Sunday March 28, 2010

Today’s Jen’s List Sponsor is The Pump Station & Nurtury™
The Ultimate Breastfeeding & Baby Care Resource Center
Established in 1986 with 3 locations:
Santa Monica 310-998-1981
Hollywood 323-469-5300
Westlake Village 805-777-7179
Breastfeeding & Baby Care Classes
Mommie & Me Classes, Hot Topics Lecture Series
New Mother’s Breastfeeding Support Groups & More!
Great Brand Name Products for the New Mom & Baby
Special Offer for Jen’s List Members – Looking for some Great Easter Basket Stuffers? Take 40% off of any Children’s Book or CD
Offer Valid on-line or in-store – Promo Code: EasterBunny. Promo good thru April 3rd 2010
For More Info on the Stores visit
Today in History
* Nathaniel Briggs patents the washing machine. (1797)
* The city of Madrid falls to the forces of Francisco Franco, ending the Spanish Civil War. (1939)
* Three Mile Island nuclear power plant accident occurs in Middletown, Pa.(1979)
* Palm Sunday A Christian Holy Day
Palm Sunday begins the Holy week leading to Easter. On Palm Sunday, palms are distributed in church and blessed during the mass. People take them home and place them around religious pictures, statues or other objects. They remain there for a year until the next Palm Sunday when they are replaced by newly blessed Palms. When discarding old palms, remember it is a blessed religious object and should be burned or buried. Some gardeners bury it in their home garden, believing it will bless the coming year’s crop.  The ashes received on Ash Wednesday are from the prior year’s palms.
Nothing can make your family photos more beautiful…
Except these incredible picture frames from LA Portrait Noel. Each frame is hand made from the finest fabric and detailed with coordinating Swarovski crystals. Choose from existing designs or speak with the artist to personalize your frame. Perfect for baby gifts and all other occasions. Contact Viviane at or 818.992.8856 for more info!
FDA trial that provides a FREE IVF cycle, including drugs to qualified candidates
Women ages 35-42 with regular cycles and no medical problems are candidates.  There are other specific criteria. Interested women should call Dr. Michael Feinman at 805-374-1737 to go over the specific details on how to enroll.
Tomatoes – What Kind to Plant?
Red, Orange, Yellow, Black, White, Purple, Pink, Green, Striped and Pear, Grape, Plum, Currant, Cherry.
Seeking Vendors & Donations for Fundraisers
Pomelo Elementary School in West Hills is Looking for Sponsors & Auction Items. They are having their Carnival and Auction Saturday, April 17th. They are looking for both booth sponsors AND auction items. Get your name out to over 600 families! Advertise in the Directory, sponsor a booth &/or donate an item or gift certificate. A business card ad is only $20. You will help our school and promote your business. They need your ads and items by March 30th. Contact Elise for more info. 818-595-1117,
Seeking vendors for a Spring Boutique Wednesday, April 28th in Woodland Hills near Valley Circle and Burbank. For more information, please contact Nicole Radoumis-Weiler: or Kat Derrig-Palumbo ASAP. Deadline to be a vendor is Wednesday, April 14th.  Space is limited-please contact immediately to reserve your spot!  **They already have a Pampered Chef vendor & gold exchange vendor**
St. Max’s Kolbe’s Korner Preschool is holding a fundraiser in which gift baskets are being auctioned off in April. Looking for donations for a spa day theme (hair dressers, pilates/yoga instructors, meditation consultants, etc)that may be interested in donating their services in providing a gift cert. to promote their business. The services do need to be in Agoura/Oak Park or near surrounding areas. Email
Fridays from 10am to 11:30am
The Postpartum Passage, a weekly support group, is for moms with babies of newborns through the first year plus. The group addresses the symptoms of postpartum issues, helps to decrease the anxiety of new motherhood, and demystifies the adjustment so many feel when entering the greatest transition of their lives.  Women are encouraged to talk or simply listen and feel supported by others who understand.  The Center for Postpartum Health is lead by Dr. Diana Lynn Barnes who specializes in the assessment and treatment of perinatal and postpartum illness.  A member of Postpartum Support International, The Center recognizes that one in eight women suffer from postpartum health issues each year but 80% of them go undiagnosed.  It is critical that they find support during this challenging time. All moms are welcome but should call to RSVP (818/887-1312 ext. 2).  Babies are welcome! Fee: $20 per session. Contact:  Cathy Doré, M.A., MFTI or Dr. Diana Lynn Barnes, Psy.D., MFT at (818) 887-1312 ext. 2  or

18719 Calvert Street, Tarzana, CA 91335 (just off Reseda Blvd.)

PARENTING THE PARENT Workshop for Parents
Parenting the Parent: How To Stay Calm When You Are Triggered By Your Kids
by Jeanette Yoffe, M.A., MFT & Jolette Jai, Parent Educator I.T.
