J.J. Newby

Drinking + Driving + Motherhood = Recipe for Disaster

Posted January 5th, 2012 by J.J. Newby in News, Politics

I like to call it “The Daddy Hour.” It’s that period of time when Mom’s patience has worn thin, and Dad isn’t home from work yet to take on the second shift of parenting. That’s when Twitter and Facebook start crackling with “Mommy needs a glass of wine” updates. Usually they are jokes, […]

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Reston Firm Reports Record-Breaking Cyber Monday

Posted November 30th, 2011 by J.J. Newby in News

When employees returned to their office computers the Monday after Thanksgiving the first thing on their minds may not have been the bulging email inboxes awaiting them, but the Cyber Monday deals that were a few keystrokes away.  Reston, Va.-based digital marketing intelligence firm comScore, Inc. reported that Cyber Monday […]

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Did You Respect the Bird This Year?

Posted November 24th, 2011 by J.J. Newby in News

My 5-year-old daughter, infused with knowledge (and endless questions) about the journey of the Mayflower, the Pilgrims, Squanto and the Big Thanksgiving Feast from her kindergarten class has deluged me with a seemingly endless supply of drawings of turkeys.  And absolute outrage every time she sees any sign of Christmas […]

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Arlington Second Best City to Live

Posted September 22nd, 2011 by J.J. Newby in Politics

Forget the recent earthquakes, hurricane, and flash floods, we live in a highly desirable area. Bloomberg Businessweek.com announced it’s first Best Cities ranking of 100 cities in the US based on criteria including recreational and cultural amenities, availability of green space, public school performance, percentage of populations with bachelor’s degrees, […]

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Will Gas Prices Tank Summer Plans?

Posted July 12th, 2011 by J.J. Newby in Politics

This summer was to be my last hurrah as a stay-at-home mother.  The past two years a very intense volunteer engagement took me away from the home almost as much as a job would and The Plan has always been for me to return to my career (or, ahem, start […]

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