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. Consoling a Child Who is Frightened by Halloween and Other Nightmares

    mother consoling a child who was having a scary dreamHalloween can mean costumes, candy, parties and scary movies, but it also can be a tricky time to be a parent. Nightmares sparked by scary movies and costumes can leave your child with dreams that are less than sweet.

  2. Who Buys Life Insurance in the U.S.? Why? And, When?

    young American family taking a photographMost households in the U.S. have some life insurance coverage but often do not carry as much coverage as they believe they need, according to research conducted by the Life Insurance Marketing and Research Association (LIMRA). The most common reason, LIMRA cited is that the policyholder hasn’t gotten around to shopping for more coverage.

  3. Preparing for the Flu Season

    mother taking care of child with fluFootball games, colder temperatures and the start of the holiday season are all exciting parts of Fall. In addition, Fall also marks the start of the flu season. Are you prepared?

    Historically, outbreaks of influenza can begin as early as October and peak flu activity occurs during February according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). To help safeguard your family against this viral disease, and so that they can fully enjoy the activities that these fun months have to offer, take the following preventive measures to reduce your chances of catching the flu:

  4. Ways to Budget and Save Money While In College

    saving money on books while in college The cost of college tuition can be a fortune itself. Here are some money-conscious tips for living within your means and even saving some money while in college:

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  5. Afraid to Purchase Life Insurance? Don’t Be.

    scared family watching a showCarrying a life insurance policy can be one of wisest decisions you can make for your family and loved ones. Currently, less than half of the people in the United States own individual life insurance policies. However, life insurance can be an important factor when unforeseen circumstances occur.

    Let’s look at some of the fears and then separate fact from fiction:

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