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Today in History
Potty Training Awareness Month
http://www.kids-list.com/Blog.aspx?blog=52
National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
The United Colonies make a name change and become The United States.(1775)
www.history.com/this-day-in-history
 
 
“Me Too” Seats are Dangerous For Kids, Says U.S. Safety Commission
The CPSC (www.cpsc.gov/vnr/asfroot/philteds.asx) warns parents to immediately stop using the Phil & Ted’s ” Me Too” clip-on table top chairs as they can detach from the table creating serious fall and amputation hazards to children who are sitting in them. The Heller Law Firm is investigating a potential class action. Get your money back. If you are interested in pursuing legal action, call (800) 992-9947 or email shayne@hellerlaw.net. No cost / obligation.
www.seriousinjury.org/CM/Articles/defective-clip-on-table-top-baby-chairs.asp 
 
 
$20 for $40 Worth of Merchandise on Funkoos.com.
100% organic cotton clothing and accessories for babies and toddlers. Funkoos organic baby clothes are chemical free and made without harsh dies. Choose from a wide variety of cute and fun infant body suits, new born baby tees, baby sleepwear, boys and girls sleepwear, hood towels and bathrobes, layette and baby sets, baby bibs and more. Your voucher is redeemable for $40 worth of merchandise for just $20. Get free shipping on orders over $50 and a flat $5 shipping on orders below $50, so go ahead and get that special gift for upcoming baby showers and more!
http://familyfinds.go2cloud.org/aff_c?offer_id=24&aff_id=1016
 
 
Birthing Classes at A Mother’s Haven in July
Supported Birth classes are 4 weeks long starting July 5th from 7-10pm at A Mother’s Haven in Encino. To sign up, call A Mother’s Haven at 818-380-3111. To learn more about the class, email the instructor, Lauren Ryan, at laurensbirthclass@yahoo.com or visit www.supportedbirthclass.com. Couples will come out of class feeling empowered and positive about birth and that there is “no one right” way or method for giving birth.
 
 
CBS Just Rated Water Whisperer Swim School As One of the Best Swim Lessons in L.A.
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/top-lists/best-swim-lessons-in-los-angeles/
Swim in ten lessons. Two summers ago, educator Emily Cohen M.Ed, who developed the program, helped my then 4 yr olds, who were afraid, swim & become safer in the water. The WW has many happy Jen’s List’s clients! Click http://www.thewaterwhisperer.com/videoandpics.html to see all of the WW’s videos & read testimonials. Over 95% success rate in getting kids 3 and up (but they start with babies) to swim in 10 lessons. Gentle, developmental and creative. Heated, saline, covered pool. In Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills. Mention Jen’s List and get $15 off round of Privates if you sign up by June 8th.
www.thewaterwhisperer.com 
 
Special Event IconFestival to save money on food comes to Canoga Park
June 25th from 11am-2pm
Learn how to save money on food at Frugal Festival Food! Nosh on free tastings from Albertsons, take a coupon class, learn how to cook with a solar oven, and win FREE raffle prizes (like a $300 Albertsons gift card). Free face painting and coloring for kids! Tickets $5 with canned good donation. Kids 6 and under free.
Canoga Park High School
6850 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
https://www.goldstar.com/shows/429435

  
 
Camp Kensho – Summer Martial Arts training at KSK
for kids 6+

Martial Arts training, Outdoor Fun, Fitness, and  Academic Enrichment.
8a.m. to 4p.m. (Dojo members stay as late as 6PM at no extra charge)             
Session 1 – June 20-24                         
Session 2 – June 27-1
Session 3 – July 5-8
Session 4 – July 11-15
5 days a week =  $240 a week/Per day attendance = $58 a day21151 Victory Blvd in Woodland Hills
818-347-3656 – Ask for Sensei or Tammy
www.kenshokan.com
 
 
GO!screen: Natural BrushOn Powder Sunscreen for Kids and Adults, SPF30/UVA
TOP 10 BESTSELLER ON AMAZON and RATED BEST EVERYDAY SUNSCREEN ON BABBLE.COM
NO! greasy skin NO! burning eyes NO! sticky hands NO! toxins … Just brush and GO!
* Immediate UVA/SPF30 Protection – no need to wait. 100%.
* Safe: Developed by a chemist mom to be free of toxins used in most sunscreens.
* Easy to Apply: No sticky hands or cold spray. Brush it on and be off!
* Lasting Value: Over 300 applications per dispenser +  refillable.
JUNE promo code for Jen’s list subscribers: JENSUMMER20
WWW.ilovegoscreen.com
 
