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. Rainy Day Activities for Kids

    Father and Son Playing Chess on a Rainy DayRainy Day Activities used to literally refer to what to do with children kept from their usual outdoor play pursuits. Nowadays, for many parents, it’s a struggle to get the kids to play in the sun and leave the video games behind. But all parents still have those days when space is limited and the kids get bored and restless. Parental and magazine websites are filled with options and ideas, but if your need for rainy day activities is “precipitated” by the loss of electrical power too, you’ll need to check out these sites now while your entire computer Internet equipment works.

  2. Bring Green Living to Life: Raising Eco-Friendly Kids

    Family Living Green By RecyclingIt seems like everywhere you turn these days, people are talking about “going green.” From using less energy to reducing carbon footprints, buying organic to using fewer chemicals, an earth-friendly lifestyle is in the news – and it looks like this trend is here to stay. And, while green living ideas range from the practical – taking your own, reusable bags to the grocery store – to the slightly more out-there – wearing clothing made from bacteria – one of the best ways for parents to ensure that there’s a sustainable future for their children is by modeling green living behaviors.

    Set a green example for your kids by following these simple living green tips, and soon you’ll have a house full of eco-friendly kids!

  3. Who Offers 529 Plans Legally?

    Family Saving for College EducationA 529 plan is an investment account that parents can use to prepare for their children’s college expenses. 529 plans offer certain tax advantages, and some plans allow you to lock in tuition rates years in advance. Investing your money in such a way may seem like an excellent college planning idea, but it’s essential that you put your funds in a trustworthy account. If you are looking for such an account, you may wonder who offers 529 plans legally.

  4. The Best Parenting Blogs and Tips On Starting Your Own

    Couple Writing a Parenting Blog on LaptopStarting a family is an especially exciting time, but settling into parenting can find moms and dads feeling overwhelmed and wondering how other parents manage. While the reasons for starting a parenting blog can be as diverse as the individuals who started them, each parenting blog serves a loyal group of readers who look to them for practical advice, humor, encouragement and a sense of community.

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  5. Helping Busy Parents Balance Family, Work and Life

    Family Multi-TaskingImagine how easy parenting would be if your children did what you wanted them to do without having to be asked over and over again. Imagine balancing things such as helping them with their homework, cleaning their room, taking out the garbage, emptying the dishwasher, picking up toys, mowing the lawn, walking the dog, and putting their dirty clothes into the hamper – as they all the while tell you how grateful they are for everything you do for them each and every day.