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. Teaching Money Matters to Kids with Games, Apps and Websites

    boy saving money in piggy bankHow can you teach your kids to be fiscally responsible, even at a young age? Once they’re older, how can you instill smart money-management habits? By making money matters an educational and fun challenge.

    Start when they’re young. Remember the first time you saved and saved and paid for something on your very own? What a sense of accomplishment for a child! Start your little one saving young with a piggy bank that he or she can see, touch, feel, shake, and hear sounds that change after inserting each coin. Next, consider getting a digital piggy bank that tracks savings. For example, the decimal point and numbers show the amount inside “Piggy,” teaching your child what the numbers associated with the money look like. With each “cha-ching,” your children will see how saving money adds up – a very important lesson to help teach your kids about money management.

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    Categories: Saving Money
  2. It’s Life Insurance Awareness Month. Do You Have a Policy in Place to Protect Your Family?

    statistic on families who needs more life insuranceHaving a life insurance policy is a “must” for many families. Parents often have a plan for when a child gets sick and for when severe weather heads their way, but what if something happens to them – or to you? What would happen to your family? Who would pay the rent or the mortgage, or for your children’s education? Would your family have enough money to pay for your final expenses without being a burden?

    Life insurance helps to cover such costs in case something unexpected happens to you. It helps you to protect loved ones who financially depend on you. September is Life Insurance Awareness month. Do you have enough coverage in place to adequately protect your family?

    According to LIMRA, fifty percent of U.S. households say they need more life insurance.

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  3. Are you Apt to Be Fit? There’s an App for That!

    woman-jumping-ropeTo achieve good health, you need to eat right and exercise. To make this easier, turn to technology and download some apps.

    Get fit or take your fitness to the next level with these great options for apps:

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    Categories: Health & Safety
  4. Ten Tips for Easing Stress for Working Parents

    kids running with American flag with text Happy Labor DayIn today’s stress-filled world it can be easy for working parents to forget about taking care of themselves and their needs. Gerber Life Insurance Company has compiled the following list of tips to help you maximize your time to create a little extra time for yourself.

  5. How You Can Accumulate Cash Value with a Gerber Life Whole Life Policy

    Elderly Couple SmilingA lifetime of protection: Certainly that’s the goal for folks deciding to buy whole life insurance. With this type of insurance, you are guaranteed coverage from the day you buy the policy until the end of your life, as long as the premiums are paid.