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  1. Places to Take Dad for Father’s Day

    Dad’s baseball cap and gloveFor the upcoming Father’s Day on Sunday, June 21, why not think “outside of the box” by giving dad something other than a standard item like tie, cologne or tools? Instead of buying him something, why not take him somewhere? If you’re not sure where to take him, keep it fun, uncomplicated, nearby and inexpensive (since he probably wouldn’t expect an all-expenses-paid trip to Hawaii).

    Here are some fun and affordable Father’s Day ideas:

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  2. Father’s Day Meals Kids Can Help Make

    Heart-shaped egg on toastYou’ve probably heard the saying, “The quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” Whether he’s a gourmet chef or invariably burns the toast, we have yet to meet a dad who doesn’t love a good home-cooked meal.

    Letting dad sleep-in this Father’s Day and cooking him something from the heart can be an easy win. Here are three Father’s Day recipes that children can help you make:

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  3. Infographic: The Rising Numbers of Stay-at-Home Dads

    stay-at-home-dadsdad with many hands juggling responsibilitiesNot that many decades ago, stay-at-home mothers were the norm in the United States. That started changing during and after World War II because of numerous factors, including the need for women factory workers during the booming war years and a growing post-war economy. This led to two-working-parent households seeking to “keep up with the Joneses,” more women attending college than ever before, and more women joining the workforce to earn their own paycheck or expand their horizons.

    Today, many women continue to balance career and family, and some are the primary breadwinner. However, an interesting trend has emerged:  Although women were once tasked with raising the children, the past two decades have seen a steady increase in the number of men who choose to be stay-at-home dads, although for different reasons. Since 1989, the number of men who do not work outside the home has nearly doubled.

    The accompanying infographic features stay-at-home dad statistics that may surprise you.

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  4. Quiz: Which Founding Father Was the Most Similar to You?

    founding fathers quiz The distinguished statesmen from the 13 original colonies who conceived, shaped, hashed out, penned and convened to produce two of the greatest documents in history – the Declaration of Independence and subsequently the Constitution of the United States – had many different beliefs, personalities and agendas, which made the difficult task of creating a new nation even harder. In some ways, it’s a small miracle that the Constitution was written and agreed upon.

    This Father’s Day, we pay homage to the men who created our country and to four of them in particular. So which of these four Founding Fathers might you be most like – Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton or George Washington? Take our Founding Fathers quiz to find out:

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  5. “Why I Love Gerber Life” (Feature Video)

    customer testimonial responseWhen we wanted to know more about why our customers like Gerber Life and our insurance, we decided to ask them. When we heard the responses, we couldn’t have been happier. That’s not only because they have positive things to say, but it’s also because their feedback so well describes both who we are as a company and who we continually strive to be – the name that parents trust to help protect their families.

    Watch this “Why I Love Gerber Life” video, featuring real life insurance testimonials, and then see below for some of the many comments that make us smile:

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