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If you are raising a strong-willed child, you’re probably worn out. I get it. Just in case the only thing you get to do for yourself today is read this, I am going to be quick. Last week, we explored the positive perspective that raising a strong-willed child means raising a leader. This week, I’m offering 5 tips on how to get them to tone it down already. more
It’s crazy the stuff we’re thankful for as we age. Getting out of bed. Waking up at all. Coffee. Being able to swallow. Being able to feed myself. Being in my right mind. Well, mostly right. more
I first met Darlene Marshall at an event for Discovery Science Place. Her obvious love of kids, education, and her beautiful spirit drew me to her instantly. I knew immediately we were going to be life-long friends. When I found out Tony Johnson was her brother, I about fainted. Could two such outstanding humans share the same family? I took them right up on their offer to worship one Sunday at Corinth Baptist because I wanted to meet the rest of this amazing family. more
Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were filled with family and friends, as I know mine were. Here are five things happening around your state this month: 1. Preserving the Alamo In 2015, the Texas Legislature dedicated $32.5 million, as well as $75 million in 2017 for upgrades and preservation of the Alamo. Earlier this month, the Senate Finance Committee held a meeting to discuss how the General Land Office (GLO) was using this funding. more
One reader really hit the nail on the head about how we all feel recently with this question. “I feel like how I am parenting is wishy-washy. How can I be consistent? How do I know what is right?” Certainly, I still feel this way. Just about the time we think we’ve figured it out, along comes another child who is totally different from the others. Plus, each new age brings new challenges. The rules keep changing! more
Fake News. We hear about it all the time. It makes you wonder if the press can be trusted. Does a free press still serve the purpose our forefathers intended? Certainly truth and freedom are deeply connected. Americans think speech should come naturally, freely. We take a lot for granted when it comes to communication. Probably because we’re spoiled rotten by the blessing of free speech. more
About a month ago, many parts of our state were devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Since that time, my staff and I have been working hard to ensure that those in Senate District 3 are receiving the help and services they need. more
On July 4, we will celebrate our nation’s freedom. That day in 1776, after the Declaration of Independence was signed, marked the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation. I hope you are able to celebrate with fireworks, friends and family as I know I will be. more
The Lone Star Flag was adopted in 1839, and flew over the Republic of Texas before statehood (1845). It was a powerful symbol to the south, as Texas was a Confederate state (1861-1865). more
Chris Legg recently came on Fireside Talk Radio and shared his best life hacks for fathers. Defining Fatherhood We all have ideas about fatherhood. How would you define fatherhood? About comforting? Protecting? Providing? Naturally, given that it’s Chris, there’s nothing standard about his definition of fatherhood. more
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