About Nicole Dash

My name is Nicole Dash and I am a mother of four (two boys and two girls) living outside Washington, DC in Northern Virginia. Tiny Steps Mommy is my heartfelt blog about life, family and finding yourself amid the chaos.

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Nicole Dash, The Tiny Steps Mommy*

I have always considered myself a writer. Even when I wasn’t producing a word, I knew in my heart that I was a writer. I had stories to share. Words and ideas bounced around my mind as I lay in bed, or took a shower, or drove long distances. The quiet moments were filled with thoughts that never came to life. I allowed fear and doubt to hold me back. I allowed my responsibilities to be my excuse. I suppressed what was lingering in my soul for years. It wasn’t until I started Tiny Steps Mommy in 2012, that I found my voice. It took practice and experimentation with different writing styles to realize who I am as a writer. It took time to accept and to believe that what I have to offer is enough. It took courage to share my voice and writing with others.

Five days a week I also care for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in my home-based daycare. As you can imagine, my world is almost always loud and absolutely chaotic. While I love the energy of a household that is very much alive, I do sometimes crave solitude. I write to find my balance among the chaos and to better focus on each and every tiny step of not only motherhood, but of life!

I am proud to call myself a Washington DC Mom Blogger and am amazed by the community that has grown out of this journey. I have made  incredible connections and am continually inspired by the people who are placed in my life. My goal is to connect and hopefully gain wisdom from others who are traveling a similar path.

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I am the most proud of my role as a mother. From left to right: AL, B, AD, N.

Tiny Steps Mommy is written from the heart and sometimes I get sappy. I also attempt to be funny once in a while. I enjoy writing about pertinent issues related to child care and parenting (although I would never call myself an expert). I also write about my family, myself, my husband, my kids, my daycare and really anything else that is on my mind. I am extremely supportive of my local community – especially women-owned businesses. I occasionally do giveaways or sponsored posts (although this has never been my main focus), but I always give my honest opinions, regardless of compensation.

To read more about my journey in life, please read the post I wrote titled Introducing Tiny Steps Mommy aka Nicole Dash.


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Read More of My Work:

I am an extremely proud Huffington Post Blog Contributor. Please fan me and comment on my articles featured there.

I also contribute articles to The DC Moms.

I am listed as an Amazon.com author. Check out my profile.

You can also check out where I have been featured.


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My Official Bio:

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 2009 started a home-based daycare. Nicole has enjoyed success as a small business owner and is a leader within the child care community in Northern Virginia. In 2012, she began her heartfelt blog, Tiny Steps Mommy, where she writes about life, family and finding yourself amid the chaos. She is an active member of the Washington, DC blogger community and is listed on the blogroll of more that 20 local blogs. Nicole is also a Huffington Post Blog Contributor and writes for The DC Moms. She is extremely social and loves connecting on Facebook and Twitter.


*My headshot was done by the amazing Kirstin Wardrick with K Photography.