The Gerber Life Parenting Blog

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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. Welcome Summer! It’s Time to Enjoy Fun in the Sun

    Children Running on BeachSummer is hard to beat. We love the season for its barbecues, baseball, beach days and water sports, and also for its celebrations of family milestones including graduations and weddings. Some of us will get down to earth and create a vegetable garden. Others will take to the trails for hiking or biking. Still others will slap on some sunscreen, plop down in a backyard lounge chair, and enjoy an instant vacation.

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  2. How to Shop for Life Insurance

    Mother and daughter shopping onlineThirty percent of U.S. households have no life insurance, according to a 2013 study by the Life Insurance and Market Research Association. Yet more than half of U.S. households reported that they needed more life insurance. So why don’t more families buy insurance?

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  3. Budget-Friendly Activities for Father’s Day

    Family Playing CardsTight budgets can keep the reins on family entertainment and activities, but you don’t have to shell out a lot of money to have fun with dad. Dads love just about anything that involves having their family around. Just use your imagination and keep in mind dad’s interests and energy level when deciding which Father’s Day activities to pursue.

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  4. Happy Father’s Day: Let’s Hear It for Dad!

    Father carrying daughterIt’s time once again for dads to take their place in the spotlight. When Father’s Day arrives on June 15, we’ll have many ways to honor the man who gave us life and/or love.

    Americans have been setting aside time in June to celebrate dads since the early 20th Century. However, Father’s Day only became an official observance in 1972, when President Richard Nixon signed the law establishing it as a permanent national holiday. Mother’s Day had already been an official holiday for 58 years.

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  5. Father’s Day Gifts Don’t Have to Be Costly to Be Cool

    Man taking family picturePerhaps your first financial advice came from dad: Stick to a budget. Save for retirement. Pay your bills on time – wise words that dad likely adhered to as well.

    The good news is that you don’t have to spend a lot on a great gift for Father’s Day. With a little creativity, you may not even have to spend anything.

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