A Dream Come True: I Was Published On The Washington Post

Nicole Dash on The Washington PostYesterday, an essay I wrote was published on the On Parenting section of The Washington Post. This is huge for me. I grew up dreaming of seeing my byline in The Washington Post. Even though my piece is only running on their online publication, I am still extremely proud of myself. This is all part of my journey and dream to publish a book and make a living from my words.

Please take a moment and read my essay: How Sharing Custody, Co-Parenting is Part of Our Perfect Life

I am touched by how many people have reached out to me to say how they connect to this piece. Sometimes I forget that I am not alone. There are many other families who share custody and have to learn to co-parent.

Here is an excerpt: “In 11 years of sharing custody, I have never gotten used to his absence. And yet, I probably would not have changed my decision to have such an equal sharing of my son. At the time, I came up with what felt like the fairest schedule and arrangement. A schedule that gave my son the chance to live with both his parents. To have both sides of his family. To not experience the sense of loss I felt when my own parents divorced and my father moved away.” Read More….

This weekend I will be working on even more of my dreams as I escape for a writing retreat at a bed and breakfast BY MYSELF! This has never happened before, but this is what I have wanted to do for a long time. I am finally going to get started on my book. Or at least this is what I hope to do there. We’ll see what actually happens when I have some solitude. This is thanks to my amazing husband who is my biggest supporter and champion. I am so grateful for him and his love. It’s amazing what a person can do when she is lifted by love.


Nicole Dash is a writer, blogger and business owner who lives in the suburbs outside Washington, DC with her husband and four children. She started her career as a journalist and copy editor. She also managed public relations and corporate communications for a national franchise company, but in 2006 started a child care business. In 2012, she launched Tiny Steps Mommy, a lifestyle and parenting blog that quickly gained a following and connected her to an expansive group of women-owned businesses. In 2013, she started a digital marketing consulting business that focused on growing community in an authentic way. Through those connections she was inspired to open Play, Work or Dash, a coworking space that also offers onsite childcare up to three hours per day. It is where like-minded professionals pursue their business goals with the extra level of support parents desire; a place where you "bring your kids to work." She is an active member of the Washington, DC blogger community. She has been published on The Washington Post, Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, Mamalode and Pop Sugar.




  1. Congratulations! It was a great article. I’m glad someone was smart enough to pick it up!
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