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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. Dispelling the Confusion About Grow-Up® Life Insurance – Part 3, Who Can Buy

    Meet Drake – Gerber Life Halloween StorybookThird in a series of five blog posts

    Meet Drake the Vampire, who loves astronomy and usually has a telescope in tow. When he isn’t learning about stars and planets and black holes, he volunteers after hours at the local blood bank. Drake comes from a long line of Vampires and has a very close relationship with his great-great-great-grandad Count von Drake. Like most grandparents, the Count wants Drake to have financial protection in the future and is interested in buying a whole life policy for Drake. He isn’t sure that he can, however, since he isn’t Drake’s dad.

    Who can buy a Gerber Life Grow-Up® Plan?
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  2. 22 Halloween Safety Tips for the Whole Family

    Halloween safety tipsLove a good scare on Halloween? Some people do, except, of course, when it comes to child safety. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, only one-third of parents surveyed plan to speak with their kids about Halloween safety, even though three-quarters of them reported having concerns about the safety of their children.

    Halloween is just around the corner, so take a moment to explain to your child your expectations for Halloween Eve and to discuss simple precautions that can make it a fun and safe night for the entire family.

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    Categories: Health & Safety
  3. Easing the Transition to Caregiver for an Elderly Parent

    Father and grown son sitting on porchEach situation differs, but the scenarios are similar: One day you turn around and suddenly realize that your parents are getting older and need help with day-to-day living. When this time comes, it can be difficult for everyone involved. Having a plan in place before it’s needed can therefore go a long way toward alleviating some of the stress.

    Before you find yourself taking care of elderly parents, here are some tips to help facilitate the transition to caregiver:

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    Categories: Parenting Tips
  4. Navigating the Maze of Children’s Life Insurance

    Halloween mazeDouble, double, toil and trouble! Clair the Good Witch’s spell backfired and she turned into a cat (the main ingredient, toad warts, must have leaped past the expiration date). To reverse the spell, Clair will need to drink the hot green potion bubbling in the cauldron.

    Help your child navigate through the cauldron from start to finish to cool the potion so that Clair can drink it to break the spell.

  5. Finding Work-Life Balance as a Single Parent

    Mother and daughter talking on cell phonesFor a single parent, it can seem as if work never ends. Not only do you play the role of breadwinner and sole provider, but you also play the role of caretaker and homemaker. Without a partner on board to share some of the responsibility, anything that even remotely resembles a work-life balance can seem, well, laughable.

    It’s not uncommon for single parents who work outside of the home to feel guilty for having to spend time away from their children. They will often attempt to offset feelings of guilt by spending every non-working spare or “free” moment with their children.

    It may not be easy, but it is possible – and necessary – to juggle everyone’s schedules and yet manage to find some time for yourself.

    Here are five tips to help single parents find work-life balance:

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    Categories: Parenting Tips