Saturday March 6, 2010

10% off swim lessons from Head Above Water Swim School.  Today’s Jen’s list sponsor is a premier swim lesson provider in all of Southern California and has taught thousands of children to swim. They offer lessons in your private home or in one of their heated pools in Century City, Beverly Hills, West LA, Pasadena, Playa Vista, Burbank and Westlake Village. All instructors are Red Cross certified in CPR, have years of aquatic experience. Visit or call 888-990-7946 for more information. Offer good for new clients only
Today in History
Silly putty is invented. (1950)
Well known and loved Walter Cronkite signs off as anchorman off the CBS Evening News (1981)
On Thursday, March 11th from 6pm-9:30pm, BookEnds will be hosting the event at The Mark, 9320 West Pico Blvd., LA. It will be an evening of fun and friendly competition, including separate divisions for competitive and casual players, along with a fabulous silent auction and light dinner. Established in 1998, from the dream of an 8-year-old boy, BookEnds is about Kids Helping Kids for Literacy. Annually, 20,000 BookEnds student volunteers are empowered with community service as they organize book drives in their schools to recycle their children’s books directly into the hands of children in schools and youth organizations in desperate need of books. BookEnds’ diverse recipients include inner-city schools, youth centers, homeless shelters, family literacy centers, after-school enrichments programs, children’s group homes and juvenile detention facilities. BookEnds gives children the resources to develop literacy skills and to experience the joy and imagination of reading. You can register directly at If you have any questions, contact Jen’s List member, Belinda Sacks at 818-653-7560 or at It will surely be an enjoyable evening that you will go home feeling good about!
Calabasas Teen puts Focus on Others
Baby Town Blowout Floor Model Sale
March 6th-7th. Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 12-5 
They need to make room for our new spring merchandise. Come in and see the fantastic bargains at Baby Town.
18725 Sherman Way in Reseda
Event: Private elementary school applications and financial aid Anne Simon, Former head Wildwood Elementary. Co-author, Beyond The Brochure: Insider’s Guide To Private Elementary Schools Los Angeles. Kim Hamer, Author Get Aid Now!, parent at PS#1 Elementary Christina Simon, Co-author, Beyond The Brochure, parent at The Willows April 1, 2010, 10 a.m.-12 noon Beverly Hills Country Club 3084 Motor Ave. in LA $25.00 per person. RSVP
20 Wonder Tonight
Sarah Silverman is set to perform at Twentywonder, a large-scale fundraising event to be held at the Veterans’ Memorial Building in Culver City tonight, March 6. Proceeds from the evening, which will sprawl throughout the building, will benefit The Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles.
Imagine singing and dancing with Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all your favorite Sesame Street Live friends!  It’s as easy as counting “1-2-3 … Imagine!” This high-energy musical will transport audiences to faraway places as Ernie captains the high seas, Elmo dances to the rhythm of the African rainforest and Bert meets an octopus who has the blues.  It’s a story of adventure and fun that teaches children they can be anyone, do anything and go anywhere with the power of imagination.
About the show – 
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·         “The Introductory Course” Our most popular class provides an overview into the world of manners and is full of interaction and practice for your child. Children are instructed in all aspects of etiquette and protocol while developing fundamental character-building traits such as respect, compassion and common courtesies. Topics such as first impressions, proper introductions, telephone etiquette and party etiquette are included in the program along with a complete table and dining manners review and multi-course dining tutorial.  Sunday, March 14, 2010 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm at McCormick & Schmick’s in Beverly Hills / Ages: 6 to12 / Class Registration: $125 per child
·         “Museum Manners” This unique class combines museum etiquette with a one hour art appreciation tour presented by Quick Culture that is designed just for kids at LACMA. Following the art appreciation tour, children are escorted to the Pentimento Café for a complete table and dining manners review followed by a 5-course dining tutorial prepared by Patina Catering.. 
Saturday, April 17, 2010 from 11:00am – 2:00pm at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art / Ages: 7 to 12 / Class Registration: $140 per child
·         “A Mother & Daughter Tea” Celebrate Mother’s Day one week early learning about the history and tradition of taking tea along with the various courtesies that are associated with any tea gathering. A formal tea service will be served including a selection of tea sandwiches, pastries and scones as well as an assortment of the finest black, green and herbal teas.
Sunday, May 2, 2010 from 3:00am – 5:00pm at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills / Ages: 8 and older / Class Registration: $115 per person
For more information, please e-mail OR to register online, click on the link  Jen’s List readers receive 10% off!
