Deal Alert! Coach Flip Flops Just $29

May 29, 2013 by admin  
Filed under Girl Talk, Shoes

If you’re looking for designer summer flip flops at a great price, you’re in luck! Coach is having their shoe sale and these very stylish Alessa Flip Flops are on sale for just $29.00!

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Shown is white, but there are a variety of styles that include some great navy, coral, and even floral prints.This shoe is only sold online, so shop now and order a pair–or two!

Limited Time! 15% off Your Toys R Us Purchase–May 29, 2013 ONLY

May 29, 2013 by admin  
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Save 15% off your regularly priced purchase today only at Toysrus.com or Babiesrus.com. Use promo code SAVE15 at checkout.

Offer good May 29, 2013 from 11 am-2pm EST ONLY!

Popluar Baby Names: A State-By-State Comparison

Even though my baby-naming days are over, I still find it interesting to look at the yearly “Top Baby Names” lists. I always like knowing if my child’s name is still in the top ten or which new names are trending. The folks over at Nick Mom put this image together showing the most popular baby names by state.

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Looks like Mason is reigning high for boy names and it’s no surprise that Emma is still tops for baby girls. While some of these names are very timeless/traditional i.e. Emma and Jacob, some have just gained popularity over time. Looks like we need to get a little more creative–perhaps Hashtag will make it to the top of the list soon ;-) .

Printable Coupon: FREE Ears of Corn at Earth Fare

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Stop by Earth Fare now until May 26 and get 5 FREE ears of corn with any $10 purchase. Just print this coupon for your free corn!

$0.50 Corn Dogs ALL Day at Sonic May 23, 2013

May 22, 2013 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Girl Talk

We stopped by our local Sonic Drive In earlier this week and my kids were thrilled about the flyer we received promoting $0.50 corn dogs all day long on Thursday, May 23.

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What is about kids and corn dogs {or maybe it’s Southern kids and corn dogs :) }? I never was a huge fan myself, but we will be making trip to Sonic so they can indulge in one of their favorite things. This is in honor of National Last Day of School, so stop by Sonic and kick-off your summer with this deal and some yummy drinks.

And, don’t forget Sonic Happy Hour runs everyday from 2-4 pm with half priced drinks and slushies. You can also enjoy half priced milkshakes after 8 pm, every night!

Free Printable: 2013 Last Day of School Sign

May 13, 2013 by admin  
Filed under Girl Talk

The school year will be ending soon. Be picture ready with these cute, FREE end-of-the-year printables. Choose your color–pink, blue, green, or purple!

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Click here to download and print this fun sign!

New Pampers Gifts to Grow Code

May 13, 2013 by admin  
Filed under Girl Talk, Kid Connection

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Grab this code before it expires!

FBMD76C7HMEXT13, 10 pts

This code expires May 17, 2013, so head over to Pampers.com today to redeem!

Make Reading Time Fun: 4 Tricks for Boosting Your Child’s Reading Confidence

May 13, 2013 by admin  
Filed under Girl Talk, Kid Connection

Reading with your child everyday is so important. Not only does it help them become more familiar with phonics and spelling, it’s also a great time to cuddle and bond. But what happens when your child is ready to begin learning to read?

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Most all children will learn basic phonics and reading skills in Kindergarten {times have changed since Mama was a Kindergartener!}. For some children reading will come easily and naturally. For others it will be a daunting task of sounding out words and learning their meanings. The goal is to make reading something to look forward to, not something your child will dread doing! Here are a few tips:

1. Make reading a game. As your child struggles with words, he will get frustrated. Ease the stress by making the book fun. Help here and there, but also use the pictures to help tell some of the story. Look for words on the page that your child already knows and read well. You can also break words down. Your child may not be able to read “splat” but he can find the “at” in that word easily.

2. Use your pets. Sounds silly right? But think about it–teachers and, yes, even parents, are quick to correct when a child misses a word or struggles with sounds. This can really deflate a child’s confidence level. On the flipside of people, pets are nonjudgmental. Your dog, cat, or even fish can make wonderful listeners. They don’t speak and even if your child makes a few mistakes they will feel great at the end because they completed a story on their own without help!

3. Keep it short. Kids get tired and frustrated quickly–especially when they need  help with a lot of words. After reading a few times with your child find out how long he can last. It may be 10 minutes or 20, but keep your reading time short at first. As your child becomes more confident and comfortable you can lengthen your sessions.

4. Look beyond the books. Keep in mind reading takes place all around us and words are everywhere. Have fun reading labels at the grocery store. Read billboards and street signs during your drive to school. At breakfast, take a look at the cereal box. These are just a few fun ways to incorporate reading into your daily activities without your child realizing they are having fun AND reading too!

Printable Coupon: $5 Off Any $10 Purchase at Hallmark

May 10, 2013 by admin  
Filed under Girl Talk

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$5 off any $10 purchase, good thru 5/12/13. Happy Mother’s Day!

Get your coupon here.

Deal Alert! BOGO Starbucks Frappuccinos May 3-12

May 2, 2013 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Girl Talk

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Head over to Starbucks for an afternoon pick me up from 3-5 pm May 3-12 for Half Price Happy Hour! BOGO Frappuccinos–no coupon needed!

$.75 Frozen Coke or Frozen Cherry Drink at Burger King

May 1, 2013 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Girl Talk

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Visit your participating Burger King location and snag a refreshing Frozen Coke or Frozen Cherry for just $0.75! Perfect for those hot afternoons ahead!

Small size only. Price & participation vary. Prices higher in AK & HI.

Available May 1 through May 23rd!

FREE Cheese Fries at Outback Steakhouse May 2 and May 9

May 1, 2013 by admin  
Filed under Deals & Steals, Girl Talk

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Celebrate the weekend early with a FREE* small order of Aussie Cheese fries with any purchase on Thursday May 2 and Thursday May 9!

Be sure to tell your server: “Thursday FriesDay

*VALID WITH ANY PURCHASE ON 5/2/13 AND 5/9/13 ONLY. No coupon necessary, just say “Thursday FriesDay” to your server to receive the offer. One per table, per visit. Offer valid for lunch or dinner, dine-in or Curbside Take-Away® (not valid for online ordering). Offer is not valid in conjunction with any other discount or offer and has no cash value. Offer valid while supplies last. Prices and participation may vary by location. Void where prohibited by law.