Hey kids—

I’m KJ Dell’Antonia. I’m the author of The Chicken Sisters, In Her Boots and Playing the Witch Card (coming fall 2023) and the non-fiction books How to Be a Happier Parent and Reading with Babies, Toddlers and Twos. I’m the former editor and lead writer of the parenting section of the New York Times (aka Motherlode or Well Parenting) and the co-host of the podcast #AmWriting.

books I have written

Here is a list of things I like and will undoubtedly share frequently in this space:

  • books

    Books: Thank you for Listening, Cackle, We All Want Impossible ThingsBooks: Thank you for Listening, Cackle, We All Want Impossible ThingsBooks: Thank you for Listening, Cackle, We All Want Impossible Things
    Some books I have read and loved lately

  • also more books

  • food, including but not limited to chocolate

  • dogs, cats, mini-ponies and chickens, not necessarily in that order

  • random and unexpected small things I have found and think others should too

Here is a list of things I do not like and will not write about

  • no, never mind, I really might write about just about anything

  • oh, I don’t like calling people “guys” and thus you will be kids, crew, people, cupcakes, etc.

Here is a list of why I am here and not other places

  • I miss my old online communities, which included Salon’s boards, a few random assorted other boards, early Twitter, early Facebook, the Motherlode comments section (which could be both a hellhole and a total joy), a couple of Facebook groups and the comments section of ye olde Miss Snark’s blog and a couple of others.

  • I just want to connect and chat when I’m in the mood to avoid my work, life or family obligations, is that too much to ask?

  • I keep ending up doing things I do not want to do (argue, click on ads, scroll mindlessly) in other places

  • I learned a long time ago that when you want something you don’t have (a podcast, a party, a community) you have to make it yourself. So…..

I’m just a girl, sitting in front of a laptop, etc. I hope you love #AmReading!

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