Sun, April 25th, 2010,  1:00pm to 4:00pm Teo’s Learning Studio, 9034 Krueger St., Unit C, Los Angeles, Ca 90232 Early Registration by April 15th: $50/parent; Late Registration/At Door: 65/parent; Call for more info: 323-807-1777 or visit for more info/to register
1 WEEK of FREE Yoga Classes
Elizabeth Blanchard -mother of 3 and yoga instructor/owner is offering ALL Jen’s Lister’s 1 week of free classes at Mark Blanchard’s Power Yoga! A family fun business for 14 yrs! No props, levels, music, or ego.. just yoga. Be prepared to sweat and have fun!
4344 Tujunga Ave. Studio City, CA 91602 (Next to Caoti Pizza a Few doors from Aroma Café)
How To Kick (Your Own) Butt With Ease
A 3-session Teleclass: Saturdays: April 3, 10, & 17, 9:00 am – 10:00 am. MP3 files available if unable to attend any sessions. $75 Pick a project, stop procrastinating, and begin taking action. Learn how to (1) Get out of your own way; (2) Set SMART goals, and (3) Manage your time with gentleness & ease. Contact Robin Gurse, Certified Family Coach, at to receive detailed information or to sign up. Registration required by 3/29.
Gray Studios is a DIFFERENT kind of Acting School
They treat classes as a REAL audition. They have NO MORE than 12-14 people in one class, give scenes the night before to be prepared for the “casting director.” It is a fast paced, VERY challenging & VERY realistic way of teaching. Be prepared to BOOK! They are known for their Agent/Manager/Casting Director Showcases where more than HALF of their student body has gotten signed!! Then-People stay to work on their craft and BOOK!Stars Like Tyler Posey “Lincoln Heights,” Connor Gibbs, “Ghost Whisperer” & Logan Browning “Bratz Movie-Disney” & MANY MORE Have ALL come from Gray Studios!!Get your child started today! Ages 3 to 25! Jens List members get $50 off the FIRST MONTH!
Easy-to-make Inexpensive Baking Dough for Crafts
Have fun with your kids, scout troops, classroom projects – limited only by your imagination!
Go behind scenes at teaching zoo
America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College will host the 20th annual Spring Spectacular fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends, Today – March 28th at the campus zoo, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. Three different animal shows will be presented and guests can meet some exotic species up close. Food, games, and behind-the-scenes tours of the zoo will be available. The zoo is the training site for the Exotic Animal Training and Management program. Students of the program give daily care to the zoo’s 115 exotic animals. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children and seniors, and free for children under the age of two.
Wango Tango is just around the corner.  May 15th at Staples Center with an ALL STAR lineup!! Want to be a part of the Artist Gifting Suite?  Want to have a booth in the Wango Village to showcase and possibly sell your products?  Want KIIS-FM to come to your business with tickets to generate traffic?  Many sponsorships are still available.  For information on how to be a part of this BIG event and hit your target consumer, the call Cheryl Quiroz at KIIS-FM TODAY!  You can reach her directly at:  (818) 566-4851 or e-mail her at:
Internet and Computer Slang Dictionary – who knew?
Simple and Healthy Cooking Demos from Around the World from the Plant-Based Dietitian
Indian Hummus:
Fiesta Fantastica:
Sue Darrison speaking to Parents of Multiples
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 7pm
The West LA Parents of Multiples (WLAPOM) is thrilled to feature Sue Darrison, the facilitator for the Twins Mommy and Me Class out of “Babies First Class”, as our April Speaker.  She will answer all our questions – from feeding, napping, preschool, child safety, and sibling rivalry.  Sue also teaches a “Bringing Home Baby” class for expectant parents.  She has been a lifesaver to countless mothers in our group.  She is a mother of 6 children (one set of twin). Please join us for a lively discussion!! This event is free to WLAPOM members.  For information, please email
Pianists Available
UCLA Graduate classically trained and performed in Venice, Paris, Salzburg, and Vienna. Popular, holiday classics, jazz, classical, Singers and Standards, wedding, Latin, Mediterranean, or whatever style you like! If you are interested, please feel free to call Candice at any time at (310)927-2720.
Sergio Barer is a pianist and composer who enjoys teaching children how to play the piano. He has a formal career in the classical field and likes to inspire kids to learn instead of forcing them, making it fun for them. He also has a deep understanding of how to play, so if your child is gifted, he will make sure he advances at a fast pace and is not blocked by incorrect teachings.  Email
More on the “cloth or disposable?” debate
Worried About your Child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah Preparation?
Do you think your child needs some extra help? Dani is a sophomore at American Jewish University and has been tutoring Bnei Mitzvah students for over 6 years. Her rates are reasonable and negotiable. She charges $25 for half an hour and $45 for an hour. Excellent references. Please feel free to contact for more info.
Kids’ Birthday Parties – Can They Be Stress-Free?
Rational thoughts and comprehensive comments
Prenatal Yoga & Pilates – FREE class for Jen’s List members!
Are you a soon-to-be mom?  Whether you just peed on the stick or you’re about to pop the baby out, prenatal yoga is a great way to stay in shape and prepare your body for birth.  It’s also a fun way to meet new friends who you can share all of your morning sickness & back ache pains with!  Prenatal Yoga/Pilates is Mondays & Thursdays 6:30-8pm, and Kundalini Yoga is Wednesdays 7-8:30pm at A Mother’s Haven in Encino.  Call 818-380-3111 to register or find more info online at  ** Mention Jen’s List to get your first class FREE!
