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. Buying Whole Life Insurance

    Woman Researching Whole Life InsuranceWhole Life insurance is one of the most popular kinds of life insurance. Unlike Term Life insurance, which covers only a pre-selected number of years, Whole Life insurance provides coverage for your entire life, regardless of how long you live.

  2. Halloween Family Fun: Costumes, Candy, and Lots of Traditions

    Halloween QuizThe appeal of Halloween’s family fun is no mystery since this autumn holiday blends elements of the harvest and the supernatural, captivating kids and adults alike. Whether it’s candy treats, clever costumes, lively parties or colorful parades, there’s something for everyone in the spectacle and revelry surrounding October 31.

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    Categories: General Interest
  3. Five Low Cost Ideas for Halloween Fun

    Family Halloween FunHalloween is creeping up! Yes, the holiday celebrating the scary and the sugary will soon be upon us. You don’t need to break the bank to have fun during Halloween. Our five low cost Halloween ideas are sure to please the whole family!

    To be sure, Halloween is no longer just one day centered on children’s trick-or-treating. It has become a season unto itself. There are many ways that parents and kids can enjoy this highlight of the fall. Plan a spooktacular Halloween with these five ideas for enjoying the spirit of the season without having to spend a lot of money.

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    Categories: Saving Money
  4. Halloween Costumes: Dressing Up on a Budget Shouldn’t be Scary

    “What do you want to be?”Halloween Costumes on a Budget

    Ask a child that question any day of the week and you’re likely to hear “doctor,” “lawyer,” “teacher” or even “computer geek” but ask that question around Halloween time and you can forget the career track. Expect to hear answers ranging from “angel” to “vampire.”

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    Categories: Saving Money
  5. Halloween Safety Tips Every Parent Should Know

    Mother and Son Trick-or-TreatingDressing up for Halloween can make children feel larger than life, and sometimes indestructible or magical. Adults, however, know that kids are as vulnerable on Halloween as at any other time, and maybe more so, since children’s excitement about the holiday shifts their focus away from potential Halloween hazards. Every parent should be prepared and aware of basic Halloween safety tips to keep the holiday fun and incident free.

    Taking some extra precautions to ensure a safe Halloween is one way that parents can preserve their peace of mind. Here are some safety tips for before the holiday and on Halloween night itself:

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    Categories: Health & Safety