 
Vintage Jewelry and Children/Women’s Clothing Trunk Show
Friday, June 10th from 11-4 p.m. in Calabasas
Saje Jewels Collection: Collection features statement rhinestone brooches and vintage lockets, which have been transformed into necklaces and bracelets. The brooches and lockets encompass multiple fashion eras from late Victorian to the Art Deco and Nouveau periods.
www.tinyurl.com/sajeonparched
Jess Up…..One stop shop for all the wonderful mama’s. Brands include Kissy Kissy, Kicky Pants, Ever After, Joe’s Jeans for Kids, Rowdy Sprout, aden + anais, Cozy Faux.  Adult brands include C&C and Autumn Cashmere.www.shopjessup.net Email Shannon.Weissman@gmail.com or jessica@shopjessup.net for more info.
4164 Prado de Los Pajaros in Calabasas, 91302 
 
 
Every girl’s dream house for sale!
The “Cotton Candy Manor”, once seen on Oprah. Two “rooms”, wood floors, pink sponge painted interior walls, second story loft leads to outside balcony. Air conditioning and lighting has been added. New sells for $9599.00 plus $1000.00 shipping from http://www.lilliputplayhomes.com/house_manor.asp. Asking $6000.00. Email ljmitchell17@gmail.com for more info. 




 
IS YOUR PARTNER NOT COMMUNICATING WITH YOU?
Are they spending more time making connections online with everyone but you? Or are your kids and career creating stress and tension in your relationship? TV Show with a doctor that is one of the top experts in the field can help you. They are looking for couples to participate in 3 on-camera counseling sessions from a licensed therapist, free of charge, as well as receiving compensation for additional counseling if requested. For more information, email castingcouplestherapy@gmail.com.
 
 
Beautiful hand stamped sterling silver jewelry & more!
Not just for mommies! Yes, the perfect gift for Daddy! The Big Daddy Circle is gorgeous, hand stamped with his children’s names or perhaps a short saying. They can put it on a key ring, sterling chain or leather cord. The rectangular block initials are thick & masculine but something Dad can keep close to his heart. The Family love charm circles are also great for Dad – one with all of the children’s names – or perhaps he would like to stack them, one with each child’s name & birthdates. And remember, if someone forgot to get you your mommyjewelry this year, get a little something for yourself. FREE SHIPPING – any order over $50 AND 10% off with code JENSLIST. Order by Fri., June 10th to receive by Father’s Day!
www.mommyjewerly.com    



Family Fun Icon CallMeCuffs – Kids Customized Id Wristbands–Don’t Risk Losing Your Child in a Crowd!
Have peace of mind when you take your kids out and about. Love taking your kids to fun, exciting, crowded places like Disneyland, Dodger games or just the park/beach on a busy weekend? Are you traveling this summer? Do you have a constant fear that your kids may wander off and get lost? Put a soft eco-friendly  CallMeCuff on their wrist customized with your cell # and allergies (if necessary) and have some peace of mind that if they do wander off someone can contact you immediately.
www.callmecuffs.com
 
 
Looking for another boy guitar player age 10 – 13 years who can “shred!”
Must be able to play lead and rhythm guitar. Background vocals are a plus! This is a true “rock” band. Heavily influenced by Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Guns N Roses, etc. NOT POP AT ALL!! Must be able to commit to weekly rehearsals. AUDITIONS taking place this week. Visit www.therockaholix.com and fill out the form to submit!



