Woman with headphones

The 25 Top-Rated Headphones You Can Score for a Reasonable Price Every day, millions of people put on their headphones to listen to their favorite movies, music, movies, online courses, tutorials and more. In fact, in today’s digitally-powered world, headphones have become a necessity. You can use them to amplify sound without bothering anyone else…. Read More

Espresso and espresso machine in the kitchen

When it comes to your morning coffee, you’re probably pretty particular about what you like. Making coffee at home can be a smart choice for saving money, saving time in your morning routine, and avoiding disposable travel cups. Unfortunately, you won’t get the same taste or type of coffee drink you can get at a… Read More

Backup camera for car

The 25 Top-Rated Backup Cameras for Safe Maneuvering in Any Vehicle What makes the best backup camera? The answer depends on you. Backup cameras swing from standard to fully-featured – and their prices do, too. On our list, you’ll find wireless cameras that are simple to install, cameras with built-in parking assistance, cameras that can… Read More

Security system planning

The 25 Top-Rated Home Security Systems You Can Setup Yourself to Keep Your Family Safe The statistics on burglaries are sobering. When it comes to protecting your home, family, possessions, and office, safety should be the top priority. Most often, homes and offices are broken into when no one is there. Instead of risking everything… Read More

Children riding bikes with helmets

The 25 Top-Rated Bike Helmets to Keep Your Child Safe While Looking Stylish If you’re thinking of getting a bike for your child, a kids’ bike helmet is a must. You’ll want to make sure to get one that is sized for your little one, so be sure to take note of his or her… Read More

People toasting with glasses of wine

The 25 Top-Rated Wine Glasses to Enjoy All Your Favorite Wines If you’re shopping for the best wine glasses, you probably find yourself faced with the age-old question: what makes the perfect wine glass? When choosing the best wine glasses for your needs, there are four basic criteria to consider: Material: Wine glasses are most… Read More

Belgian waffle maker

There’s nothing better than a breakfast of homemade waffles, and making waffles with your whole family can lead to a years-long tradition that you all enjoy. If you’re working with a poor-quality waffle maker, though, the experience can turn into more of a hassle than an enjoyable morning. That’s why we’ve reviewed the best waffle… Read More

Person going skiing and wearing a balaclava

The 25 Top-Rated Balaclava for Winter Sports, Hunting, and More Although the term “ski mask” can often call to mind bank robber, you may be more familiar with it that the term “balaclava.” Both of those terms refer to a mask that will cover your face and neck, and traditionally, as much of you as… Read More

Mother and daughter using a washing macine

Laundry is among the most hated chores, but having a quality washing machine can make doing it much easier. If you’re looking for a washing machine, you already know the choices can be overwhelming. It can be hard to decide between a top loader and a front loader. Then, you have to factor in all… Read More

A group of kids using a laptop

The 50 Top-Rated Laptops for Kids for School, Entertainment, and More In our hyper-connected and digital world, it is critical for every child to have exposure to a computer – especially a portable laptop. This will help teach them how to communicate in our virtual world, how to accurately search for information, and to distinguish… Read More

A girl holding a Christmas gift

The 50 Top-Rated Gifts for Kids on Every Child’s Holiday Wish List The holiday season is a wonder to children, and that’s just one of the reasons that gift-giving is so much fun. Few things are better in life than watching the wide-eyed excitement on children’s faces as they open up a gift to discover… Read More

Ceiling fan

The 25 Top-Rated Ceiling Fans to Add a Touch of Style & Better Air Circulation to Any Room Shopping for ceiling fans can either be fun or a huge headache. Luckily, a bit of knowledge can deter the latter: arm yourself with the know-how to determine what you need and, even more importantly, what you… Read More

Child eating yogurt (a probiotic)

The health benefits of probiotics are undeniable. Providing your child with these supplements may go a long way in preventing or stopping any diarrhea or digestion issues they may be experiencing. It can even be a great boost to their immune system. This is particularly important when your child is potty training or starting school… Read More

Pots and pans in kitchen

The 25 Top-Rated Pots and Pans for All Your Cooking Needs The right pot or pan can make cooking much easier and more enjoyable. Choosing the right material, size, and options is essential to finding the best pot or pan. Whether you’re looking for a single piece or a set, there are plenty of options… Read More

Happy teenage boy with his Christmas gift

Are you buying gifts for a special 14-year-old boy this year? Well then, you’ll know it comes with certain difficulty! Boys at this age have a variety of interests, from those who are avid readers, to those that love sports or desire the latest and greatest video games. There’s no single gift that will please… Read More

HDMI cable and HDMI splitter

The 25 Top-Rated HDMI Splitters to Eliminate Cord Clutter and Connect All Your Devices The problem with many of today’s HDTVs, monitors, and other displays comes down to ports – namely, that there are too few for all your myriad devices. Of course, you have a Blu-ray player, some sort of smart-TV something (Roku, Apple… Read More

