J4Kids : The Brother Song for Mommy

What a wonderful Mother's Day surprise. I was lavished with beautiful flowers,food, rest and relaxation!  What wonderful boys I have and an amazing role model for them.  I had coconut bath salts (#J4Kids made).  A wonderful homemade Brunch with coconut caramel tea.  Thanks Bigelow☕️.  I had a tiara and Epic Mickey ears. The day was truly Epic! The flowers came from Lilies of the Valley in Richmond Hill. 
Mrs. Garderfield had tea and 'Shopkins' with me🙂 while Minecraft creatures protected my food.

These gifts were amazing but the song they wrote was very special.

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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!🌍

J4Kids are spending some time outside playing Dungeons and Dragons after gymnastics at Chelsea Piers.  

J4Grandaddy and I took a nice walk around the park. 👣Get out and get some sun.☀️ Plant a tree.🌳 Reduce, reuse, recycle!♻️


Free Screening opportunity for Homies: The Finest Hours - In Theaters January 29!



Welcome back Homie,


We have been enjoying the mild winter weather and yet our boys' hopes for a big snow storm, with friends to come visit for the weekend has finally come true. Though we are not looking forward to this fully realized storm, we have plenty of food for the snowed in reality.

It should all be melted in time for this exciting event.

THE FINEST HOURS, is in theaters January 29th 2016, yet we HOMIES get to see it ONE DAY EARLY, spread the news about this latest Disney brand of "true story" excitement and heroism. 

Sign up quick for your chance to win tickets. 
Send name and email to: answers@newyorkhomeschools.com
Put, "The Finest Hours" in the Subject.

Do you wanna build a Snowman?


Free Kung Fu Panda 3 Screening 1/16/16 in NJ & LI




I’ve copied and pasted two separate invites for you loyal followers, one for NJ and one for Long Island. Both are for the same date/time on Saturday, Jan. 16th, with doors @ 1:30PM, family activities from 2-3PM, and film start at 3PM. Your families can click the link in each invite to be able to download a family four-pack of passes. DreamWorks Animation and Twentieth Century Fox Invite you and your family to A Special Screening of:









Kicking off with a Red Carpet Special presented by Chase featuring interviews with Jack Black, Angelina Jolie Pitt, Kate Hudson, Bryan Cranston, J.K. Simmons, Dustin Hoffman and Lucy Liu from the Worldwide Premiere at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood and much much more!  

Hosted by WALK-FM Radio!
  SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2016 
 2:00pm – Family Fun Activities
 3:00pm - Screening
 NATIONAL AMUSEMENTS 
 HOLTSVILLE ISLAND 16 
185 Morris Ave Holtsville, NY 11742 

RSVP to: http://www.gofobo.com/NYHomeSchoolsLI 
OR

Hosted by Bob Bronson of WLTW-FM/LiteFM!
SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2016 
2:00pm – Family Fun Activities 
3:00pm - Screening 
AMC GARDEN STATE PLAZA 16 
4000 Garden State Plaza Paramus, NJ 07652 

RSVP to: http://www.gofobo.com/NYHomeschoolsNJ

This invitation is non-transferable and does not guarantee you a seat at the screening without an RSVP. Please follow directions on above website to print your screening pass(es). About the film: In 2016, one of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns with its biggest comedy adventure yet, KUNG FU PANDA 3. When Po's long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible—learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas! KUNG FU PANDA 3 OPENS NATIONWIDE JANUARY 29, 2016 RUN TIME: 95 minutes RATING: PG www.dreamworks.com/kungfupanda @DreamWorksAnimation #KungFuPanda

This screening will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending, you agree not to bring cell phones, iPads, laptops, cameras, audio or video recording devices into the theatre and consent to a physical search of your belongings and person. Any attempted use of recording devices will result in your immediate removal from the theatre, forfeiture of the device, and may subject you to criminal and civil liability. Please allow additional time for heightened security. You can assist us by leaving all non-essential bags at home, in your office or in your vehicle. 20th Century Fox thanks you for your cooperation. Seating on a first come, first served basis. No one will be admitted after film begins.    
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 Check out this awesome WIX videos:

Watch Kung Fu Panda Discover the Power of WIX. Po will try anything to promote Mr. Ping’s Noodles...even skywriting. Luckily, Master Shifu guides Po back to earth and shows him what every business really needs - a stunning website. And this is just the beginning as we count down to the biggest football game of the year with Po. We’ve got lots of fun things in store - go to startstunning.com today. #startstunning 

Tags www.dreamwork.com/kungfupanda @DreamWorksAnimation #KungFuPanda #AlliedIntegratedMarketing #WIX #StartStunning





New York Cares Coat Drive w/ Baila Bao Bao @ The ROC

New York Cares Coat DriveTis the season! 

