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In “How to be a Happier Parent,” acclaimed writer, editor, and and mom-of-four KJ Dell’Antonia helps parents find happiness.
HAPPINESS AMID CHAOS
BY ALEX TAYLOR
“I found myself saying, ‘Stop licking your brother’ to my 12-year-old son on our most
recent vacation,” KJ Dell’Antonia laughs.
She’s no stranger to crazy stories or complaints in the realm of parenthood.
As a contributor to The New York Times and former editor and lead writer of the
Motherlode blog, and now author of How to Be a Happier Parent: Raising a Family,
Having a Life, and Loving (Almost) Every Minute, she has spent a good portion of
her career navigating her way through the zigzag path of being a parent. What
Dell’Antonia realized after four kids and countless stories from writers and readers
was that parenting can be a real bummer sometimes. WHAT’S INSIDE continued on page 48
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FAMILY & EDUCATION
AUTHOR KJ DELL’ANTONIA SHARES HER ROADMAP TO THE BRIGHTER SIDE OF PARENTING