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. How to Plan for Your Retirement

    Mother Planning for RetirementWomen still face unique challenges when it comes to saving for a more secure retirement. Despite huge steps forward with regard to education and career opportunities, women are still more likely than men to be a single parent. Far more often than men, they take time off from their career to raise children. Typically, they live longer than men. These factors combined mean it’s extremely important for the mothers, grandmothers and daughters in our lives to have a solid plan for their financial future. This Mother’s Day, we want to make sure that the women in our lives are prepared for tomorrow. Here are some useful tips on how to plan for your retirement.

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    Categories: Saving Money
  2. Mother’s Day Questionnaire

    Mother, Daughter Quality TimeAs children, we’re often told that questioning our mother is a big no-no. And that makes perfect sense because moms have wisdom, insight and understanding that can lead us to a better future. So, listening is often the best advice.

    Still, this Mother’s Day, we’re encouraging you to question your mother. Sit down with her, get out a pad and pen (or iPad and stylus), and then ask questions that help you understand who she is. It’s one Mother’s Day idea that is sure to be met with laughter, some great stories and a memory you’ll both cherish for years to come.

  3. Applying for Financial Aid

    Student Applying For Financial AidDespite a slow economic recovery, the cost of a college education continues to rise year to year. Now more than ever before, parents and students are in need of financial assistance to pay for college tuition. In fact, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, the cost of tuition for entering freshmen at a four-year public college in 2009 was three times what it was in 1990 when those same students were born. So how can you apply for financial aid?

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    Categories: College Planning
  4. Five Things to Consider When Buying Family Life Insurance

    Buying Family Life InsuranceIt’s no secret that life insurance provides a safety net for families, especially those with children. But before you decide on a policy, it’s important to consider these five factors in order to ensure that you buy the best life insurance for your family’s needs.

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  5. Green Vacation Tips for Families

    Green Family VacationIt’s time to pack your bags and head to the airport for your family vacation. With all of the necessary stuff you’re bringing along on your trip, do you really want to bring a large carbon footprint?

    At home, you probably have routines that make an eco-friendly lifestyle easy, but did you know that you can keep your green habits while on vacation, too? These simple green vacation tips will help your family have a great time while still protecting the Earth!

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    Categories: Living Green