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. Living Green On The Go

    Coworkers Riding Bikes To WorkGoing green at home is easy, but when you’re constantly on the go – driving the kids back and forth to school, attending sporting events and running errands, not to mention getting yourself to work and back again – living green presents a bit of a challenge. What’s an environmentally conscious family to do when the realities of everyday life get in the way of a green lifestyle?

  2. Family Fun Crafts: The Wonder of the Shoebox

    Family Making CraftsLeonardo da Vinci once said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” This timeless quote certainly rings true when it comes to kids’ craft projects. Instead of running down to the store to pick up a complex – and expensive – craft kit, just grab a shoebox and some art supplies and you’ve got a world of easy, family fun crafts just waiting to be explored.

  3. What Are the Rules for Coverdell Savings Accounts?

    Father Researching Coverdell Savings AccountAs society advances, higher education becomes more important than ever. Fortunately, there are several strategies you can use to save for your child’s educational expenses. One such vehicle is the Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA). The Coverdell ESA is a tax-deferred account you can use to hold investments for a child or other beneficiary’s future educational expenses.

  4. 10 Ideas for Family Fun and Fitness

    Family Staying Fit TogetherThe growing obesity epidemic and our increasingly hectic lifestyles make finding ideas for active family fun all the more important. Active families benefit by spending quality time with one another, while instilling habits that can improve health and strengthen relationships.

  5. Types of Insurance for Parents and Young Adults

     Insurance for Parents, Young AdultsThe insurance needs of parents and young adults vary. Young adults are often in good health with no dependents, while parents are responsible for a household of two or more people. In addition to traditional life insurance, there are other types of insurance policies that parents and young adults should consider.