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Rebecca Little, a native Chicagoan, writes Pinwheel, a style, service and shopping blog for Chicago parents. She has a master's in journalism from Northwestern University and is a graduate of The Second City improvisation training program. She is a former contributing editor at Chicago magazine and has written for Crain's Chicago Business, Google, Zagat and the Chicago Tribune. She loves discovering new ways to keep her two very active boys entertained lest they resort to spackling heirloom furniture or flushing toy trains down the toilet - not that those are real examples. Follow her blog at PinwheelChicago.com.
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Chicago mom navigates the competitive world of Preschool sign up
March 4, 2014
Camping out overnight in freezing Chicago temps to secure a coveted morning Preschool spot is just not something Rebecca is willing to do. Call her a slacker mom all you want, at least she's warm.
Chicago area spring consignment sale calendar 2014
February 17, 2014
Consignment sales are a great way to save money. Find one near you this spring and save on baby, kid and maternity clothing, as well as gear, toys and furniture.
Chicago mom: What to say when baby just isn't cute
February 4, 2014
In the presence of a baby with a face only their mother could love? Rebecca suggests some funny compliments to get you out of an awkward situation.
Chicago mom is cursed by the parenting Gods
January 7, 2014
A restful and relaxing break from her kids over New Year's came back to bite Rebecca in the you-know-what. Was it the work of the parenting Gods?
Chicago moms, stop being so hard on each other
December 10, 2013
Moms need supportive friends, not judgmental enemies. Rebecca's holiday wish this year is that moms cut each other a break.
Morton Arboretum's Illumination fun for all
November 26, 2013
Holiday lights get a fun twist with Morton Arboretum's new exhibit, Illumination.
Chicago mom: Why I kept my maiden name
November 12, 2013
When Rebecca chose to keep her maiden name she didn't realize what a big deal it would become and how many people would have something to say about it.
Chicago mom makes peace with not being perfect
October 29, 2013
After forgetting to feed her son in a moment of new mom haziness, Rebecca Little has accepted the realization that she can't (and doesn't have to) do it all in order to be a great mom.
Chicago moms: A post-baby professional bra fitting is your best friend
October 15, 2013
After pregnancy and nursing, many moms begin to notice a couple of special friends start heading south. Rebecca Little says "lift those ladies to the sky" with a professional bra fitting.
Halloween in Chicago: Bargain costume hunting
October 2, 2013
It's October, and if you don't already have Halloween costumes on the brain, you will soon enough. Rebecca Little put together a resource guide of consignment shops and resale events that are great, easy-on-your-wallet options to check out during your costume search.