Heather Riggleman has learned one important principle in life:
Life never goes as planned, if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.
This feisty, smiling girl loves her view from home; but it wasn’t always that way. Growing up, Heather lived all over the midwest including Arizona, South Dakota and Wyoming. After her parents split when she was 12, she pulled up her bootstraps to help raise her five siblings while her mom pursued a nursing degree in a small border town of Newcastle, Wyoming.
But she hit a little snag. She fell in love with her high school sweetheart and two years later, at the age of 17, she found herself to be pregnant after she was told in no uncertain terms she would never have kids.
Wanting to provide the best life possible for her baby girl, Heather and her new groom Chris, headed to “The Good Life” state and attended UNK to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice. The college years brought more than she ever expected with a few rebellious moments. Luckily, she had a chat with God and managed to make it out of college alive and with most of her sanity intact.
After college, she began applying for a position with the state patrol of Nebraska. During that process, she found out she was expecting her second child. Since pregnant bellies and guns do not mix, she began life as a stay at home mom, writing her experiences transparently for the entire world to see. Heather writes about all things motherhood and about her Redeemer
Her goal is to encourage real moms in real life.
She is now a columnist for several magazines and websites and proud to present her first inspirational book, Mama Needs a Time-Out. What mom living the rural life doesn’t want to step off the mommy treadmill now and then?
And who doesn’t love a good story? Heather gets to share her life experiences all over the state of Nebraska for women’s group and if you want her to talk to your group, give her a call! She not only inspires women and teens, she teaches middle school and high school kids about the ins and outs of the publishing world. When she isn’t talking and writing, she is home with her three kids, looking out her window and loving the view.
To learn more about Heather and to check out her book, target=”_blank”>Mama Needs a Time-Out, log onto www.heatherriggleman.com or contact her at Heather@Herviewfromhome.com, she would love to come share her view with you.