Before you became a mom, you probably thought that you had a good idea of what to expect. After all, you have friends who are moms, and you’re the child of a mom. However, until you’ve run on less than three consecutive hours of sleep or discovered that diapers are built with secret escape routes, you may not really have had the full experience.
The best discovery? The 10 mothers who Gerber Life spoke with all seem to agree that amidst the sleepless nights, crazy schedules and endless diaper changes, there’s the realization that you created another human being – and have the privilege of watching him or her discover the world. You also have the joy of witnessing every “first” – from baby’s first smiles to first steps to first words. In addition, there are days when your child becomes the teacher, even before learning to speak.
Here are 10 things that those moms didn’t know about being a mother until they became one.
Every 4th of July, Americans across the country observe our nation’s independence, celebrating with water activities and barbeques with family and friends. At nightfall, we “ooh” and “aah” as a municipal fireworks display explodes high over our heads.
Although the 4th of July can be one of the most fun holidays, it can also be one of the most dangerous. During the weeks immediately before and after Independence Day, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 240 people with injuries from fireworks alone go each day to a medical emergency room.
This 4th of July, be sure that you and your family take precautions when celebrating. Here are a few 4th of July safety tips to keep in mind, including some from the American Red Cross:
These days, people can do almost any transaction from a computer or hand-held device, but did you know that you also can manage your life insurance policy online? It’s true!
Gerber Life eService allows policyholders to update and manage their policy information online, in the comfort of their own home.
Early in your child’s life, you may face a question that some parents ask themselves and feel a need to answer: Should you introduce fictional characters, such as the Tooth Fairy, to your youngsters? Or, as your child might say, “Is the Tooth Fairy real?”
There’s of course no clear-cut answer, but there are two basic views concerning what has transitioned during recent decades into a dilemma for some parents:
Perhaps you have life insurance through work. Whether or not you do, you – like many other people – may have questions, such as: What are the benefits of employer-provided life insurance? Should I purchase personal coverage in addition to employer-provided life insurance? How should I calculate how much life insurance I need?
Here are some answers to help you determine what’s best for you, as part of our ongoing series of blogs that respond to frequently asked questions about life insurance.