I’m so glad you stopped by our nest! I am Christie Elkins, a small town newspaper columnist, Director of the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce, wife of a cop, mother of three awesome children, (Eden, August, and Titus) and taking on farm life, one East Tennessee day at a time. In my spare time I write, feed chickens, paint my nails, chase goats that get out of the pen, yell at the mailman, shop at thrift stores, drink way too much coffee, and eat handfuls of Junior Mints in a small space in my kitchen floor when no one is looking.
Someone once asked me my secret in motherhood. There IS no magical secret. So I told them chocolate, coffee, and a LOT of prayer. Because amidst the crazy in our home, God is at the center of it all.
And I write. A LOT. I am a monthly contributor to theKnoxville Moms Blog and also serve as the Social Media Assistant for both the Knoxville Moms Blog and the Chattanooga Moms Blog. I also write a weekly newspaper column in the Lifestyles section of the LaFollette Press entitled Letters from the Nest, after which this blog is named. After blogging under mywalkwitheden.com since 2008, we felt a name that encompassed our family of five was in order. We are so glad you are here!
Here you will find stories of faith and family, our life moving to a farm in our hometown, how I carry a handgun in my knock-off Prada handbag as a law enforcement family, crazy cell phone pics, terrible recipes, cool places to take your kids, and how I cut my hair with the same pair of scissors that I use to open luncheon meats. It’s about to get REAL.
If you are interested in social media/virtual assistant services, speaking schedule, or to request a media kit, please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would love to chat!
So kick up your feet, grab a tall glass of sweet tea and join us. You are welcome any time!