 


 
Silpada Designs Sample Sale
Friday, June 10th at 6 pm
The Silpada Designs 2010-11 Retiring Items Catalog is NOW available. Samples available for purchase or book that Girl’s Night Out and get your Wish List for FREE. View catalog online at www.mysilpada.com/mia.morgan or call Mia directly at 805-446-6585.
Wine Yard
1948 E Thousand Oaks Blvd in Thousand Oaks (next to the Civic Arts Plaza)
 
 
For the Dad or Husband who loves Gadgets
If you’re trying to find him an amazing gift, Sony VIP Shopping Services () is the perfect resource to help you shop for Father’s Day. Call 310-244-5165 or email sonyvipservices@sonyusa.com to speak with a knowledgeable personal shopper who can assist with choosing the perfect gift from Sony.  Whether you are looking to surprise your loved one with the newest shockproof, waterproof, Cyber-shot digital camera, a new Bravia HDTV, or a Vaio laptop, the experts at Sony VIP Shopping Services will make shopping for electronics almost as much fun as a trip to the spa. Mention JENSLIST to learn about special Father’s Day offers.


 

Cloth Diapers 101 – everything you need to know!
Monday, June 13th at 7pm
Lisa Carey will discuss prefolds, covers, all-in-ones, liners, the pros and cons of using cloth, the diapers you need for EC’ing, and tips on ways to save money. Holistic Moms Network will meet at 4032 Whitsett Ave. Studio City CA 91604 (parking off of Valleyheart Dr.). For more info and childcare RSVP, contact Nina at Nina.sfvhmn@gmail.com.
www.holisticmoms.org




Mommy & Me group at Birth and Beyond in Santa Monica
Friday, June 10th from 1 – 2pm for moms and babies born February – May.
Make new mom friends that will last a lifetime! Learn about infant development and share your parenting struggles and joys. For more information or to register contact Elaine Barrington at 310-570-8219 or elaine@naturalparentingway.com. Or visit the Birth and Beyond website at www.birthandbeyond.net and click on Mommy & Me. 


 

DODGEBALL, CAPTURE THE FLAG, HANDBALL, BASKETBALL & any other sport you can think of for over 50% off!
Sports N’ More Summer Camp has a special for just $25 a day, discounted from the regular price of $55. Not only is it a great deal, but you can buy 3 certificate for each child. If you have 3 kids, purchase up to 9. Summer Camp is at the Agoura/Calabasas Community Center.
www.gocitydeals.com
 
 
The Calabasas Malibu Food & Wine Festival
June 18th
Features a 17 piece jazz bad, celebrity TV chefs, great cuisine from local restaurants and a selection of delicious hors d’oeuvres, sausages, cheeses, gourmet deli meats and artisan breads. Along with over 300 Wines, Beers, and Spirits.
www.malibufoodandwinefestival.com
 
 
Sharing an adorable find from Red Tricycle(redtri.com)
Get an extra 25% off your order with coupon code DADSNGRADS. Father’s Day is June 19th. Sale will end without notice!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/johnwgolden?ref=seller_info
 
 
Estate Sale – High Style in the Valley
Thurs. and Fri. June 9th & 10th from 9am – 3pm
Beautiful, high end furniture. Amazing old antiques including a sewing machine, a dining table from the 19th century, a pool table with a slate slab under the felt top. Tons of decorative items and collectibles including Waterford, fine crystal, English china, lots of art, etc, as well as the usual fare.http://www.estatesales.net/estate-sales/185811.aspx
www.organize2harmonize.com
 
 
Too much whining? Bedtime struggles? Tools for discipline w/ Love & Logic!
Sun. June 12th or 19th from 9am-3pm.
1-day intensive class for parents with kids ages Birth-6. It will focus on creating Happy Families & Responsible Kids.   Toddlers who go to bed the first time, tots that learn whining & arguing doesn’t work, meals without battles, discipline without losing their love, great comebacks all parents need to know, youngsters that grow to safe, smart, confident teens & so much more! Parents who learn how to use these techniques change, for the better, their relationships with kids and take control of the home in loving ways. Lunch & materials included. Jen’s List Special Price $200. Email jeanneloveandlogic@gmail.com for more info.
 
