Wednesday March 10, 2010

Today’s Jen’s List is sponsored by The Rx Locker
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Today in History
·         The U.S. government issues paper money for the first time. (1862)
·         Alexander Graham Bell places the world’s first telephone call, to his assistant in the next room. (1876)
Divorce Detox, the leader in divorce recovery, is the fastest way to recover from divorce, guaranteed. Cutting-edge programs move through the emotional aspects of divorce in a healthy and productive way. The groups combine the best of life coaching & therapy in a safe, confidential environment. Many clients have remarked that had they known they could have gotten through the pain of divorce earlier, they would have joined immediately saving months of suffering. Insurance accepted. Call (310) 439-8964 for more info.
‘Mad as a Hatter’ IMAX Prize Pack Giveaway
On the big screen in Disney Digital 3D™, ALICE IN WONDERLAND is an epic 3D fantasy adventure starring JOHNNY DEPP as the Mad Hatter and MIA WASIKOWSKA as 19-year-old Alice, who returns to the whimsical world she first encountered as a young girl, reuniting with her childhood friends:  the White Rabbit, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Dormouse, the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, and of course, the Mad Hatter. ALICE IN WONDERLAND has been digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience. For more information about the film, visit
The ‘Mad as a Hatter’ Prize Pack:
An ‘Alice’s Tea Box’ set graciously donated by the famous New York-based store, Alice’s Tea Cup ( The box includes the following items: 1 Cardew Alice In Wonderland cup/saucer, 1 Box of tea sacs, 1 Swirly striped tea tin, 4 2oz. bags of tea (2 caffeinated, 2 herbal) & 1 Alice tea cup travel tea tumbler
1 Alice In Wonderland: An IMAX 3D Experienceposter
A 4-pack set of Alice In Wonderland: An IMAX 3D Experiencebookmarks
1 Alice In Wonderland: An IMAX 3D ExperienceT-shirt
A family 4-pack of IMAX tickets
To enter, answer the question below and email your name, email address and telephone number. Send in ONE email no later than, March 12th at 11:00pm to: ONLY One email per email address, duplicates and incorrect answers will be deleted. No substitutions or alternate items are available. Winners will be chosen by 11:59pm on March 13th and notified via email. GOOD LUCK!
Question – In the movie, there is both a Red Queen and a While Queen. True or False?
Mommy-Must-Have Demonstration Day Event
Sat., March 13th from 12-2pm
The Juvenile Shop
13356 Ventura Bl, Sherman Oaks
See the latest and greatest from the Top Names in infant products! Meet the hosts of the show! Live Broadcast!-Win Fantastic Prizes! GIVEAWAYS-You can Win an • Orbit Baby Travel System-$900 Value• Baby Bjorn Baby Sitter Balance-$199• Baby Bjorn Active Carrier-$129 Value• Beaba Baby Cook and Beaba Baby Cook Book-$180 Value• Sound Sleep• Rockabye CD Collection• Designer Diaper Bags• AND MORE EXCITED SURPRISES!!!!! Syndicated Radio Show host Angela Lee Sloan of “Welcome to the Mommyhood”, talks everything baby from pregnancy to preschool. Welcome to the Mommyhood is a forum, or neighborhood so to speak, where Moms, Dads, or those who have been around the block can come, learn and share stories of Parenthood with guest experts each week! Go to to find out how to tune-in in your neighborhood!
Personal Posters
A line of wonderful personalized posters that make great turn-key gifts at a reasonable price: consisting of MomPosters, DadPosters, YouGoGirlPosters, Professional Posters, Alumni Posters, Pet Posters and many others. They feature your best friend, spouse, sister or whoever on a poster that matches their interests or lifestyle with approximately a dozen other famous people. For instance, a YouGoGirl African American poster would have Josephine Baker, Sheryl Swopes, Audre Lorde, Joycelyn Elders, MD, and Carol Mosely Braun to name a few. On the Jewish MomPoster, they feature your beloved mom on a poster with the likes of Madeleine Albright, Barbara Walters, Faye Kellerman, Ruth Bader Ginsberg and several others. They then take a photo and some info of your mom you and craft it into a gift like no other.
Has just announced their 2010 Summer Camps! Not only do they have three very unique camps, but they also offer a 6 week set of summer classes on Saturdays. Currently, there is a very special discount running for people that reserve their spot in any of the Camps if they enroll before May 1st. If you are interested in their 2010 Summer Camps or Six Week Set of Summer Classes on Saturdays, please visit their website at and click on the tab marked “SUMMER CAMPS & SUMMER CLASSES”. They are also reachable of course by phone at (818) 783-4509. Remember, SPACE IS LIMITED!!!  (LOCATED RIGHT OFF THE 101 AND 405 IN ENCINO at 17217 Ventura Blvd. Encino, CA 91316)*
Label Daddy’s AMAZING Licensed Collection of Disney Artwork!!!!
