of her home overlooking her pool. She was older. At least I thought she was. I was 21. Or 22. She was probably late 40’s, early 50’s. I was a bit embarrassed to be there. A bit ashamed. A bit lost. And a bit terrified. Lucky for me, she rid me of my anxiety 10 minutes into our session. And I didn’t die a slow death in a therapists office on a Wednesday.

DEAR HUSBAND, I KNOW YOU DON'T WANT TO ADMIT IT, BUT WE WILL REMEMBER WHEN

It’s summer and we’re in the trenches. Perhaps that’s just our new face. Our in the trenches always face. Perhaps that’s what comes with the territory of having 4 kids. And although it’s summer, it’s certainly not a relaxed perfect break. It’s chaotic and busy as ever. And although my husband is not one for chaos, and I clearly embrace it with every inch, deep down, I know he will miss this busy baby stage of life too. And here’s why. 

DEAR PRE-SCHOOL TEACHERS

This just in. 

Pre-school teachers, if you’re lucky, are the essential growers of our babies minds. The expansive leaps and bounds they can carefully guide your children on, are monstrous. And monumental. And lucky for me my boys’ teachers are just that. And I can’t tell you the immense gratitude I have as the witness to this growth. So Dear Pre-school teachers, let me be heard.