Wednesday March 3, 2010

Today’s Jen’s List sponsor, Mabel’s Labels, wants YOU!Become a Mabel’s Buzzmama and spread the word about these award-winning products. Receive a fabulous welcome kit with all you’ll need to get ‘buzzing’, including beautiful stationery, pens, a reusable shopping bag, coupons to share, Classic Sticky Labels for you and more! Plus, gain exclusive access to the Mabel’s Buzzmamas website for the inside scoop on the latest products, exciting contests and news. Best of all, with the great new incentive program, the more feedback you give, the more free items they will give you! Click to get started – they would love you to join them! Mabel’s Labels is the leading provider of personalized labels for the stuff kids lose! In a choice of fun colours and icons, the super durable clothing labels, shoe labels, sticky labels and tags withstand the dishwasher, microwave, laundry and UV rays. Perfect for school and daycare gear, litterless lunches, bottles, toys, clothes, shoes and much more. 
Today in History
The Star Spangled Banner becomes the National Anthem (1931)
Calmont School
Open House is March 23rd from 10:30am-12pmA wonderful nonprofit, private school on 22 acres in the Malibu/Calabasas area. If you want your child to have small class sizes, excellent academics and nurturing teachers, please contact Ruth Glass at 818-880-8820 for a reservation or a private tour! 
Temple Aliyah amazing Gesher/Kindergarten Program
This class in Woodland Hills is open to children who turn 5 before December 2.  Instead of sending your child straight into Kindergarten, parents can choose to place them in the Gesher/Kindergarten program, if they think their child may not be ready for a traditional class. The Gesher/Kindergarten classroom will expose students to kindergarten standards and curriculum but at an individualized pace.  Children have the opportunity to develop and grow at their own academic level…  it’s a very hands-on experience!  At the end of the year, students may either enter a traditional kindergarten program or advance to first grade.  Please stop by the ECE Office for more information. They would love to make your child’s learning experience the best ever!  Please contact Andrea Segall, ECE Director at (818)346-1552.
Amazing Bootcamp with Brian Peeler
2 new sessions starting – Tuesdays/Thursdays 6am-7am in Encino March 4th start….15 sessions.. $225Monday/Wednesday 5:30pm-6:30pm in Woodland HillsMarch 15th start…12 sessions $180
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to train with the trainer that celebrities work out with. Brian will be focusing on mothers who have been looking to finally shed those extra pounds. Be ready to sweat, workout, and lose those extra pounds that you have been looking to get rid of. Please email for more info
Have a kids’ product you want to promote?
BizParentz Foundation is offering a few last minute product placement opportunities in their awardee gift bags for the CARE Awards. CARE is a red carpet event held at Universal Studios on March 14th for professional child actors. Build the buzz with kid celebrities! 150 items are needed, must be small enough to fit into a backpack. Tax deductible too! For more info go to
Used Baseball Equipment Needed
Please donate baseball equipment to Homerun Heroes and they will make sure it goes to a needy child who will get some additional enjoyment out of it! Homerun Heroes was started former Los Angeles Dodger Reggie Smith, and partnering with Encino Little League, to help spread the joy of baseball to kids all over the world.Sunrise Baseball 6400 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills: bin located in parking lot fence next to Field 1 as you enter the complex from the parking lot. They need Bats, Gloves, Helmets, Balls, Catcher’s gear, Cleats, Pants, Equipment bags and anything else that a little leaguer can use!!! Only rule is that it should be something that is still usable.Collections begin on Saturday, March 6th, so please take a look in your garage and see if you have something which your child has outgrown or doesn’t use anymore, and donate it to Homerun Heroes!John Shaikin at
Tickets for BON JOVI at Staples Center March 4th Section FLOOR RSR 105, Row 3,  Face Value including Ticketmaster fees and a code to download The Circle CD $340 for both. Call 818-597-1407 or email
How To Photograph Your Child
A Workshop For Parents by Autumn Hull Photography Only $79! Wednesday, March 17th, 10am – 2pm They will show you how to capture those moments as you see them, by taking your camera out of those automatic settings that destroy your images. This is a hands on class, so bring your camera! To enroll in the workshop, call the SCV Center for Photography at 661-904-2092 or visit for more information. 
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO HANDLE MY TODDLERS TANTRUMS?Do you feel like you’re child is on a fussing, whining, temper tantrum spin cycle that just won’t stop? You’re not alone. Parents Ask expert Elizabeth Pantley weighs in and shares tips on why our little ones melt down and the best ways to handle it.
