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. Four Tips to Avert Allergies This Holiday Season

    Evergreen TreeWinter holiday celebrations worldwide overflow with taste-tantalizing delicacies and multi-course meals. They also mean the arrival of guests bringing not only good cheer, but also side dishes, pets and bouquets of flowers. Add a live Christmas tree to the festivities and you have the right ingredients for a perfect allergy storm.

    So, what’s a host or hostess to do? The answer is to ask guests ahead of time if they have any known food, pet and airborne allergies and to share that information to help minimize the risks to all guests.

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    Categories: Health & Safety
  2. Unique Gift-wrapping Ideas that Give Back to Your Wallet

    Gifts Wrapped in Recycled Wrapping PaperYou have all of your holiday gifts bought and sorted. Now it’s time to wrap. Will the prospect make you groan or grin? If you’re among the people who tend to panic over prettying up a pile of presents, take heart. You can turn a wrapping marathon into a fun project by making your own gift bags and tags.

    A make-it-yourself approach can also save you big bucks. The cost of holiday wrapping paper, ribbons and tags adds up fast, especially if you have lots of family members and friends on your gift list.

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    Categories: Saving Money
  3. Holiday Trivia: Test your knowledge of the history behind this season of magic and merriment!

    Holiday Cookies’Tis the season for joyful times in the company of family and friends during the winter holidays of Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa. For young and old alike, the holidays are filled with anticipation and excitement. There may be parties aplenty and gifts galore, but the true meaning of the holidays lies in intangibles such as kindness, gratitude and peace.

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  4. Saying ‘No’ To Your Child

    Child PoutingHow to help children understand the difference between a “need” and a “want.

    No matter how uncomfortable it may be, all children need to hear the word “no” at certain times. Without such limits, children don’t learn the self-discipline they need to succeed in adulthood, and they may even develop a sense of entitlement. Unfortunately, telling your kids “no” sometimes can be difficult, especially if they react in anger.

    The information below can help you make the process a little easier for both you and your child.

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  5. 30 Days of Gerber Life Thanks

    Throughout November, we invited you to participate in our Gerber Life “30 Days of Thanks” and asked what you’re most thankful for. We then shared responses on our social media sites. View the Slideshare below to see what some of you said you’re most thankful for. Then, take a moment to appreciate the good things, little and big, in your own life.

     

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    Categories: Health & Safety