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Nicole Dash on The Washington Post

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

Yesterday, 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 … [Read More...]

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Here I am posing with Holly Morris as "Angelina the Bride."

My TV Debut: Sharing Halloween Treat Ideas on Fox 5’s Good Day DC

If there are two lessons I have learned since I started Tiny Steps Mommy, it is that you have to A.) push yourself outside your comfort zone and B.) say YES. This may seem basic for some people, but for me it is a life changing lesson I have learned very slowly. For years, I hid behind […]

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Please Help Shower Mathias Giordano With Love

There are some people who take root in my heart. Sometimes these people are complete strangers and yet I somehow find myself emotionally invested. I read every social media post, article and update related to their journey. I study their pictures. I donate to their cause. I think of them often and I look for ways to […]

Sometimes I run away

Sometimes I Run Away

When I’m stressed, I like to run away. Hours away… to the farm, the beach, the city, the mountains. Okay, I don’t actually physically run away, but mentally I am there. I will obsessively envision a new life. A “do over” in a completely different place. I start to research homes and schools and crime […]

An Ordinary Day to Remember

An Ordinary Day to Remember

On Saturday, I was determined to get every member of my family of six out of the house for a family activity that did not involve youth athletics or a lot of money. Since my oldest is 15 and my youngest is three this is not an easy feat. Usually, someone ends up disappointed or […]

You cannot take anyone in your life for (1)

Are you striking a balance with the loves of your life?

Love is one of those indescribable intangibles. It’s more than a feeling, but an instinct. A connection with someone outside of yourself that can transcend time and space. A devotion and faith in the idea that your emotions are intrinsically intertwined with someone else’s emotions and feelings. Love is not always about specific relationships, but […]

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Fantasy Homecoming Proposals… Seriously?

So, it happened. The words I didn’t see coming. Ever. “You don’t understand. Things aren’t like when you went to school. Things are different now.” Translation: “You are OLD and out of touch.” I swallowed back my desire to scream, “I’m only 36-years-old! I can bust a move, do the butt, the humpty dance, and you should […]

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My Letter to Oprah

My Letter to Oprah

After experiencing an amazing weekend at Oprah's The Life You Want event in Washington, D.C., I [...]

Discovering Inspiration at Oprah's #LifeYouWantDC Event

Discovering Inspiration at Oprah's #LifeYouWantDC Event

*Disclaimer: I was invited to lunch and given a premium plus ticket to Oprah’s The Life You Want Wee[...]

The Rare Bird We Can Never Forget

The Rare Bird We Can Never Forget

Grief, loss, sadness, pain… and hope layered with an incredible amount of faith and love. This is th[...]

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