The 50 Top-Rated Gift Ideas for the Musician on Your Holiday Gift-Giving List A musician’s soul has a melody that bleeds into everything they do. Very often, they will go about their day without being able to express how much more alive they feel with music. Why not give them a gift with meaning, one… Read More

Girl at home with workout equipment

The 25 Top-Rated Home Gym Equipment Options for More Convenient Workouts When it comes to the best home gym equipment, there is no such thing as one-size-fits-all. After all, some of us are looking for a semi-professional gym to set up in the garage, others just want a light workout for when they can’t make… Read More

Christmas gifts at work

The 25 Top-Rated Holiday Gifts for Your Favorite Coworkers The holidays are fast approaching, which means your office is probably in the throes of organizing a Secret Santa or White Elephant gift exchange. And that means you’re knee-deep in wondering what gift-worthy something you could possibly find without breaking the bank (or busting the very-low… Read More

Grandma getting a gift

The 20 Top-Rated Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Grandma You’ll have to take a lot into consideration when trying to find the right gift for your grandma. You’ll have to know her interests, sure, but you’ll also need to consider her age and yours, whether it’s a gift from your children to your mom (or… Read More

Kids using tablets

The 25 Top-Rated, Easy-to-Use, and Durable Tablets for Kids It’s the holiday season, which means you’re probably looking for good gift ideas for your kids. And if that hunt has you searching for the best tablets for kids in 2017, then your quest is over. We’ve rounded up a list of the top 25 tablets… Read More

The 26 Top-Rated Cribs for a Safe, Secure Slumber for Your Baby Deciding where you put your biggest treasure to sleep is likely a decision you’ll want to spend time looking into before making a purchase. Among other possible concerns, you’ll need to consider how long you’ll want your child to have this bed, what… Read More

A child putting gifts into a Christmas stocking

The 50 Top-Rated Stocking Stuffers for Everyone on Your Holiday Shopping List Stocking stuffers are often some of the most challenging items on your holiday shopping list. Do you opt for the cheap and fun, the useless and funny, or the expensive and useful? There are tons of little gadgets and odds and ends that… Read More

Scholarship award

Family Living Today, in conjunction with RKT Publishing, LLC, is excited to announce the 2017-2018 Child Welfare and Development (CWD) Scholarship Award for Students Pursuing a Degree in Social Work. This is a new scholarship that will be awarded annually in the amount of $1,000 to students pursing a bachelor’s degree in social work with… Read More

Woman taking clothes out of the dryer

Doing laundry isn’t something most people look forward to, but having the right dryer can reduce energy, prolong the life of your clothes, and make the chore so much easier. When you’re trying to find the best dryer, it can be difficult to decipher all the technical language manufacturers use to describe their dryers. We’ve… Read More

Two teenage gifts getting Christmas gifts

As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to start thinking about gifts. If you have any teenagers on your list, you’re probably already dreading trying to find a good present. Teens are notoriously tricky to shop for with their changing preferences and rapidly evolving social life. You’re probably trying to avoid buying any presents that… Read More

Baby with a gift

Welcoming a new baby into the world is an exciting experience for any parent, and giving gifts is one way that you can support them and celebrate their new baby with them. From baby showers to a baby’s first birthday to other events, like Christmas, you’ll probably need at least a few ideas for some… Read More

Life as a new mom can be a bit chaotic, to say the least. As a new mom adjusts to a different schedule, changing priorities, and how to best care for her new baby, it’s easy to forget to take some time to care for herself. A thoughtful, helpful gift can make a mom’s job… Read More

Senior receiving a gift

Finding the perfect gift can be time-consuming and frustrating if you don’t make the right choice. The decision is even harder when it comes to the older adults in your life. It might be tempting to think that their long lives have allowed them to acquire everything they need. They might even openly state that… Read More

Daughter giving dad a gift

The 50 Top-Rated Gifts Sure to Please Your #1 Dad Considering all your dad has given you over the years – including your very life’s blood, ya whippersnapper! – you probably want to treat him to a special gift for the holidays. The problem: Dad can be tough to shop for. Until now, that is…. Read More

Daughter giving a gift to mom

50 Top-Rated Gifts for the Hard-to-Buy-For Mom When trying to find the right gift for mom, you may feel a bit of pressure. Because if there’s one thing you do not want to do it’s to disappoint the woman who gave you life. Whether you nail it out of the park or swing and miss,… Read More

Man receiving gifts

The 45 Top-Rated Gifts Any Man Will Love to Receive It can be so hard to find the right gift for the men – or gifts for the dads – in your life. While many men may appreciate a tie or set of golf balls, not all do. What about men who like outdoor activities?… Read More

