Tuesday March 16, 2010

Today’s Jen’s List is sponsored by Michelle To, DDS, Pediatric Dentist
This Jen’s List member has a one of a kind “Finding Nemo” theme office that includes a “Nemo and Friends” aquarium to greet you and lots of video games in the waiting room. There are TVs throughout the office including the ceiling to entertain the children while they are having their teeth cleaned. The office utilizes “touchless” sterilization and digital radiography and is completely paperless. We have just incorporated STA Computer controlled single tooth anesthesia system. Dr. Michelle has been in practice for 10 yrs and is a proud mother of her three year old son. Her practice welcomes children from age 1. Braces available for children and teens. You and your children will all be amazed by her and her office! For appt, call (818)789-3844 or email shermanoakspedo@hotmail.com
13320 Riverside Drive, Suite 202, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 (Fulton Ave and Riverside Dr)

Today in History
*Professor Robert Goddard launches the first liquid fuel rocket. (1926)
*The Mai Lai Massacre takes place in Vietnam. (1968)
Detox in style and Get The Glow with our Raw Fresh Pressed Organic Juice Cleanses
Each day receive 6 fresh pressed juices and smoothies delivered daily to your doorstep. Each drink is formulated with a specific healing power behind it and tastes yummy! “Winner of LA’s Best New Juice Cleanse Award” Sign up and get 10% off orders from March16th- March 23rd Promo Code(Jen10)
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The simple and sassy tips cover budgeting, saving, spending, earning, investing, business, entrepreneurship, financial feminism and lots of other things. Gain control over your money: Sign up at: http://tinyurl.com/yjqv75z

The catering team at American Jewish University is at it again
For the 5th straight year they are providing everything you would want for your Passover Seder.  They have an amazing selection of kosher for Passover foods.  The entire menu is a la carte, so you can order something to supplement your own menu or you can order everything from Matzoh Ball Soup to their amazing Chocolate Macaroons.  Ordering could not be any easier with their online order form and all food orders come with re-heating instructions. Pick up of all orders is on Monday March 29, 2010 at their Bel Air Campus on Mulholland Drive and you will even get a call the day before with a pick up time!  A special incentive only for Jen’s List subscribers, a half dozen chocolate macaroons free, with any take out order over $100.00. No need to stress over the Holidays any more with this delicious kosher home style cooking. Email passover@ajula.eduor call 310.440.1597 for further info!

Part Time, Long Term Position Open
Looking for a Vision Therapist to work 2 days/week in a Developmental/Behavioral Optometrist’s office in Los Angeles near the Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Vision Therapy involves teaching children and adults on a weekly basis:
** Visual motor skills such as tracking, eye teaming, visual-motor integration
** Visual perceptual skills such as visual memory, visual discrimination
Experience in Teaching, Child Development, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Neuro Rehabilitation etc, is helpful. They can provide training before you start the position. Personal characteristics desired include nurturing personality, love of people, ability to teach and communicate well. They are looking for a dedicated person who wants a long term position. Please email resume with experience, references and salary history to doctorsoffice2@yahoo.com
Deals & Steals
Looking for a mom who is concerned about her child’s habit of holding back urine
Does your child wait until the very last minute to go to the bathroom? Do they dance and wiggle and squirm until they can’t hold it any longer? And would you like to know if this habit is causing any harm? If so, write to Samantha.Appell@cbs.com with your question and contact information.  The DOCTORS TV SHOW is taping in studio on Friday, March 19th at 9:00AM.
Nomie Baby Promo
Through the end of March, nomie baby is offering 15% off your entire order at www.nomiebaby.com with promo code “warm up.”
With Rabbi Dan Moskovitz and Song Leader Mike Mason
Saturday, March 20, 9:30 AM Tarzana Campus (5429 Lindley Ave)
Quality time for the whole family plus singing, stories, crafts snacks and more! Call 818.758.3800 for information about services and activities at Temple Judea or visit www.templejudea.com
Pizza Party with ELMO
This Friday, 5-7pm at Kali’s Garden – 4920 Topanga Canyon Blvd. in Woodland Hills
To Book: (818) 347-PLAY (7529) Children: $20 Adults: Free! (Limit 2) 1 Slice of Cheese Pizza and Juice included per child Please Book in advance, as admission will not be sold at the door & SPACE IS VERY LIMITED! This is a great opportunity to get great pictures of your kids with their favorite character! Don’t forget those cameras!
Edelbrock is Sponsoring our 5th Annual Revved Up For Kidz Car Show
Location: Torrance, CA, on April 25th, 2010, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Expected attendance of 8-10,000 people and over 400 cars. Looking for vendors interested in selling product or advertising. Kids corner with activities for children, taping of show with Allen Taylor of Hot Rod radio, and tons of food! Charity show to benefit Autism and The Center For Learning Unlimited. (www.cflu.org). Email jamie@cflu.org with any questions or for more info.
You know what’s awesome?
Thinking it’s Thursday when it’s really Friday. Or the light turning green just as you get to the intersection. Or placing the last piece of the puzzle. This happy blog doesn’t have 997 more awesome things just yet, but it counts down another bite of awesomeness every weekday. And that’s awesome!
Healthy Minds Lecture
Lecture focusing on positive thinking; a recipe for healthy living
Do you feel insecure or pressured due to the economy?
Do you feel sad or nervous?
Friday, March 26th from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Menorah House – 19206 Sherman Way in Reseda, CA 91335
Please RSVP to: Martha Arechiga 818-432-5025 Ext. 147 or Joseph Herrera 818-432-5025 Ext. 135

