Derecho Flashback: Earning an “F” in Storm Preparedness

This is the eighth post in my 15-Day Blog Writing Challenge. This morning the weather report included a Derecho threat for the Washington DC area, so I decided to re-post what I wrote on July 2, 2012 after last year’s terrible Derecho swept through my area and left many without power for days. I know this is a recycled […]

Some Pregnant Women Still Can’t Ask Their Boss for Water

During my last two pregnancies I was extremely fortunate to be my own boss. You may think this means I didn’t need to work at full capacity, but it is actually the opposite. I run a home-based daycare which is open 52.5 hours a week, so I work a minimum of 60 hours-a-week if you […]

Win Four Tickets to BrickFair LEGO Convention

BrickFair LEGO 2012 Virginia Convention

UPDATE: Congratulations to Huyen – Winner of the tickets! This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for entering! There are few toys that stand the test of time and appeal to both boys and girls. For nearly 100 years, LEGO has been keeping the creative minds of children (and many grown-ups) active and stimulated. On August 4th […]

Finding the Community I Never Knew I Wanted

I started Tiny Steps Mommy alone in front of my computer, but I discovered that no one can do anything alone and be successful. We all need support. We all need a community. And I am so thrilled to be part of a community of local women who understand, guide, and teach me everyday. I was […]

My Best Advice for Negotiating Your Children’s Conflicts

conflict resolution

Do your children fight over toys? Are you constantly being put in the middle of arguments? Are you tired of playing referee? On DC Metro Mom, I offer my best real-world advice from the trenches of my daycare to teach your children to resolve their own conflicts. I truly believe less is more when it comes […]

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