Advice: Sharing bad news with children should not be taken lightly

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESChildren sometimes need help navigating through the emotions they experience after hearing bad news.It is important children understand it is OK...

Advice: Work your way to the job of your dreams

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESMany young college graduates leave school with the misconception that a degree deserves a large salary and an important job title.St....

Advice: Attitude is everything when overcoming life’s obstacles

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESEvery thought you have creates the belief you have about yourself. The longer you think a certain way the more that...

Advice: Sometimes you need to take a pause

I wish learning to pause was a mandatory class in elementary. Teaching a child how to pause before he or she responds to an...

Advice: Creative activities give your brain some peace

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESHave you ever observed children as they color? There is always a peaceful expression on their faces as they zone out...

Advice: The best way to enjoy family during the holidays

The holidays are fun but can be stressful when you have a group of people with different personalities. The best way to get through family...

Advice: Celebrating 40 years of business, lifetime of friendships

Last week we celebrated our 40th anniversary at McAllen Sports. I was 20 and my husband 27 when we opened our sports apparel business...

Advice: Raising children in a rude world

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESI was fascinated by an article I read in Time Magazine by Danny Wallace in which he describes an incident during...

Undeterred by blindness, Peña inspires through her art

BY J. EDWARD MORENOTypically, artists use paint brushes of different sizes and textures to complete their pieces. However, local artist Macarena Peña is anything...

Advice: Welcome to the family, baby Austin

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESThere’s nothing more emotional than welcoming a grandchild into this world.On Feb. 21, our grandson Austin Lazaro Salcines was born in...