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Local Mom Learns to Love Her 'Little A-Holes'

Karen Alpert, a.k.a. Baby Sideburns, recently published her first book, called 'I Heart My Little A-Holes.'

Northbrook's Karen Alpert, mother of two and blogger extraordinaire, has been published twice in one year. Her latest book about the trials and tribulations of raising a family, I Heart My Little A-Holes, came out in October and already has hundreds of rave reviews on Amazon.

Currently the eighth best seller in Amazon's motherhood category, Alpert's book also has a five star average with 406 reviews.

Earlier this year, Alpert contributed an essay to a collection of short stories about parenting called I Just Want To Pee Alone.

She also posts about two blogs per week on her Chicago Now page, Baby Sideburns.

Alpert says she earned a following of engaged readers by posting rich content often — her biweekly posts range from about 1,000 to 1,500 words — being nice to people online and connecting with fans on Facebook.

"I'm very open and self-deprecating a lot," she said. "I think people appreciate that I'm willing to reveal my flaws."

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