Donate a coat to cold New Yorkers. Drop off a coat at the ROC when you come to Baila Bao Bao's Silent Disco. Contact us if you can't make it and we can make arrangements to pick up the coats. Thank you in advance for making this coat drive a success.


Xie xie,

#Baila Bao Bao
#The ROC
#Value Our Lives Collective Global Foundation, Inc.  501c3
#Our Lives Matter

Baila Bao Bao Cares for New Yorkers and Men's health @ The ROC: Movember Family, Kids and Teens "Silent Disco"

New York Cares Coat Drive

Bring a new or gently used coat to help out another New Yorker this winter then "Don a pair of colorful glowing 3-Channel headphones, choose your favorite music and dance the night away, all while raising funds for a great cause!!! "
Battle it out on the Silent Karaoke Floor! Just Dance with the crowd Line Dances in front of the Silent Wii station. Take a break to chill with your favorite song in the Listening Lounge !!
On November 20th start your weekend partying for a purpose, with a portion of the party proceeds going to the MovemberFoundation (www.Movember.com
"A global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. ...funding programs focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity. Raise funds for men's health. Help yourself, help others – it's win-win."

Advance Tickets: $10 per person/$35 family(group up to 4)
Door Tickets: $20 per person /$70 family(group up to 4) 
****Advance Ticket All Inclusive Special- $15 per person/ $40 family(group up to 4)****
All admission tickets include: party entry, 3 channel headphones! Party for a Purpose! Silent Disco for Families, Kids & Teens!
Also available for purchase: • Refreshments • Glow sticks • Face painting/ Tattoos • Photo booth photos • Mo' Crafts • Wii dance controlling and Minecraft gaming • Light up Lego construction game • Karaoke • Or spin the wheel to win a prize or turn! 
CONTACT: For Questions and information: Baila Bao Bao Eventbrite
DARLEEN & GREGG: 347-948-5275
answers@newyorkhomeschools.com
For More Advance Tickets: Party for a Purpose! Silent Disco for Families, Kids & Teens!:TheROCFamily@gmail.com

BOO!Gie Bash! Baila Bao Bao and the ROC present: Party for a... (Oct 30, 2015 - Jan 15, 2016)

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Experience music, dancing, and partying in a unique way all while raising funds for great causes!!!
Don a pair of colorful glowing 3-Channel headphones, choose your favorite music and dance the night away, all while raising funds for a great cause!!! 
Make your own Microphone at the craft station, and battle it out on the Silent Karaoke Floor! Just Dance with  the crowd Line Dances in front of the Silent Wii startion. Take a break to chill with your favorite song in the Listening Lounge and cool off with Candy Showers!!!

On October 30th preview your costume and kick off your Halloween weekend partying with a portion of party proceeds going to Dream Street Theater (www.DreamStreetnyc.org) "bringing theater to special needs performers."
Advance Tickets: $7 per person, $25 family(group up to 4)
Door Tickets: $10 per person, $35 family(group up to 4)
All admission tickets include: party entry,  3 channel headphones and candy showers! Party for a Purpose! Silent Disco for Families, Kids & Teens!
Also available for purchase: • Refreshments-Festive food and Hot Apple Cider • Glow sticks • Face painting • Photo booth photos • Pumpkin Crafts • Wii dance controlling and Minecraft gaming • Light up Lego construction game • Karaoke • Or spin the wheel to win a prize or turn!
For Questions and information CONTACT:
DARLEEN & GREGG: 347-948-5275, or
answers@newyorkhomeschools.com, or
For More  Advance Tickets: Party for a Purpose! Silent Disco for Families, Kids & Teens!:
TheROCFamily@gmail.com




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New York Homeschools Goes Hollywood Fundraising, w/J4 Kids Cooking Shows

J4 Kids Cooking Show 1: Banana Bread, w/James
Chef James and bakers Jon Luc and Julien whip up confections amidst comedy, near catastrophe and lots of fun. 
James, Jon Luc and Julien wrote and produced this epic tale about a boy and his crushed bananas.


