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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Screen time is a perpetual topic of conversation for many parents.  How much is too much?  Is it really that bad?  What if I just need a break? ...

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Preschoolers, and preschool graduates, may be experiencing their first summer break, or their last summer before starting what will be the annual fall ritual of going back to school.  Either way, it’s time to make your preschooler’s summer magical – with a little bit of learning snuck in to be sure they are ready for a classroom once ...

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Summer is here!  Time for letting go of rigid schedules, relaxing with friends and family, and vacations by the shore.  But with school out and regular childcare providers taking vacations of their own, it's also time to grapple with the high cost of finding childcare during the summer. ...

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According to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, a simple household staple, honey, can help prevent serious injury. ...

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Last year fewer newborns were born than in any year since 1987.  This birthrate number puts the U.S. even farther below the replacement rate than it already was because the number of babies being born is not high enough to replace the current generation.  Why is this a problem ...

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Ever wish you could unlock your door with an app when you can’t find your keys?  Turn the air up so the house is nice and cool when you return home from a weekend away?   Text your elementary school kid to tell her you will be late – but without giving her a smartphone?  Whip up some professional-looking party decorations the night before ...

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The American Academy of Pediatrics has long warned against co-sleeping.  However, a new analysis shows that the risks of co-sleeping vary greatly from baby to baby as explained in this story by National Public Radio. ...

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Sometimes finding the perfect gift for Dad is just a question of what he loves. So, what kind of dad are you buying for for Father's Day this year?  ...

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If your kids are like most they want to go to the playground ALL THE TIME.  It's understandable why they want to be there, but it's not always practical.  One possible solution?  A swing set for the backyard.  ...

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The FDA recently issued a warning - teething gels containing benzocaine are dangerous and should not be used for babies.  Benzocaine is a local anesthetic used in many over-the-counter teething gels that parents have used for years.  So what's so bad about these gels?  In young children, benzocaine can cause methemoglobinemia, a blood disorder ...

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