Linda Kinsman is a blogger in middle Tennessee. Lover of all things DIY, she enjoys all aspects of homemaking from cooking, baking, gardening and cleaning to the teaching of time honored skills.
A family-oriented entrepreneur, Linda is the COO of Kinsman's Carpentry and Cabinets, owner of the popular mom blog, My Work At Home Mom Plan and is a Columnist on the highly successful blog Rural Mom. Her husband, two daughters ages 15 and 11, and family pets share her love of gardening and passion to find the perfect combination of work-life balance.
We caught up with her to find out more about her life and here is what we found out, in her own words.
I live in…. Nashville, Tennessee area.
My niche is… Lifestyle, home and garden.
I write when….. I can find the time. At least 3 times a week.
How has blogging changed my life: Blogging has opened up avenues of creativity and brought me friendships that I never dreamed of when I first started blogging. Most recently, blogging has blessed me with a partnership with the popular country living / sustainability blog, Rural Mom.
A brand I have loved working with: Papa Murphy’s Pizza. What Mom of a teen and tween wouldn’t love working with them?
When did I start blogging: September 2010.
How I see the future of blogging/social media: I feel this area will continue to grow and provide careers in writing, marketing and multiple off shoots of those main positions.
Where I work: In my dining room/office.
I am connected…. Most often via my smartphone and laptop.
When I’m stressed, I….. Clean, garden, cook. Do something that will nurture my family, friends, home or soul.
My favorite gadget is….My smartphone. I’m unabashedly pro-Android.
My favorite travel destination is…. Northern California.
My favorite clothing brand is… Currently Vera Wang for her classic, timeless look.
I do all my shopping…. Locally and at small businesses first.
My favorite TV shows: Nashville, Falling Skies, Walking Dead, The Goldberg’s.
My favorite movie: Sleepless in Seattle
Coffee or tea: Coffee!
I love…. Being a happy contented work at home Mom, wife, writer, homemaker, friend, dreamer, gardener, creative soul.
I dream about…. Traveling more, barking less, helping more, raising caring, well equipped daughters.
Where you can find my writing: On my blog, My WAHM Plan. On my husband’s small business website and social channels and I’m a regularly featured Columnist on the blog Rural Mom.
What else I do: I’m the COO of my husband’s small custom cabinet and carpentry business. I enjoy volunteering at my daughters schools and I never miss one of their choir performances.
My latest She Speaks post: I was thrilled to be part of the Fast Metabolism diet campaign.
Causes I've worked with and made a difference via blogging about: I really enjoyed working with the Boys and Girls Club of America recently on their cyber safe initiative.