Man sharpening a knife

The 25 Top-Rated Knife Sharpeners for Perfect, Long-Lasting Cutlery After investing your hard-earned money in a quality knife set, you want to keep it sharp and lasting a long time. For that, you’ll need a good knife sharpener. Whether you prefer honing steel, diamond, or ceramic pull-throughs, or the old-fashioned whetstone, there are many choices… Read More

Cookware set

A cookware set contains ten or more pieces of cooking essentials: stockpots, saucepans, and skillets in various sizes. It makes a great gift for weddings, graduations, and anyone moving into a new home. With the right cookware set, you get all the pots and pans you need—often for the best price. But a cookware set… Read More

Man using a pour over coffee maker

The 25 Top-Rated Pour-Over Coffee Makers for a Perfect Brew If you’ve never heard of a “Pour Over Coffee Maker” then you haven’t delved into the coffee connoisseur life as much as you may have thought. This is a specialized method for coffee lovers to savor their coffee in a different, very meticulous way. The… Read More

Knife set in kitchen

Chefs love to say that the most dangerous implement in the kitchen is a dull knife. Many people try to make do with old knives, not realizing that they make even common kitchen tasks more difficult and dangerous. A knife set is an excellent way to make a small but game-changing upgrade to your kitchen…. Read More

Man on hybrid bike

The 25 Top-Rated Hybrid Bikes for Fitness, Mountain Biking, and More Have you been struggling to decide what type of bicycle you should get based on what you’ll use it for the most? Why not just split the difference and find a hybrid of them all? Hybrid bikes take some of the best features of… Read More

It’s completely fine to buy pre-ground coffee that you can use for your brews. In fact, some people are perfectly happy with cups of coffee that they can make quickly and without fuss in the morning. With that said, some people also like taking an extra step to achieve coffee perfection. They’ll do everything they… Read More

Electric blanket

The 25 Top-Rated Electric Blankets to Keep You Warm and Toasty Is there anything in the world cozier than snuggling down into a soft, warm, and comfortable bed? No. No, there is not. Enter the modern electric blanket, a heated blanket designed not only for warmth but for ultimate comfort and strict safety. This is… Read More

Man opening curtains

The 25 Top-Rated Curtains for Privacy, Blocking UV Rays, and Better Sleep Sleep is one of life’s most pleasurable necessities – who doesn’t love to snuggle in bed, wrapped in blankets and sweet dreams? – but it’s also one of the most elusive. Brilliant sunlight, outside sounds, and cold drafts, not to mention night shifts, cranky babies,… Read More

Woman using an electric trimmer

While very few children under the age of 18 are injured due to trimmers and edgers, it is important to keep a few safety precautions in mind while using. Never allow children to operate a trimmer or edger. Given their size, most powered trimmers and edgers cannot be operated by young children. Be sure to… Read More

Man with a chainsaw

Chain saws can be an incredibly dangerous item for even adults and experienced users, for that reason children should not operate a chain saw. Read your owner’s manual carefully before operating, and ensure you have proper safety equipment including: eye and ear protection, gloves, closed-toed shoes, and any protective guard. Only operate in well-ventilated areas… Read More

Garden tiller

Hand tillers aren’t a particularly dangerous item aside from their sharp edges, but their motorized counterparts can be if proper safety precautions aren’t observed. Always ensure the area you’re about to till doesn’t have any gas lines or wires buried below, and wear proper safety gear including closed-toed shoes, hearing and eye protection and gloves…. Read More

Man unloading dishwasher

The 25 Top-Rated Portable Dishwashers for Apartments, RVs, and More Nobody loves to wash dishes by hand. But, if you live in a small apartment, have a summer home, or travel frequently in an RV, you probably assume that standing and washing dishes is the only way you can get them done because of the… Read More

Pond with water features

Pond and water features can help to add visual interest and practical enjoyment to your outdoor living space. They are not without their risks, however, and so it is important to observe some safety precautions when shopping for and installing items around your pond. For any sort of electrical element, you’ll want to ensure that… Read More

Patio furniture

Patio furniture can take your outdoor space from good to great and is an excellent way to extend your family’s living space to the outdoors. There are some safety considerations to keep in mind when selecting and using patio furniture, namely that an item is secure and that you do not pinch or cut yourself… Read More

Woman taking care of a man in a wheelchair

If you are among the 1 in 3 adults in the US who provide care as an informal caregiver, you know how difficult juggling daily life and your responsibilities as a caregiver can be. This includes anybody who provides care to someone in need, such as an elderly relative, an ill partner, or a disabled… Read More

A person using a handheld vacuum

It doesn’t always make sense to lug out a heavy upright or canister vacuum. For quick cleanups, a handheld vacuum does the job without any of the hassle that comes from large vacuums. While a handheld vacuum does not typically last as long as a cordless upright model, they’re still able to accomplish quick clean… Read More