The Gerber Life Parenting Blog

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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. DIY Craft: How to Make a Paper Pinwheel That Spins

    Boy holding pinwheel on the beachPaper pinwheels are surprisingly easy to make and can give children an immense amount of joy. This simple project offers a wonderful blank canvas for your child to express himself or herself with color and originality, and requires a little adult supervision for cutting and attaching the pinwheel to a stick.

    Ready to get started? Here’s how to make a paper pinwheel that can spin and spin and spin:

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    Categories: Parenting Tips
  2. Encourage Your Child Through Words of Affirmation

    Mom hugging son with basketballEveryone needs external reinforcement to be their best self, including your child, who relies on you for encouragement and words of affirmation. Use the following tips to help encourage your child or to lift up his or her spirit, and to inspire your child to keep developing his or her unique talents and abilities.

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  3. Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Tips

    Thanksgiving travel by the numbersThanksgiving Day traditions in the United States often include sitting around the table with the family, feasting on turkey and stuffing and sweet potatoes, and savoring pumpkin pie, made using grandma’s recipe. The list goes on and on.

    For many people, maintaining this tradition means traveling, which makes the Thanksgiving holiday notoriously one of the busiest travel times of the year. Traveling on Thanksgiving weekend is often synonymous with traffic delays and travel snags at almost every turn.

    If you plan to brave the roads or the rails or the skies this Thanksgiving, check out our infographic for Thanksgiving travel tips that could help make your trip a little smoother.

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    Categories: Health & Safety
  4. Video: Who Needs Life Insurance?

    Video screenshotLife can be unpredictable. That’s part of what makes it so beautiful. Not knowing what lies around the corner can sometimes be scary, but with life insurance protection you can rest assured that no matter what the future brings, your loved ones have greater financial protection.

    Who needs life insurance? People who have loved ones who depend on them financially should consider getting coverage. Life insurance can give you the peace of mind of knowing that your loved ones will have financial protection should the unthinkable happen to you.

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  5. Do You Need Accident Protection Insurance?

    Ambulance lightsAccidents by their very nature are unexpected and unintentional. When incidents result in injury or worse, the costs associated can often exceed a family’s income. That’s why it’s so important to have some kind of protection in case the unexpected should occur. Accident protection insurance can provide a financial safety net against accidental death or a disabling injury, helping you and your loved ones to pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs.

    Do you need accident protection insurance? What’s the difference between accident protection insurance and life insurance? Here are some considerations:

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