Look what’s new at Choose from it’s licensed collection of Disney Artwork. That’s right…. Mickey, Goofy, Donald, Cinderella, Lightning McQueen, Buzz Lightyear, and many more are all there to choose from. Label Daddy offers Peel-and-Stick washable, customized labels.  The labels are your ideal solution to make sure all your children’s belongings make it home each and every day.   Check out Label Daddy’s wide assortment of sizes, colors and fonts along with their one of a kind, offered only by Label Daddy, LAMINATION process as well.  An absolute must for Camp!!!  All labels are made in the U.S.A.  They also offer fun, simple, and “green” fundraising options…. Contact for more information. Use code “jenslist” and receive 10% off!
Non-profit ACFCLA – Artist Community For Change Los Angeles joins forces with Degas Dance Studio to scholarship 10 students for 2010. Auditions on Sunday, March 14, 2010 @ Degas Dance Studio. Students will fill out application for financial need, letter of recommendation & short essay. Students 6-16 will be chosen on “financial need, raw talent and desire” and will take 6-12hrs. a week. For more info:
Children’s Acting and Modeling Classes in Woodland Hills
Debbie Entin, talent manager and owner of Rising Talent Management (, will be teaching classes beginning this Spring. The acting class will also be taught by actor Jordan Warkol. In the modeling class there will be various photo shoots, runway lessons and valuable confidence building exercises. Boy & girls ages 4-17 For more info on these very fun classes please email as space fills up fast
Handmade Jungle Animal Rockers
Forget about the regular old Rocking Horses! Handmade and custom painted Jungle Animal Rockers are the way to go. They can be personalized too. Elephants, zebras, giraffes, & Tigers.. They make a great baby shower or birthday gift. Great for ages 1-3yrs call Kristel at 818-298-6696 to place an order – she can email you sample Pictures..she also makes custom make growth sticks..
“VEGAS IN THE VALLEY” – One Night Only
Saturday, April 24, 6:30 pm – 12 am
Casino Party & Auction
CBS Studios, New York Street Backlot
4024 Radford Ave., Studio City, CA 91604
Dixie Canyon Avenue School PTA a “Vegas Night” Casino Party/Auction – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  Includes dinner and dancing, casino games, silent and live auction, entertainment, and awesome prizes and raffle. This event will support the arts and sciences programs at Dixie.  They need your support to keep them going.  Remember, the money raised is for the kids, but the party is for you!  FOR TICKETS: Call 818-978-2728 or
Licensed childcare is available on-site with a reservation – $10 per child for the evening.
MORNING Preschool Program for Toddlers and 2 Year Olds
The valley Huntley Preschool is located at 3863 Broadlawn Drive, Universal City, CA 90068.  TOLUCA LAKE, STUDIO CITY, LOS ANGELES ADJ. They offer a developmental program in a nurturing and intimate environment.  With the extended hours, open from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, this program is a great option for working families.  Morning enrollment for toddlers cutoff date is June 2010!  They also offer part time morning and afternoon programs. Please call Rachel Gates at: 323-882-6032 for more information and to schedule with your child of the school.  Come relish in the importance of PLAY!
Other locations: 803 N. Alfred Street, West Hollywood, CA 90069 and 723 Huntley Drive, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Psychotherapy Services Available
Jeanette Yoffe, MFT, provides child/family/individual psychotherapy for: Adoption & Foster care, Physical Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Neglect, Loss / Grief, Depression, Trauma / Critical Incidents, Anger Management, Attachment Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress, Anxiety. She is available for consulting.
Workshops – 3/14/2010 UNCONDITIONAL PARENTING, and FOSTER CARE PANEL on 5/8/2010
Professional GREEN Carpet Cleaners
If you are in need of your carpet, upholstery, or tile and grout cleaned, then look no further. Royal Carpet Care strives to impress every customer with our advanced steam cleaning equipment, knowledgeable certified technicians, and our superior green cleaning solutions. Call today for a free no-hassle estimate and receive CARPET STAIN PROTECTOR at no additional charge ($150 value) for Jen’s list users.
Twinkling Star Entertainment and Party Planning Company
Specializes in children’s birthday parties. They serve the greater Los Angeles area and travel to your home. ATS can bring just the entertainment or plan the entire party from start to finish. Some of their popular parties include Glitter Glam Spa, Princess and the Frog, Theatre Parties, and much more. They can also customize parties to give your child exactly what they want. or
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters
Is a FREE program for Jewish children ages 6 to 21 years old. At JBBBS, we’re proud of the fact that our mentoring relationships typically last for years, far longer than the average of other programs. So besides the fun and the caring, the children we serve get that all-important sense of stability they often need. If you have a child or know of a child who can benefit from having a Jewish Big Brother/Sister, have them call Naama Amit at 323-456-1143.
