Sunday July 18, 2010

WebGem
Launching a business or product?
Need an affordable website that can showcase your products/services?
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Today’s Jen’s List sponsor, WebGem (www.webgemnet.com), has easy and well-priced web and eCommerce solutions for mompreneurs, solopreneurs, small businesses and launching entrepreneurs. WebGem can provide you with a customized website that is both easy to manage and very affordable. They develop rich, user-friendly websites that are easy to navigate and optimized for search engines. Also, WebGem uses the greenest servers you can get – 130% wind powered, so you can feel eco-friendly while building your fabulous website! WebGem’s starter eCommerce package is normally $9.95 per month (including hosting), but for Jen’s List readers, they are offering 1 year for just $100!  Call 1-877-EZWEBGEM or email sales@webgemnet.com.

 

Today in History
*National ice cream day
*Chrysanthemum day
http://kids-list.com/Blog.aspx?blog=95

 
If you are interested in purchasing Bedhead Pajamas, but don’t want to pay the high retail prices, look no further
Cara is offering them at WHOLESALE! If you need any gifts for birthdays, holidays, special occasions, matching mother-daughter pajamas or etc., this company has some GREAT stuff. Feel free to take a look at the website at www.bedheadpjs.com. Remember the prices listed on the website are at retail, so the wholesale prices are half of that. You would be responsible for the wholesale price plus shipping and tax. If you are interested, call 310/650-4288 or email carasands@sbcglobal.net. The offer is good until September 1st.
 
It’s Summer  -  Time for Classic Macaroni Salad
http://www.chow.com/recipes/25639-classic-mac-salad 
Opportunity for Families in the entertainment industry for daycare on the Westside
The Sam Goldwyn Foundation Children’s Center has immediate and upcoming openings for 3 and 4 year olds.  This is a school for the kids of parents in the entertainment industry and has a notoriously long wait list for kids 0-2.  But there are currently openings for older kids.  The hours are 7am-7pm, the facility is great, and the staff is wonderful.  The school is located at Sepulveda and Olympic.  The school is run by Bright Horizons and they are accredited by the NAEYC.  For more info, please call 310-445-8993 or go to www.brighthorizons.com
 
LA Street Food Fest
July 24th
Enjoy sampling signature bites from more than 60 vendors including hot gourmet food trucks, old school carts and stands, celeb chefs and street inspired dishes from LA’s best restaurants. The open bars and beer gardens will keep you hydrated ‘n happy with cold suds, delicious cocktails, tequila tasting, juices and more. To top it off, you’ll rock out with a summer concert from two of LA’s hottest new bands, all on the grassy green field of the Rose Bowl for one affordable, all-inclusive ticket price benefiting St Vincent Meals on Wheels & Woolly School Gardens!
http://lastreetfoodfest.com/
 
The Perils Of Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia
The Jani Foundation (formally the Village Project) is a place for people to share their stories of living with a loved one, or having loved someone, with a severe mental illness such as schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder, bipolar, and Austism/Asperger’s Spectrum.
http://www.janisjourney.org/
 
The Parents Insight Network July Stroller Survey
If you’re a mom or dad who has purchased or may make a future purchase of a double stroller, complete this quick survey for a chance to win 1 of 10 $25 Amazon Gift Cards. It takes about 3 minutes.
http://www.surveywriter.net/in/TandemStroller.asp 
8 Ways to Have a Blast with Your Kids
http://www.zenfamilyhabits.net/2010/07/a-fun-guide
 
The MomSquad Radio Show
Motherhood Uncensored! The MomSquad Radio Show offers new moms, wannabe moms, or moms with years of experience a place to talk “real” about their lives, relationships, themselves, and their kids. This is definitely not your average parenting show – no topic is sacred! Join the “Mamas” as they offer a no-holds-barred approach to everything relating to being a mom, being a woman, the latest fashion & celebrity news, sex (or lack of it), marriage, children and of course men! Listen online at www.momsquadradio.com, or find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/momsquadradio.
 
WIN A NEW STROLLER BAG STRAIGHT FROM FRANCE!
Tired of your old diaper bag weighing you down? Check out the Magic Stroller Bag straight from France. Lightweight and converts easily into a messenger bag, it’s the IT bag of the moment. Want more of the newest, coolest products for moms, tykes and babies? Visit Babble.com’s new Family Style blog. Win one today!
http://blogs.babble.com/family-style/ 
BargainsLA.com Newsletter
Trendy discount maternity clothes at Forever 21, Junior Drake leather handbag outlet (SM), Red Barn pet supply, Tall Mouse Arts and Crafts’ first outlet store (OC), 4 Free Family Events sponsored by Target, July 16-18, at a museum or performing arts institution near you, and more. Visit http://www.bargainsla.com/mailings/newsletter for more info!
 
 
About garden planting by the ocean
Ornamentals, edibles, and natives.
http://blog.oregonlive.com/homesandgardens/2010/07/
 
 
Foundational Math Skills for Pre-K, K and First Grade!
Give your child the right start for a lifetime of success in math!  The First Step program is designed to teach students going into Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st grade the foundational skills and concepts of mathematics.  Ten 50-minute classes will be offered over 5 weeks.  The second session starts on July 26, 2010.  For more information on Mathnasium of Thousand Oaks please call (805) 777-8403 or email thousandoaks@mathnasium.com.

101 Ways to Leave a Game Show
From the network and producers who brought you the hit series “WIPEOUT,” comes a brand new twist on a game show! EACH CONTESTANT WILL GET A FREE TRIP TO ARGENTINA AND A CHANCE TO PARTICIPATE IN A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY! Winner will receive $50,000!  Searching for contestants who will put their pop culture and general knowledge to the test. You don’t need to be a trivia whiz. There are more right answers than wrong, but if you are wrong, you will experience one of the 101 ways to leave the game show forever! SEEKING PEOPLE WHO ARE: MEN AND WOMEN over 18 years of age with dynamic personalities and strong opinions Legal residents of the U.S. MUST have a current passport with an expiration date in 2011 or later MUST be available to shoot for up to 8 days in Argentina, approximately August 8-15. MUST currently live in California. EMAIL 101wayscasting@gmail.com. Include your name, address, occupation, phone numbers, email addresses, a recent photo of yourself, and summary of why you’re the perfect candidate for this show. For more info, contact MysticArt Pictures at 818.563.4131 or visit www.mysticartpictures.com.

 
Take advantage of sweet fresh seasonal Corn!
Fresh Corn and Tomato Salad.  Easy and nearly no-cook.
http://www.chow.com/recipes/25636-fresh-corn-and-tomato-salad 
Guitar Lessons for Beginners Age 8-15 $15/lesson
Does your child have a love of music and an interest in learning to play guitar? A Jen’s List member’s 15 year old son, Logan, is an accomplished guitarist and a wonderful teacher for beginners. He studies with one of the top teachers in LA, and attends the Music Academy at CHAMPS High School of the Arts, in Van Nuys. He can guide you in choosing the appropriate guitar and equipment for your child. Logan offers positive encouragement and a stress-free environment. Lessons are taught in Woodland Hills. $15 per 45 minute lesson. Email info@barbarastockdesign.com for more info!
 
Bark Park Adventures offer daily excursions to local Santa Monica off-leash dog parks
If your dog is sociable with other dogs, likes to have fun and exercise, they come and pick your dog up for a “dog park adventure”. They offer 60-75 minute excursions to the park (includes pick up and drop off) 2 times daily, and give your dog lots of individual attention. They take extra care to ensure that your dog arrives home clean, dry and happy-ready to take a much needed dog nap. Call 310-614-5375 & ask for Brenda.
www.barkpark.com
 
Therapeutic Yoga Classes at JCC Milken
Effective for stress management, for those recovering from injuries, and strengthening the body. Classes use gentle yoga and breathing techniques combined in a way that it is an excellent choice for those who need something less intense yet effective for promoting health and wellness. Rediscover ease in your life, restore balance and develop a new path of physical and mental well-being. Mondays and Wednesdays 7:00 pm-8:15pm. Members: $7, Non-members $10.00. JCC at Milken Fitness Center 818-464-3311 Teacher has special training in Yoga Therapy. Private Sessions are available for those unable to attend group classes. For private classes please contact Batsheva at 310-902-9496.
 
Grow scented geraniums — Pelargonium
Fragrances run the gamut from the familiar lemon, mint and rose to nutmeg, almond, apple, even coconut.
http://blog.oregonlive.com/homesandgardens/2010/07/ 
Tendertouch
A homecare agency that can provide you with live-in, live-out’s and hourly and can assist you with all your daily living needs such as bathing, dressing, toileting, meal prep, medication supervision, and much more.  Services are also available to assist a love one in a hospital or a care facility setting. Fully licensed and Bonded and cover all Workers Comp, Liability Ins. and Payroll taxes. For more details call 818-882-8720 and mention Jen’s list.
 
Make homework, Math and Language Arts fun!
Karen Lepp is a private school teacher in the Calabasas/Agoura area with over 15 years experience working with elementary school age children grades K-3 in all areas of curriculum. Karen provides a safe, nurturing environment for your child to brush up on Math, Reading, Language Arts, and Homework skills in your house or hers, whichever fits your schedule. Tutoring begins at 4:00 p.m. and lasts for one hour, Mon through Thurs. There are two time slots available each day (4:00-5:00 and 5:30-6:30) Through tutoring children set goals for themselves and build confidence to master skills in the primary grades. Sessions are $50 per hour and are accepted in four session payments ($200). Excellent references provided upon request. Email nishkafayl@aol.com.
 
Interior Decorating, Faux painting
Stacey Dorenfeld has been in business for nearly 13 years with great success. No job is too small and she has ideas that cost almost nothing. She can stage your house for selling or turn your house into a home. Email dorenfeld01@aol.com for more info!
 
Don’t agonize about it, ORGANIZIT!
Do you have garage envy because your garage doesn’t measure up? The garage organization services industry is now the fastest growing segment in the home improvement market and OrganizIT! is on of the fastest growing garage organization company in Los Angeles. They are your full service garage organization company, with a level of professionalism second to none.
· Overhead storage racks · Slatwall garage organization wall systems · Full line of heavy-duty, versatile garage cabinets · Garage flooring; interlocking garage floor tiles and epoxy flooring · Full line of accessories; hooks, garage shelves, baskets · Garage lighting options.
Call or click 1-818-232-7683 / www.organizitco.com, for a free design consultation and let them turn your mess into amazing. OrganizIT! was voted the 2010 & 2009 “Best Garage Design Firm”, by the National Association of Professional Organizers – Los Angeles.
 
Be proactive about your health
Wellness Care is about taking care of yourself before you get sick, instead of waiting until you are ill. Jen’s List members get 20% off services for two weeks only: July 19-July 30. You must mention Jen’s List when making your appt. Does not apply to insurance related services or other discounts. Wednesdays and Fridays excluded for Optometry.
Dr. Yi Qiao, L.Ac.: Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine: (310) 309-0866 http://tcmheals.us/
Dr. Ash Khodabakhsh, D.C.: Chiropractic: /(310) 666-4387 www.ashchiropractic.com
Dr. Carolyn Conboy, D.O.: Plastic Surgery: (310) 975-4477 www.labeautyworks.com/
Dr. Elise Brisco, O.D, Dr. Bita Shokouh, O.D..: Optometry (including Children’s Vision dept; excludes Vision Therapy) (323) 954-5800 www.hollywoodvision.com and Designer Glasses (including lines that NEVER go on sale such as Chanel and Alain Mikli)
4 Ways to Add Cottage Cheese to Your Diet
Cottage Cheese is high in both calcium and casein protein.
http://www.dietriffic.com/2010/07/06/cottage-cheese-ideas 
MEMBERS NEED LEADS, CAN YOU HELP?
Need a lead on anyone who does manicures on location for girls birthday party in the Woodland Hills area. Email Micorim@sbcglobal.net
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Looking for a Gon in Valley Village/North Hollywood/Studio City? Email joannabelson@yahoo.com
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Looking for a swim club/team program in the valley (Encino or close to) for elementary school kids. Email  Tammy@TammyBloomfield.com
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Looking for a native Chinese speaker  nanny with experience who’s worked in a family long-term (1 year plus) for 10 month old boy in Culver City, possible live in position. Email  yingliuhatch@gmail.com 
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Looking for someone to remodel a bathroom.  Needs to have experience with re-do of shower enclosure with tiles/stones. Email pdilokev@msn.com
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Looking for a creative writing class for teens in the San Fernando Valley.  Email rlipp@keikico.com 
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Looking for clothes and useful stuff for first baby girl due mid-August. Email  dans_too@yahoo.com
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Looking  for feedback on the Discovery School. Email beerdietz@gmail.com
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Anyone have any luck selling their timeshare? Email  JoannaBelson@yahoo.com
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Moving to Tarzana and looking for a gardener and pool cleaner. Email denaklotz@yahoo.com
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Looking for referrals for a talented, reliable contractor for a MAJOR home remodel. Adding a second story, re-grading and paving driveway, moving or getting rid of brick fireplace, etc. Email jslider1974@yahoo.com
 
THE RENT A WIFE SUMMER SPECIAL – $50 OFF
Has your life become a circus juggling household, career & kids? Imagine your life with NO “TO-DO” LIST. Everything magically gets done while you play with your kids, make a business call, enjoy a date with your sweetheart, shave your legs or take a long, peaceful nap. THE RENT A WIFE TEAM is here to ELIMINATE YOUR TO DO LIST. Join the mailing list at http://www.therentawife.com and receive $50 off one of our packages. What is your time worth to you? Want to get started? Make a plan with your wife. Your first 30-minute planning session is on the house. Call 323-644-2850.
http://www.therentawife.com
 
3 Ways to Encourage Your Kids to Be Healthier
Be active as a family, both outside and inside the house.
http://www.zenfamilyhabits.net/2010/07/3-ways-to-encourage
 
Marriage & Family Therapist Leads
Jessica Morris is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern with two masters degrees from Pepperdine University. She has had over 5 years of experience working with children and adolescents with a myriad of issues & works with couples, families and individuals with Divorce, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Behavior Problems, etc. as well. Let Jessica assist you in finding effective treatment goals/interventions to enhance your interpersonal relationships. Feel comforted in a supportive therapeutic environment. Office is in Calabasas. Mention Jen’s List to receive a discount. Call her at (818) 216-4465.
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COUPLES THERAPY: Stop repeating old patterns. Use my 25 years of experience working with couple in an interactive way to help clarify your issues and bring about a happy and healthy relationship! Contact Alice Dollinger, MFT at 818-990-3009.
WWW.ALICEDOLLINGER.COM 
 
Baseball Camp
Extra Bases believes truly great ballplayers are those not satisfied by simply getting on base, but the ones always looking for a way to take the extra base. Open to boys and girls ages 5-12 who enjoy baseball and want to improve their game. Extra Bases focuses on developing each camper through one-on-one and team drills as well as daily live-game action. Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. located at Barrington Recreation Center in Brentwood. Sessions run through Aug 13th.
www.extrabasescamp.com
 
50% off an Inclusive Health Consultation at the Murad Inclusive Health Spa (MIHS) in Manhattan Beach
Inclusive Health is Dr. Murad’s unique three-pronged strategy for achieving whole body wellness in which each facet of care reinforces the others for maximum impact and complete transformation. The Inclusive Health approach is rooted in Dr. Murad’s research into the aging and his Science of Cellular Water – a comprehensive analytical approach to aging that looks to the strength of cells themselves as the ultimate marker of youthful vibrant health. The consultation combines a lifestyle review with scientific tests to determine a person’s Inclusive Health age and the steps that can be taken to lower it.   It’s a way to kick-start a program to help build a healthier and more beautiful body from the inside out. Call the Murad Inclusive Health Spa at  310.726.0470 to book an Inclusive Health Consultation appointment and be sure to mention Jen’s List to receive the 50% discount!
http://muradspa.com/
 
 
Vote With Your Remote
Friday Family Movie Night is back! When Secrets of the Mountain became the #1 show on NBC, families sent a clear message: you want more high-quality TV you can watch together as a family. The control is in your hands! You’ve asked for the return of great television programming & you got it. On FRIDAY, JULY 16th, NBC aired The Jensen Project, a two-hour high-tech action/adventure family movie. To show that this type of entertainment is wanted & appreciated, please continue to Vote With Your Remote and spread the word to your family and friends!
www.votewithyourremote.com
 
 
Kid’s Improv Comedy Camp at the Westside Comedy Theater
Improv focuses the attention of extroverts and brings out the confidence of introverts (i.e. You’ll be amazed at the growth of both your spazzy and wallflower kids!) This week closes in an improv performance with your children as the stars!
Monday July 19th – Friday July 23rd, 12pm-4pm, (Show Fri, July 23rd @ 7PM)
Email Sara Cravens, Producer, WCT’s Kid’s Improv Comedy, at CLASSES@WESTSIDECOMEDY.COM or call 310-451-0850 for more info. Discount available for Jen’s List! Just mention you heard about us on Jen’s List when you enroll, and receive 20% off!
www.westsidecomedy.com
 
HOW CAN GETTING A MASSAGE HELP CHILDREN IN AFRICA?
Book an appointment with Sally Hayes on Mondays in July/August and donate in exchange for a customized massage therapy session from a licensed therapist that has been practicing for over a decade! All donations go directly to Stepwise, a not for profit organization providing basic needs to orphaned and vulnerable children in East Africa. Contact Sally for more information: call 310.801.6182 or email sallyh@stepwise.org with “Massage Mondays” in the title.
www.stepwise.org
 
FUNDRAISERS 101
Are you in charge of fundraisers for your organizations this year? Let YOUR BOUTIQUE IN A BOX put together a fun and profitable Fall or Holiday Shopping Boutique for you! Providing a fantastic mix of best-selling and professional vendors, laying out your boutique, providing advertising and marketing strategies and coordinating payment of the donation are some of the services that are provided to you FREE OF CHARGE! Perfect for school, parent-teacher, booster, guild and other fundraising organizations! For more specific information or to schedule your shopping boutique, please email info@yourboutiqueinabox.com.
www.yourboutiqueinabox.com
 
Spanish CPR & First Aid for Infants and Toddlers
Sat, July 24th 2-5pm at A Mother’s Haven in Encino
This 3-hr workshop teaches parents, caregivers, and nannies how to provide immediate emergency attention to a sick/injured infant or toddler prior to the arrival of the paramedics. The instructors also go over how to respond to common household accidents, as well as head injuries, seizures, burns, poisonings, and other incidents. The class is also offered in English on 8/14 and 9/25. Call 818-380-3111 to register & pay or go online to http://www.shopthehaven.com/new-parents-cpr.html.