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  • Word flash cards
    Practicing sight words
    Practicing sight words is an additional homework activity children can do during homework time. There are many different ways parents can work with their children. Here are some examples.Start with the words the child is learning in class at...
  • Helping with homework
    Enriching the Homework Expereince
    Every student is different. The homework assigned by a teacher may take longer than expected or it will take a lot less time to complete, depending of the ability and skills of the student. There are many things that a student can do to enrich his...
  • The Voice
    The Voice vs. AGT: why one is good and how the other can be better
    NBC's struggle to remain relevant as a network is very well known by this point. At the beginning of the year, the once great network slipped to an unfathomable fifth place in the ratings, falling behind even the Spanish language network...
  • SRS at quitting time
    OK, new Congress, what about SRS?
    Next month, January 2013, marks the beginning of the 113th Congress of the United States, and with that we in the CSRA need to ask a question to help the members of this congress begin to help us: OK, new Congress, What about SRS?The United States...
  • Santa Baby
    Breastfeeding during the holidays
    The holidays are a very busy time of year and they can make breastfeeding challenging. Between cooking, decorating, visiting family, and shopping it can be easy to skip a feeding or two. It may even be tempting to supplement with formula. If you...
  • Happy Mother's Day
    Great gifts for Mother's Day
    Mother's Day is May 13th and we're all busy thinking of what we can give to mom that she will enjoy and cherish. The gift ideas listed here will appeal to mom's everywhere. Whether your mom is into hobbies, gardening, or cherishing...
  • America's Got Talent
    America's Got Talent: suggested resolutions
    As the talent show for "any act, any age," America's Got Talent has never had any trouble attracting talent, or viewers.What they have had trouble doing is appearing even remotely credible in terms of quality.AGT has yet to have a...
  • Real Time
    Real Time with Bill Maher: suggested resolutions
    Bill Maher may be one of the funniest, if not most wise and insightful, people on American television today. Lord knows he wouldn't even be on this list if he weren't. However, in spite of his great wit and great insight, Maher is also a...
  • The Late Show
    The Late Show: suggested resolutions
    The Tonight Show with Jay Leno has a great host with an excellent work ethic, but a writing staff that the average reader of this article could easily replace.Jay Leno's greatest rival, The Late Show, has the opposite problem. Their writing...
  • The Tonight Show
    The Tonight Show: suggested resolutions
    In spite of all their best efforts, NBC has failed to ruin their status as the late night leader, thanks largely in part to their Tonight Show host, Jay Leno.Leno survived the ten o'clock fiasco and "Team Coco," even in spite of all...
  • Sunsets in the mountains are never the same twice
    The Pocono mountains are a photographers paradise
    Photographers are everywhere in the north east Pocono's, and there is a good reason for it. No where else is there such a wide variety of beautiful subjects to photograph! From flowers to wildlife, hometown festivities and spectacular sunsets,...
  • The sun is always shining and the bikes are always riding
    The Main Event
    Sometimes the most under the radar places are the best kept secrets. The Main Event Bar in downtown Bettendorf is definitely off the radar. It's almost out near Riverdale, (3819 StateSt.)and tucked behind a few buildings, but it's patio...
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    Trattoria Tiramisu makes for one memorable night
    The pictured linguini arlecchino and caprese salad are two of the quad cities best eatsTrattoria TiramisuThere's always that question, "Where in the Quad Cities should I take my special lady or man for a romantic or casual dinner or night out...
  • Rod behind the bar pretending like he's actually listening to someone's story
    Funny, cool, or just plain crazy?! Yep, that's Rod at Purgatory's Pub
    There are always those bartenders in every city who bring something interesting to theexperience. It could be some funny jokes, good conversation, or crazy-good shots and cocktails. That wouldabsolutely have tobe Rod Hugaert, the main man at...
  • Fans checking out the NCAA Tournament at 11th St. Precinct
    Baseball is finally here! The best places to watch your team in the Quad City area
    After an incredible NCAA Championship, the sports world shifts to a different focus. Baseball is finally here. No matter whotheir team is,people in the Quad Citiesneedto know whereto go after work to watch them swing for the fences. Of course...