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. Why I Bought Life Insurance From Gerber Life

    Gerber Life employee testimonialsIf you’re researching life insurance online, you won’t have to look very hard to find a list of the key benefits – from building cash value over time to providing your family with protection should the unthinkable happen. While those are both valid reasons, we don’t want to be just another life insurance company that tells you why you should buy life insurance. We believe that, much like everything else in life, actions speak louder than words.

    That’s why we spoke to several of our employees, who don’t just pitch customers on the value of Gerber Life’s products from a sales perspective. They’ve experienced it first-hand as customers themselves.

    Read on to hear why they chose to buy life insurance from Gerber Life to protect their own families and loved ones. (You may want to go ahead and get a tissue ready … or maybe even a small mop.)

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  2. Home Water-Safety Tips for Kids

    Mother giving bath to babyWhether bathing your child in the bathtub or splashing with your toddler in the pool, water can be a lot of fun for kids. Water can also be dangerous, so it’s important to take special care and precautions to keep your child safe in and around water at all times.

    Here are some home water-safety tips for kids:

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    Categories: Health & Safety
  3. Five Ways to Work Off Halloween Candy

    Halloween treatsThanks to trick-or-treating, Halloween is often synonymous with candy. As a child, you likely could eat all sorts of Halloween goodies guilt-free, without worrying about gaining weight. As you grow older, your desire for Halloween treats may not go away. Health-conscious individuals may be able to abstain from indulging, but if you are like many of us, it can be hard to resist the temptations that await in your child’s trick-or-treating bag.

    These simple tips can help to work off Halloween candy and avoid candy temptation altogether:

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    Categories: Health & Safety
  4. Reminiscing: Six Least-Favorite Halloween Treats from Childhood

    Children checking out candy from trick-or-treatingDo you remember the excitement of Halloween as a child and going trick-or-treating? Just as exciting (or arguably more exciting) was returning home and checking out the candy you collected. A typical scenario: You dumped your Halloween haul on the dining room table and were surprised to find…an eraser? Although probably well-intentioned, your youthful mind likely thought it was a trick of some sort.

    Join us for a stroll down memory lane as we reminisce about our least-favorite Halloween treats that we received as a child:

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    Categories: Parenting Tips
  5. Hosting an All-Ages Halloween Party

    Woman and children in Halloween costumesHalloween sometimes seems like the ultimate holiday for kids, but there are plenty of ways for fun to be had by all. One great way is an all-ages Halloween party.

    Here are some ideas for hosting a Halloween party for all ages, to help ensure that your monster bash is unforgettable for all the little ghouls and grown-up goblins in attendance:

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