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. Saving for College: A crash course in budgeting

    Family Planning Early for CollegeYour newborn has just turned six months old and you’ve finally gotten a handle on this whole “parenting” thing (the first lesson was that you can never have too many packages of diapers). You’ve bought everything you can think of for your child – the best crib available, a top-of-the-line stroller and enough toys to open up your own store. But have you thought about a plan to save for college? According to a recent study, commissioned by Gerber Life, 91 percent of moms and dads would give up vacations, cell phones or the Internet if it could cover the cost of their child’s education. What many of them may not realize is that they don’t have to give up everything if they start saving something today.

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    Categories: College Planning
  2. Replace Worries With A Plan: Save Early for College Tuition

    Saving for College TuitionAre you worried about saving for your child’s college tuition? If so, you’re not alone. A recent survey shows that more than 80% of parents have at least one worry about saving for their child’s future college tuition.

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  3. Don’t Let Stress Ruin Kids’ Birthday Parties

    Girl Blowing Out Birthday CandlesBirthday parties for kids are supposed to be a time for fun. Unfortunately, because of expectations that are unrealistic, they are often a time for stress, both the emotional and financial kind.

  4. Gerber Life Video Contest Launches

    Gerber Life Video ContestEnter for a chance to win a $10,000 Gerber Life College Plan

    Do you ever wonder what your child will be when he or she grows up?  A teacher?  A musician? A doctor? We would love to have parents, grandparents and legal guardians share a video depicting their child’s dream. The Gerber Life Bring Dreams to Life Video Contest provides a perfect opportunity to have a child or grandchild “show and tell” his or her dream, and earn a chance to win a $10,000 Gerber Life College Plan.

  5. Avoid College Debt by Planning Ahead

    Avoiding College DebtDid you know that the average student loan debt for a 2011 college graduate is $23,300?* It should come as no surprise that a recent study commissioned by Gerber Life reveals that 47% of parents are concerned that their child may graduate with a lot of student loan debt.

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