Tiny Steps Mommy is a blog about family, life, and caring for children – yours and mine.
My name is Nicole Dash and I am a mother of four living outside Washington, DC in Northern Virginia. Five days a week I also care for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in my home-based daycare. As you can imagine, life is a never-ending adventure starring two sons, two daughters, my P.E. teacher husband, and the families we welcome into our home.
After I had more than one child and started my daycare, I discovered the only way to survive the chaos was to redefine my expectations and shove the mother’s guilt out the window. There is no perfect parent or child. We are all flawed and saying anything else is a lie. Being a good parent is less about how well-read you may be on the subject and more about how connected and forgiving you are with yourself and your child.
I am proud to call myself a Washington DC Mom Blogger and am amazed by the community that has grown out of this journey. Ultimately though it is the writing that brings me the greatest fulfillment. I love sharing my heart, my thoughts, and my many stories with others.
Once upon a time I was paid to write and edit copy. I also managed public relations and communications for a couple of non-profits and a national franchise company – that was when I actually had adult conversations on a daily basis.
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. 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 mom-owned businesses. I occasionally do giveaways, contests, and reviews of products (although this has never been my main focus), but I always write from the heart and give my honest opinions, regardless of compensation.
To read more about my journey in life, please read the post I wrote for DC Metro Mom titled, ”Let Me Introduce Myself.”
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I also contribute articles to The DC Moms.
I am listed as an Amazon.com author. Check out my profile.
Visit my portfolio to read what else I have written.
Here are a few interviews I did with other sites:
Spotlight on Local Bloggers: Nicole Dash: Real Housewives of Northern Virginia
My Official Bio:
Nicole Dash is a writer, blogger and child care business owner who lives in the suburbs outside Washington, DC. 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 family, life, parenting and caring for children. 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.
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*My headshot was done by the amazing Kirstin Wardrick with K Photography. Please support this local Washington, DC area mother and photographer with your photography needs.