Thursday March 25, 2010

Today’s Jen’s List sponsor Introduces the Arm & Hammer  Diaper Pail by Munchkin
Introducing the latest addition to Munchkin’s clever diapering solutions. The easy-to-use Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail by Munchkin is powered byodor-eliminating baking soda and a patented self-sealing system, so you canbreathe a little easier when it is time for a change. Available now at majorretailers. Visit to enter to win your own Arm & HammerDiaper Pail and to watch the guided tour.

Today in History
The European Economic Community (ECC) is established by the Treaty of Rome. (1957)

Kick off your weekend with some Dragon Family Fun!
Be the FIRST to see DreamWorks Animation’s newest release How To Train Your Dragon with your family at an early screening this Friday morning, and then be sure to log on and share your thoughts!
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Launching a business or product?
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WebGem ( has easy and well-priced web and eCommerce solutions for mompreneurs, solopreneurs, small businesses and launching entrepreneurs. WebGem can provide you with a customized website that is both easy to manage and very affordable. They develop rich, user-friendly websites that are easy to navigate and optimized for search engines. Also, WebGem uses the greenest servers you can get – 130% wind powered, so you can feel eco-friendly while building your fabulous website! Jen’s List Special!  WebGem’s starter eCommerce package is normally $9.95 per month (including hosting), but for Jen’s List readers, they are offering 1 year for just $100!  Call 1-877-EZWEBGEM or email the pros at WebGem at

THE DOCTORS TV SHOW is looking for the following guests:
– A professional PARTY PLANNER who can talk about safety tips for any party. Must be fun, creative and comfortable on TV.
– Someone who is a pro at GARDENING in a safe, green, and healthy way. Also has to be comfortable on TV and providing tips/tricks.
– A woman or couple who wants to plan a party but needs help learning to do it in a safe, yet fun way.
– Someone interested in learning how to start a garden.
– A couple who has a “DO-IT-YOURSELF” project and needs guidance!
– A man or woman who wants to know what to do, and watch out for when jogging/hiking with their dog.
If you are interested and would like to participate, please email and include your contact information
Calabasas Financial Planner seeks part time help
Ideal for a stay at home mom. Looking for administrative asst that also has experience in social media, branding, excel, word, and blogging. Need someone that is quick, and has attention to detail. Maybe you’ll even have fun. Email Justin at Or call 310.989.0934.