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Furniture Restoration and Rehab
David Byrnes specializes in the restoration of vintage wood or metal pieces – refinishing, rebuilding, staining, stripping, painting, etc.   What started out as collecting and restoring family heirlooms led to his own furniture restoration business. Check out the new life and aesthetic he has given to sofas, dressers, desks, doors, lamps, lighting fixtures, furniture, appliances, and more.  You can see samples of his work at Other photos of furniture are available upon request. He can also do local pick-ups and deliveries.   Email him with questions or quotes, or call David at 323-301-0032.
Jan Baer – Personal Organizer
She lives in Tarzana and loves organizing homes or offices. Spring is around the corner.  Let her help you get your home or office organized so you can find things easier and spend more time with your friends/family. Please visit her website or call (818)708-2468 for more information.
Seamstress in Studio City
Laura Byrnes specializes in clothing – tops, dresses, skirts, coats, etc. She uses Singer and Janome machines, and a Viking serger.  Laura works with knits and weaves of all kinds, and even has some couture techniques up her sleeve as well, for evening wear. She also has experience with semi-industrial sewing (working with webbing, nylon, canvas and parachute material) for harnesses, bags, and dust covers. Her volunteer sewing work for Ghana (for the village of Okurase) will be featured in the May edition of Stitches Magazine.  You can see samples of her work on her blog: .  Hundreds of photos available upon request. You can email Laura at, or call her at 818-481-8929.
Jason Thomas is a Licensed Educational Psychologist
Who specializes in psycho-educational assessment and treatment plans for many child and adolescent cognitive, developmental, emotional, and behavior challenges such as Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD/ADD), Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, and Emotional/Behavior Disturbances. Also, testing for identifying gifted students, accommodations for SAT and AP tests, and learning profiles. Email for more info
Birthing Classes at Mother’s Haven in April
Supported Birth classes are 4 weeks long starting April 6th from 7-10pm at Mother’s Haven in Encino. To sign up call Mother’s Haven at 818-380-3111. To learn more about the class email the instructor, Lauren Ryan at or check out 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.
Stressed Out about Choosing a School?
Learn how to successfully navigate Magnets, Charters, Permits and more. Please join us for NAVIGATING THE SCHOOL SYSTEM: Know Your Public Options Presented by Tanya Anton, author of “Westside Guide to Public Elementary Schools” Sunday, March 14, 5p ReDiscover Center 12958 W. Washington Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90066 $25 per person Register now. Seats are limited. Register today!
Try out URBAN JAZZ at Relevé Studios!
A fusion of Hip Hop and Jazz Funk, URBAN JAZZ incorporates the hard hitting, high energy style of Hip Hop while keeping the foundation of technique and body lines from Jazz. This is a high energy class for the disciplined dancer that requires all the students to try their best and HAVE FUN!!!! You won’t be disappointed! Offered for ages 9 and up – Thursdays 4pm. Only $56 a month. Call 818.343.7353 to register.
9 Kid Foods to Avoid
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The BLVD Card Wants Small Business and Online Store Owners!
The BLVD Card,, which connects consumers looking for discounts and offers with various businesses that are offering them, is looking for anyone that would like to increase sales and promote themselves with a growing company.  Join companies like Whole Foods Market, Jersey Mike’s, Flip Flop Shops, Baja Fresh, Anytime Fitness and many more. Local consumers visit the site for deals from local businesses.  If they like a particular offer they can either print a card directly from our website or text/e-mail the offer(s) directly to their phone and therefore they just show the card or phone to redeem it.   Businesses receive promotion through Facebook, Twitter, blogs, Google adword campaigns and e-mail blasts to make the marketing more interactive.   All for only $199 for the year. Contact or 818-205-5404
This Nanny Specializes in NIGHTTIME Feedings and Baby Care
For moms-to-be and moms doing the night shift with your newborn or older baby beyond the newborn stage. Los Angeles now has a wonderful night nanny to help with this sleep-challenging time. Baby needs to be fed throughout the night and yet mom needs to get a full nights’ sleep to be re-freshed and ready for her busy day schedule with her baby. And new moms need their sleep to re-balance their hormones back to normal. What’s the answer? Well, one great answer is a trained, certified and experienced Night Nanny who does the night feedings and diaper changes FOR you! This 10 or 12 hour nightly service is for BOTH newborns and older babies. Can hire for a single night or for as long as you’d like and need. For more information, please go to the new web site …
Fun Under The Sun Summer Day Camp at Pierce College
Is accepting applications for children ages 5-14. Four (2) week sessions beginning June 28-August 20. Everything is included in the low price. Swimming, Field Trips, Lunch (except on trip days) Snacks, Crafts, Sports, Performing Arts, Cooking, extended day care and much more. For more information visit the website or call 818-907-8259. Mention Jens List in “How did you hear about us” for an additional $10.00 off
Do You Want A Free Week of Personal Training and Group Exercise Classes?