 
Anytime Travel Links and Tips
Flying, Airport & Car Rental Resource – 6 links
Travel Documents & Security – 3 links
Online Travel Booking – 7 links
Review sites for Hotels, Cruises and Vacation Destinations – 3 links
US Travel Resource Sites – 4 links
Travel Secrets: cruise updates, more room on your flight, free baggage, contact hotel mgr in advance, smile and ask.
http://www.smart-travelers.com/treaveltips.html 
 
 
Interior Design expertise for busy moms who need guidance
Amie Sherry works creatively to design homes that are family friendly and won’t tire after trends die out. In this economy, while we’re spending more time in our homes we want to feel proud of entertaining there, especially knowing we didn’t break the bank doing so. For busy moms, so many don’t have the time or know how to spruce up their home, so for a limited time, Amie Sherry Designs will be offering a 1- hr. FREE consultation to Jen’s List members only.
www.amiesherrydesigns.com 
 
 
Van Gogh Elementary School Carnival – Fun for the Family
Friday, June 10th from 2:30-7:00pm
Featuring many popular food trucks, game booths, inflatables, face painting, and much tons of fun for kids of all ages.  Proceeds to benefit the amazing programs at our fantastic school. For more information, contact Carnival Chair Rain Wald at rainebeth@verizon.net.
17160 Van Gogh Street in Granada Hills
www.friendsofvangogh.com 
 
 
6 Places Germs Breed in a Plane
Traveling with kids is hard enough….
Germs: Water, seat pocket
http://www.aarp.org/travel/travel-tips/news-12-2010/6_places_germs_breed_in_a_plane.html?cmp=NLC-WBLTR-CTRL-60311-FI2-203&USEG_ID=0
Germs: Tray table, airplane meal
http://www.aarp.org/travel/travel-tips/news-12-2010/6_places_germs_breed_in_a_plane.2.html
Germs: Pillows/blankets, airplane lavatory (pass on washing your hands!)
http://www.aarp.org/travel/travel-tips/news-12-2010/6_places_germs_breed_in_a_plane.3.html 
 
 
KidsArt Tarzana: Children’s Summer Art Camps
June 20th-September 2nd
Offers morning, afternoon or full day summer camps for children ages 4 and up. Workshops are offered every week starting June 20th through the first week of September and include Cartooning, Anime, Portraiture, Animation and Clay. Call (818) 996-1822 or email katarzana@sbcglobal.net for pricing and schedules. Mention Jen’s List for a special discount on tuition.
www.kidsartclasses.com


 

Check Your Car Seat Before Starting Summer Travel
Visit your local Child Passenger Safety (CPS) technician to certify that your child seat is properly installed. To find a CPS near you visit www.safekids.org.


 

From pathological to normal?  Staying in touch when children go to college
New technologies are keeping kids tethered to their parents longer than previous generations. Yes, you can remain in constant contact through texts, status updates and instant messages – but should you?
http://www.latimes.com/features/home/la-hm-parent-tech-connect-20110604,0,2773271.story
 
 
The Little Gym of Calabasas
- Anytime, Summertime Camp – Enroll in 1 day of camp and receive 50% off your 2nd day – for as many days as you want!
- Summer Semester – 11 weeks of SERIOUS FUN from June 20th- September 3rd.
- Save $25 on enrollment for the 2011-2012 Season AND get entered into a raffle to win a FREE Awesome Birthday Bash, 2 FREE Parent Survival Nights and tons of other great prizes from local businesses!
(818)222-6296
www.tlgofcalabasasca.com
www.facebook.com/thelittlegymcalabasas 
 
 
Family, child and portrait photography in a fun, casual and natural environment.
www.jillianrosephotography.com
 
 
Let the Bidding Begin – Kentwood Elementary Family Fun Day and Silent Auction
Hundreds of great items including: 1 night stay at Pala Casino Resort and Spa, including dinner for 2 ● 3 night stay at the Hyatt Key West Florida Resort and Marina, plus Swedish massages ● 3 days and 2 nights at NY’s famous Plaza Hotel, including a live entertainment package ● 4 VIP passes to Jimmy Kimmel Show and Green Room All proceeds to benefit Kentwood’s Art Education. Ends June 10th.
www.biddingforgood.com/Kentwood
 
 
Do you have a daughter?
“Age Compression” (too sexy too early) and why it matters.
http://blogs.babble.com/strollerderby/2011/06/06/whats-age-appropriate-sexuality-video/#more-76820
https://dontconformtransform.wordpress.com/2011/05/27/bringing-sexy-down/


 

Adult Ballet: Beginner’s Class
Fridays, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
The Studio Loft-11108 Huston Street in North Hollywood
Want to feel longer and stronger? Beginning ballet for adults can help with both. Complimentary first class, $10 per class thereafter. For more information, contact independencedance@gmail.com or call (818) 688-1238.
www.independencedance.com