Saturday March 13, 2010

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Today in History
*Senate begins impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson(1868)
*Greenwood patented earmuffs, originally called the “Champion Ear Protector”(1877) 
*Harvard University is named after clergyman John Harvard(1639)
*Sunday morning – 2am – Daylight Savings time.
Helpful hint to help your children adjust -You simply wake your child a their designated wake up time unless you would like them to sleep a little later on a regular basis. Then you wake them up at that time. They will most likely be a bit grumpy on Sunday and Monday but put up with it and it will be much better by Tuesday. Naps are also at the same time. Do not adjust for the time change at all. Tips from
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Sierra Canyon Day Camp Open House
“The Ultimate Day Camp Experience for Children.” Whether it is the 110 foot waterslide, go-carts, Joey Magic, “The Rainbow Wizard” or any of the other 30 plus activities, come visit the beautiful facility and meet the Directors!
This Sunday, March 14th from 1pm-4pm
Thousands of campers (including my 3 older children) from the San Fernando, Simi and Santa Clarita Valleys and the Las Virgenes Areas have experienced the joy and excitement of Sierra Canyon Day Camp.  They take the well-being and safety of your child very seriously & are one of the few local camps that is accredited by the American Camping Association.  This ensures you that they uphold the highest standards in the day camp and child care profession. My kids had the BEST summer last year and can’t wait to go again!
11052 Independence Ave., Chatsworth
Tuesday, March 16th 5:30-7:00
Come for pizza, games, face painting, magic and storytelling. Please, come dressed in your best royal attire.  $25/child. Space for this event is limited. Reservations required.                
16733 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91436                                                                 
Come to an inspiring Passover Workshop
Tuesday, March 23rd from 8:30-9:30amat Heschel West
What makes this workshop different than all other workshops?
It is led by Rivka Ben Daniel , Heschel West’s incoming Director of Hebrew and Judaic Studies
For those of you who have never attended a workshop led by Rivka,
you will not want to miss this opportunity.
• Find ways to engage people of all ages into your Seder
• Get ready for a hands-on interactive experience
• No question remains unanswered
Bring your Hagaddah and open mind
RSVP via email to
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!

Don’t miss out on Morton’s The Steakhouse’s super sweet National Pi Day
Sunday, March 14 (as in the famous π / 3.14159265….) where you can order their scrumptious Key Lime Pie for only $3.14 per slice in the main dining room or in the bar area. Slices of Key Lime Pie are usually priced around $10.50, so which is the better deal? You do the math. Guests can take advantage of this National Pi Day celebration at any LA Morton’s location including Beverly Hills, downtown, Burbank and Woodland Hills. For more information, please visit

How Do You Talk to Your Kids?
Name That Tone: It’s Not What You Say But How You Say It’s-not-what-you-say-but-how-you-say-it.html
Public Speaker for Parents
Is your group, school, church, or organization looking for ways to support parents? Andrea Danneker, M.A. is parenting coach and educator with over 11 years experience working with families. She comes with a wealth of knowledge in all issues regarding parenting. Possible topics include discipline, healthy home life, sleep, conflict resolution, family connectedness, and raising kids in a complex world. If interested, please contact Andrea at
Have your Social Media Questions Answered at a Fee you Determine has 1500 followers who interact on Twitter and 265 fans on Facebook. How was it done? Ask the site manager! She is ready to answer your questions and guide you through the process of setting up your Twitter and Facebook accounts! Her fee? You decide after the consultation. How much was her help worth to you? She can suggest a price, but ultimately you set the rate! Email
Gluten-free Food Blog
Grow your Business with Social Media
Social media turns foot and web traffic into loyal customers who sell your business for you! But you’re too busy actually running your business to optimize your online profiles. For only $350 a month, have an MBA-marketing and advertising veteran drive customers to your website and your door. Contact  or 818-305-4031 for a free consultation now.
Your Children + Restaurant Dining = ?
Opinions on how to get a child to behave at a restaurant.
Jill Lauren Now Online!
Now you can shop JILL LAUREN women’s clothing online on her new web site  She is offering Free Shipping throughout the month of June. Check out all her fabulous designs on the softest, best fitting tees, sweats, hoodies, & tanks.  You have seen Jill Lauren at all the city’s charitable boutiques for the past 4 years, now you can shop in the comfort of your own home! Any questions, please email Jill at Enjoy shopping.
Hockey Tickets Available – Makes a Great Gift!