If so, Arena Fitness is the place to go. Try out their semi-private training and group classes (kickboxing, balance/core, etc.) for FREE for a week to see if they offer what you’re looking for in a fitness program. Great rates, great workouts, great results, check them out online at to learn more, or email Arena Fitness; in Encino since 2003, call them at 818-906-3030.
News About the Latest Beauty Products and Treatments
Are you dying to know about the latest products, treatments and breaking beauty news? does the scouting for you, so you have nothing else to do but look gorgeous. Become a fan on Facebook, refer your friends, and you can win a giant box of beauty booty! We promise you won’t be disappointed!
Tutor For Pre K-5th Graders: Diane is a retired teacher who makes every tutorial at your home successful! Her expertise is phonics, reading, language and time management. Sessions available from Monday thru Thursday from 1 till 5 PM. Diane brings all materials and special rewards. $50 per hour. Tutors in Beverly Hills, Sherman Oaks, Studio City. Works with children with learning problems. Familiar with public and private school curriculum. Contact: – Office Phone.424.832.7039
Experienced and Fun Tutor for Grades K-12 *Math (algebra and geometry), English (reading and writing), *History/Social Studies, Science (biology), Spanish and Study Skills *After-school, evenings and weekends *In your home or at the library *One – two hour sessions ($25 per hour) *References upon request *Please contact at or #323.350.9253
Kristin Chirico is available for AP History (Euro, US, & Comp. Gov’t) & AP English tutoring. She has a master’s, 6 years tutoring experience, and was a College Board certified AP scholar. Her public and private school students routinely see grade improvements, as well as high AP test scores. She has flexible availability, and travels to your home. Rates are 50/hr (45/hr for a 2-hour session) plus a flat travel fee (5-15) dependent on distance. She can be reached at
Experienced Math Tutor Available! Located in Westlake Village, Joe has the knowledge and teaching skills needed to help you succeed in math. As a graduate of UC Santa Barbara with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, he has a thorough understanding of all math classes; from Algebra all the way up to Calculus. He provides a professional service, complete with tons of patience and always a smile. Email
An educational website where students can watch great teachers giving their best lessons in an easy to understand format – on your computer, your iPhone, or you iPod Touch. New! Free Trials for each unit so you can see just how great it is to learn where you want, when you want.
Baby Hair Clips
Baby hair clips made by a stay at home mom. They have 3 celebrity endorsements and we donate a portion of our profits to the March of Dimes.
Lloyd Moss teaches guitar, bass and rock piano to children of all ages.  His private students attend from JTD, Marlborough, Crossroads,Center for Early Education, Harvard Westlake and Willows among others. He has excellent parent references that are available upon request. Feel free to call Lloyd at (310) 919-9127 for further information.
Every 1st Sun. of the month from 10-11am. Qigong is an ancient Chinese healing, along w/acupuncture & herbal medicine. Gayook Wong, a Jens List member, comes from a paternal qigong lineage & sends healing telepathically. You need to register to participate. For more information:, go to Group Healing Page.
A NEW YEAR! A NEW YOU! TRAINING SESSIONS AVAILABLE…CHERYL LOST 120 LBS. OVER 10 YEARS AGO AND NOW TRAINS OTHERS TO GET FIT!!!  2010 is Here…Start the New Year with Fitness!  Do you need someone to train and motivate you who knows what it is like to get in shape and lose weight? Meet Cheryl Insalaco. She has been a Fitness Coach in the San Fernando Valley for over 10 years and personally lost 120 lbs. about 14 years ago.  Her Success Story has been published in the LA Times, Shape Magazine, and Ms. Fitness Magazine. So far, one of Jen’s List members trained with her and lost 40 lbs. and 5 dress sizes and that doesn’t include the other Jen’s List members she is also training.  Great price for Jens List subscribers! Besides Individual In-home training sessions, Cheryl offers pair training (You and a friend) or get together a group of friends and plan a “Boot Camp”. You will be happy you did!  It is an investment in you filled with inspiration and motivation from an experienced Trainer!  Cheryl can be reached at Or visit her MySpace business page at  or FaceBook @ Body Dynamics Plus!  “I look forward to being a part of your new life style”