J4 Kids Cooking Show 2: Lemon Pie ? w/Julien
Homeschooled cooking, with Julien & James is a bit of a mystery. The title speaks of making "Lemon Pie," however Julien has his own specific ideas about just how to go about making just that delight.
Wow you guys are ready to work with Sexy Chicken's Firehouse! We're so proud of you guys, you're our future. Keep up the good work! I look forward to seeing your next video. 
Love 
Uncle A.


J4 Kids Cooking Show 3: Pizza, w/Jon Luc
Jon Luc takes the lead in this interesting "Pizza Show" with James and Julien close at hand. Stay tuned for the exciting surprise ending.


Homeschooled Kids Premier Cooking Show

Chef James and bakers Jon Luc and Julien whip up confections amidst comedy, near catastrophe and lots of fun. 
Join this homeschooled motley crew of culturally correct candid cook comedians for under 10 minutes of practical pleasure.

And you just might enjoy learning a thing, or two. Subscribe to this delightful channel for upcoming adventures with J4 Kids.


Homeschooled cooking, with Julien & James is a bit of a mystery. The title speaks of making "Lemon Pie," however Julien has his own specific ideas about just how to go about making just that delight.

Subscribe to this delightful channel for upcoming adventures with the J4 Kids.

LEGO Haven: Time for the -Free Monthly Mini-Build

After spending a long, yet enjoyable 7 hours at Legoland, Westchester with a large group of homeschool families we can't miss the free monthly mini build today.
Every month, LEGO Stores around the world host a free event for kids called the monthly mini model buildAt this free event, kids will learn how to build the a mini model and then take home the free LEGOs used to complete it.
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Upcoming LEGO Monthly Builds:
You can get free LEGOs through this program by attending a monthly mini model build at your local LEGO Store. Here's details for the next free LEGO build:
How Get Your Free LEGO
You can get your free LEGO by just showing up at the LEGO Store on the specified date. No registration is required. Since quantities are limited, you'll want to show up on time or early to make sure you get your free LEGO.

Restrictions on the Monthly Mini Model Builds:
The monthly mini model builds are only for kids ages 6-14.
The free LEGOs for the mini builds are available in the U.S., U.K., and Germany LEGO Stores.
More Freebies from LEGO:
Kids can also receive a free LEGO Club magazine subscription in the mail each and every month.

Challenge Yourself to Greatness

Play both videos at the same time, after watching click TribalWinds.

Happy Thanksgivukkah

From our family to yours,
have a Happy Thanksgivukkah! (A once in a lifetime holiday) 

A day to celebrate gratitude, community and religious tolerance.
Eat, drink and be thankful!



JC's No. 1 Carrot Muffins


Isn't this cute? The homemade carrot muffin displayed was absolutely delicious and made mostly by Julien age 3. He's now the chief carrot muffin maker in the house. My farmers market loving boys love to bake and try new fruits and veggies from the farmers market.

For this recipe we used eggs. Sometimes we substitute eggs with crushed pineapples or applesauce.

JC Carrot Cake
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup oil(we use coconut oil)
2 eggs
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup carrot pulp(we juice our carrots and use the pulp)

Preheat the oven to 300*
Mix sugar, oil, vanilla and eggs

Sift flour, baking soda, salt, ginger and cinnamon

Fold the dry flour mixture into the wet mixture and mix well. Fold in the carrots and mix well.


Making History - NYC Dads Grow In Brooklyn



Editor's Note: NYC Dads Group member, Gregg Jobson-Larkin, does an amazing job describing our invigorating "stroll" over the Brooklyn Bridge last week in celebrating the final four of the NCAA "March Madness" College Basketball Tournament....

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"Growing up, spoiled a lot of things." Author Betty Smith's esteemed introspective commentary found in Chapter 28, pg. 214 of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn rang true on this year's warmest day so far, at least in the hearts and minds of twenty NYC Dads Group meetup members and their children, celebrating the NCAA Basketball Tournament and participating in the BOB Motion Madness Brooklyn Bridge event.