1 pair of tickets available to each of the following games:
All priced below face value!
Kings vs. Blackhawks  – Thurs March 18 – 7:30pm
VIP Seats – $200 for the pair – $75 savings!
Kings vs. New York Islanders –  Sat. March 20 – 7:30pm
Only Staples center game this season – Sold Out game! 
$180.00 for the pair –  $35 savings.
Kings vs. Vancouver Canucks – Thurs. April 1 – 7:30pm
$165 for the pair – $55 savings
These are paper tickets and must be picked up.  Delivery may be arranged. Please call 310.820.7083 and leave message or email please include your phone number in the email.
BRAND NEW MacBook Pro 13 Inch for Sale
Won a MacBook Pro 13 Inch through work and don’t need it. They start at $1200. Willing to sell it for $900. It’s still in the box and has never been opened. Email 
Unhealthiest Restaurant Salads
The Topanga Co-op Preschool is Seeking Sponsors
For their 4th Annual Topanga Children’s Festival!
The festival attracts over 1000 families and sells out each year. This green family event is featuring the Topanga Philharmonic Orchestra who have generously donated their time, along with other top local talent! All advertising and sponsorship fees are tax deductible. If you are a local business who would like to advertise or sponsor, please contact Amber 323-868-5478
The War on Kindergarten
Be Part of LA Fashion Week by Supporting- Green Youth Movement
Los Angeles-based nonprofit, the Green Youth Movement (GYM), will be presenting The Green Initiative: A Humanitarian Fashion Show on March 20, 2010, 1 p.m., at Sunset Gower Studios. As part of L.A. Fashion Week, this highly anticipated event aims to celebrate sustainable living by showcasing collections from eco-friendly designers. The Green Initiative is positioned to prove that fashion and sustainability can go hand-in-hand by showing that environmentally responsible solutions can be just as “haute” on the runway! To join in on the glamour, purchase tickets here:
Encino Elementary Tour March 17th at 8:30am
Come see all that Encino Elementary has to offer for your child! Learn about the computer lab, art program, PE, choir and orchestra. Take a peek into the classrooms along with meeting the principal and other parents. Encino’s API is 897! Check out the website at
16941 Addison Street, Encino, CA 91316
(818) 784-1762
Harriet Schock is a Renowned Songwriter and Teacher of Songwriting
She is also a consultant to songwriters all over the world. Teaching a step-by-step method she enables songwriters to become remarkable at writing songs — songs that touch people emotionally. And Harriet doesn’t simply coach a student through the writing of one song. She teaches a technique that students can use now and in the future to make every single song the very best it can be. Every muscle of songwriting gets exercised. The ten-week course consists of lessons, which create a solid foundation for writing songs effortlessly. Problems such as beginning a song and not knowing how to finish it, unclear or illogical lyrics, lack of response from listeners, weak melody, less than compelling harmony, and other difficulties, such as writer’s block, that can plague songwriters seem to vanish when a writer uses the system taught in Harriet’s course. Harriet has taught classes for USC, the Songwriters Guild of America, and Nashville Songwriters Association International. She currently teaches privately, in classes and online around the world. 323 934-5691
A widely-used scale to screen for postpartum depression
Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale – A help guide for yourself or others.  Has scoring key.  Should be combined with a careful clinical assessment.
Should You or a Loved one Wear a Medical Emblem but Don’t?
If you have an ongoing medical condition, allergies, or take prescription medicines, you should wear a MedicAlert® emblem. Yet, so many people don’t, because they aren’t attractive. Finally there is a medical bracelet that is fun, elegant and interchangeable. All the jewelry is handmade with quality materials in the USA. Women’s bracelets are available now. For more information and to view the bracelets:
Let DKM Design Studio help get you on the right track. They are a full service design studio. Call for an in house design consultation today! They are Kitchen and Bath design specialists!! Call or email  / 323-638-4751.
Love to Laugh? Of Course You Do!
Then, please attend Temple Beth Hillel’s Comedy Night featuring the hilarious comedy of Stephanie Blum!  Parents, this is a great night out for you and your friends! An outrageously fun evening of laughter is in store for you!  Saturday, March 20th at 7:00 PM at Temple Beth Hillel in Valley Village. Tickets -$25 each. Call the Early Childhood Center to reserve your ticket: 818.761.6983
Experiencing Depression, Anxiety, Postpartum Depression, Relationship issues or Parenthood troubles?
