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. Free Online Tools for Filing Your Taxes

    Family Filing TaxesFree Online Tools for Filing Your Taxes

    Taxes are inevitable and often unpredictable. For families living on a tight budget, paying a certified public accountant (CPA) to calculate, prepare and file taxes each year may not be feasible financially. Instead, consider using the many free resources provided by tax preparation companies and the IRS. From tax planning calculators that you can use year-round to user-friendly software that makes filing a cinch, there are plenty of online resources that can help ease your tax season.

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  2. Who Comes First? Tips for prioritizing each family member’s needs

    family spending quality time togetherKeeping up with each family member’s unique needs and schedule can be challenging. Between your spouse’s and your children’s schedules and demands, it may often feel as if something’s got to give. No one is perfect, but ideally you can learn to effectively prioritize the needs of your spouse and children – as well as your own – so that the entire family can thrive. These tips can help:

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  3. Accepting Your Spouse for Who He or She Is

    couple doing laundry togetherThere can be moments when a partner tries our patience and we sometimes feel as if we’ve had it. Perhaps what led to that feeling was finding another dirty sock left on the floor or constantly being late to important events. If those examples sound familiar, you’re not alone. Everyone has certain habits that can annoy others. Living with another person brings out the good and the bad.

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  4. Affordable Valentine’s Day Gifts to Match Your Partner’s Personality

    It’s not always easy to find the “perfect” Valentine’s Day gift year after year, especially when on a tight budget. Solution? Consider adding a personal touch and a little creativity, too. You can share your love without breaking the bank this Valentine’s Day through these affordable gifts, listed by personality type:

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  5. 10 Questions to Help Strengthen Your Relationship with Your Partner

    couple spending quality time togetherDespite what fairy tales may have led us to believe, love isn’t all fireworks and fantasy. Successful marriages require work and time. Everyone gives and receives love differently, so it’s essential to really know your partner and understand what satisfies him or her emotionally. You can learn different techniques to make your relationship stronger, but each has the same foundation: open and ongoing communication.

    How to communicate more effectively? Start by asking questions and by truly listening to – not just hearing – your partner’s answers.

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