Maria Luisa Salcines

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Advice: ‘Even bad days can have wonderful moments’

Family life isn’t always fun. Sometimes you fall into ruts — moments when everyone is in a bad mood, tired and feeling overwhelmed. Kids need to...

Advice: Stay true to your own endeavors

Everyone goes through a stage in life when they are trying to figure out what they want to do. Some struggle less than others who...

Advice: Compliments foster healthy relationships

You might think that complimenting your spouse or your children isn’t necessary, but feeling appreciated and valued can make a huge difference in a...

Advice: Hobbies foster creativity and joy

I started to needlepoint when I was a newlywed and living in Laredo. My husband worked long hours and the hobby helped me pass...

Advice: Your life is not determined by your childhood

When your childhood experiences are positive and you are raised with a loving and supportive family, you grow up with an advantage. But not all...

Advice: Parents, take hold of children’s attention

Every generation faces modernity and deals with different issues that change how we raise children. Parents from previous generations did not have to compete...

Advice: Love is ageless

This week, my husband and I will be celebrating our 42nd wedding anniversary. When we started dating, neither of us could imagine that three months...

Advice: A happy life has balance

When you live life with a clear vision of what your priorities are, and your family scale is thrown off balance, it’s not difficult...

Surface Treatment: Twelve STC showcase their own pieces at faculty exhibition

Annually, the STC Art Faculty Exhibition showcases work produced by full-time and adjunct faculty, but this year’s exhibition is much earlier than its usual...

Advice: Yelling is not good for children

Most parents that yell at their children were also raised this way, and they don’t realize that yelling is verbal abuse and can have...