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. Volunteer Activities that Better the Environment

    Volunteer GroupWe all know how important it is to do our part toward helping the environment. Recycling, buying locally produced foods, and watching energy use are all great actions that benefit the Earth. But there’s even more we can do. Environmental volunteerism provides ways for nature lovers of all ages to help keep our world healthy, meet others with similar interests, and reap the many physical and mental benefits that volunteering has to offer.

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    Categories: Living Green
  2. Life Insurance for my Parents: What Does Gerber Life Offer?

    Daughter Taking Care of MomParents worry about their children. It’s a universal fact of life. In turn, children worry about their parents. Adult children often fret over their parents’ financial situation, especially in a shaky economy.

    One area of concern is life insurance protection. For example, when one parent passes away, will there be enough money for the surviving parent to live on? Whether your mom or dad passes away first, the surviving spouse may face financial challenges.

    Gerber Life offers three life insurance options that you may want to suggest to your parents, so that all of you can have peace of mind. Here are the highlights of each:

  3. How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

    Couple Exercising OutsideLose weight. Quit smoking. Take up exercise. Spend more time with the kids. Sound familiar? If you have a New Year’s resolution in mind that you’d like to kick into high gear – and become part of the 8 percent of people who actually stick to their New Year’s resolutions – read on. Gerber Life shares some tips and tricks to help you make – and keep – your resolution.

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    Categories: Health & Safety
  4. Managing Your Family’s Finances

    Parent Managing Family FinancesAs a parent, you never know when unexpected expenses will arise. It’s normal to experience financial hurdles from time to time, but getting back on track can be a struggle. Sometimes, all it takes is a little planning. Here are a few ways that your family can do so:

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    Categories: Saving Money
  5. Five Easy Ways to Add Exercise To Your Day

    Family Playing in SnowNot everyone has time to go to the gym. Let’s face it, not everyone wants to. If you seem to have about a million things to do each day and can’t find the time, money, or motivation to join a local gym to get your exercise, there’s good news. You can add exercise to your day without spending a penny, stepping foot into a gym, or even stepping into your sweats. Here are five simple how-to tips:

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    Categories: Health & Safety