1. Summer Music Quiz

    Family Summer MemoriesHurray, summer is here! Gerber Life Insurance has exciting news that will give you one more reason to love this time of year. This summer, Gerber Life Insurance will sponsor a sweepstakes for a chance to win a $10,000 Gerber Life College Plan for a child or grandchild age 8 or under. After July 18, 2013, visit www.contest.gerberlife.com for sweepstakes rules, eligibility, and to submit your entry.

    What else sets summer apart? Our thoughts often turn to music. Summer has been the muse for generations of musicians and composers who have captured its essence with themes of romance, adventure, pleasure and escape. From surfer songs to movie scores, enjoy testing your musical knowledge with this summer music quiz. It’s the perfect way to start your summer vacation off on the right note.

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  2. Beat the Heat

    Beating Summer BoredomSummer activities to keep boredom at bay.

    Why does summer sometimes prompt children to pout? Experts say it’s almost inevitable for kids’ enthusiasm to wane once the first blush of summer has faded. Helping a child to overcome boredom is not an insurmountable challenge. Look for creative and interesting activities for your child to do, especially ones that promote quality time together.

    Here are some activities that can dispel the doldrums, including some in which mom and dad can take part.

  3. Happy Father’s Day

    Dad, Sons Celebrating Father's DayCelebrate dad with this Father’s Day quiz.

    He’s always been there for you. He’s the guy who gave you life, held your hand, and then launched you on your own path. He’s your father.

    The paternal bond is like no other, and that’s why we take time every third Sunday in June to celebrate fatherhood. On that day we’ll also show our appreciation for grandfathers, uncles and other surrogate “dads” who, by word and deed, have been our mentors.

    Let’s take a look at some well-known fathers and sons and fathers and daughters, past and present.  Answer our Father’s Day trivia questions to test your knowledge about these famous fathers, and their unique legacies to their kids.

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  4. Father’s Day Ideas for Kids

    Father's Day Activities for the FamilyLaunch a family time capsule with dad.

    We all look for ways to preserve memories of special times with our loved ones. One Father’s Day activity everyone will love is creating a family time capsule together.

    This shouldn’t be a solo project. Make the kids and dad part of the fun. Brainstorm which family mementos and treasures to stow away, so that a future unearthing will induce smiles all around.

    Here’s how to start this fun Father’s Day activity, along with a few suggestions for what to stash in the time capsule:

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  5. Family Fun Crafts: The Wonder of the Shoebox

    Family Making CraftsLeonardo da Vinci once said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” This timeless quote certainly rings true when it comes to kids’ craft projects. Instead of running down to the store to pick up a complex – and expensive – craft kit, just grab a shoebox and some art supplies and you’ve got a world of easy, family fun crafts just waiting to be explored.

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