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. Benefits of Whole Life Insurance

    Couple Discussing Whole Life InsuranceLife insurance helps ensure that the family and loved ones you leave behind are not financially burdened if you die unexpectedly. One type of life insurance is whole life insurance whose benefits are significant not only for beneficiaries but also for you while you are living.

  2. Creative Ideas for Recycling Household Items

    Recycling Household Items“Living green” has started capturing the imagination and commitment of people nationwide. Parents and grandparents have embraced recycling and reusing common household items, realizing that developing the “recycling habit” is easier than they once had thought. They’ve also learned that it’s just as easy to pass on a “green” mentality to their children.

    Creative ways to recycle and reuse items are limitless. Here are some ideas to make the most of common recyclable items in your home:

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    Categories: Living Green
  3. A Payment Option: Single Premium Life Insurance

    Man Considering Single Premium Life InsuranceChoosing the right type of life insurance can help ensure your family’s security in the future. One type of payment option for many kinds of insurance would be single premium life insurance, which allows you to secure your family’s well being with just a single, lump-sum payment.

    Here’s how it works.

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  4. Summer Music Quiz

    Family Summer MemoriesHurray, summer is here! Gerber Life Insurance has exciting news that will give you one more reason to love this time of year. This summer, Gerber Life Insurance will sponsor a sweepstakes for a chance to win a $10,000 Gerber Life College Plan for a child or grandchild age 8 or under. After July 18, 2013, visit www.contest.gerberlife.com for sweepstakes rules, eligibility, and to submit your entry.

    What else sets summer apart? Our thoughts often turn to music. Summer has been the muse for generations of musicians and composers who have captured its essence with themes of romance, adventure, pleasure and escape. From surfer songs to movie scores, enjoy testing your musical knowledge with this summer music quiz. It’s the perfect way to start your summer vacation off on the right note.

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    Categories: General Interest
  5. Beat the Heat

    Beating Summer BoredomSummer activities to keep boredom at bay.

    Why does summer sometimes prompt children to pout? Experts say it’s almost inevitable for kids’ enthusiasm to wane once the first blush of summer has faded. Helping a child to overcome boredom is not an insurmountable challenge. Look for creative and interesting activities for your child to do, especially ones that promote quality time together.

    Here are some activities that can dispel the doldrums, including some in which mom and dad can take part.