The OVARIAN CANCER COALITIONThey are committed to raising awareness of ovarian cancer and its symptoms. On April 10th, the OVARIAN CANCER COALITION will present its 3rd annual Lunch and Learn Symposium at the SPORTSMAN’S LODGE in Studio City. Speaking about the latest research will be Sanaz Memarzadeh, MD., Assistant Professor, UCLA School of Medicine, Mamarzadeh Lab at the UCLA Division of Gynecological Oncology and Andrew John Li, MD.of Cedar-Sinai. See for more info. (called a “must-see site” by Pregnancy magazine)Get news of the coolest products for babies, tots and moms delivered straight to your inbox so you’ll know what’s hot before anyone else does. By signing up, you’ll also get exclusive deals and prizes just by being on the list. Sign up for free at!
Save 15% on EVERYTHING at The Little Red Barn
Now through St. Patty’s day, March 17th! Offering great lines such as Bella Notte, Bratt Decor, Newport Cottages, Little Castle Gliders, our Baby Cakes custom bedding & much more! Just mention Jen’s List! Tues-Fri 10am-4:40pm Sat 10am-3pm. 818-591-2007. Complimentary in home design appointments to help you get the ball rolling! 
Lakers Family Jam at the Staples Center
Lakers Fan Jam is a unique experience for the whole family to enjoy and test your basketball skills. There will be all kinds of basketball related games and special appearances by Lakers players, Lakers legends, and the Laker Girls.Saturday, March 20th and Sunday, March 21stHow: buy tickets of event: $15/ adults $10/kidsFor more info: 
Baking Whoopie
With Baking Whoopie, Roxy Rubell wanted to take the classic dessert to the gourmet level, using only high quality ingredients such as Callebaut Chocolate and Vermont Maple Syrup. The Los Angeles-based company uses only the finest ingredients in all their varieties of gourmet Whoopie Pies – from Red Velvet to Maple Cinnamon to Meyer Lemon to Belgian Chocolate with Mocha Creme and of course, The Classic — chocolate cake and luscious vanilla marshmallow creme filling. Baking Whoopie does home delivery locally and catering for special events. A retail location is in the works. You can place an order through the website or if you have any questions, feel free to call 1-866-632-0508. 
Ideas to Make Cleaning Less of a Chore
UNCONDITIONAL PARENTING Workshop Sunday, March 14th from1:00 PM – 4:00 PMFor Parents Handle Those Tantrums with 100% Effectiveness! By Jeanette Yoffe, M.A., MFT & Jolette Jai, Parent Educator I.T.Electric Lodge – 1416 Electric Ave, Venice, CA 90291 Pre-register or pay at door – $65/parent; $110 per couple, includes coffee and lite snack.For more info: Call for more info: 310-823-0710 press 3 # or visit
Hypnotherapy works with your motivation
How can you change one or more aspects of your life ? Hypnosis is a tool which allows you to reach a state of confidence, relaxation and increased perception. Through Hypnotherapy, for example, you can improve the quality of your sleep, reduce your level of stress and anxiety, manage chronic pain, overcome fears and phobias, change your habits (weigh control – smoking cessation…). Isabelle M. Marret is a certified Hypnotherapist C.Ht. She is a graduate of the Hypnosis Motivation Institute, the first and only college of hypnotherapy to achieve national accreditation. In addition to studying Imagery, Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and Handwriting, I. Marret has a Master Degree in Law, a Business Administration Degree and a Certificate in Human Resources Management (UCLA). Marret is a mother of twins and has her office in Agoura hills. Phone number : 818 917 5713. Her current fees are $65 for a session (between 1 and 1.30 hour) and $85 for the 1st session (between 1.30 and 2 hours)
Safety Basicsfrom Safe Kids USA
Bicycling and SkatingCar Seats, Boosters, Seat BeltsChoking, Suffocation and Strangulation DrowningFallsFire, Burn and Scalds In and Around Cars Pedestrian Playground PoisonSports and Recreation ToyParents’ page:
Babysitting Classes designed for 11- to 15-year-oldsGiven by the American Red Cross. 
Print out from the site (PDF files): Babysitter’s Report Record, Family Information Card, Parental Consent and Contact Form, Safety Inspection Checklist and more.
George Stone Crab
Works with top local fisherman and with Florida’s leading supplier of stone crabs.  With their help, George Stone Crab brings the highest quality seafood straight to your dinner table.  They insist that all of the seafood delivered meet the highest standards because that’s the only way they can be sure they’ll meet yours.  Because they cater to South Florida’s most demanding epicurean palates, they have an intimate understanding of fine dining and enjoy close working relationships with all of the customers. George Stone Crab is truly your home for the finest and freshest stone crab and seafood delivery. 
