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. Halloween Quiz

    Children Celebrating HalloweenThere’s no doubt that Halloween holds a special place in the hearts of Americans. Who can blame us? On what other day can you walk around your town in a costume and have neighbors give you free candy?

    Nevertheless, just because you may dress up like Einstein doesn’t mean you can’t learn something new about the history of Halloween. You’re sure to become a smarter parent and learn more about this holiday with our Halloween quiz.

  2. Overcoming Fear in Children

    Child Hiding Behind Parent's LegFor many children, Halloween isn’t the only day when “scary” things roam. In fact, most – if not all – kids are afraid of something, such as spiders and other bugs. Some children don’t want to be near dogs or cats. Fear of the dark is common; and what about the dreaded trip to the doctor or dentist?

    As your children get older, their fears will likely disappear. While that’s a comfort to most parents, it’s not much help for the kids. We’ve put together a list of tips that other moms and dads have found helpful for overcoming fear in children

  3. Uncovering Hidden Dangers: Simple Steps to Keep Your Family Safe

    Protecting Children From Hidden DangersLook carefully and you’ll see dangerous situations for your children almost anywhere you turn – cars whizzing by, knives on the counter, a box of matches, an unlocked car door or pool gate, and untied shoelaces are just a few. Here are some hidden dangers that may not seem so obvious:

  4. Our Treat to You: Money-Saving Halloween Tips for Parents

    Cost-Effective Costumes & CandyAre you ready to be scared? You, your friends and millions of other American consumers spent … eek! … a combined $6.9 billion1 on Halloween in 2011! That number is expected to rise even higher this year.

    Just think of all that you could buy with that amount of money:

  5. Green Activities: Starting a Family Garden with Your Kids

    Green Activities: Mother Gardening with DaughterOne of the most rewarding experiences a parent and child can share together is planting and watching something grow out of the fruits of their own labor. Starting a family garden with your children is not only valuable bonding time, but is also a green way to teach your children about where foods come from, how to care for plants and how much better organically grown foods are for you. Regardless of how much space you have to work with or how much time you have on your hands, starting a garden with your children is relatively simple and can be done in a way that is convenient for you and your family.