What Items Would You Like Discussed?

So with a few of the posts that have been included in this blog, we have independently come up with topics that we feel busy moms may be interested in.  In the future we would like to have posts geared more in the direction of our followers in addition to our regular postings.  Which topics would interest you? Share with us!

Local Events: Atlanta, GA

Fulton County Free Saturdays at the High Museum of Art
Walk-up admission to the High Museum of Art is free for Fulton County residents on the first Saturday of each month. Tickets are subject to availability. Fulton County residents may view the High Museum’s current exhibitions as well as the permanent collection. Current exhibition admission is subject to availability.

http://www.atlanta.net/visitors/seedo/freeAtlanta.html

Local Events: Charlestown, MA

Bunker Hill Monument

The Bunker Hill Monument stands 221 feet tall at Breed’s Hill, the site of the first major battle of the American Revolution fought on June 17, 1775. Control of this high ground near the harbor was important to the British occupation of Boston. When colonial forces chose to fortify Charlestown, they bypassed the more dominant “Bunker Hill” and dug in on Breed’s Hill which was lower and closer to the water.

“Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes” is the legendary order attributed to Colonel William Prescott to make sure that each shot would count. The poorly trained and ill prepared colonial forces repelled two major assaults by the British Army before retreating. Almost half of the British soldiers were either killed or injured. Although the colonists lost the battle, their bravery and strong showing against the British encouraged them to fight on.

Visit the Bunker Hill Monument and climb the 294 steps that lead to the pinnacle. There are no elevators in the monument; however, the amazing vista at the end of the journey is well worth it.

Located at the site of the first major battle of the American Revolution, the Bunker Hill Monument is both a nationally recognized historic landmark and a spot for one of the best views of Boston. The 294-step climb to the top of the Monument is free year round, open from 9:00am – 5:00pm (climbing access closes at 4:30pm).

Monument Square, Charlestown MA 02129

http://www.cityofboston.gov/freedomtrail/bunkerhill.asp

Local Events: Atlanta, GA

One World, One Sky – Big Bird’s Adventure –  1/24/14 and 1/25/14 at 12noon – 12:30pm
Sesame Street friends Big Bird, Elmo and Hu Hu Xhu take the audience on an exciting journey of discovery to learn about the Sun, stars and Big Dipper. The audience joins an imaginary trip to the Moon, where they discover that no matter where we live, we all share the same sky.

Adults – $7   Seniors – $5   Kids – $5

Fernbank Science Center, Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium, 156 Heaton Park Drive, Atlanta, GA 30307

Phone: 678-874-7102

http://fsc.fernbank.edu/PlanetariumFlyers/video/OneSky.htm

Local Events: Boston, MA

One World, One Sky – Big Bird’s Adventure – 1/24/14 and 1/25/14 at 2:30pm – 3:10pm
Explore the night sky with your favorite friends from Sesame Street in Big Bird’s Adventure: One World, One Sky. Follow along with Big Bird, Elmo, and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, as they take you on a journey of discovery to learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Sun, and the Moon.

Adults – $10   Seniors – $9   Kids – $8

Museum of Science, Boston, 1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-723-2500

http://www.mos.org/planetarium/one-world-one-sky

Fuse Beads!

I remember when I was younger and in elementary school (not too long ago, I swear) I used to love doing fuse beads projects.  Basically these are small beads that you place in a design template with the colors that you choose.  Once you arrange the items, you put parchment paper over it carefully and iron over it until the beads melt and fuse together.  Last week my kids brought home a few stars made from fuse beads at school.  How excited I was to find that kids still do this!  I did a quick search and found that Wal-Mart sells these items.  I need to pay attention to these things more often.

If you are interested in getting supplies for this craft, you can go to Wal-Mart as indicated above, or order them on Amazon.  Of course, a quick Google search will show you other vendors as well.

Here are a simple set of directions courtesy of WikiHow (pictures courtesy of WikiHow as well):

1. Select your pegboard design

pegboard step 1

2.  Select the colors you want to use for your design

pegboard step 2

3.  Arrange the colors on the pegboard

pegboard step 3

4.  Place a piece of parchment paper over the design carefully and use a medium heat iron to fuse the beads together

pegboard step 4

5.  Allow to cool, pull put of pegboard and enjoy!

pegboard step 5