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. What Every Parent Needs to Know When Buying Whole Life Insurance

    Mother Considering Whole Life InsuranceParents who want to buy whole life insurance should know about the key features, whether buying whole life protection for themselves or for their children. But first, ask yourself these questions:

  2. Home Organizing Tips to Clean Out the Clutter

    Home Organization IdeasEver feel like clutter is going to take over one day? From stacks of mail on the counter to many pairs of kids’ shoes strewn across the floor to piles of laundry waiting to be folded, running a home involves lots of moving parts and never quite enough time to put them all away.

    Whether you live in a small space or large space, you can get your home and your life organized with these simple tips:

  3. Benefits of Endowment Insurance

    College Student StudyingChoosing the best life insurance policy for your needs represents an essential step toward safeguarding your family’s future. While you’ve likely heard of term life and permanent (whole) life insurance policies, you might not have considered an endowment life insurance policy. This form of permanent life insurance offers a range of benefits.

  4. Turn Trash into Creative Eco-Friendly Gifts

    Eco-Friendly Gift IdeasCreating eco-friendly gifts from items that might usually be thrown out after use can provide an opportunity to spend quality time with your kids or grandkids, while teaching the importance of recycling. Here are some creative eco-friendly gift ideas that are easy to make and just as rewarding to give.

  5. College Savings Accounts

    Parent Reading With ChildShould I save for college in my name or my child’s name?

    Saving for your child’s college education represents an investment in your child’s future. After all, the average cost of a college education has been rising steadily for decades – about 7% per year according to Forbes business magazine. That trend is expected to continue indefinitely.