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Kris McDonald (LittleTechGirl)
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Lives in Chicago, IL
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Teaching Your Kids About Holiday Safety #LSSS
71229 For some the holiday shopping season is already here. For others Thanksgiving may mark the beginning of the shopping season. In either case this time brings to mind the subject of holiday safety. Right now I’m specifically thinking about holiday safety as it relates to my children. Theft is more prominent during the holidays. ...
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Super excited to add this @WesternDigital #MyCloud device to my home network to finally organize my digital files. Check out for info. #keepitcoming
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Need a brain boost? Beat the clock with tips straight from a neuroscientist.
Can we, as adults, grow new neurons? Neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret says that we can, and she offers research and practical advice on how we can help our brains better perform neurogenesis—improving mood, increasing memory formation and preventing the decline associated with aging along the way.
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The End of the Tween Years – Continuing the Conversation About Underage Drinking #Responsibility #ad
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I plan and host a lot of events. Sometimes the events are a part of my social media job, and I get paid. And sometimes the events are community related, and I do it just to have a great time. Whether I'm asked by a brand to plan and host an event, or coming up with my own event from scratch a lot goes into the planning. Planning successful events usually requires multiple phone calls, emails, notes, notes, and more notes. And then there is gettin...
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Thanksgiving can be a stressful time. Here are a few ways to deal with it! #eBayGuides  #ad
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Home security is very important to me. Over the course of the 9.5 years that I have lived in my home we have had a couple of instances of packages being removed from my porch. Thankfully we have been lucky and have not experienced any break-ins. Although, that did happen in our old home. I have a security system which has a fair amount of connected home features built-in. The system came with 2 cameras, however I needed a easy, expensive way to ...
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Recently married or getting married soon? A lot goes into changing your name, especially if you have a brand and reputation. Read these tips | Changing Your Name & Personal Branding After Marriage #BrandME #ad
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Tech Geek & Blogger @ | Social Media Consultant | Web Designer | Speaker

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, 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, Tech Writer on, and National Apple Gear & Chicago Tech Gear writer on

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, 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

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I once came 2 inches from Prince. And... I have not 1, but 2 sets of twins!
Social Media Consultant, Photographer, Web Designer, Blogger
  • LittleTechGirl Media
    Owner, 2010 - present
  • Kris Cain Photography
    Owner, 2002 - 2012
  • University of Chicago
    Network App Specialist, 1995 - 2012
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