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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. “First Time” Mommy Milestones

    several moms holding up their babiesMuch of the first year of life as a new parent celebrates marking key dates and milestones in your baby’s life. Friends, colleagues and relatives may ask if your child is sitting, standing or walking, but not many may think to ask about your remarkable milestones as a mother. How many of the following “Mommy Milestones” have you experienced?

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  2. Teaching Your Child Proper Dinner Etiquette

    Young Girl Playing with FoodParents may long for children who are well-behaved at the dinner table, particularly in the presence of guests. However, mealtime manners do not come naturally to most kids, so proper dinner table etiquette must be taught and enforced before children can be expected to mind their mealtime Ps and Qs.

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  3. Hosting Thanksgiving Day on a Budget

    affordable thanksgiving dinner with familyIf you’re hosting a traditional Thanksgiving feast this year, you may be concerned about the cost. Here are some creative, budget-friendly suggestions to help keep costs in check:

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  4. Stress Free Holiday Guide

    tips and tricks for cooking, traveling and entertaining with ease during the holidays

    Creative ways to speed food preparation, ease family travel time, and simplify entertaining may save you just enough time so that you can sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee now and then before the holiday chaos begins.

    Our stress free holiday guide provides tips and tricks:

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  5. Making the Most Out of Thanksgiving Leftovers

    Thanksgiving LeftoversGathered around the Thanksgiving table is a prime opportunity to “talk turkey,” not just about the bird on the table but also about doing something beneficial with the leftovers and reducing food waste.


    Here are some ways you can get creative with Thanksgiving leftovers:

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    Categories: Health & Safety