My name is Carrie Wigal and I’m a 41 year old, work-at-home-mom/stepmom & wife. I currently live in rural Central Virginia and spend most of my time changing diapers, training preschoolers, taming a teenager, cooking sit-down dinners, keeping/cleaning house and working online.
I spent my 20′s and early 30′s pursuing a career in accounting and a childhood dream of acting on stage. In early 2000, I met my husband and we were married in late 2001. I became an instant stepmom to a wonderful 6 year old boy, whom we raise together.
In late 2003 I gave birth to my first daughter and decided I did not want to go back to work. So, I left my accounting job in the summer of 2004, moved back east to be closer to my family and pursued a Work-At-Home-Mom status on the Internet.
A year later I gave birth to my next child, a boy, and struggled alone at home to raise two small children (15 months apart) and an active 10-year-old, while my husband practically single-handedly ran a retail wallpaper store.
In mid-2006 my husband left the store and joined me at home to work full-time on the internet. Today we enjoy both being home to raise our children and pursuing our dreams of financial independence together. Oh… and we had another baby in July 2007.
- Email: Carrie-at-WiggleWigal.com
- Mail: PO Box 601, Palmyra, VA 22963
Why did I start this blog?
Mostly because I love to write. As I became more familiar with “blogging” I found I had a lot to say on various subjects and started devoting most of my time tackling the controversial ones. You can read more about that in my article on Why Not Discuss Religion & Politics.
Admittedly I considered a course of study in Journalism in my younger years, so I have an affinity to that sort of thing. Writing comes fairly natural to me, so this is the best way I’ve found to communicate my ideas and thoughts with the world. Not only that, I love the fact that you can carry on a conversation with me by adding your two cents to anything I cover here.
I encourage you to check out any of the subjects of interest to you by clicking on one of the categories listed in the left margin here or read the latest on all that matters to me. Then if you like what you read, sign up for my mailing list by entering your name & email address in the upper left margin on that page. Throughout the month you’ll receive an occasional email with a short blurb about various topics I cover on this blog along with a direct link to that particular post to read the full version. Your comments are always welcome!
I look forward to sharing my passions with you.