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. 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:

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    Categories: Health & Safety
  2. 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!

  3. Spring Into Savings, Fun, and Fitness!

    Mother, Daughter Enjoying SpringIsn’t Spring a beautiful time of year! Colorful flowers begin to bloom. Birds begin to flutter around. And the colder weather gives way to warmer temperatures … making it easier to enjoy the great outdoors without bundling up. So, throw open the windows, breathe in the fresh air, and  hone your trivia skills with our Springtime fun facts quiz:

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    Categories: General Interest
  4. Spring Cleaning for Your Finances

    Couple Spring Cleaning FinancesThe perfect time to get your financial house in order

    It’s easy to get inspired to pick up a dust mop, tuck away sweaters and snow boots, and air out the last of Winter with windows thrown wide to the Springtime sun. Polishing up your financial window may be a little more daunting. But Spring—and the kickoff of tax season—is the perfect time to clean more than cobwebs by getting your financial house in order, too.

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    Categories: Saving Money
  5. Hello, Springtime!

    Family Spring PicnicA fresh approach to Springtime family activities

    Winter doesn’t necessarily mean snow and ice for everyone. But it often does leave us in the doldrums once the holiday season ends. Then Spring comes along, cheery and bright, to lift us right out of that slump. Now is the perfect time to start planning some fun Springtime family activities to celebrate the change of season.

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    Categories: General Interest