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. How to Get Life Insurance

    Mother and Daughter Considering Life InsuranceLife insurance provides monetary protection for your family in the event of your death. If you have dependents, it is essential to get life insurance. However, people rarely know where to start when it comes to buying life insurance. If this decision has you overwhelmed and confused, don’t despair. The key is to research your options, consider them carefully and choose the policy that is best for you. Here are a few considerations to keep in mind when getting life insurance for the first time:

  2. Seven Ways to Go Green at Home

    Home Recycling BinsBeing more eco-conscious in your day-to-day living doesn’t require the drastic lifestyle changes many people think it does. As a matter of fact, it’s many little changes to everyday life that can contribute to a healthier, greener earth. You can do your part by trying out some of these ideas at home to go green and give Mother Nature a helping hand:

  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.

  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:

  5. Health & Fitness Apps for Dads

    Dad Exercising With SonThese days, dad is joining mom in the quest to “do it all.” Balancing job, childcare and housework is increasingly the goal of both parents.

    Indeed, dads today are active co-parents and sometimes even primary caregivers. This takes energy, which requires a focus on fitness. After all, dad can’t run after the kids if he’s struggling to get off of the couch after a hard day of vacuuming.

    Even as dads are stepping up, the digital world is stepping in, with a host of health-promoting “apps” (short for “applications” software used on smartphones or other mobile device).  Here are some great health and fitness apps for dads that are free or inexpensive to download. Check to see if they’re compatible with the operating system on dad’s mobile device: