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Nicole Dash (Tiny Steps Mommy)
Works at Connect Authentically, LLC
Attended George Mason University
Lives in Washington, DC area
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It’s freezing in the DC area. One more week of these arctic winds and I swear you’ll only find my smoke trail to Fiji. For this reason I was excited when I received the invitation to attend Goldfish Swim School’s grand openin...
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Last week a local 13-year-old named Mathias Giordano lost his battle with Cancer. His loss has really hit many people hard. I ask how many times does this have to happen before we all stand up and advocate for these children.  
When bad things happen to children, we need to do more than cry and pray. We need to advocate and take action. We need to honor the lives of the children who are suffering by standing up.
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im really sorry for ur lost :(
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Parenting children in different stages of childhood can be difficult. For me, the most important thing is to take the time to notice the little things.
I am parenting different stages of childhood. Yet, in many ways nothing changes. You are always teaching. You are always guiding. Then you are forced to let go. To observe from a distance and realize that they are independent beacons of hope and light that are constantly in a state of change and growth.
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Please take a moment to read this post and then send your card of support to this amazing warrior.
I am not sure why some stories impact me more than others, but over the years there have a been more than a few. Right now, the person taking residence in my heart is Mathias Giordano, a 13-year-old Leesburg, Va., boy who is battling cancer. People are being asked to show their support of Mathias by sending him cards and messages of love.
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It’s easy to remember holidays or birthdays or other special occasions, but it is regular days like this one that make up a lifetime of memories. It’s moments like these that need to be noticed and treasured. I am grateful for this ordinary day. An ordinary day to remember.
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Yes, there is such a thing as a fantasy homecoming proposal! Yikes!
When did homecoming proposals become a competitive sport? When did this become a "thing?" And what kind of precedent is this setting? What the heck are these kids' marriage proposals going to look like? I know everyone loves a good piece of social media, but seriously?! We are creating monsters! And yet... And yet, I found myself brainstorming through some ideas with my 15-year-old last night. Yes, that's right. I HAVE BEEN SUCKED IN! Who doesn't...
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Here are some of my commitments to making changes in 2015.
How are you committing to making changes in your life? I want to hear from you. I want to know your struggles and your journey. I want you to know that we are in this together. We can make changes together. We can make 2015 the year of change.
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I was published on The Washington Post!
Yesterday, an essay I wrote was published on The Washington Post. This is huge for me. I grew up dreaming of seeing my byline in The Washington Post. This has always been a goal of mine. 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.
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wonderful story thanks +Nicole Dash 
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So, sometimes I run away, but never for long. I always come back to the truth that is right in front of me. Life is good and I am blessed. The love I feel for my children and husband is what gives me the strength and courage to admit I have dreams in the first place. This will never change – whether we live at the beach, in the city or yes, even on a farm.
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I respond to the article about American Parenting Killing Our Marriages.
All relationships need work. You cannot take anyone in your life for granted because love is not always enough. I think perhaps this is the point of the article. In my opinion, it’s not over parenting that is hurting our marriages (although I can see how this IS a factor). It’s forgetting to tend to all the love we are blessed to experience in our life. The love of our friends, the love of our siblings, the love of our parents, the love of our ch...
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Small business owner and writer
  • Connect Authentically, LLC
    Founder and CEO, present
  • Tiny Steps Mommy Blog
    Owner, Writer, present
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Washington, DC area
Mother of four, writer, blogger and business owner. Visit my blog and my business website
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. In 2012, she began her heartfelt blog, Tiny Steps Mommy, where she writes about family, life, parenting and caring for children. Her newest business ventureConnect Authentically, LLC, allows her to help writers and business owners connect with their authentic voice. Nicole is also a Huffington Post Blog Contributor and writes for The DC Moms. She is currently using her authentic voice to write a book, which she plans to publish in late 2014.
  • George Mason University
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