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. Navigating the Maze of Children’s Life Insurance

    Halloween mazeDouble, double, toil and trouble! Clair the Good Witch’s spell backfired and she turned into a cat (the main ingredient, toad warts, must have leaped past the expiration date). To reverse the spell, Clair will need to drink the hot green potion bubbling in the cauldron.

    Help your child navigate through the cauldron from start to finish to cool the potion so that Clair can drink it to break the spell.

  2. Finding Work-Life Balance as a Single Parent

    Mother and daughter talking on cell phonesFor a single parent, it can seem as if work never ends. Not only do you play the role of breadwinner and sole provider, but you also play the role of caretaker and homemaker. Without a partner on board to share some of the responsibility, anything that even remotely resembles a work-life balance can seem, well, laughable.

    It’s not uncommon for single parents who work outside of the home to feel guilty for having to spend time away from their children. They will often attempt to offset feelings of guilt by spending every non-working spare or “free” moment with their children.

    It may not be easy, but it is possible – and necessary – to juggle everyone’s schedules and yet manage to find some time for yourself.

    Here are five tips to help single parents find work-life balance:

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    Categories: Parenting Tips
  3. Dispelling the Confusion About Grow-Up® Life Insurance – Part 2, Coverage

    Meet Frankie – Gerber Life Halloween Storybook

    Second in a series of five blog posts

    Meet Frankie, aka “Frankenstein.” Frankie loves to smash things, which has earned him the dubious distinction of being banned from all of the porcelain and pottery shops in town.

    Can I increase my son’s life insurance coverage? Will it be difficult for him to buy coverage later in life?

  4. Equipping Your Teenager with the Needed Financial Tools for Adulthood

    Mom paying bills with teenage sonTeaching teenagers how to manage their finances when they become adults is one of the most important lessons that a parent can impart.

    Here are four basic lessons on money-management for teens that parents should plan to teach their teenagers early on:

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    Categories: Saving Money
  5. Dispelling the Confusion About Grow-Up® Life Insurance – Part 1, Premiums

    Meet Clair – Gerber Life Halloween StorybookFirst in a series of five blog posts

    Meet “Clair the Good Witch,” short for clairvoyante. We recently heard the wind whisper that her pastimes include sweeping, casting spells, and pinning photos of homemade brews on Pinterest. Today, Clair flew in to lift the spell of confusion that’s been cast on some parents and grandparents about life insurance premiums.

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