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, 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. What Are the Rules for Coverdell Savings Accounts?

    Father Researching Coverdell Savings AccountAs society advances, higher education becomes more important than ever. Fortunately, there are several strategies you can use to save for your child’s educational expenses. One such vehicle is the Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA). The Coverdell ESA is a tax-deferred account you can use to hold investments for a child or other beneficiary’s future educational expenses.

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  2. 10 Ideas for Family Fun and Fitness

    Family Staying Fit TogetherThe growing obesity epidemic and our increasingly hectic lifestyles make finding ideas for active family fun all the more important. Active families benefit by spending quality time with one another, while instilling habits that can improve health and strengthen relationships.

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    Categories: Health & Safety
  3. Types of Insurance for Parents and Young Adults

     Insurance for Parents, Young AdultsThe insurance needs of parents and young adults vary. Young adults are often in good health with no dependents, while parents are responsible for a household of two or more people. In addition to traditional life insurance, there are other types of insurance policies that parents and young adults should consider.

  4. Mother’s Day Quiz

    Mother, Daughter Celebrating Mother's DayWith Mother’s Day just around the corner – this year on Sunday, May 12 – Gerber Life pays homage to the women in the family; the mothers raising kids, the grandmothers who raised the mothers, and the daughters who may one day be a mother.

    As the saying goes, “If momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” So, let’s do whatever we can to make the moms, grandmas and daughters in our lives feel as special as they deserve to, especially on Mother’s Day.

  5. Tips to Look, Feel Younger – Without All The Work

    Young, Healthy Mother and DaughterAh, the words every mother and grandmother wants to hear. “You look so young!” It’s good to feel good about yourself. Why not? You work hard. You provide support and stability for your family. You love your kids or grandkids unconditionally.

    For this Mother’s Day we’ve searched far and wide to provide you with a collection of five simple tips for looking and feeling younger: