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 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. 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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  2. 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
  3. 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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  4. Quiz: How well do you adapt to change and new situations?

    adapt to change quizYour happiness may be at stake.

    Life constantly changes and evolves. Some people don’t like change or it makes them feel uncomfortable, and they resist it. Other people tend to go with the flow, neither bothered nor unbothered by change, and adapting as needed. Still others embrace change and thrive in new environments.

    Learning how to accept and adapt to the inevitable twists and turns of life can be key to our long-term happiness.

    How do you stack up? Take our quiz below to find out how well you adapt to change.

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    Categories: Quizzes
  5. Super Mom! Why Our Mothers are Superheroes

    super momChildren may idolize superhero characters in comic books or on the big screen, but this month we pay tribute to real-life superheroes – mothers!

    The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a superhero as “a fictional hero having extraordinary or superhuman powers; an exceptionally skillful or successful person.” The second definition certainly seems an accurate description of the moms in our lives.

    What makes the mother in your life a superhero? 

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    Categories: Parenting Tips
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