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Kris McDonald (LittleTechGirl)
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Attended Whitney M. Young Magnet HS
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8 Tech Financial Hacks to Save You Time & Money +Capital One  #spon
It seems like every year I make a resolution to do better financially. For the past couple of years, it has not quite worked out the way that I have planned. This is for a variety of reasons. You know the expression, “It’s always something”. And that is the truth. Life has a way of ...
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Thinking about turning your blog into a business? Wondering what you need to do to get started? Here are a few tips. #BizofBlogging
I get asked all the time how I make money from blogging, or how I turned my blog into a business. The answer is usually something like,”it is hard work.” And that is the truth. Not every blog starts out with the intent of being a business. This one didn’t. I have talked before about ...
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So proud of my baby girls! They just finished up their 4 week STEM class for engineering, algebra, and computer science. During class they learned how to solder and programming. And they built these tiny little Raspberry Pi computers that they got to bring home. Isn't it adorable with its little 7" monitor?

These girls are going places!

Watch the ‪ #RoadtoRio   Opening Ceremony this Friday to see more inspirational young people.

#KeepItRio‬   ‪#‎ad‬
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Outstanding. I teach young people how to build and develop skills on these devices (and others). Stay Engaged!
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When I received the products that Master Lock sent for my July and August reviews the timing could not have been more perfect. It was just what I needed at this time. You may have noticed that I’ve been pretty scarce over the past couple of weeks. If I were to say that it has ...
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I have been thinking a LONG time about cutting out cable TV. Then I chicken out. But I'm realizing now that I really only watch like 5 channels, so I'm thinking of alternatives. If you are the same way, cut back the cable bill and watch TV anywhere with Sling TV. Great writeup at http://media.gunaxin.com/sling-tv/196678 ‪#‎TakeBackTV‬ ‪#‎ad‬
Cable got you tied up? There is a better way to get live television! - Take Back TV with Sling TV
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Your so great girl thank u can u help me iwant to be like u
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My cable bill is ridiculous. Who Else Is Ready To Cut The Cord And #TakeBackTV? Check out this great writeup on +Sling TV  - Guys Gab http://www.guysgab.com/whos-ready-to-cut-the-cord-and-takebacktv/ #ad
Aren't you tired of getting gouged by your cable company every month? Join the club. Honestly, it seems like everytime I turn around, my cable company raises their prices or tacks on additional fees. But since they are the only option in town [...]
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+Groupon has plenty of great accessories for the new iPhone 7! Catch some great deals. #Groupon #ad
This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine. I have touted my love of Groupon before. I have used them to purchase local deals for restaurants, things to do with the kids, and even hotels. I have ordered goods like jewelry, clothes, and shoes. But, as you can imagine one of my favorite things ...
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Join us tonight at 8ET for the #YourNextPC Twitter party to chat PCs and learn how to choose the right one. In Canada? You just might win a @dell #XPS13 or @Microsoft #Surface4 #ad

Read more at http://littletechgirl.com/2016/08/24/join-us-yournextpc-twitter-party-win-big/
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Back in January we had a great time and made some incredible memories on their road trip to Michigan. I'm looking forward to doing it again. Although... the car ride was a bit tight. I'm thinking that next time we may make our next family road trip an RV adventure! It would be great to be able to take everything with us! http://po.st/qQTc2g ‪#‎GoRVing‬ ‪#‎ad‬
Maybe it’s because I have a slight obsession with crossing national parks and monuments off my to-see list. Maybe I’m just drawn to it like the characters in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. But…
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#ad Stream the pilot episode of +Tig Notaro 's new series coming this fall to @Amazon Video. http://amzn.to/298KMl4 #BlogHer16
[new episodes coming soon] A dark comedy, loosely inspired by Tig Notaro's life, One Mississippi follows Tig as she navigates a complex re-entry into her childhood hometown in Mississippi, to deal with the unexpected death of her much loved mother. Reeling from her own recently declining health, Tig struggles to find her footing with the loss of the one person who actually understood her.
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Upgrade your hard drive, upgrade to #Windows10, and clean up your PC all at the same time! https://ooh.li/1fa43cb #FreshStartMyPC #ad
Not comfortable replacing your PC's hard drive on your own? Get a certified tech to FreshStart your PC for you! Certified techs are available nationwide!
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Thinking of cutting the cord? Read this! http://www.guysgab.com/whos-ready-to-cut-the-cord-and-takebacktv/ #TakeBackTv with Sling TV #ad
Aren't you tired of getting gouged by your cable company every month? Join the club. Honestly, it seems like everytime I turn around, my cable company raises their prices or tacks on additional fees. But since they are the only option in town [...]
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Social Media Consultant, Photographer, Web Designer, Blogger
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  • LittleTechGirl Media
    Owner, 2010 - present
  • Kris Cain Photography
    Owner, 2002 - 2012
  • University of Chicago
    Network App Specialist, 1995 - 2012
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Chicago, IL
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Chicago, IL
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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!
Education
  • Whitney M. Young Magnet HS
  • UIC
  • Olive Harvey College
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Hester, Cain
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