The Gerber Life Parenting Blog

What parents want to know

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. Healthy Summer Snacks for Kids and Adults

    Child enjoying a summer treatGo from breakfast to bedtime with healthy summer snacks. Here are some that are great for kids but “grown up” enough for adults:

    Maple Cinnamon Hummus: Sweeten up your hummus by serving maple cinnamon hummus. Enjoy it as a snack with cinnamon sugar pita chips, for lunch on whole-grain toast with thinly sliced apples or serve it for breakfast on top of warm toast, waffles or tortillas.

    Warm-Frozen Chocolate Bananas: Here’s a snack that both you and your kids can enjoy, and that has it all: fruit, chocolate, nuts. This healthy summer recipe, perfect for an afternoon playdate or a pre-workout snack, is easy to make. Dip warm, sautéed or frozen bananas in chocolate sauce and cover with your favorite healthy topping such as nuts, dried berries or raisins.

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    Categories: Health & Safety
  2. New-Parent Fears: Nipping Typical Worries in the Bud

    newborn babyIt’s natural for first-time parents to feel anxious: You’re new at this and haven’t had a chance to gain confidence in your abilities. You’re also not alone in feeling anxious, for many a parent was once in your shoes.

    Take a deep breath, relax and don’t worry, you’ll be fine. Here are some suggestions to help allay typical new parent fears:

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    Categories: Parenting Tips
  3. How to Help Make Sure That Your Family is Protected Financially

    Father and daughter under umbrellaThe terms “financial security” and “financial protection” can have different meanings for different people. Think about your own family’s situation. If the income of your household’s breadwinner unexpectedly were to cease, what would be the impact? Would there be enough money to cover your family’s basic expenses? What about additional expenses?

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  4. Six Financial Must-Do’s After You Say “I Do”

    Newlywed couple in carYou’ve tied the knot and committed to spending the rest of your life with another person, through sickness and in health. Now that the festivities have subsided, it’s time to start working on combining your life with your partner’s. There are a lot of things to consider, especially when combining finances.

    Here’s our six-step recommendation for newlyweds:

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    Categories: Saving Money
  5. Quiz: What type of parent are you?

    What type of parent are you quizEvery parent has a different way in which he or she relates to and cares for his or her children. For the most part, there isn’t a right or wrong way to be a parent. It depends on the personalities and motivations of all involved. But, how we respond to everyday situations can say a lot about the type of parent we are.

    Are you the “cool parent” that goes with the flow? Or, maybe you’re more traditional and raise your children the way you were brought up? Take our fun quiz below to find out what type of parent you are.

    Regardless of your result, there’s one thing that all parents share in common. We want to make sure that our children are taken care of no matter what life has in store. Learn more about how Gerber Life can help to financially protect those who matter most to us.

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