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. Healthy Grocery Shopping on a Budget

    Shopper Buying Healthy GroceriesThe average American grocery store is full of pitfalls. From processed food to fat-laden convenience items, it can be hard to navigate the supermarket landscape, especially with kids in tow. With a little know-how you can beat the grocery shopping blues and learn to buy healthy food on a budget. Here are some ways:

  2. Stress Reduction Tips for Busy Families

    Family Riding Bikes To Relieve StressWhen parents are stressed, kids are stressed. Studies have shown that parental stress can lead to stress, illness and even depression in their children. What’s a busy family to do? In this post, we’ll look at ways for families to work together to reduce stress and promote harmony.

  3. Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

    Family Making 'Green Choices' At Food StandEveryone wins when you adopt a living green lifestyle. Earth Day is our annual reminder that protecting our environment is as important as protecting our spouses, children and other family members. April 22, 1970 marks the “birth date” of Earth Day, which many consider the beginning of the contemporary environmental era.

  4. Internet Safety Tips for Parents

    Internet Safety for ChildrenAs a parent, you may not have had computers and the Internet while growing up, but this technology is often easily available for today’s kids. Children are getting exposed to computers at younger and younger ages.

    Though the Internet can be beneficial for educational, social and entertainment purposes, it also can expose users young and old to dangerous websites and situations if used without caution. As your child’s computer literacy and Internet usage grow, keep these basic points in mind while teaching safe use of the Internet:

  5. Gerber Life Video Contest Voting Ends April 8th!

    Gerber Life Video Contest Voting Ends April 8Vote for your favorite video and help one lucky family win a $10,000 Gerber Life College Plan!

    In our Bring Dreams to Life Video Contest we’ve asked parents and grandparents to share a video showing what their child or grandchild, aged 8 years old or younger, dreams of being when he or she grows up. We’ve been receiving some great videos! From your desktop or laptop computer, visit our contest page at www.facebook.com/gerberlife to view the videos entered and to vote for your favorite. Remember to share the contest with all of your friends and family, so that they can vote, too!