Author Columnist Magazine Director Journalist Mom Wife
Can I let you in on something? I have no clue what I’m doing. So I decided a long time ago to just keep showing up, doing the next right thing.
I keep doing what I do, the messy, the uncomfortable, the beautiful, the grit and look for the Truth Teller in all of it. It’s breath-taking when it does. Those moments where HE meets you are life marking moments of change, bridges, and truth.
So I keep doing this showing up business in ways I never planned as a journalist for the Kearney Hub Newspaper, as the Content Director of Nebraska’s newest magazine HT: Living “Inspiration for the way you live.” I keep showing up for my weekly column Chasing Perfect – because who are we to say we have it all together.
I keep showing up for my three kids who find me super cool and cheesy because I write “Please Excuse My Kid” notes on napkins, I let them eat cake for breakfast (as long as they drink coconut milk), and I let them wear super hero uniforms for class pictures. And I get to have my dream job, my kids, my faithful journey with my husband. We aren’t perfect in the least but we do call ourselves the Riggleman Crew and do the best we can to support our team.
So here’s to being messy fragments, colorful and holy. Perfectly flawed but free to be who we are.
I’m here to share my mess, to share my real life, and reflect on grace, change, letting go, and imperfection. You’ll find inspiration and encouragement in the following:
- Being perfectly imperfect.
- My column Chasing Perfect, published every Saturday in the Kearney Hub Newspaper and online.
- To learn about the latest happenings in the community, online and where I live.
- Learning to feed your body and soul. I LOVE gathering friends and family around the table. I LOVE even more the cooking process to nourish them (even if I set things on fire).
- Reflections on life and how to focus on really matters as a woman and mom.
So exactly is in it for you? A quick recap: Tips, advice, and transparency from one caffeinated chick to another, a chance to connect with someone who is willing to be real. Join me, talk with me and share.
The Official Meet and Greet
Award winning free lance writer and journalist Heather Riggleman works for the Kearney Hub Newspaper as a Life Styles Journalist and is the columnist of Chasing Perfect. The popular column garners attention from fans nationwide as she writes with transparency about community, gathering around the table, motherhood, and leggings.
The Kearney Hub was nominated on behalf of Heather’s news coverage serving nonprofits in the Kearney Area, earning runner up in the Step Forward, Serve Nebraska media category. Heather has also earned two different awards from XXX for her contribution to Leading Hearts Magazine. Her work has been featured in Today’s Christian Woman, Proverbs 31 Ministries, We Are Teachers, and Focus on the Family.
In 2012 Heather published Mama Needs a Time Out with eChristain. Now out of print, she’s toying with the idea of adding new content to re-publish. She was also the founder of Her View From Home, a popular online women’s website before accepting a job at the newspaper.
Her latest trail blazing path includes become the Content Director of HT: Living, Nebraska’s newest magazine covering six categories from Home, Food, Fashion and Outdoors. She believes life should be inspiring. That’s her perspective as she window shops in small Nebraska towns, chugging down her favorite coffee or brings stories to readers about living the Good Life. As an author, columnists and journalist, she uncovers the people, the lifestyles, and the wonder of Nebraska life as HT Living’s Content Director.
She is a mom to three amazing, wonderful, awesome kids, Cheyenne, Elijah and Tori-Grace and is married to her high school sweetheart Chris for 17 years. You can find her online at https://www.facebook.com/HeatherRiggleman/.