KJ Dell’Antonia is a columnist and contributing editor for the New York Times‘ Well Family page, and also a contributor to the Sunday Review. Formerly, she was the lead writer and editor of the Times’ Motherlode blog, responsible for writing, selecting or editing its contents from 2011 until its evolution into Well Family in 2016. She is also the co-host of the #AmWriting podcast.
Before taking over Motherlode, she was one of Slate’s XXFactor bloggers and a contributor to Slate, where she covered parenting and a broad range of subjects, from legal issues to pop culture. She was also the primary writer for the DoubleX kids’ media section, blogged for Babble’s Strollerderby, and wrote for Parenting, Parents and the sadly defunct Wondertime (among others). She’s the co-author of Reading with Babies, Toddlers and Twos (Sourcebooks 2006, second edition 2013), and contributed an essay to The Good Mother Myth: Redefining Motherhood to Fit Reality, edited by Avital Norman Nathman (Seal Press, 2013), and another to Love Her, Hate Her: The Hilary Paradox, edited by Joanne Baumberger (SheWrites, 2015).
An attorney and former prosecutor, KJ is a graduate of Kansas State University and the University of Chicago Law School. She lives in Lyme, New Hampshire, with her husband and four children.