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. Why Life Insurance? What Every Parent Should Know

    Mother, Daughter and SonWhen you become a parent, you want nothing more than to protect your children from harm. Unfortunately, you can’t anticipate every obstacle your children will encounter, including the possibility of your death. By having an appropriate life insurance policy, you can help ensure that your children have a financial safety net should something happen to you.

  2. Affordable Birthday Gifts for Larger Families

    Family Birthday PartyLarge families are a blessing. They can also be challenging when it comes to shopping for birthday presents. Most families try to live within a budget, so buying an expensive gift for each child’s birthday simply isn’t feasible. Fortunately, it is possible to give a child something he or she will love without breaking the bank. Here are some tips for finding affordable birthday gifts:

  3. Applying for Your Child’s Life Insurance Plan

    Dad Applying for Baby Life InsuranceHow to apply for the Gerber Life Grow-Up® Plan in three easy steps.

    The Gerber Life Grow-Up® Plan1 is whole life insurance for your child. You can buy coverage from $5,000 to $50,000 at budget-friendly rates based on your child’s age.

  4. Volunteer Activities that Better the Environment

    Volunteer GroupWe all know how important it is to do our part toward helping the environment. Recycling, buying locally produced foods, and watching energy use are all great actions that benefit the Earth. But there’s even more we can do. Environmental volunteerism provides ways for nature lovers of all ages to help keep our world healthy, meet others with similar interests, and reap the many physical and mental benefits that volunteering has to offer.

  5. Life Insurance for my Parents: What Does Gerber Life Offer?

    Daughter Taking Care of MomParents worry about their children. It’s a universal fact of life. In turn, children worry about their parents. Adult children often fret over their parents’ financial situation, especially in a shaky economy.

    One area of concern is life insurance protection. For example, when one parent passes away, will there be enough money for the surviving parent to live on? Whether your mom or dad passes away first, the surviving spouse may face financial challenges.

    Gerber Life offers three life insurance options that you may want to suggest to your parents, so that all of you can have peace of mind. Here are the highlights of each: