Gigi Kolbe

Being a parent is hard work even at the best of times, amirite? From that first poopy diaper to even after you send them off to college, figuring out the best way to raise your children is the toughest job you'll ever love. So, where do you turn when you need time-tested advice for those hard questions and the questions you never knew you had? Hi, I'm Gigi, and I'm here to lend you a helping hand and remind you that "You've Got This." With nearly a quarter-century of experience as a professional nanny, I have pretty much seen it and heard it all. And if there's one thing I've come to realize over the years, it's that parents always seem to have the same sort of questions. "How can I tell when my baby is teething?" "Why is my toddler pinching us?" "When should we tell our child we are having another baby?" "Why won't my kid sleep through the night?!" Questions like these can cause all sorts of doubt and uncertainty for parents. I have seen how difficult it can be when you don't know what to do and need help. And I also understand how crucial it is for parents to know they aren't alone and that their concerns are being listened to with a compassionate ear. It brings me so much joy to help parents and their little ones navigate life's unexpected hiccups. So no matter your worry, woe, quandary, or conundrum, there is an answer, and above all: You've Got This!

Teaching Toddlers to Wait & Take Turns with a New Baby

Dear Gigi, Our 2.5-year-old daughter is having a really hard time sharing me with her two-month-old brother, especially during breastfeeding. Any time I need to focus on the baby, my daughter suddenly can't do anything...

Kids & Technology: Tips to Limit Screen Time

Dear Gigi: As I'm sure you are aware, entertainment options for families during the cold months are limited in the Fargo/Moorhead area. When our kids were younger, it seemed like it was so much...