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. Balancing Bills and Saving for College

    Finding Ways to Save for CollegeA recent study commissioned by Gerber Life confirms that parents with young children find it difficult to save for college. They identify two main reasons — mortgage/rent payments and general household bills.

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  2. 10-Year Term Insurance

    Family Planning Ahead With Term Life InsuranceThe decision to buy life insurance can be the most important decision you ever make for your family. It can mean the difference between your family maintaining their current lifestyle, kids going to college, and even not having to sell the family home should you die. Having the breadwinner of the family die unexpectedly is traumatic for everyone. Losing the income from that person makes a very difficult situation even worse. Purchasing a life insurance policy can eliminate some of your family’s worries and stresses should something happen to you. Not to mention, provide you with the peace of mind that your family will be financially able to continue the lifestyle that they have grown accustomed to should you not be able to provide it any longer due to death.

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  3. SAT / ACT Testing

    Students Taking Standardized TestCollege Admission Tests
    The ACT and SAT tests are two separately administered college admissions tests required by the vast majority of US four-year colleges and universities. Of the two, the SAT is the most widely required, taken and utilized by admissions committees to determine an applicant’s eligibility for admission. Some schools allow either test to be submitted for consideration and students applying to these institutions are advised to take both tests and submit the better grade to their colleges of choice.

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  4. Can Sign Language Improve Your Baby’s Communication Skills?

    Baby Learning Sign LanguageYou’re sitting with your baby, and out of the blue your child starts crying. Even though your child can’t talk yet, you start asking questions, as if your son or daughter can give you an answer. “Are you hungry?” “Did you hurt yourself?” “Does your tummy bother you?”

    Imagine how surprised you’d be if your baby actually answered. For many parents, it’s not surprising at all. It’s just baby sign language in action. With programs like Baby Signs®, more and more parents are using sign language as a tool to help toddlers and young children express themselves and communicate with others before they can speak clearly.

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    Categories: Health & Safety
  5. Baby Shower Ideas on a Budget

    Baby Shower on a BudgetParties are so much fun, especially baby showers. But, the tiny details that make the day memorable often come attached to a healthy price tag that can send you soaring over your party budget before you know it. Before planning your next shower, here are some baby shower ideas on a budget to help save you money.

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    Categories: Saving Money