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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. Four Family-Centered Activities to Celebrate Mother’s Day

    mother-and-son-outsideThe heart of Mother’s Day is family togetherness. This makes it all-important to find an activity that the whole family can enjoy, while making mom the focus. So what’s the best way to accomplish both? Take the group outside to work on a project that will honor mom – and Mother Nature.

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    Categories: Living Green
  4. Five Affordable Mother’s Day Gifts

    girl-doing-laundryYou don’t have to break the bank on Mother’s Day to make mom happy. Often times, it’s the sentiment – not the price tag – that matters most. And with a little creativity, time and effort, you can put something together that will make mom feel just as special as she is to your family.

  5. Mother’s Day Quiz

    family hugging

    Celebrating all the women who enrich our lives!

    It’s such a wonderful rite of spring: the bond we celebrate with our mothers every year on the second Sunday in May. When Mother’s Day arrives this year, we’ll once again pull out all the stops to show how much we care. We’ll say it with flowers, fancy dinners out, hugs, phone calls and cards to express our heartfelt message: “We love you, Mom.”

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