Needed a DEMO Person to do in store Food TastingsRock N Roll Gourmet is looking to hire a handful of guys or gals to do in store demos with healthy snacks. Includes healthy snacks for you, and an hourly wage. Must have reliable transportation, great attitude and a fun personality.  Email
Mindful Mom class Starting next Wednesday in Beverly Hills. A 5 week series designed just for mom’s to give them time for themselves to recharge and to learn mindfulness tools that they can teach to their children. The research has shown that practicing mindfulness can have a profound effect on our bodies, minds and overall well being. Taught by Cathy Heller Reinstein, a very gifted/inspired and compassionate teacher on the subject of mindful awareness. She has been fortunate to study and train with some of the leaders and fore-runners of these wonder-filled tools. March 10- April 13th, every Wednesday at Noon (except the week of Passover 3/31) email to register. Cost of the class is $165 for the session. Cathy also teaches a class Wednesday evenings at 7:30. Please contact her directly to register and get location info.”Cathy creates such a loving, present, safe space in her classes and makes the learning accessible, inspiring and fun.  We are so fortunate to have her gentleness, inspiration and wisdom right here in our neighborhood.” Jen Ross, recent student of the Mindful Mom class   
Children’s Boutique Closing Sale – Final Weeks!!
After 3 years, they have decided to close the retail location in Westchester, but will continue to have business online.  Everything in the store is on sale!  They are closing at the end of March and things are going fast!  Come in and stock up on baby shower gifts, birthday gifts, clothing, toys, essentials and much more. 
Some of the brands we carry include:
Bebe Au Lait – Ergo – Haba  – Plan Toys – Miracle Blanket – Petunia Pickle Bottom – Belly Bandit – Bella Band – Mama Mio
Earth Mama Angel Baby – babysoy – Aden + Anais – Robeez – bumGenius and much more!
They are also selling store fixtures and displays at discounted prices!
Bellamie Children’s Boutique
6220 W. 87th St. in Westchester, CA 90045
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NO JOB IS TOO SMALL With years of experience, Aaron strives to provide all clients with high quality yet affordable service. Setting-Up and/or Maintaining your “HOME OR OFFICE NETWORK” is his Specialty. Call and receive a “FREE” Diagnostic/Estimate over the Phone – Will gladly go to your Home or Office, or if you prefer, you can go to him.  Aaron – – 310-754-9822 or  
You’re Not as Bad As You Think: Top 5 Parenting MythsAbout misbehaving, spoiling, sleeping, yelling and consistency.
Chef a la Porte is Offering Jen’s list Subscribers 25% off Their First Week’s Meals!
Chef a la Porte will create custom, primarily organic, meals for you and your family. Meals are then delivered to your door, packaged and ready to eat; all of this for about the cost of groceries. Come visit to learn more about how it works and for some delicious meal ideas.
Home & Office Gym Training
Kym has a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology, A number of fitness certifications and over 12 years experience in the fitness field. Her knowledge/experience includes: fat loss, pre/postnatal fitness, strengthening/toning, posture and flexibility. The first session is always FREE and a 20% DISCOUNT is given when sessions are purchased during initial session. Call today 310.367.6891 or visit for more information.
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SUPPORT FOR RELATIONSHIPS Moving On: Healing Past Emotions.  We all have painful experiences from the past that infiltrate our present functioning. Most of what we carry with us from our past is not in our awareness, yet has never been completely resolved. This leaves us vulnerable to chronic unhappiness and discontent in our relationships with others, and in our lives. Moving On: Healing Past Emotions offers the opportunity to free yourself from your past so you can create a more fulfilling present and future. Here are some indications that past emotions may be coming to the surface are Marital challenges, Challenges with children, Low energy levels, Difficulty connecting with others and Somatic symptoms. (310) 439-8964
thredUP is the Place for Busy, Green Moms to Swap Kids Clothing Online Exchange
Swap your kids clothes that no longer fit for stylish items that will. Think: Netflix for kids clothes! Tell us what you need and what your child no longer wears. thredUP will make the matches, facilitate swaps and monitor quality. Kick back and relax – a new-to-you box of kids clothing will be at your door in no time. Sign-up now for the invite-only launch & a chance to swap your first box of clothes for free!
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. Workers Comp, Liability Ins, and Payroll Tax’s are included. For more details call 818-882-8720 and mention Jen’s list.
