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. Should Earning Potential Determine Your Child’s Major?

    teenage girl holding paperFor some students, choosing a college major is one of the most difficult decisions to make; akin to the timeless question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” As a parent, you want your child to choose an area of study that he or she will be passionate about and that will lead to great prospects for employment.

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    Categories: College Planning
  2. Summer Mini-Vacations: Budget-Friendly Day Trips and Short Trips for the Next Family Adventure

    family bikingFor families with kids, summer can be long, and hot and – say it with us – borrrrring. Though – if you plan accordingly – you don’t have to spend a lot of time or a lot of money to create a summer full of fun family adventure. Make memories this summer and do some crucial family bonding with a “mini” vacation, perfect for families with kids.

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    Categories: Parenting Tips
  3. Waiver of Premium Rider

    Doctor Caring for PatientA safety net to a Gerber Life Whole Life Policy for those who become totally disabled.

    If you’ve decided to buy life insurance, you have a lot to think about. What type of policy should you buy? How much should you budget to pay for the policy? What amount of coverage will you need to protect your family?

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  4. Developing a Save-for-College Plan With Your Children

    Teenage Girl in ClassroomThe role your kids can play and what they need to know.

    Parents of a child entering kindergarten in the fall of 2013 (the Class of 2026) can expect to pay an average of $44,161 a year for college, or a total of $176,646, for four years at an in-state public institution.

    Developing a plan for saving for college is essential. The first step to helping your child get through college with minimal debt is to start early and make saving a priority. CNNMoney states, “Investing just $100 a month for 18 years will yield $48,000, assuming an 8 percent average annual return.”

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    Categories: College Planning
  5. Health Tips for Moms

    woman-seating-outdoorsThis Mother’s Day, give your children the best gift of all by staying healthy for them.

    While family members ponder what gifts to give mom on Mother’s Day, let’s turn the tables and ponder what gift mom could give to her family. Her love, of course, but what about her own good health?

    So moms, as you soak in everyone’s love and gratitude this Mother’s Day, think about ways that you can be – and stay – healthy. It’s a gift that you’ll be giving yourself, as well as to your family.

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    Categories: Health & Safety