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Hello friends, or soon to be friends! Let us start with the basics…

I am Nina. Wife to Dugan and mom to Walker. My family and I live in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina with our two dogs, Zoe and Dharma. I had a career in event technology/mobile apps for six years before I decided, two weeks after returning from maternity leave, that being a stay-at-home-mom was my calling.

But before all of that happened…

I started my life in Naperville, Illinois but due to my father’s career, we moved around a lot! We moved from Illinois to Connecticut then onto Colorado before settling here in North Carolina. I attended Salisbury University (on the eastern shore of Maryland – Go Gulls!) where I was lucky enough to play lacrosse. I came back home after graduating and still miss the delicious crab dip on a daily basis.

Outside of being the family CEO, I am also a Bodypump instructor in my “free time” and a contributor for the Raleigh Mom’s Blog. My husband and some friends have been telling me since my son was born in late 2016 that I should start a blog about all the things. So, here we are. June 2018. Better late than never!

My mutterings are random. I write about whatever is on my mind, typically revolving around things that are going on in my current life. Sometimes those things are going to be controversial because I am a no-holds, tell-it-how-it-is type of person. I would rather be honest than fake, though. Sometimes they will be recipes or traditions, sometimes they will have to do with parenting, but nothing will ever be political and most of the time it will be laced with a bit of sarcasm.