Grand Opening!! Gotta Have It! is Side by Side with Popular…
Same store front, two great stores inside.Mention Jenslist and receive and additional 20% off either or both stores.Children’s Boutique, boys and girls sizes 3 months to 12 years
5875 Kanan Road in Agoura Hills, Ca 91301
If you love the hip look of casual, comfortable, designer sweat pants, hoodies, and tank tops, then you’ll love the 2BFREE line. Worn by many celebrities in Hollywood. Hoodies & sweat pants sell for $22 each, and tank tops are $14 each. That is  over 75% off the retail prices. Contact Lia at (818) 731-0996 
M-Th 03/29-04/01& T-Th 04/06-04/08. 1/2 Day 9-12pm or 1-4pm or Full Day 9-4pm. SUMMER ART CAMP 2010 – M – F 06/28 to 07/02, 07/05 to 07/10, 07/26 to 07/31, 08/02 to 08/06, 08/23 to 08/28, 08/30 to 09/03. Family style environment, 100% supervision ages 5 and up. Mixed Media and ceramics! Conveniently located in West Hills. Small Class sizes. Limited Spaces. Register Now at www.artbeatcenter.org. Email julie@artbeatcenter.org or call 818-784-4278 for more info.
Skincare by Jennifer
There are many pollutants that get into our skin. That’s why deep cleaning is so essential to healthier, younger looking skin. Jennifer provides holistic and deep cleaning facials. She performs expert extractions-getting EVERYTHING out so your skin looks and feels it’s best! Some of the benefits of facials are: Healthier skin Clearer complexion Skin that glows Less fine lines and wrinkles A feeling of peace and relaxation.
Top tips for happy mealtimes with a toddler
… Make meals interesting by presenting food in lots of different shapes and themes.
… Offer small, attractive portions and let them feed themselves as much as possible.
… Your toddler learns from you so sit with them at mealtimes and make it a sociable, happy occasion.
… If your child refuses a particular food, take it away and avoid fuss. Wait until the next regular snack or mealtime before offering anything else.
… Children need small healthy snacks, e.g. fresh fruit, raw vegetables, dried fruit, breadsticks, chunks of cheese, small pots of yogurt, toast and rice cakes, in between meals for energy and growth.
Custom Announcements and Invitations by Naptimedesigns.com
Deirdre Walsh designs birth announcements, wedding invitations, anniversary invitations, birthday invitations – and for less than most websites out there! She uses very high end textured paper for printing, can work with you on a custom design with any colors, photos or theme that you like. There is also a You Print it option. And this week she is adding SO MANY new birth announcements, baby shower and thank you note collections to my website. Stay tuned for many more designs to be added each week. Email : deirdre@naptimedesigns.com for more info!
New Destination for a Variety of Natural Products
Meet the people who make the products, learn what is in them and discover up and coming gems before they become household names. Abe’s is looking for a handful of LA moms to review products and provide feedback on Abe’s. Please email feedback@abesmarket.com for more information.
Autism signs appear in babies’ first year, but parents don’t notice, study finds
The social disengagement that is the hallmark of autism-spectrum disorders begins to appear in the second half of a baby’s first year of life, according to a new study. But California researchers found that parents typically do not notice the decline in their child’s behavior until well into his or her second year.
Mommy Support Group for Moms of Infants and Young Children
Sundays 5:30PM-6:30PM, Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, Baby Wise Classroom, 501 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA. $60 total for 6 week group cycle. For adults only to maximize open conversation and minimize distraction. Topics: juggling career and motherhood, depression, impact of family and couple’s relationship, anxiety, financial difficulties and more! Contact Susan Grinberg, LCSW 818-309-5966, SusanGrinbergLCSW@yahoo.com
Spark your child’s creativity this summer in a dynamic program with small class sizes and inspirational arts teachers. Workshops include painting, ceramics, fencing, musical theatre, magic, woodworking, sewing, cooking, hip hop & more! LA Campus Mulholland Dr. Session 1: 6/28-7/16 Session 2: 7/19-8/13 Valley Campus Sylvan St. Van Nuys Session 1: 6/28-7/23 Session 2: 7/26-8/20
818 780-6226
Kids and Allergies
Allergy Shots & Kids
Childhood Allergies: Treatment
Managing Asthma at School
Childhood Allergies: Avoidance
Treating Childhood Asthma
(Children’s Cancer Research Fund is a national organization and is not affiliated with CCRF Minnesota)
Kids 4 Kids 5K RUN/WALK for the KID in all of us!
Sunday, April 25, 2010 at L.A. LIVE (across from STAPLES Center in Downtown Los Angeles)
This is One Finish Line Worth Crossing!
Santa Monica’s Newest Youth Theater Program
The Drama Academy is now enrolling for the Spring Summer session 2010. Are you 9 – 18 years old and passionate about acting and Theater? If so, come and work with experienced professional Actor /Directors and rehearse a play towards a final performance at a professional Theater venue. Location:The Promenade Playhouse, Third Street, Santa Monica 90403
310 570 0280 /email smdramaacademy@gmail.com
Modernest Makes Canvas Tote Bags for Stylish Ladies on the Go
Their tote bags feature original artwork; are cut & sewn by hand in the U.S.; and are silkscreened with long lasting, non-VOC inks on unbleached domestic cotton. The factory is woman-owned and sweatshop-free. With Modernest, eco-friendly style is in the bag!
Loose Weight, Purify Your Body, Have More Energy!
Summer is right around the corner!  Are you ready to loose your sweater? Feeling tired or heavy?  The 21-Day Purification Program may be right for you. This doctor supervised program is a SAFE and effective way to rid yourself of excessive toxic build up from your body,  as you increase your energy level and loose weight at the same time.  In our experience we have observed sustainable weight loss of 5-30 pounds and almost every patient has regained energy.  What’s included:  4 Office visits with a doctor, 2 heart rate variability tests, kinesiologic testing, purification supplements/meal replacement and program guide.  We are on this journey with you, always just a phone call or an email away. Jen’s List members Save $60 INVIVO Natural Health Center17203 Ventura Blvd. Suite 1, second floor in Encino, CA 91316 or call 818-986-5565

