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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The holidays are right around the corner which means a new influx of toys will soon invade your living space. Start a toy clean-out before the holidays to avoid drowning in clutter after Santa visits.  ...

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Thanksgiving is around the corner! For many families that can mean hours spent in the kitchen preparing a feast. While some chefs prefer to be left alone, others love having little helpers in the kitchen for at least some of the Thanksgiving cooking! ...

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Halloween is around the corner and that means it's time to start thinking about costumes! Looking for the best family Halloween costumes or the best sibling costume ideas? Look no further! ...

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It's no secret that expenses skyrocket once kids enter the picture. Everyone with a family looks for ways to save money. Gary Mulloy, CEO of Money Mailer, a national coupon mailing service, has some advice on how families can cut expenses by using coupons for these common family and household purchases. ...

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It's back to school time! That means new teachers, new backpacks, and ... LICE! Lice are icky, itchy, and in most school settings. While most children will get lice at least once or twice during their school years, many parents want to know how to prevent lice from creeping on their children’s heads in the first place and then infesting the ...

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The Ollie Swaddle, shares some surprising ways that breast milk can be utilized, beyond feeding a baby.   Like what? Read on to learn more.   ...

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