Sultry R&B Diva Alicia Keyes, waves from a black ghost-proscenium multi-screened multimedia mecca of Jumbotroned light wizardry, to a packed 19,000 fan capacity Barclays Center Brooklyn New York audience. She shouts, "Brooklyn, I Love YOU!" And of course, the crowd goes LOUD, uproariously. The band strikes the introduction for "This Girl Is On Fire," one of her latest releases, and in that moment, all my mind's-eye can envision is the troupe of NYC Dads Group members.
About half of the NYC Dads Group community includes fathers who have the esteemed charge of daily raising the wee-one(s), while the significant other is away at, other work. Dennis and I are of such honored pedigree, such is our lineage, our fatherly station in this form of metropolitan family lifestyle choice, we (NYC Dads Group), are a growing trend of parentage and members of a nearly 750 New York Metro area member-based group.
Dads of all stripes in the NYC Dads Group met on the Manhattan plaza of the "The Great Bridge" just like the opening ceremonies on May 24, 1883, and in homage to that grand pomp and circumstance opening day, the BOB Stroller Motion Madness Armada of Dads pushed on across the wooden bridge path atop the bustling East River.
These Brooklyn bound NYC 'Baby-Dads,' some twenty strong, and their toddler elite, were elevated and suspended on a grand Programme of Exercise, by chief engineer Washington A. Roebling's engineering marvel, built by 1,000 workmen.
That day's past, and this day's present are reminisced by this 1883 vintaged description, "a holiday for high and low, rich and poor; it was in fact the People's Day. More delightful weather never dawned upon a festal morning. The heavens were radiant with celestial blue of approaching summer; silvery fragments of clouds sailed gracefully across the firmaments like winged messengers, bearing greetings of work well done; the clearest of spring sunshine tinged everything with a touch of gold, and brisk, bracing breeze blown up from the Atlantic cooled the atmosphere to a healthful and invigorating temperature. The incoming dawn revealed the twin cities gorgeous in gala attire." This excerpt is from the book titled, Opening Ceremonies of the New York Brooklyn Bridge by The Brooklyn Eagle Job Printing Department.
It was a day for paparazzi photographers, sightseers, onlookers, passersby and the just plain curious, paused; taking in the vision of fatherly-stroller loveliness. Dads Group members attempt to quell inquiring-mind queries with informative banter and quaint repartee, as the well-practiced PR-friendly troupe posed at the Manhattan tower, doling out snacks to their chauffeured mini-elite passengers, and then pressed on to the Brooklyn terminus of the marvelous bridge.

The downward bridge slope towards DUMBO presented excellent velocities for kick-scattering scooter kids, free-wheeling cyclists and rapid-rate stroller dads, all the way down to the, stairs. This portion of the 'Iron Dads BOB Stroller Lift Competition' presented challenges to some, but obstacles to none. We safely arrive in DUMBO, an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. 
Dumbo, go figure.
Cobblestoned roadways amidst modern renovations of turn-of-the-century architecture placed surrounded our crew with hip stores of merchandising destinations, and more importantly, restrooms; we headed to the Brooklyn Bridge Park playground, which disappointedly was still closed for construction. No worries, it was time for paparazzi-free photo ops, anyway.
"Growing up spoiled a lot of things," except rekindling memories of my first Jane's Carousel ride. "Two Bucks To Pony Up!" advertised in typical Big Apple style. Many fathers used the excuse of kid popularity to ride twice or three times themselves on this wonder wheel of dreams, pristinely encased in glass. Wondrous! Strollers were parked like limos at a Lincoln Center opera opening along the length of the mechanical equestrian glass parlor funhouse.


We, like grass-eating bovine lounged on the rolling hill of green grass partitioned only by concrete promenade river views and quaint park restoration structures. Our bundles of joy sprawling, running, scootering and eating from our fatherly bento, zip locked, lunch wrapped preparations. It really doesn't get any better than this. Priceless!
Alicia Keys sings a New York anthem, and unlike the chairman's version Frank Sinatra proclaims, "If you can make it here…" well we made it, up, over and under the Brooklyn Bridge...only Alicia sings, "In New York." And just like that, I'm back in the concert moment, head-nodding to Jay-Z, which all just happened to have occurred on the very same day!
The entire experience was another point of growth. The Alicia Keys concert? A close second to the Brooklyn Bridge excursion.

