Keely Flynn

Member of the Chicago Parent Blog Network

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 three young children, an extraordinarily tolerant husband, and two cats who just try to make it through the day without being ridden like ponies. 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.


 

E-mail Keely at keely.flynn@gmail.com

Past articles

Chocolate bunnies are enough: Chicago mom is over Easter excessiveness

25 percent stuffed animal, 25 percent stickers, 25 percent chocolate and 25 percent fake grass filler. That's a five-star Easter basket if you ask Keely.  Read...

 

Lyric Opera's "The Sound of Music" star on being a mom in show business

Keely sat down with fellow mom and Broadway star Jenn Gambatese to get the scoop on her new role as Maria in the Lyric Opera's "The Sound of Music," and how she handles raising a kid while in show business.  Read...

 

Capturing memories or missing moments? Chicago mom puts down the camera

Are Chicago parents doing their kids a disservice by documenting every.single.moment of their lives? Keely is stepping away from her camera and just living in the moment with her kids.  Read...

 

Chicago mom vows to be nicer for Lent

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.  Read...

 

Keep your coats on: Spring hasn't sprung in Chicago

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.  Read...

 

Chicago mom: My name is Keely and I'm a hoarder

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. Read...

 

Chicago mom: How to get out of Costco in 20 minutes

Must-read tips to navigating the big club warehouses when shopping for your family. Read...

 

Joffrey's 'The Nutcracker' surprisingly perfect for preschoolers

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.  Read...

 

Chicago housing market: Are you fit to buy?

Homeownership isn't for everyone. In fact, in today's market, more and more people are realizing they should have stuck to renting.  Read...

 
 





 
 
 
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