Ideas for Birthday Parties that Give Back
Full Immersion Academy
Visit and find a unique school that is sure to please! Your children will be college-prepped from the time they are 4 years old AND graduate TRILINGUAL!!! They will speak native Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and, of course, English. Just think of the doors that will be open to them…the Academy’s unique curriculum and FULL IMMERSION program ensures your child’s success. Check it out before spaces fill up!
Do you want to participate in an upcoming episode of THE DOCTORS?
Looking for someone who:
• Is having DIFFICULTY getting PREGNANT
• Has PETS and is concerned about getting RINGWORMS
• Gets a lot of SHIN SPLINTS
• Is PREGNANT & considering storing baby’s CORD TISSUE
• KID/TEEN hates GYM class
• Is concerned about or has developed GINGIVITIS while pregnant
• Gets HEADACHES from changes in temperature
• Is approaching a WEDDING ANNIVERSARY (25+)
Email your phone # and a recent photo to:
From Dinnertime to Bedtime, Do Your Kids Melt Down?
5 easy techniques to cultivate an atmosphere of family closeness.
Kitchen Kid’s Summer Cooking Camp!
There’s no better place to spend the summer than sauteing, simmering, and sizzling with Kitchen Kid!  Join us for another fantastic summer of cooking camp with session themes including Around the World, Celebrity Chefs, and Fun Finger Foods! Each week includes a field trip to the famous Santa Monica Farmers’ Market followed by an Iron Chef Challenge! On Wednesdays, kids explore the market in small groups, stock up on the day’s “secret ingredient”, and return to the kitchen for an Iron Chef Challenge! Each session also includes a tasting day for parents and baking a special dessert to share with the Westside Food Pantry.  Complete summer camp details, including schedule, pricing, session descriptions, and enrollment forms, are available at
Host a Spa Party – Get Beautiful and Make Money!
Invite all your friends over and have fun trying exclusive skincare products. They will demo the Galvanic Spa and you’ll see a difference in your skin in a 5 minute treatment. Seeing is believing! Receive cash or free products when your friends purchase! Check out the products at and contact Megan at to schedule your party.
Santa Monica Office Space Available
To sublet for a licensed therapist during 3 month maternity leave May 1- Aug. 1. Monday 8-1pm, Wed 2-8pm, Thurs 4-8pm, and all day Fri. The office is located at: 1460 Seventh Street, Suite 306,Santa Monica, CA 90401. Please contact 310-850-3933 if interested
Kindergarten Orientation – April 27th
Emelita Street School invites you to their kindergarten orientation on April 27, 2010 from 9am-10:30am in the auditorium. The tour will include introductions to the principal, kindergarten teachers, office technicians, PTA president, and creative kids coordinator followed by a campus visit. Parents are invited to return for the school open house that evening from 6:30-7:30pm. For more information call the school at 818-342-6353 or visit
Learn How to SAVE a Life!
MakinWaves Aquatics offers CPR and first aid courses accredited by the American Heart Association and the Red Cross. Heartsaver CPR/AED will be offered at THE PILATES BODY OF GLENDALE on SUNDAY, APRIL 18 from 9:30am-1:30pm. Adult and child CPR as well as AED will be covered. $55 includes course fee and all materials. Card is good for 2 years. Infant courses also available. Contact to register by April 15th
Along with Nectar in Hummingbird Feeders, Offer the Birdies some Protein, Too.
SEE GEORGE LOPEZ LIVE at Madame Tussauds Hollywood
April 1, 2010 at 11am
What do Barack Obama, Elizabeth Taylor and Elvis Presley all have in common? They all have Madame Tussauds wax figures. And now George is about to get one too! He can’t wait! If you are in the Los Angeles area, you can attend George’s wax figure unveiling! The event is FREE and open to the public. The first 100 fans to show up get access to a special VIP area!  George Lopez will be there LIVE IN PERSON as he unveils his wax figure in front of the attraction. BRING YOUR CAMERA! Watch George Lopez Get Measured For His Wax Figure:
6933 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, CA 90028 – Next door to the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre
Songwriting Class taught by Grammy-nominated hit Song Writer Harriet Schock
A step-by-step method that enables songwriters to become remarkable at writing songs. 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. Starts Monday April 5th from 7:30 – 10PM for ten weeks. $345. Also teaches privately and online. Call 323 934-5691 or email for more info.
Referred by Jen’s List member –
“Antonio Cruz also known as “The Painter” is a residential interior and exterior painting. Antonio does excellent work, has reasonable rates – is professional – and overall outstanding. He’s worked with major builders and on an episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”. Antonio just finished 5 days of work at my house and will be back to do more. Great results! 818-297-4060 (cell). References available.”
Veteran Benefits Consultant
Veterans who served their Country during WWII, Korea or Vietnam could be eligible for a pension from the Veterans Administration. This also applies to Widows of Veterans. Call 818-203-1999 for a Free, no-obligation consultation with a Veteran who is also eligible for this benefit.