Bio Credit: Gregg Jobson-Larkin is a proud father of three children and active member of the NYC Dads Group, living in New York with his family.
**Disclosure Note: This is a paid, sponsored post with Britax / BOB. The opinions expressed in this post are our own and have not been influenced by our sponsor.  We limit our advertising to relevant partners that offer products and services we believe in and use ourselves. 
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New York Brooklyn Bridge by The Brooklyn Eagle Job Printing Department

Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud



Sugata Mitra: Education researcher

Sugata Mitra
Educational researcher Sugata Mitra is the winner of the 2013 TED Prize. His wish: Build a School in the Cloud, where children can explore and learn from one another.

Why you should listen to him:

Educational researcher Dr. Sugata Mitra’s “Hole in the Wall” experiments have shown that, in the absence of supervision or formal teaching, children can teach themselves and each other, if they’re motivated by curiosity and peer interest. In 1999, Mitra and his colleagues dug a hole in a wall bordering an urban slum in New Delhi, installed an Internet-connected PC, and left it there (with a hidden camera filming the area). What they saw was kids from the slum playing around with the computer and in the process learning how to use it and how to go online, and then teaching each other.

The "Hole in the Wall" project demonstrates that, even in the absence of any direct input from a teacher, an environment that stimulates curiosity can cause learning through self-instruction and peer-shared knowledge. Mitra, who's now a professor of educational technology atNewcastle University (UK), calls it "minimally invasive education."
At TED2013, Sugata Mitra made a bold TED Prize wish: Help me build a place where children can explore and learn on their own -- and teach one another -- using resouces from the worldwide cloud.
Download the Self Organized Learning Environment (SOLE) Toolkit >>
"Education-as-usual assumes that kids are empty vessels who need to be sat down in a room and filled with curricular content. Dr. Mitra's experiments prove that wrong."
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Devine Selfishness


Divine Selfishness
by Kristen Fox and John McNally
One of the big differences between conscious creation, and many other systems of thought is that conscious creators recognize and celebrate their own motivations for the things they choose to do.

We are not here simply to “help others”, we are here to LIVE, and to do whatever expresses our joy. This might INVOLVE helping others, but only if it brings you joy to do so. (Do not get the conceptual focus of expressing joy confused with the infinite number of ways that joy can be expressed in physical reality, or you’re simply adding another rule to how you can express your love and joy.)  Self honesty is important in this area, because we often like to adopt a sense of false humility about such things, believing that we are “spiritual” from doing them, rather than just from being who we are.

The concept of divine selfishness is different from the selfishness that you may have grown up believing in. Traditional selfishness is based on a belief in lack: “There is only so much out there and I need to get all I can.” Conversely, the traditional idea of selfLESSness is also centered around a belief in lack: “There is only so much out there, and if each of us was only to take what we ‘needed,’ there would be enough to go around.” If you let go of the belief that there is lack, whether it’s money, love, or natural resources, then traditional concepts of selfishness/selflessness just fall apart.

Being divinely selfish means trusting that following your joy is the best possible thing you can do for not just you, but for everyone else as well. Believing in abundance means that there is more than enough for everyone - always! You understand that each person is creating their own situation, their own life script and trust that no matter how you might be tempted to judge it from the outside, they are getting some sort of value fulfillment from it. Living from a divinely selfish perspective provides a role model for those who are not following their joy, it is the true essence of  “teaching someone to be a fisherman” since you are not preaching concepts, but instead living them and modeling that for others to take notice of.

Does this mean you WON’T help others or will only be lost in your own little world?  No.  Remember not to confuse the idea of being in your joy with it’s expression.  In any moment, your joy is actually guiding you to the best possible action to take in any moment.  Also remember that joy is a state of being, which can feel like anything from a happy possibility to the action taken with the most integrity. Someone like Mother Theresa could only have done her good works by being in her center and following her own calling and joy, otherwise she most likely would have burnt out a long time ago.  In order to fill the glasses of others our own pitcher must first be filled.

All materials on consciouscreation.com are created and copyrighted by Kristen Fox and John McNally unless otherwise noted. If you wish you may copy pages for personal use only - please include this copyright notice. All rights reserved.