Jamie Davis Smith

Jamie is a Beltway Insider who loves channeling her pre-motherhood love of traveling into spending time exploring all D.C. has to offer with her brood of two girls and two boys ages 9, 7,5, and a baby. She is a reformed lawyer turned full-time kid wrangler who enjoys photographing her everyday chaos and anything salted caramel. Since life is never dull, she loves writing about the issues and events going on in her life at any given time, including caring for a daughter with special needs and the special time spent with a newborn. She also blogs for the Huffington Post and can be reached at jdavissmith03@gmail.com.

Jamie is a Beltway Insider who loves channeling her pre-motherhood love of traveling into spending time exploring all D.C. has to offer with her brood of two girls and two boys ages 9, 7,5, and a baby. She is a reformed lawyer turned full-time kid wrangler who enjoys photographing her everyday chaos and anything salted caramel. Since life is never dull, she loves writing about the issues and events going on in her life at any given time, including caring for a daughter with special needs and the special time spent with a newborn. She also blogs for the Huffington Post and can be reached at jdavissmith03@gmail.com.

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With the end of the school year around the corner, the pressure is on to get your child's teacher the perfect gift.  How do you say "thank-you" to the person who taught your child so much this past year when chances are you know very little about what he or she may like outside of the classroom?  To help, we dug deep to find out what teacher's ...

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When you have a new baby, eating well yourself may be the last thing on your mind. But it shouldn't be! Eating well can help you recover faster and have more energy. ...

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