Therapist Leads
Erika Krueger is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an office located in Tarzana. Erika specializes in working with children, adolescents, adults and families dealing with anxiety, depression, addiction and recovery issues. Erika can be reached at 818-825-2705 and has weekend appointments available. You’ve no doubt heard the buzz about doulas ~ professional labor assistants who provide support to laboring women and their partners. Research confirms that the care women receive from doulas helps make their labors easier. Feeling safe and cared for allows your brain to produce the hormones that help labor progress and helps decrease your need for interventions. I welcome the opportunity to share my philosophy on birth and how I can help make your birth the celebration it is meant to be! Email justjoni2@gmail.com for more info
Individual, Couples or Parenting Counseling for people who want to be the kind of parents they dream of being, or have the kind of head-over heels in love relationship they were in that made them want to marry and have children in the first place!! Empathetic, effective therapy for people who are wanting to experience great joy and love in their lives and relationships.  Licensed since 1990 and with 2 grown children and a long, committed (27 years!) marriage of her own, Catherine DeMonte. LMFT has been helping individuals, couples and families get to the kind of lives they know they deserve.  She may be reached at (818) 880-6559.  Please see her website at www.catherinedemonte.com. Become a “fan” on her facebook page (Catherine DeMonte, LMFT) for relationship and parenting tips.

