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. Apps to Help You ‘Go Green’

    Mobile Apps to Go GreenOne of the easiest ways to ease into a greener lifestyle is by putting green apps to work. Whether you’re using an iPhone, iPad or Android, you can make every day Earth Day by using the best green-living apps available.

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    Categories: Living Green
  2. Why Family Traditions Matter

    Family Cooking TogetherWhat do you want your children to remember about growing up in your home? What memories would you like your grandchildren to form as they grow older? Perhaps you want your children to remember bringing canned goods to a food bank every Hanukkah or for Christmas Eve. Or maybe you want your grandchildren to cherish the annual spring break trips you took to your family’s lakeside cabin. Passing on customs and traditions to your children is important.

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    Categories: General Interest
  3. Tips to Save Money on Utilities

    Woman Opening WindowThe cost of living continues to rise and incomes can’t seem to keep up. Raising a family on a budget is no easy feat, so it makes sense to cut corners wherever possible. For example, there are ways you can slash your utility expenses each month. You’ll be doing your part to help preserve the environment while putting a little extra cash in your pocket by following these tips:

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    Categories: Saving Money
  4. A Babysitter’s Guide to Fun Activities for Kids

    Babysitter and ChildChildren often require structure, especially when their parents are away from home. When babysitters come over for a few hours, some parents may prefer that the children maintain their routine while being entertained. A list of planned activities can help the time pass faster and prevent behavioral issues. Whether you are a neighborhood babysitter, a friend or relative, keep this list of fun activities and games handy, for when you need to keep kids’ boredom at bay.

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    Categories: General Interest
  5. Quick Ways to Stay Fit at the Office

    Desk ExercisesLong hours at work may seem great for your reputation, but not so great for your health or physique. If you‘re busy getting kids to school in the morning and can’t find the time to work out between soccer practice and making dinner at night, there are still ways you can stay fit. Here are some office workouts to help you stay productive, mentally and physically:

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    Categories: Health & Safety