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Episode Info: This week’s episode features an in-depth conversation with writer and podcaster KJ Dell’Antonia. We discuss her incredible new book HOW TO BE A HAPPIER PARENT, the anxiety she felt leaving her editorial position at The New York Times and becoming a freelancer, some tips on dealing with anxious children, and how happier parents lead to happier children. *Support this Podcast* KJ Dell'Antonia is a writer and a regular contributor to The New York Times, where she wrote and edited the Motherlode blog from 2011 until 2016 and was a contributing editor to the Well Family section from 2016-2017. Prior to this, she was one of Slate's XX Factor bloggers and a contributor to Slate, where she covered parenting and a broad range of subjects, from legal issues to pop culture. She is also the co-host of the popular #AmWriting podcast. KJ lives in Lyme, New Hampshire, with her husband and four children. Her latest book is called How to Be a Happier Parent: Raising a Family, Having a Life, and Loving (Almost) Every Minute, and is in stores everywhere on August 21. To grab the audiobook for free (and a 30-day free trial of the Audible service), head over to You can find KJ at  or at and follow her on Twitter @kjdellantonia and Instagram @kjda. You can also find her on Facebook right here. You can find the #AmWriting podcast on any of your preferred podcast platforms. Full show notes can be found at: The New York Times story that I wrote in 2015 (which KJ edited) is called “I Told the World We’d Raise an Only Child. I Was Wrong.” You can find it here. Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed the podcast, please make sure you subscribe and take a moment to rate and review it on Apple Podcasts! You can find the podcast at or at, on Facebook and Instagram @anxietydiariespodcast and on Twitter @anxietydiarypod.
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