Writing Portfolio

Below is my writing portfolio, which features recent posts/articles written for sites and publications other than Tiny Steps Mommy. I am a proud Huffington Post Blog Contributor and I have been featured on BlogHer. I am available to write guest posts, articles and features. Please e-mail nicoledash[at]gmail[dot]com if you are interested in discussing an article idea.


Click Here to read all my Huffington Post features

Click Here to see my Amazon Author’s Profile Page and please check out  The HerStories Project: Women Explore the Joy, Pain, and Power of Female Friendship, which features one of my essays.

Should Children ‘Learn’ From or ‘Suffer’ the Consequences of Actions?
July 8, 2013
How Do We Protect Our Teens from Young Love & Raging Hormones?
BlogHer.com (Featured Member Post)
June 14, 2013
I Am Not the Babysitter
April 18, 2013
Trusting Your Inner Mama Bear: I Let A Predator into My Kids’ Lives
BlogHer.com (Featured Member Post)
March 29, 2013
Trust Your Instincts
March 25, 2013
Stop Over Thinking (Over Reading) Parenting
PWC Moms
February 12, 2013
“Your Child Deserves the Best Care, Not the Trendiest”
Let Mommy Sleep
January 24, 2013
I Swoon to Strengthen My Marriage
Circle of Moms (The Round-Up)
Friday, January 18, 2013
The Tragedy of Being Left Alone to Die
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
“Tis The Season With Mi Familia Especial”
Short Story/Monologue Written for Vermont Stage Company’s Winter Tales
December 2012
Great Holiday Gifts for Childcare Providers, Teachers
Northern Virginia Magazine
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Parenting Q&As: Ask Nicole” (recurring quarterly column) 
I AM Modern Magazine (Washington, DC area lifestyle magazine)
Winter 2012 Issue
Doubling Down for Santa
Circle of Moms (The Round-Up)
December 4, 2012
A Mom Speaks Out on Dealing With Community’s Loss
Guest Post for Fairfax City Patch
October 9, 2012
Building Good Teacher/Day Care Provider Relationships
Guest Post for PWC Moms
August 28, 2012
“Why Is the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Even Necessary?”
Blog Post Featured on BlogHer
July 24, 2012


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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 family, life, parenting and finding herself amid the chaos. She is an active member of the Washington, DC blogger community and is listed on the blogroll of more than 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.