Spring Break Camps
Spring Break Camps! Check out to find a complete directory of camps for Spring Break. Days offered, hours, price, activities, address and phone number. No need to worry about child care or bored kids when you have this guide!
SPRING CAMP AT LA PETITE PARTY! La Petite Party will be hosting Spring Camp at its facility in Thousand Oaks April 5th, 7th and 9th from 9:30am – 12:30pm. $35 / day, or $90 for the week! (Siblings are $25 per day). Monday- Spa Day, Wednesday- Dazzling Chefs, Friday- Wizard Academy. Ages 4 and up please! Lunch is included. To register, please call 805-494-3151 or visit
Summer Camps
Camp VBS Enrolling Now for Summer 2010
June 14-July 30 Valley Beth Shalom Day School 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino Camp Kef – Grades K-3 Specialty Camps – Grades 4-7 Surf Camp – Grades 4-7 CIT Program – Grades 8-10 Activities include: sports, music, arts and crafts, weekly local field trips, multi media fun, on site swimming and much more. Call our Camp Director Coach Sam to enroll: 818-788-2199
Camp Cottontail!!! Camp Cottontail
Nestled in Malibu Canyon, has been offering children, ages 6-16, one thing for the past 50 years and one thing only…a summer experience you cannot get anywhere else! Come climb on our rock climbing wall, take a dip in our pool, spend time in the Arts and Crafts area, or spend a fun filled day at nearby Zuma Beach and learn to surf! Register for Summer 2010 before April 1st and receive up to $100 off per week!  Visit more info.
The Wonder Years Preschool (ages 2.9 to 5yrs)
NEW CVUSD Preschool will be opening soon with many aspects of Reggio Emilia/Outdoor Classroom philosophies applied such as; •open ended materials •lots of crafts/arts/science •no restriction on outside playtime! •wet sand/clay/play-dough/sensory play •dramatic play/imagination activity •simple/healthy snacks •create child’s garden in the large playing fields Developing the unique individuality of each child. Call (805) 492.3567 x154 for more info!
Encino Creative Kids Daycare/Preschool
Is the perfect blend for infants through pre-K to enjoy a cozy home-feel with the benefit of creative & stimulating age-appropriate activities & lessons. Owner is a mom of 3 and holds a Child Development Degree. They have 3 teachers to ensure a wonderful ratio. They teach through hands-on & structured lessons in small groups & individually! Learn more about them at ~818 981-1268/licensed/insured/CPR/Special Needs
Big sale at
Most of the over 200 items on sale are 50% off!
Career Services presents: Resume Rally!
Valencia: March 30, 10-6pm
Canyon Country: March 31, 10-2pm
Stop by to have your existing resume critiqued, or create a new one with the assistance of our professionals. Just walk in – it’s quick, easy and free! Please spread the word to anyone who may benefit.  This event is open to the public. MEET WITH PROFESSIONALS WHO WILL ASSIST YOU WITH YOUR RESUME For more information, call (661) 362-3286
BUY TWO GET ONE FREE!! Custom Wall Art….
Uppercase Living gives you the look of custom hand painting on walls and other surfaces without the expense! Custom expressions, kids’ names, Photo Prints made from your own pictures (so cool for weddings and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs) and hundreds of gorgeous designs are now all BUY 2 GET 1 FREE. Host a home party to share this great new decorative product with friends. Mention Jen’s List when you schedule your party to bump up in your hostess dollars. Email torreh@gmail.comfor more info.
Is an international networking program specifically designed to support and nurture women entrepreneurs, providing an informal forum to help them explode their busi­nesses. An informal din­ner is served while socializing. During the meeting time, each attendee is allowed three minutes to showcase her product or service, distribute literature, or demonstrate her goods. Only $20 to support our community and meet other business women.
Penny Lane Dance
Has an investment in your kids and community, and now we’re putting our money where our mouth is!  Between now and March 28th, any child registering will receive 10% of their tuition donated back to their school. THE DEADLINE FOR THIS OFFER IS MARCH 28th, ensuring your child will perform in the recital on June 12th. For more info and to get the discount code for your school please contact our Outreach Coordinator, Liz Owen, at To register online, by phone or in person contact the school at or (818) 981-1414.
With their confidential consultation or hands-on organizing, they can find solutions to get you organized and teach you new methods to stay organized. From closets and offices to de-cluttering and kids rooms, they can help with any organizing project. Call Cari’s Custom Organizing NOW. Get more information at Call 323-600-4993 or email
VIDEO SERVICES UN-LIMITED can preserve the memories of your special day forever. They were voted winner on MyFoxLA as best videographer in LA! They have been in business over 30 years and are fully licensed & insured.  They are Bar Mitzvah parents themselves & know what you are going through. Check out their website- to see samples of their work.  Call Maury or Elana- 818-727-7746 for more info & to ask about the Jen’s List special package.
Are YOU a Stay-at-Home “SUPER” Mom or Dad? 
There may be other children out there who need you too! Consider opening up your heart and home by becoming a foster parent and/or fost-adopt parent to a child or sibling set in need. Inner Circle Foster Care & Adoption Services is located in Van Nuys at Sherman Way and Hayvenhurst Ave.  They place children beginning at 1 day old, straight from the hospital, up to age 17. They charge no fees for their services, in fact, foster parents receive a monthly stipend to help care for each foster child placed in their home.  Recognizing that the family is the foundation of our community, they believe that children who are brought up in nurturing, stable environments will mature into healthy, productive members of society. Your family-their future-our world. Email or call 818-988-6300for more info.
Vacation Rentals
Vacation in Montecito – The Montecito Casas are two newly remodeled homes, ideally situated next to each other for concurrent or individual rental. Located behind the Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel, these homes are just one block from the beach and two blocks from Coast Village Road.  Tastefully decorated with hardwood floors, and open beamed ceilings, the three bedrooms homes each offer high definition flat screen televisions. The master bedroom has king sized bed, walk-in closets and large bathroom with dual sinks. The additional two bedrooms offer queen sized beds with a shared bath as well as a powder room.  There is a  fully stocked gourmet kitchen and  living room that offers plush couches and gas fireplaces. The backyard is fully enclosed, creating a safe environment for children and pets and fountains that compliment several outdoor eating areas. Each home offers a two car garage and a private, gated driveway. These homes are some of the few homes in Santa Barbara to offer air-conditioning, so you can stay cool all summer long.  Approximately 2100 square feet, these homes are perfect for extended families, wedding parties, and groups desiring both proximity and privacy.  Contact for availability and rates – mention Jen’s list for special discount
