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Keely Flynn is a Chicago playwright, freelance writer, and blogger residing in a fixer-upper that would make The Money Pit blush. She lives with a serious preschooler, a monkey of a toddler, an extraordinarily tolerant husband, and two cats who just try to make it through the day without being ridden like ponies. (Her newest bundle of sleep deprivation arrives in December!) An avid fan of mysteries and classic rock trivia, Keely prides herself on the ability to nap on any surface - and she uses hyperbole more than anyone in the entire world.
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Chicago mom vows to be nicer for Lent
March 7, 2014
Keely's house will be much quieter. . . for the next 40 days at least. She's decided to better herself, as a mom and as a person, and stop yelling at her kids.
Keep your coats on: Spring hasn't sprung in Chicago
February 21, 2014
Keely understands that everyone is over this miserable winter. But even with the temps rising out of below freezing territory, she reminds you that it's still NOT spring in Chicago, so please continue to dress warmly.
Chicago mom: My name is Keely and I'm a hoarder
February 7, 2014
Being cooped up in the house this winter has made Keely realize that yes, she is a hoarder. So she's purging her home of "guilt gifts" and "special occasions" before the problem gets too out of control.
Chicago mom: How to get out of Costco in 20 minutes
January 24, 2014
Must-read tips to navigating the big club warehouses when shopping for your family.
Joffrey's 'The Nutcracker' surprisingly perfect for preschoolers
December 10, 2013
With it's glittery performances and beautiful dancers, Joffrey Ballet's 'The Nutcracker' is the perfect show for young kids to begin a lifelong love affair with ballet.
Chicago housing market: Are you fit to buy?
November 20, 2013
Homeownership isn't for everyone. In fact, in today's market, more and more people are realizing they should have stuck to renting.
Chicago mom: There's no such thing as a potty training expert
November 1, 2013
Potty training is tough business. Read these tips on what NOT to do and then cross your fingers for luck.
Redmoon Theater's 'Skelebration' offers a fright-free alternative for Halloween fun
October 18, 2013
Halloween doesn't have to be all about ghouls and goblins. Keely Flynn says to check out Redmoon Theater's take on the wonder and whimsy of the holiday.
Chicago mom: Pregnancy has taken over my brain
October 4, 2013
Pregnancy makes you loopy. Just ask Keely.
Chicago mom: Pregnancy is hard
September 30, 2013
Keely Flynn isn't a fan of being pregnant. But the end result? She'll take that every day.