On March 31st Animal Scouts will take a private tour of Pierce College Agriculture/Farming Department and the Vet. Technology Center in Woodland Hills. Families will learn all about the animals and animal careers associated with this wonderful program. To reserve a spot, go to Animal Scouts is a new program dedicated to animal education and careers with animals.
Let’s Move
Childhood obesity or excess weight threatens the healthy future of one third of American children. We spend $150 billion every year to treat obesity-related conditions, and that number is growing. Obesity rates tripled in the past 30 years, a trend that means, for the first time in our history, American children may face a shorter expected lifespan than their parents. We need to get moving. Join First Lady Michelle Obama, community leaders, teachers, doctors, nurses, moms and dads in a nationwide campaign to tackle the challenge of childhood obesity.  Let’s Move has an ambitious but important goal: to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation
Home Furnishing Bargain HuntingSuzanne O’Connor says, “Plus every Wednesday is Seniors Day when seniors 55 an older get an additional 10% off any one item, even items that have been previously marked down.”
Now that the rain seems to be clearing out, photographer Michaelyn Straub is ready to host her first Portrait Party of 2010. A Portrait Party is basically a mini Photo Sitting (about 20-30 minutes) for a mini-Sitting Fee of $30.00. On Sunday, March 21st, from 10am-2pm, Michaelyn will be offering Informal Family Portraits at Los Encinos Park in Encino. This setting of climbable trees, green grass and a split rail fence provides a beautiful backdop for pictures of the whole family, just the kids, and any other combination you desire. And she’s offering Jen’s List members a 20% discount on print orders placed within a week of the your sitting! Check out Michaelyn’s website at, then contact her at or at 818 766-9254.
Include more fruit and veg in your child’s diet… Offer fruit and veg as snacks between meals.
… Put raw vegetable sticks in your child’s packed lunch.
… Use strawberries, bananas, raspberries and blackcurrants to make milkshakes and smoothies.
… Add vegetables to soup, casseroles, shepherd’s pie, use as toppings for pizza and in pasta dishes.
… Add corn kernels, peppers, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, avocado and celery to sandwich fillings.
… Raisins, apricots and prunes are a good addition to a packed lunch.
… Add fruit to yogurt and breakfast cereals.
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Stella and Dot Trunk Show at YogaWorks
Thursday March 11th, 2010 from Noon to 7PMThis FREE event will include massage and spa treatments, raffle prizes, and more! Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 10th by calling (805) 371-30302475 Townsgate Road in Westlake Village
babyfood101 – Your Baby Food GuideMake simple and healthy food for you and your baby.
Marina Martini was born in Brazil. She is a chef with ten years of experience. Her mission is to provide a good and healthy food in the convenience of your home. She buys all the groceries and prepare healthy and organic meals that are designed to satisfy your taste. She have a menu that you can choose from or She can cook what you desired. You will enjoy having a homemade meal without spend time in the kitchen. Also, She does private party for up to ten people. You will be able to choose Brazilian, Italian and/or Mexican dishes. Furthermore, you will have appetizers such as, Brazilian cheese bread “pao de queijo”, Argentinean empanadas, Brazilian chicken pie and much more…. Her  goal is to make you happy and satisfied with all your need fulfilled.   E-mail: for more info
Let the children plan an edible gardenTeepees for beans, edible flowers, plant in circles, make checkerboards.
Don’t miss this one of a kind opportunity to connect on a deeper level with fellow service entrepreneurs.  CONSCIOUS CONNECTORSSM is a unique networkshop designed to help you get to know other professionals behind their business card.    Sunday, March 14, 2010 from 1 to 3:30 pm– held in Woodland Hills.“The best networking event I’ve ever attended!” ~ Clark Souers – President, Life Revolution, E-Mail TODAY to receive an Evite so you can reserve your space as the only service professional in your niche/industry: – Hurry! Space is limited. Presented by Co-Founders:  Kathy Long, Licensed Acupuncturist, and Shirley Oya, Personal Life Coach.
*Cosmetic, Family and General Dentistry
*Sedation dentistry
*Tooth-colored fillings and restorations
*Dental implants
*Orthodontics and Invisalign
*Holistic dentistry
*TMJ therapy
*Zoom 2 whitening
DIY the Easy Way – Chicken Noodle Soup Serves 4.  Start to finish: 20 minutes.  Uses fresh carrots, egg noodles, cooked chicken and canned broth.
The Trump Network
The Trump Network will be a huge success story in America and those who recognize it early will thrive. We are looking to add 1-Million people into The Trump Network. Call or check out the link below to find out why you should be one of them! Christine Syquia 323-974-6190.
5 easy-to-grow, easy-to-use Herbs to keep around your home all year long
Sage, Aloe Vera, Houseleek, Catnip, Valerian