The Gerber Life Parenting Blog

What parents want to know

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. Repair or Replace?

    Broken Washing MachineHow to know when your appliances have reached the end of their life.

    When a major appliance in your home breaks down, you are faced with a decision: Do you pay to have the appliance repaired or do you replace it? According to Consumer Reports, the best choice in this situation will depend on the age of the appliance, its fair market value and whether it is currently under warranty.

  2. What determines life insurance rates?

    Senior Couple Bike RidingLife insurance rates are not “one-size-fits-all.” According to the New York Department of Financial Services, an assortment of factors can affect how much money will be paid for coverage. For example, a $500,000, 30-year Term Life policy could cost much less for a healthy, non-smoking 20-year-old than the same policy would cost for a 50-year-old smoker or someone who participates in high-risk sports.

  3. Greening Your Family’s Diet

    Organic VegetablesMore and more people understand that making eco-friendly choices at home is good for the environment. From recycling to using less water, composting to carpooling, households are getting on the green bandwagon. Did you know that the foods you choose to purchase and consume impact the environment?

  4. DIY Home Décor Ideas

    Woman Remodeling HomeDo-It-Yourself home décor is not only budget-friendly but also a unique way of expressing your family’s personal style. If you are itching to makeover your space but don’t want to break the bank, check out these DIY tips:

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  5. Family Fitness

    Family Soccer GameTeam sports that the whole family can play.

    It’s no secret that being physically active is good for you. Getting up and moving has a number of health benefits, from a reduced risk of obesity and chronic diseases to better sleep and higher self-esteem. The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition recommends that adults have at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day and children have at least 60 minutes.