Forty years and counting

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESMy husband and I are celebrating our 40th anniversary Sunday. As I write down the number 40, I can’t believe how...

Priceless moments with my grandsons

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESMy son and his wife left on a much-needed vacation, leaving our grandsons with us for a week.I love having the...

Hurricane Harvey reminds us of what’s important

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESMillions of people have been affected by Hurricane Harvey — no matter their nationality or race.For the past few months, we...

ADVICE: It’s not easy being a parent

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESSometimes while raising your children you might wonder if other families go through some of the issues you have.You might feel...

ADVICE: Negative experiences, remarks leave a lasting mark

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESWhen adults punish children by making them feel guilty or without a positive lesson, they are not encouraging improved behavior.Children should...

ADVICE: A few things I learned from my dad

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESThere is nothing I admire more in a man than one who loves and takes care of his family. I am...

ADVICE: Make sure your children live in the real world

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESWe are living in times when parents have to be diligent about what their children are doing on social media.No one...

ADVICE: A mother’s legacy

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESMothers don’t realize when they’re raising their children the impact they have on their lives.My mother died eight years ago. The...

SUNDAY ADVICE: Teach your children the value of money

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESHaving a healthy mental attitude about money is probably the most important thing I learned from my parents. When our family...