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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Moving under any circumstances is stressful, but add kids (and maybe or pet or two) into the mix and you may want to throw in the towel and just stay put early on in the process. But, moving your family doesn't have to be stressful. These tips for a successful and seamless move can help you have a smooth and seamless move ... even with kids. With ...

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