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. Understanding Return of Premium Life Insurance

    Family Researching InsuranceReturn of Premium Life Insurance is a combination of Term Life and Whole Life insurance. It’s similar to a Term Life policy in that you pay for coverage for a pre-selected number of years (referred to as a “term”). However, if you outlive the term of the policy, every cent you paid into the policy will be returned to you – guaranteed. The premiums are higher for life insurance with return of premium than for Term Life policies, and you can minimize your monthly premium by choosing a longer period of coverage.

  2. Preparing Your Child for the First Field Trip

    Mother With Daughter at School Bus StopYour child’s first field trip is an exciting event, both for you and your little one. However, it can also be frightening for your child especially if he or she isn’t used to going to places without a parent. To ease your child’s anxiety and ensure that he or she has good memories, prepare for the trip by using these simple tips:

  3. Will a Down Economy Affect My Child’s Grow-Up® Plan?

    Broken Piggy BankYou hear it in the news every day – the U.S. economy has yet to fully rebound from the “Great Recession” of 2008-2009. Although every family’s situation is different, many people are still dealing with the leaner and meaner economic realities of post-recession years.

    The employment market remains tight and families feel the pressure of keeping up with the expenses of day-to-day-living. Yet family budgets need to address not only today’s demands, but also financial goals for the future.

  4. Healthy Meals that Don’t Require an Oven

    Healthy No-Cook MealHave you ever had days when even the thought of turning on the oven stresses you out? Chill out with a no-bake meal. Best of all, none of the following simple, yet tasty no-bake meals involve processed, pre-made foods or even requires you to turn on the microwave. Not only will you save on energy costs, your kitchen will stay cooler. You can incorporate lots of healthy fruits, veggies and nuts in a no-bake meal, just the way nature intended. Here are some no-cook meals the whole family will love:

  5. Five Misconceptions About Life Insurance

    Life Insurance AgentLife insurance may sometimes seem complicated and confusing, given the many different providers, policies and coverages. It’s important to thoroughly research your options before making a choice, but – if you do your research online – it’s also important to consider the source of the information.

    To help you separate fact from fiction, let’s dissect some common misconceptions: