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Kris McDonald (LittleTechGirl)
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Attended Whitney M. Young Magnet HS
Lives in Chicago, IL
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Still shopping? Wondering what to get your love that travels all of the time? Check out this list. It just might help you out. #giftguide
Besides being an entrepreuner who works from home, I love to travel! I travel quite a bit for business and pleasure. And when I do I am well equipped! Because of my job I have tried, testing, liked…
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Enter fast! This one is only a 2 day giveaway. :) Even if you already use Netflix you can win!

Tech Days of Christmas - Win a 6 Month Netflix Subscription! http://bit.ly/1RQGkKA #StreamTeam
Although it was just in the mid 60s here in Chicago a few days ago, by the end of this week it will be only be in the 20s. Gotta love Chicago weather! As the weather cools down (again) and the holi…
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#ontheblog Check out the @MonsterProducts#ClarityHD earbuds. Superior sound at an affordable price! These are going in my travel bag. #ad
I travel a lot. And when on an airplane I have to listen to music otherwise I cannot rest, and I cannot work! There is usually so much noise around that I just feel uneasy. I’ll be heading of…
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Have you entered 2 win a shiny new @ATT #GalaxyNote5 yet? If not, what are you waiting for??!?! Enter now! http://littletechgirl.com/2015/12/04/tech-days-of-christmas-win-a-samsung-galaxy-note-5-on-att/ #ATTGiftSweeps #TechDaysofXmas
By now it is no secret that I'm an Android girl. I left iPhone in January of 2012 and I have never looked back. I tried out numerous great Android phones, and there is no way that I can go back to iOS for my phone. I have owned a Samsung Note 2, Note 3, and Note 4. And now I'm happy as can be trying out the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Squeee!!! Yes, I squealed... and for good reason. :) AT&T was kind enough to send me a shiny, beautiful Note 5 to che...
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Come on LittleTechGirl fans! I need a few more people to do this PLEASE!! 10 PARTICIPANTS WILL BE SELECTED TO RECEIVE A $25 VISA GIFT CARD!

If you read my blog can you PLEASE take 2 minutes to take this reader survey hosted by The Motherhood? In question 6 (blog referral) please be sure to select "Little Tech Girl" from the drop-down menu. If you take the survey please just leave a "done" - or comment here for me so that I can keep track of my count. Or send me a message if you prefer.

Follow this link to take the survey - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/blogreadersurvey

Thanks in advance!!!
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Christmas $$ burning a hole in your pocket? Check out the awesome deals from @CricketNation. Family Plans to Keep Your Family Connected http://bit.ly/CricketLTG #STSA #ad #ltg
Still looking for a great mobile deal for your family for the holidays? I am excited to share about Cricket Wireless and the great discounts available on plans for families because it remind…
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Shopping for the entrepreuner in your life? Or adding some things to your own #WFH arsenal? Check out this list with great last minute items to get by Christmas!
Christmas is only a few days away. Unlike previous years I find myself still picking up last minute gifts. This year has been crazy busy. It flew by and the time just really snuck up on me! At any …
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As you remember about a week ago I attended a very useful seminar here in Chicago hosted by Operation PUSH. I was not sure what to expect when I was asked to cover the event, but I must say that I …
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Home security is very important to me, so when I was asked to test and write about the Leeo Smart Alert, I jumped at the chance. As a mother I worry about my home being safe for my children. All parents should take home safety very seriously. My home was built in 2006, and at that time we had all the possible security options built into it. There are several interconnected smoke and carbon monoxide detectors on each level. However, this may not h...
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IT'S TIME!!! Here's the first giveaway....

Tech Days of Christmas! Win a Samsung Galaxy #Note5 on AT&T! http://littletechgirl.com/2015/12/04/tech-days-of-christmas-win-a-samsung-galaxy-note-5-on-att/
#ATTGiftSweeps #TechDaysofXMas #Giveway #Contest
By now it is no secret that I'm an Android girl. I left iPhone in January of 2012 and I have never looked back. I tried out numerous great Android phones, and there is no way that I can go back to iOS for my phone. I have owned a Samsung Note 2, Note 3, and Note 4. And now I'm happy as can be trying out the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Squeee!!! Yes, I squealed... and for good reason. :) AT&T was kind enough to send me a shiny, beautiful Note 5 to che...
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Why Financial Health is Important to Me – Join Us in Chicago for a FREE Financial Workshop http://bit.ly/1Nsoqax ‪#‎PUSHMoneyMatters‬ ‪#‎FindNewRoads‬ ‪#‎ad‬
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  • UIC
  • Olive Harvey College
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Hester, Cain
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Tech Geek & Blogger @ LittleTechGirl.com | Social Media Consultant | Web Designer | Speaker
Introduction

Kris McDonald is a Chicago area mom to 2 sets of twins, wife, photography nut, gadget addict, web designer, and blogger who has worked in IT for over 13 years. She has experience building and troubleshooting computers both personally and professionally. She has been a secretary. She has worked an IT help desk fielding calls and troubleshooting software and hardware issues. She has done field support wandering the campus installing, replacing, and troubleshooting hardware and software. There is a good reason why jeans are still her favorite thing to wear. That is what you wear when you have to carry dirty computers all day! And now, she works behind the scenes on the network administration side. Kris is a true geek. She does not just play one on the internet.

On her blog, LittleTechGirl.com she writes about her love of gadgets, social media, and anything else that crosses her mind. You can find her from day to day on Twitter and Facebook. She is Tech Editor on Mom Blog Magazine, Featured Writer on Type-A Parent, Contributing Writer on Blogher.com, Tech Writer on SocialMoms.com, and National Apple Gear & Chicago Tech Gear writer on Examiner.com.

Kris has been involved in Social Media for around 10 years. She has experience building web communities for moms, manning forums, web building and more. Her latest project,ChiTownMoms.net is really taking off and becoming a great resource for Chicago area moms.

Kris was a featured speaker at the Type-A Mom conference, 2009, 2010, and 2011. She also spoke at Gleek Retreat 2010 and 2011. She spoke at Blogalicious 2010 and on a panel with other mom bloggers at the Child’s Play Communications Blogger Brunch about working with brands. She has been featured in several articles both online and in print, been interviewed for 2 books, been interviewed for Ebony Magazine, and had her photo show up in Essence Magazine. She has even been on the cover of a local newspaper for Mother’s Day. She has connected with great companies such as AMD, AT&T, Intel, HP, eBay, Keurig, Chevy, Cisco, MSI, Little Debbie, Kenmore, Sears, Western Digital, Google, CNN, Verizon, and more.

Kris figured out a while ago that she was destined to be a busy body really busy (hence the 2 sets of twins), and she has found peace with that.

For even more information on me, check out my profile at KrisCain.net.

Bragging rights
I once came 2 inches from Prince. And... I have not 1, but 2 sets of twins!
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Social Media Consultant, Photographer, Web Designer, Blogger
Employment
  • LittleTechGirl Media
    Owner, 2010 - present
  • Kris Cain Photography
    Owner, 2002 - 2012
  • University of Chicago
    Network App Specialist, 1995 - 2012
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As parents we may wonder when it's the time to talk to our children about things like alcohol responsibility. The answer is, it is never too

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I’ll admit that when I purchase small electronics I usually opt out of the extra service plan offered by the retailer. However, with some it

August is Device Theft Awareness Month with Absolute Lojack
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We did it before and we are doing it again!!! New Edition (my homies… HA!) are coming back to the Chicago area. They will be at the Horsesho

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Keep Kids Busy and Calm During a Natural Disaster Watch with Duracell
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