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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. 10 Really Easy New Year’s Resolutions that You Can Keep

    New Year’s party hatAccording to the research institute Statistic Brain, nearly half of all Americans – 45 percent – usually make a New Year’s resolution every year, of which only 8 percent successfully achieve it.

    One reason that so few people accomplish what they set out to do is because their resolutions may be unrealistic. For example, going to the gym every day may sound like a great idea but may not be workable within the constraints of everyday life.

    Setting attainable resolutions for the New Year can keep you on track as well as help you to work toward more lofty goals in the future.

    Here’s our list of 10 easy New Year’s resolutions that you can actually keep this year:

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    Categories: Helpful Checklist
  2. 5 Ways to Keep in Touch in the New Year

    Mother and daughter using video chatFor many people, there never seems to be enough hours in the day. Unfortunately, one project that too easily can get pushed to the side is keeping in touch with loved ones, especially if they live far away. Unless they’re directly involved in your daily activities, it sometimes may seem next to impossible to find the time to catch up.

    For one’s own wellbeing and that of your relationships, it’s good to carve out time in your schedule to keep in touch. With the help of today’s technology and the many options available, keeping up-to-date with the lives of loved ones near and far has never been easier.

    Here are five ways to keep in touch in 2016 with people who matter most to you:

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  3. What is the Difference between an Endowment, Whole Life and Term Life Insurance?

    family around tableProviding for your future and assuring your family’s financial protection are very important responsibilities in your role as parent, including making sure that you’re covered by life insurance and choosing the right insurance option for your family’s needs.

    That’s why it’s important to do your research and to understand the benefits that different kinds of life insurance policies can provide.

    This blog focuses on endowment, whole life and term life insurance policies, different types of life insurance policies that provide different benefits.

  4. How to make a children’s book with construction paper

    Children making a book using construction paperWhether you need a rainy-day activity or want to share a fun craft idea with your child, a great way to connect and share can be by writing and illustrating an original story.

    The following step-by-step instructions explain how to make a children’s book with construction paper, which can be tailored to any age. Older kids could make the book themselves, although they may need your guidance. Even toddlers who haven’t yet learned to write could help to create a storybook that you’re both sure to treasure.

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    Categories: Parenting Tips
  5. 10 Tips for Writing an Eye-Catching College Application Essay

    Student writing essay for a college applicationHigh school grades, test scores and extracurricular activities are extremely important, but the college application essay can make or break a student’s candidacy. Why? The essay is often the student’s only chance to “speak” directly to the admissions committee about why he or she should be admitted over possibly thousands of other applicants.

    An eye-catching college application essay demonstrates why the student is ideal and can be of value for that particular college or university. To benefit any students in your life, pass along this list of tips for writing an eye-catching college application essay.

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    Categories: College Planning
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