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Tips to keep your family healthy and safe

When days get hectic it's hard to find time to prepare healthy meals or stay active as a family. Gerber Life puts quick, healthy recipes and workout routines for you and your family right at your fingertips. We also share tips for helping to keep your family safe, such as how to avoid everyday dangers. Because it's so important to take good care of your family, we hope that our tips for raising healthy families will give you the kind of practical information that can help you do just that.

  1. How to Create an Eco-Friendly Garage

    October 15, 2013

    Eco-Friendly GarageGoing green in the house and yard can be pretty straight forward: installing solar panels, a garden compost, and don’t forget low-flow faucets in the kitchen and bathroom. But what about the garage?

    Garages tend to serve as dumping grounds for all of the stuff you don’t really want in the house, such as batteries, paint, oil, anti-freeze, pesticides and fertilizers. They also have the biggest door in the house, often unsealed, leaky, and open to the weather because you’re constantly opening it to drive the car in and out.

    These eco-friendly tips will help you create a more functional, sustainable garage space:

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  2. Halloween Safety Tips Every Parent Should Know

    October 3, 2013

    Mother and Son Trick-or-TreatingDressing up for Halloween can make children feel larger than life, and sometimes indestructible or magical. Adults, however, know that kids are as vulnerable on Halloween as at any other time, and maybe more so, since children’s excitement about the holiday shifts their focus away from potential Halloween hazards. Every parent should be prepared and aware of basic Halloween safety tips to keep the holiday fun and incident free.

    Taking some extra precautions to ensure a safe Halloween is one way that parents can preserve their peace of mind. Here are some safety tips for before the holiday and on Halloween night itself:

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  3. Turn Trash into Creative Eco-Friendly Gifts

    September 9, 2013

    Eco-Friendly Gift IdeasCreating eco-friendly gifts from items that might usually be thrown out after use can provide an opportunity to spend quality time with your kids or grandkids, while teaching the importance of recycling. Here are some creative eco-friendly gift ideas that are easy to make and just as rewarding to give.

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  4. Keep Your Home Running Smoothly, Routinely

    August 26, 2013

    Parent Juggling Household ActivitiesWondering how to achieve household harmony during the busy days of the school year, with parents trying to balance family life, work and personal time, and the kids trying to juggle schoolwork, activities and other interests?

    Although every family is different, all families can benefit from having an organized school (and work) routine. Here are some tips for creating an oasis of orderliness:

  5. Stress-Relief Tips for Parents

    August 22, 2013

    Mother Dealing With StressParenting is probably the hardest – and most satisfying – job that any of us will ever have. Like any job, it comes with its share of stress. During the school year the stress level may ramp up, considering that many parents work long hours or more than one job to make ends meet, while also needing to keep tabs on their children’s academic progress and activities outside of school hours. Sometimes, the stress can become overwhelming.

    Experts say that the symptoms of stress include sleep problems, poor concentration, difficulty making decisions, increased use of alcohol, caffeine or drugs, and even physical illness. Both parents and children suffer when stress gets a foothold.

    What can parents do to keep their cool? Here are some stress-relief tips to help weather the next several months of juggling schedules, responsibilities and personal time:

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