All posts by: Cynthia Lopez

About Cynthia Lopez

Cynthia is the assistant editor and frequent contributor at Family Living Today. She's been writing about family-focused topics and trends since 2014.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The 50 Best Tillers for Your Garden

Last Updated: September 30, 2017

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. […]

The 50 Best Pond and Water Features

Last Updated: September 30, 2017

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 […]

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 […]

The 50 Best Outdoor Fire Pits

Last Updated: September 30, 2017

While they’ve become a popular addition to outdoor living spaces, backyard fire pits are not without their dangers. Fires and burns are the obvious injuries, and so practicing fire safety is of utmost importance. Young children should always be supervised around open flame, and should never stoke or tend to the fire. If your unit […]

The 50 Best Lawn Care Products

Last Updated: September 30, 2017

Lawn care products have come a long way over the years, with innovations allowing homeowners to more easily care for their turf, often with less effort. When it comes to tools, look for those with ergonomic features for increased comfort and quality materials for reliable long lasting use. For chemicals, seeds, fertilizers and the like, […]

Outdoor grills are a wonderful way to cook food and there is no end to the number of different gadgets available on the market to make outdoor cooking simpler. Of utmost important when grilling and using cookware or gadgets is to protect yourself from burns. Tie back loose clothing and hair, and ensure you use […]

Garden structures can turn a ho-hum outdoor space into a backyard oasis and are an excellent way to add a touch of glamor and elegance to your family’s outdoor living area. They offer a unique opportunity for homeowners to express their personal style on a grand scale. Aside from following the manufacturer’s instructions for installation […]