The Gerber Life Parenting Blog

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.

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.

  1. Life Insurance Quiz – Test Your Knowledge

    September 23, 2015

    Test your life insurance knowledge quizLife insurance is often viewed as a confusing topic. In fact, according the 2015 Insurance Barometer study conducted by worldwide research organization LIMRA and non-profit Life Happens, 38 percent of consumers did not purchase (or did not purchase more) life insurance because they found life insurance research to be confusing. They did not know what types of policies they should buy or how much coverage they needed.

    Put your life insurance knowledge and your knowledge of the Gerber Life products to the test and take our life insurance quiz below. If you get stuck, here’s a hint – all the answers can be found somewhere on our website.

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    Categories: Quizzes
  2. Common Symptoms of Child Ear Infections

    September 22, 2015

    Common symptoms of child ear infections Common symptoms of child ear infections infographicSeeing your child in pain can be painful in itself. For younger children who may not yet have the language skills to communicate what he or she is feeling, it can be especially frustrating for parents as they try to determine the cause of the pain, so that they can try to relieve it.

    How can you tell if your child is suffering from an ear infection? Watch for these common child ear infection symptoms:

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    Categories: Health & Safety
  3. Some Typical Retirement-Planning Mistakes to Avoid

    September 18, 2015

    Senior couple at beachPerhaps you’re looking forward to retirement, with thoughts of being able to spend more time with family, catch up on reading, start a new hobby, pursue another line of work, and go back to school to get an advanced college degree, or travel to islands somewhere in the sun.

    To help ensure that your retirement goes according to plan, it’s important to prepare properly, which is not always an easy task. In addition to financial considerations, a number of stumbling blocks can hinder your chance to attain a satisfying retirement.

    Here are some typical retirement-planning mistakes to try to avoid:

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    Categories: Saving Money
  4. How to Deal with Parental Burnout

    September 16, 2015

    cartoon mom multi-taskingParental burnout is very real, although the fatigue that often comes with being a parent is not something that people tend to talk about.

    When your entire world revolves around your children, it can be hard to admit that you’re burned out. When you spread yourself too thin, you’re not the only one who is affected. Your children will most certainly feel the effects as well.

    Burnout in other occupations is common and may be associated with feeling a lack of control, appreciation or compensation, or a heavy workload or stress. Parental burnout is no different. Although other jobs may offer rewards and incentives such as bonuses or promotions for employees who do a good job, parenting is expected to be its own reward.

    Here are five ways to help guard against parental burnout:

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    Categories: Parenting Tips
  5. Lowering the Cost of a Life Insurance Policy

    September 15, 2015

    Young family buying healthy groceriesIs life insurance too expensive? Some people who don’t have life insurance think so.

    However, according to a recent study conducted by Life Happens, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping consumers make smart insurance decisions, and LIMRA, a worldwide association of insurance and financial service companies, that is actually a misconception.

    Although there are life insurance policies considered “affordable” for most people’s budgets in the United States, the study found that 80 percent of respondents misjudged the price, with millennials overestimating the cost by 213 percent and Gen Xers by 119 percent.

    Because September is Life Insurance Awareness month, we want to help clear up some of the misconceptions about life insurance as well as help you to save you money on your life insurance policy.