Beautiful Scottsdale Arizona Home Available for Vacation Swap or Rental – Available this summer approximate Dates  June 7 – August 7. Very desirable upscale neighborhood Completely furnished & immaculate. Sleeps 6 comfortably. Price negotiable or will exchange for your home  – open to destinations. Email Karen Cohen for more information & photos –
Crush those Chickpeas!
Watch “a concoction of heavenly hummus infused with turmeric, curry, tahini and raisins.”
Fun, Fabulous Indian Hummus on Meatless Monday:
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* Bond with your baby and meet friends!
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Rain or shine, class is held at the Westfield Topanga Mall. Monday – Friday at 9:10 am and Saturdays at 8:45 am. Your first class is FREE! Visit for more information.
Prenatal Peek®
Seeing your unborn child for the first time is sure to touch your heart.  Using the latest in 3D 4D fetal imaging, Prenatal Peek® allows you to view your baby during a relaxed, personalized, and unique 3D 4D ultrasound session.  Prenatal Peek® will record this non diagnostic 3D 4D ultrasound to preserve this magical moment for a lifetime! To schedule your appointment, call 818-591-8299.
Become Part of the Fastest Growing Company in the World TIME
The Ticking Clock is the graticule of your life. Every second is a Once in a Lifetime…Opportunity! Are you a DIFFERENCE MAKER…Leaving the world a better place with every step you take? Cease the potential to finally earn what you’re worth the flexibility to work when you want, the freedom of time to enjoy life and the support system to make it all possible. Please visit or contact Lisa @ 818-439-5512.
Type 2 Diabetes Management Speaker 
As seen and heard on NPR’s Upfront and in LA Yoga Magazine, Bradley Kapture, author and lecturer is seeking speaking engagements teaching diabetes management.
Will You Be My Sparrow Friend?
Join our Eco-Family social network. Meet like minded friends and post discussions, events, photos and start groups!
Parents – Do You Need Extra Support?
Does it seem like everyone else is doing fine, but you feel like you’re drowning? You are not alone! It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the pressures and busyness of family life. Andrea Danneker, M.A, parent coach and speaker, has been helping families for over 11 years. She will work with you to help you become the parent you want to be and bring joy back into your home. She does phone consults and home visits. For more info email
Custom Hand Painted Murals for nursery or children’s rooms
James Taylor & Carole King – LIVE at the Hollywood Bowl
2 Tickets Available to See James Taylor and Carole King at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday, May 14th, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. Great seats located in the center section just behind the box seats – Section M1, row 19, seats 13-11 (link to view: Tickets $126.05 for the pair (face value). Please e-mail if interested.
Eagles Tickets – Garden Box at the Hollywood Bowl
Tuesday, April 20 7:30 PM Garden Box, Row 922, Seats 1 & 2 A steal at $750 for the pair! Call 818-981-8131
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner
Javier of J.A.J Carpet Care does both commercial and residential carpet and upholstery cleaning.  He is hard working and very fair priced.  The best part is he sticks to his original quote.  As he works, he will show you stains he feels he may not be able to remove so that you are 100% satisfied with the job.  He can be reached at 661.310.6568 or 818.497.1957
Pet Sitter Available
Would love to (live-in) house/pet sit for you while you vacation and/or work away from home. I work from home on the internet and since I lost my husband suddenly nine months ago, then our dog recently, I’m flexible and ready at a moment’s notice. Contact Elaine at 619.933.6027 or
Have a Special Event – Breana can Help!
Breana Cabral has a passion for creating entertaining engagements and memorable events. Each event is a unique expression of the host and the occasion, striking the ideal complement of setting, mood and atmosphere desired. Her enthusiasm for planning, attention to detail, and flair for design leave a beautiful and lasting impression. Recently, Breana has been specializing in children’s parties; creating a theme and an environment for the parents to sit back and relax
Flowers and ties are nice, but a beautiful lifestyle portrait is a priceless piece of art and the perfect gift for any mom or dad! Contact Courtenay Fletcher to book your session now at a location of your choosing. Mother’s Day sessions must take place by 4/4 and Father’s Day sessions must take place by 5/22. (323)829-6688 View Courtenay’s work at: or email
Van Gogh Elementary Tour – April 8th at 8:00am
Come see all that Van Gogh Elementary School has to offer for your child! Learn about the computer lab, Meet The Masters Art program, PE, After School programs such as orchestra, dance, ceramics, and much more. Take a peek into the classrooms along with meeting the principal and many involved parents. Van Gogh’s API is close to 900! Check out the website at
17160 Van Gogh Street in Granada Hills
Taline Farra Shoes
Los Angeles based shoe company Taline Farra, is a down to earth ladies footwear label. Each of Taline’s designs are custom made and unique. She offers an impressive combination of femininity, not only creating style and comfort to match an outfit with an air of glamour and sophistication, but also giving the wearer a perfect hand made pair of quality shoes. Her designs are inspired by the carefree California disposition. Email for more info.
Be “That Mom” The one with the kids who listen. Kids who cooperate. Kids who show respect and love. The mom whose got it all under control. Our Live Teleconference Seminar shows you how .Now, right from the comfort of your own home, you can be connected with a live teleconference phone class that will revitalize your relationships with your children and positively impact your parenting! Be connected with parents from all over the country, as our seasoned parenting expert, Simi Yellen (herself a calm mother of six), gives you hands-on, user-friendly tools to create a warm and loving home environment. Classes are once a week for one hour.  You can listen live or you have the option to listen to the recorded session any time during the week as many times as you want until the next session is recorded. We encourage the dads to listen as well (at no additional charge). Go to to hear a FREE sample of the class.