Helpful Hints To Start Exercising The Right Way
Jan26

Helpful Hints To Start Exercising The Right Way

Hello friends! Here we are, ready to lace up our shoes, dust off our fitness gear, and take the most important first step toward achieving that long-desired goal of eating clean and exercising regularly. But, before we run to the gym, I want to give you some important information that could potentially save you from heading down a dead end. In my article in January’s QC Family Focus, entitled Success is But a “Why” Away!, we dove into...

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Success Is But A “Why” Away
Jan03

Success Is But A “Why” Away

It’s early. You wipe the sleep from your tired eyes in an attempt to bring yourself to life. “Why am I up this early?” whispers your brain, teasing you with how amazing going back to sleep would be. You look back at your disheveled bed and begin the internal struggle of whether it is all worth it. You are so tired, or at least you tell yourself. You know the bed feels amazing and the lure of warm snuggles beneath the sheets...

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Timely Tips For Holiday Travel
Dec05

Timely Tips For Holiday Travel

The Quad City International Airport (QCIA) works to make travel an easier experience for you. Aside from occasional winter storms affecting hub/connecting cities like Minneapolis, Detroit, and Chicago, it’s possible to de-stress holiday flight plans! Booking from your hometown airport is the first step – it makes reaching the airport quicker and saves you money. Check out the Easier Trip Calculator at QCAirport.com/trip to find out...

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We Second The Importance Of Vacations!
Sep21

We Second The Importance Of Vacations!

Recently, I came across an article in the Dispatch-Argus by Daniel E. Lee, Humanities Professor at Augustana College. In his article, entitled Don’t Discount the Importance of Vacations, he noted that when we don’t take time to travel, we are missing opportunities to broaden our horizons and gain a new or renewed understanding of other cultures and ways of life. We all see travel memes on Facebook and Instagram – my personal favorite:...

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Happy Birthday Happy Joe!
Aug26

Happy Birthday Happy Joe!

Join the Quad Cities in celebrating Happy Joe Whitty’s 80th birthday with a Car and Wheel Show! The show will include cars, wheelchairs, military vehicles, farm equipment, drag racers, police and fire station vehicles, and anything else cool on wheels! It will be held 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Eldridge Happy Joe’s and 350 Grille (they’re in the same building), 350 East Le Claire Rd., Eldridge, IA. If you...

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Back to School Tips for Families
Aug15

Back to School Tips for Families

  With the end of summer fast approaching, it is time to prepare for the schedule and lifestyle shifts the school year will inevitably bring. There are many ways parents and kids can work together to make the transition from the summer to the school more gradual and organized, rather than abrupt and chaotic.   Ease the family into a school year schedule There is a lot of freedom within a summer schedule; kids have more...

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