1. Back to School Quiz

    Back to School QuizIt may be hard to believe, but summer is almost gone. It will soon be time for another school year. For some parents, that means a kindergartner attending school for the first time, or a teenager heading into their senior year of high school. For most, it’s somewhere in between. No matter where you fall on the back-to-school timeline, Gerber Life Insurance Company wants to ensure your child is prepared to achieve great things this year and for years to come.

    Before you get the backpacks ready and school clothes lined up, let’s revisit some fun trivia questions you may have been asked when you were in school. After all, it’s never too late to learn, or–in this case–re-learn.

  2. Summer Quiz

    Summer Fun Quiz“Summer afternoon – summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”

    American author Henry James was certainly fond of summer. Who can blame him? Days are longer, the weather is warmer, and we gain a sense of freedom we wish could last forever. Even as we get older and our summer days are filled mostly with work, we still find time for adventure – trips to the beach, cookouts, campfires, hiking, biking, fishing or catching fireflies.

    Make your summer even better, with tips on staying safe and saving money by following the Gerber Life blog. For now take a moment for our summer quiz and see if your knowledge of summer is scorching hot or cold and rainy:

    1.    Which holiday unofficially signals the end of the summer season in the United States: Memorial Day, Independence Day or Labor Day?

    2.    The musical group Katrina and the Waves had a hit song in 1985 called: Boys of Summer; Walking on Sunshine; Summer Nights or Summertime Blues?

    3.    Summer Sanders won an Olympic gold medal in which sport: archery, soccer, swimming or diving?

    4.    Only two U.S. cities have average summer temperatures at or above 90°F: Las Vegas and Dallas; Austin and Dallas; Las Vegas and Phoenix or Phoenix and Dallas?

    5.    In 1966, which singer hit the charts with a song called Summer Wind: Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Otis Redding or Glen Campbell?

  3. Celebrating Father’s Day!

    Celebrating Father’s DayOn Sunday, June 17, families all over the United States will take time to honor the fathers in their lives. Many family members will show how much they love dad by giving him a new necktie, shirt, set of screwdrivers or other similar gifts. Kick off your Father’s Day celebration with this short famous-fathers inspired quiz:

    1. One of our nation’s Founding Fathers, George Washington (who never had children of his own), had wooden dentures. True or false?
    2.  A Harris Poll in 2009 asked the question, “Who is America’s Favorite TV Dad?” Was it Cliff Huxtable of “The Cosby Show,” Mike Brady of “The Brady Bunch,” Archie Bunker of “All in the Family” or Homer Simpson of “The Simpsons”?
    3. What is the nickname of the book/movie featuring the character “Don Vito Corleone”? Father Time, The Godfather or Daddy Warbucks?
    4. Who is known as the “Father of Invention”? Steve Jobs, Leonardo Da Vinci, or Thomas Edison?
    5. In the 1991 movie “Father of the Bride,” who plays the role of the uptight dad George Banks: Ted Danson, Tom Hanks, Steve Martin or Martin Short?

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  4. Unique Father’s Day Gifts That Make Every Day a Father’s Day

    Unique Father’s Day GiftsFather’s Day may come only once a year, but wouldn’t it be nice if your gift could last a lot longer? This year, as you look for the perfect present for the special dad in your life, consider getting one that keeps on giving all year long. Here are five unique Father’s Day gifts that can make dad feel special day after day:

    1. Class-y gifts—Why not give dad a gift of enrollment to a local class for something he enjoys. Maybe he’d like to learn more about computers, cooking, photography, or investing and money management. Find out what he’s interested in and then match him up with a local instructor.

    2. Your delivery is here—“Gift of the month” clubs are a unique Father’s Day gift   and a wonderful way to show dad that, for you every month is Father’s Day–not just June. There are many clubs to select from, choose a club that would be of special interest to dad. Here are just a few possible ideas: wine, cheese, coffee, beer, hot sauce, cheesecake, ice cream, cigars, bbq sauce, and bacon.

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  5. Mother’s Day Quiz

    Mother’s Day QuizIn the United States, Mother’s Day has become as American as, well, the apple pies that some moms bake. Believe it or not, that wasn’t always the case. Up until 1914, when this special day was designated a national holiday, there was no official celebration to honor moms. Of course, families didn’t need the government’s stamp of approval to make mom feel special, but Mother’s Day certainly is a great reminder for sons, daughters and families to honor these special women. Take our Mother’s Day Quiz to see if you’re as smart as your mother always said you were.

    1. Which President designated Mother’s Day as a national observance: Woodrow Wilson, Herbert Hoover or Calvin Coolidge?
    2. Mother’s Day is celebrated on which day: the first Sunday in May, the second Sunday in May or the third Sunday in May?
    3. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, how many women in the U.S. are mothers: 44.6 million, 82.5 million, or 136 million?
    4. How old was Satyabhama Mahapatra, the oldest woman to give birth, when she had her first and only child: 65, 70 or 75 years old?
    5. Which TV mom said, “You can never raise a hand to a child. Just stop cutting the crust off their sandwiches. They’ll get the message.”: Marion Cunningham (Happy Days), Marge Simpson (The Simpsons) or Jill Taylor (Home Improvement)?