Recent Articles by Lois M. Collins
Published: Saturday, December 27, 2014 6:50 am MST
Michelle Singletary watched and learned as her grandma did the seemingly impossible: raising five grandchildren on $13,000 a year. Now she's living large by living small — and sharing the secrets with rea...
Published: Friday, December 26, 2014 12:33 pm MST
Experts offer advice on simple changes that can improve family health and food habits.
Published: Wednesday, December 24, 2014 10:37 am MST
More toys seem to target boys (think warrior) or girls (the little princesses). But some parents and experts are questioning whether toys should be "pink" or "blue" at all.
Published: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 7:11 am MST
Under a law that just took effect, the doctors of terminally ill patients are required to offer end-of-life counseling.
Published: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 7:05 am MST
A new survey by the Austin Institute for the Study of Family and Culture unpacks American attitudes about faith, family, marriage and more.
Published: Monday, December 22, 2014 10:54 am MST
Increasing diversity has led to more multiracial marriages in America, according to a Brookings Institution article that notes whites are the most likely partners.
Published: Friday, December 19, 2014 2:57 pm MST
Family life is not always what you picture when you’re a kid looking ahead to the life you plan to make. It can be both rewarding and fraught with challenge. But some families rise above any challenge and...
Published: Thursday, December 18, 2014 2:43 pm MST
For some families, this holiday feels different because they know they might never celebrate another all together.
Published: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 9:31 pm MST
Some states are giving pregnant women "far harsher" sentences than men get for the same drug offenses, a study says. Doctors are among those saying it has chilling effect on prenatal care and may do more harm t...
Published: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 8:18 am MST
It's easy to get carried away when law enforcement interactions go wrong. But that's not what usually happens, and it's a mistake to engage in an us-or-them war. We need them and usually owe them our gratitude.