STORYTIME Barnes & Noble Kids’ Department The Commons in Calabasas
Sunday, March 7th at 2:00pm Share the warmth of Temple Aliyah with your friends and family. Bring your guests to meet our rabbis for a story or two and a craft project! For children ages 2-6 and their grown-up friends.
How To Photograph Your Child—A Workshop for Parents
Hosted by Autumn Hull Photography Only $79! Wednesday, March 17th, 10am to 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.
Therapeutic Social & Recreational Services. Need a break on Saturdays from your hard work as a parent or care provider, some time for you and your needs? Want improvement in your family member/client’s behaviors and/or attitudes? She provides community-based social/recreational and counseling services -caring, individualized care, hourly rate (1-6 hours) -B.S. Psych, M.A. Community Counseling References Provided. Email  or call 818-424-4469 for more info.
Psychotherapy to Pregnant & Postpartum Mothers
Dr. Arantxa López is offering psychotherapy to pregnant & postpartum mothers who are feeling overwhelmed, blue, depressed, anxious, worried, feeling not quite like their “old selves”, or unable to sleep even when the baby is sleeping. She also provides couples’ counseling to expectant & postpartum families. Dr. López is a Licensed Psychologist (Psy #20424) with specialized training in the perinatal period & infant mental health. 818-986-9059.
Tancie Trail – Your VP
Do you proudly own your own business but are exhausted from having to do it all alone? Want a partner but don’t know where to find one, or how to maintain full control over your business while partnering? Tancie has your ideal solution & is now offering her services to address this exact need, short or long term, custom tailored to you. For about $50/day enjoy the benefits & support of having your very own VP – Virtual Partner.
Grow Your Own Cranberries, sort ofEdible viburnums are a cranberry alternative.
Please join the giant playdate on the 4th Monday of every month at 3:30pm at the LOWER Chaparral playground. This is an informal, non-school sponsored group of children and parents that would like to meet their new kindergarten friends before the big first day of school.  Next playdate is Monday, March 22 at 3:30pm-5:00pm. Contact Alison Watters at with any questions.
Humoring Picky Kids – Should you make them eat their broccoli?Another “sit for a spell with a cup of coffee or tea” webpage.  Lots and lots of comments for your consideration.
Dr. Arantxa López is teaching BABY MASSAGE CLASSES. Give yourself & your baby the gift of bonding, better sleep, & increased confidence through massage. A great antidote to parental stress & baby blues! Dr. López, a Certified Educator of Infant Massage & Licensed Psychologist (PSY #20424), has been repeatedly featured on PBS as a consultant & expert speaker on infant massage. 818-986-9059.
Discovery’s “The Colony” is casting in L.A.
The show is a docu-reality series that explores what would happen to survivors of a suburban American neighborhood left reeling in the wake catastrophe. We are looking for the these types of people: – Virologist/Bacteriologist – Someone in the medical field – Housewife – Pairs (any two people connected to each other) – Electronics Engineer – Mechanical Engineer Contact 323-206-6210 or 
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Woodland Hills Soccer LeagueSpring League Registration is Open
Save money on energy bills by insulating your roof – The rainy season is almost over, but summer is right around the corner. prepare your roof for this year’s heat. Final Touch Roofers can insulate your roof to keep the heat from beating into your house. They are the roofing specialists. They also install gutters. Mention Jen’s List and receive 10% off any complete roof job or 5% off any roof repair. Call (818 ) 487-7071
Encourage teenagers to cut down on cookies/chocolate – offer alternative snacks… Pita bread and low-fat humus
… Whole wheat toast and low-fat spread
… Whole wheat sandwich with lean ham or chicken and salad
… Low-fat yogurt
… Fresh fruit or vegetable sticks
… Glass of milk, milkshake made with fresh fruit or smoothie
… Bowl of cereal and milk
… Toasted English muffins with low-fat spread
… Fruit bread
… Dried fruits and nuts
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Sleep Well Tonight!
LA Reflexology will relax your entire body through your feet with Foot Reflexology. Jen’s List members- feel better after a session or you don’t pay!  Call them at 310-722-3058 or visit
Mammoth Mountain Ski House 50% Off
Jen’s List member Wendy Pressman is offering 50% off the standard rental rate of her Mammoth Mountain Snowcreek V ski house for the month of March. 3 bed, 3 bath, sleeps 8. Includes passes to the Snowcreek Athletic Club. Email
Phil has 25 years experience. No job is too small.(from hanging pictures to pouring driveways) He specializes in Carpentry including building fences, concrete  drywall ,plumbing and electrical. Reliable and on time. call Phil (805) 651-9073 or email