Dr. Daniela Walder is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked wih these and many other issues for over a decade. She is located in private practice in west LA. For an apt. please contact her at 310 442-3010
Starting a Showcase for Children 10 to 18 to Sing at Restaurants
Must be confident and experienced in front of a live audience. Three singers each show to sing 6 songs each. Contact Richard at 818-793-8379 or E-mail Richard Toth at
Dress on a Dime
Now until March 14th, Dress on a Dime is having their 3 day women’s resale boutique.  It features new and gently used clothing, shoes, and accessories.  It is a great way to get all the latest fashions for a fraction of the cost. Email for more info
Plant plants to help bees and other pollinator insects
Here’s a fact sheet with lists of both native plants and garden plants.
Artist Community for Change Los Angeles joins forces with Degas Dance Studio to scholarship 10 students for 2010. Auditions Sunday, March 14, 2010 @ Degas Dance Studio. Students will fill out applications 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. week. For more info:
Bicycles, Small Appliances, Infant and Children’s Items Wanted!
The 2nd annual MayDay Sale to End SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy), the number one genetic killer of infants, is asking for items to be donated to be sold at the Sidewalk Sale to be held May 2, 2010. All proceeds from the sale will go to raise awareness of and to research to find a cure for this cruel disease. Please contact Ellen at (818) 497-0626 or text her if you have items to donate. Donations are tax deductible!
Office Cleaning Service!
Professional cleaning service is looking to expend its clientele in the San Fernando Valley area! Specialized with office and small business cleanings. Excellent quality work, reasonable prices! Free estimates!  Office:(818)627-5310 Cell:(818)749-5559
Pet Sitting by Ashley
Pet & house sitting takes a great deal of love, patience, and dedication and Ashley possess’ all of these traits and more! Ashley’s Pet & House Sitting Services offers a multitude of services for a variety of pets. She can also handle various home services which, by making it appear that your house is occupied, can be a crime deterrent. Depending on the client’s request, Ashley does stay overnight as well. Her business is based in Calabasas, but she services many different cities.  Leave your home & pets with her & you won’t have to worry about a thing!! Please call today, as space is filling up quickly!!!  Ashley would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service possible. She hopes to be of service to you and your animals! Please email her at or Visit her website at
Jen’s list member Steve Haber is the President of Premier Property Developer’s Inc; a construction company that specializes in the remodeling of residential homes. As a licensed, bonded, and insured general contractor for over 20 years, Steve works with his clients to create a construction project that will both fit within their budget and meet their architectural needs and manages and supervises all of his projects personally. Please contact Steve at (818) 448-1477 or for a free consultation.
Identity Theft and Legal Plans
Is your Will up to date? Do You Have Children under the age of 18? Did you know that Medical Identity Theft is the fastest growing crime due to so many people losing their jobs and their benefits? For $36.00 a month we can protect the whole family. Like AAA, it’s better to have it and not need it then to need it and not have it. We also cover pre-existing conditions. Please call Michelle at (818) 917-5715.
Daycare Openings Available
Flora has daycare openings in her home. Flora is a young grandmother with two grown children and two grandchildren of my own. Her home is conveniently located in the Westwood area near Century City. She is trained in CPR and takes care of only a select small group of infants, toddlers and young children (never more than 3 children at a time). Flora feeds them, changes them, plays with them, gives them their naps, and provides a loving caring safe and secure place where they can thrive and you can have peace of mind while you do the things you need to get done.She has excellent references that she will be happy to share with you. Contact Marla @
Simi Valley Family YMCA – Stop by the Y….
The Simi Valley Family YMCA, located at 3200 Cochran Street in Simi Valley, offers something for everyone! From land and water group exercise classes to a Youth Fitness Center with special-sized equipment to swim lessons and more, the Y can help you achieve your family’s fitness goals. The YMCA is an international leader with more than 150 years of experience in fitness and health education. Programs are designed for all ages and fitness levels. Stop by for a tour or a free week pass!
Kid Concierge Launches and Announces Our 1st Event!
Come April 23rd-25th for a family getaway at the Ace Hotel, Palm Springs for The ART of Exchange hosted by Kimmel Kids.  The weekend is designed for families to shift gears from the hectic hustle of city life.  The special package offers a poolside weekend of craft, community and creativity.  There will also be a healthy amount of recreation and relaxation. Newly launched Kids Concierge will serve as family ambassadors to ensure a seamless weekend of fun. For more information on the event, visit or email  Space is limited so book early!
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