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March 2000 - #003



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In this issue:
*Games Toddlers Love to Play
*Dressing Baby (plus new article Sunburn & Windburn)
*Your Comments and Cudos!
*The Croup
*101 Words to Encourage
*Welcome Grandparenting Advisor!
*E-Filing your tax return with the IRS

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As many of you have noticed, we have several subjects in the age groups that are yet unfinished. "Games Toddlers Love to Play" is an area where I need your help. Please send me your ideas! I get a lot of requests from parents overseas and military parents overseas for games and activities for toddlers (ages 1-3 years). Let's fill this area together! Send your toddler games to for inclusion on the site!

"Spring has come, the grass has ris', I wonder where the birdies is?" Yes, spring is here! The long cold days of winter are finally over (we hope). It's time to get out the stroller and get moving. Robyn's Nest recommends plenty of fresh air and sunshine, but remember to protect young children from exposure to the elements. For tips on dressing baby in all types of weather, click here: For more tips on protecting children from sunburn and windburn, click here:

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Spring may be in sight, but winter viruses are still among us. Are your children battling with the Croup? The first time I heard that distinctive bark, and saw my child struggle to speak scared the daylights out of me! We raced to the Emergency Room in the middle of the night. Had I known the facts and remedies in this article, I might have been much calmer about the entire event. Amy Molina, RNC shares her knowledge of the Croup and some great home remedies that really work!

101 Words to Encourage - Tired of using "good boy" or "good girl" and possibly implying that your child is "good" or "bad"? We have come up with some words of encouragement that are not only effective, but also creative! We invite you to print this one for daily reference.

Welcome Grandparenting Advisor! Please help me welcome Sally Houtman, MS author of "To Grandma's House, We…Stay: When You Have to Stop Spoiling Your Grandchildren and Start Raising Them." Sally joins our House Calls team to answer your questions on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren! This much-needed service is long overdue here at Robyn's Nest. You can view Sally's biography here: Feel free to begin asking her your toughest questions here: plus, you can buy Sally's books through here:

Running short on time and haven't filed your 1999 taxes yet? E-Filing your return with the IRS is all the rage! The best place to learn about your e-options is from the IRS at, where Uncle Sam makes filing easy. For more information on e-filing and other tax shortcuts, click here:

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