Morton’s Vice President of Wine & Spirits Hosts Wine Seminar on March 23 in Beverly Hills
Tylor Field, Vice President of Wine and Spirits for Morton’s The Steakhouse, is hosting an intimate wine seminar at Morton’s The Steakhouse, Beverly Hills on Tuesday, March 23 from 6 pm – 7:30 pm. The evening will kick off with an interactive “Blind Wine Tasting Seminar” hosted by Field. Guests will enjoy Morton’s signature hors d’oeuvres, learn about wines, and earn their “Morton’s Associate Sommelier” certificate by the end of the seminar. The cost is $45 per guest. Guests also have the option of enjoying an intimate three-course wine dinner after the seminar with host Field to continue the wine conversation. The cost for the seminar plus the dinner is $150 per guest. Reservations are a must. The restaurant is located at 435 S. LaCienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048; Phone: 310-246-1501.
Organize a Spanish class for 5 kids & you get 50% off (your kid). A great instructor will come to your home and all materials are included. Each kid who signs up gets, and keeps: Book/pencil/crayons/stickers/play-doh/music CD. Classes are once a week for 8 weeks. Rate is $180 per kid but for the organizer’s kid it is just $90. For specific curriculum, methodology & testimonials, request a free introkit at info@spanish-4-you.com
Experts Speak about the College Admissions Process
This event will be held on March 18th, at 7pm, at the Roxbury Park and Community Center in Beverly Hills. Launch Education Group invites you to this free speaker series event, “The Path from High School to College.”  The expert panel will talk candidly about different aspects of the college process, including the college application timeline, standardized tests, and the college selection process.  Their aim is to provide parents with expert information to help them guide their children through the college process.  Parents and students are welcome to bring their own questions for the panel.  To learn more and register, click http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e2q4uj7rb3e5d049
Kangen Water™ World
Most people are not aware that most degenerative diseases are caused by a build of acid in our cells, plus dehydration.  There is a way to change the body from Acidic to Alkaline, and you can prove it to yourself.  You are invited to try Kangen® water – the gold standard of alkaline, micro-clustered (for maximum hydration) and anti-oxidizing water for FREE for 30 days. Call Kangen® Water World at 818-846-7351 to get started.  Check out www.KangenWaterWorld.info to learn how this water is so different from all other sources of hydration.
Financial Planning Seminar – Brunch included!
Serria Bishop, a Financial Advisor with Waddell & Reed, Inc., invites you to attend a seminar where she will discuss financial planning ideas for the year ahead.  Following, guests will have ample opportunity to ask questions.  There is no charge for attending this event, and you are welcome to bring guests.  Brunch will be provided.
March 20, 2010 from 10:30am until 1:00pm.
Waddell & Reed, 21031 Ventura Blvd, S-401, Woodland Hills, Ca 91364
Please RSVP to Serria Bishop at 818-712-9055 x109 or sbishop@wradvisors.com
Recommended by Jen’s List member Joanie Warner
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