The Gerber Life Parenting Blog

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With work, family and finances, modern parenting can sometimes feel like a juggling act. The Gerber Life parenting blog gives parents advice and tips to help you take on today-and plan for tomorrow. Our parenting blog offers articles on saving money, college planning, family insurance, parenting tips, living green, and health and safety. Although we may not be able to manage your retirement account, drive your all-star athlete to practice, or cook your family's favorite three-cheese lasagna, our parenting blog can provide you with ideas, advice and tips so that you can focus on what matters most: raising healthy, happy kids. We invite you to join the conversation and enjoy our parenting blog.

  1. Diaper Bag Necessities

    Mom Changing Baby's Diaper10 items every diaper bag should have (besides diapers).

    As a new parent, your baby isn’t the only new cargo you’ll be carrying around. With every baby comes a bulky diaper bag chock full of your little one’s greatest necessities. Although you probably know to pack plenty of diapers and wipes for your baby, here are some other necessities that could come in handy.

  2. Three Monthly Tips to Help You Budget For College

    Family Meal TimeThe average college student attending a public university can pay nearly $16,000 per year. Private universities cost in excess of $36,000 a year. Multiply those amounts by four years to see how expensive earning a college degree can be. Here are three ways to budget for college each month, to help fund your child’s future education.

  3. The Pros and Cons of Term Life and Whole Life Insurance

    Mother Giving Children Piggyback RideAs a parent or grandparent, choosing the right kind of insurance for your family’s needs is an important part of preparing for the future. There’s a feeling of security in knowing that you have enough coverage to provide your beneficiaries with adequate benefits.

    Two common kinds of life insurance – term life and whole life – have advantages and disadvantages. Read on to gain insight into how each kind works.

  4. Establishing an Emergency Contact List

    Emergency Room EntranceAn emergency contact list could prove life-saving when unexpected circumstances arise. No one plans to have an emergency, but every parent should plan for one. You may know to dial 9-1-1 during a serious medical emergency, but your mind may go blank attempting to dig up other emergency numbers during a highly stressful situation. When seconds matter, you’ll be glad that your emergency contact list is not only accessible, but also comprehensive.

  5. How to Put Multiple Children Through College Simultaneously

    Brother and Sister OutsideSaving for college is no easy feat even for just one child. Paying for more than one college education simultaneously can really break the bank. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the average annual cost for college tuition, room and board for a student at a four-year public college was more than $14,000 during the 2011 – 2012 school year. By the year 2030 that number could balloon to more than $40,000 per year. How can a parent afford for more than one child to attend college at the same time?

    Here are some solutions to help families of any size send their kids to college: