KJ Dell'Antonia
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KJ Dell'Antonia

After 5 years covering family for the New York Times, and another five for assorted other pubs, I wrote a book about how to be a happier parent. Which I called "How to Be a Happier Parent." I'm clever like that.

Then, some people said nice things about it. Here's a favorite: "KJ Dell'Antonia has been at the center of the conversation about modern parenting for over a decade. During that time, she's become an astute, experienced, sympathetic, and knowledgeable companion and provocateur. Also, a great writer." -- Bruce Feiler, New York Times bestselling author of THE SECRETS OF HAPPY FAMILIES

"A great writer." Who wouldn't like that? Good thing, too, because my next book isn't going to be about parenting at all.

Well, indirectly. More on that shortly.

Ooh, I like this one too:

"Delightful. It's not really about why it's OK to drop the ball occasionally (frequently). But it is about giving yourself permission, as a parent, to prioritize and work toward your own happiness, even if that means your children don't get 100 percent of your attention and energy and money 100 percent of the time."--The Chicago Tribune

"Basically 300 pages of deep cleansing breaths." Doug French, founder, Dad 2.0

Yeah, that was the idea. Personally, I really need to chill out most of the time. Did I mention I wrote this book because I really needed it?

"Highly recommended for anyone whose kids sometimes drive them crazy." -- Laura Vanderkam, author of "Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done"

Ooh, that's me!

"KJ Dell'Antonia is my favorite parenting writer because she always offers a big-picture perspective on parenting, a view that never fails to help me step back, forgive myself and my children, and take solace in what I'd known all along: that we already have everything we need to raise happy, healthy, perfectly imperfect children."--Jessica Lahey, New York Times best-selling author of The GIft of Failure: How the Best Parents Let Go So Their Children Can Learn to Succeed

Yeah, ok, Jess is my co-host on the #AmWriting podcast, so this is basically like praise from my mom. That doesn't mean you shouldn't believe it, though.

Ok, here's the real bio: I wrote that book. Also, earlier, Reading with Babies, Toddlers and Twos. I still write for the Times sometimes, and other places, mostly about parenting, sometimes about other things. I'm working on a novel, too. And I'm the co-host of the #AmWriting podcast. When I'm not at my laptop, I own and help to run a horse barn in New Hampshire--which means I have three of the only children in the world who would 100 percent say no if you offered them a pony.

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