Friday April 2, 2010

Today’s Jen’s List is sponsored by SMART DOGS DOG TRAINING
Jeff Todd with SMART DOGS is a dog trainer and coach to dog owners. With 20+ years of experience, with 1000’s of dogs he can help you with any training or problem solving needs. Jen’s list members can contact Jeff for a free evaluation and consultation at (818)968-9422 or
Member, Debbie Cohen used his service and said “I can take my dog ANYWHERE now. It used to be that Talullah would pull me down the street for a walk, and run the house. This is no longer the case thanks to Jeff”
Today in History
·         Congress passes the Coinage Act and the U.S. Mint is born. (1792)
·          William Magear “Boss” Tweed, a corrupt NYC politician, U.S. Senator, NY State Senator (1823)
·         Good Friday – A Christian Holy Day
·         National Walk to Work Day
A one of a kind summer experience for the young songwriter, musician and/or equestrian dreamer! Kids ages 8-15 will learn to write, register, and record an original song which they will be debuted at an end of camp BBQ. Each child will also go home with a T-shirt with their new Band logo and name, designed by them, a CD of their new song and a video of the end of camp concert. At Rockin’ Horse Academy, Music+Nature+Horses=FUN! (818) 693-2763
Messy World” The hit family rock and roll music show is back!
LA Times raves “Great comic turns and music..All ages appeal.” LA Daily News says “A princess for the new millennium..great message.” “You will be shocked at how good it is” (Westside Family Guide). “Good for girls and boys” (Chicago Family Magazine). Parents Choice Gold and Film Advisory Board Awards. Saturdays 1 & 3:30. $10 holiday tickets. for tickets and info. Venice. Parking
All purchases from April 1-3- will receive 10% off  on all items. (Sale items excluded) This is their way of saying thank you to all of the customers for making the past 11 years a great success for the Baby Town family. Baby Town was voted one of the 21 best baby stores in America by the authors of Baby Bargains. It has one of the largest displays of Baby Furniture & Children’s Furniture(65 floored cribs and 33 toddler to teen furnished showrooms) plus a complete line of custom bedding, strollers, car seats, highchairs, & children’s accessories. ALL of my children’s furniture is from Baby Town and I have been 100% happy with everything we have ever purchased! They offer an online baby registry, accessible to your family and friends nationwide. Family-owned and operated store since 1999 with friendly and knowledgebale staff! The 22,000 square foot store exhibits the largest selection of reasonably priced cribs, changing tables and young children’s furniture in Southern California.
18725 Sherman Way in Reseda
(818) 881-4441
Hours – Tues-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 12am-5pm
Sleep Training Lecture
April 8th; 7:00 PM; Fee $22
Come for an evening of learning about options in sleep training and the science behind sleep and infants/toddlers. This is an objective lecture designed to introduce the different types of sleep training methods and to clarify myths about sleep from a neuroscience standpoint.  If you are unsure when to sleep train, why to sleep train, or how to sleep train – this is the lecture for you.  Co-sleeping will also be addressed.  All learning lectures are held at the OTB Center in Woodland Hills,  Please call (818) 348-PLAY for more information and to register, or visit
20% OFF Burke Williams Spa & Up To 50% Off LA’s Top Restaurants Amusement Parks & Museums
All Jen’s List Members Get 10% Off The 2010 LA PERKS PASS – Use code: JENLA – CLICK TO GET YOUR 2010 PERKS PASS  – Use Code JEN  or visit
Sample Of Premium Perks • Burke Williams 20% Off Anytime • LA’s Best Restaurants Up To 25% Off – The Lobster, The Foundry, Lago, Morels, Citizen Smith, Vinoteque, Geisha House & Many More! • Universal Studios – Save Up To $32 On Tickets • Knott’s Berry Farm – Save Up To $72 On Tickets – Aquarium, Skirball, LA Zoo, & California Science Museum discount • Free Parking & Store Discounts At The Grove & Americana. Big Savings – Average Family Can Easily Save Hundreds In A Year. Best Value – Pass Is Good For Up To 4 People & Includes The “Concierges Best Of LA Guidebook”. Easy To Use – Simply Show Card To save. ARE YOU FUNDRAISING? If You’re Looking For A Great Way To Fundraise They Can Help – They Are Currently Helping The LA Opera As Well As Some Private Schools. Contact
FUN FOR KIDS this weekend
SATURDAY, APRIL 3rd from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
THE ENCHANTED CASTLE OPEN PLAY-Bring the kids for tons of fun in the enchanted villages, play houses, bounce house, mini roller coasters, tents, tunnels, critter corner, & pirate ship.  Mention Jen’s List & receive a special discount. Open Spring Break too!
20650 Ventura Blvd. in Woodland Hills, Ca. 91364
818) 227-3800
Diapers to clothing at your doorstep! It is the BEST
Incredible selection available including diapers, wipes, formula, cleaning supplies, baby food and sooooooooooo many other baby necessities at really low prices with fast free shipping(over $50). They carry all the big brands and hard-to-find products too. Go to & Get $10 off your first order!  All  you have to do is enter in the referral code – jenslist – on the shopping cart screen during checkout! I ordered last week and had everything literally 2 days later. You can NOT go wrong! Check it out – you have nothing to lose and only $ to save! Another awesome reason to use is that they accept manufacturer’s coupons and formula checks for products that they sell, except the Kirkland brand!! Once they receive them, they’ll be applied to your account. Remember, you get $10 off your first order!  All  you have to do is enter in the referral code – jenslist – on the shopping
Fundraiser at McDonald’s for Walk Now for Autism Speaks!
Please join Team CDI MOMS as they raise money for Walk Now for Autism Speaks. They are moms and dads with children on the autism spectrum, and  are trying to raise awareness of autism and at the same time raise money for a great cause.
McDonalds on Platt and Victory in West Hills on Wednesday, April 7 from 4:30-7:30pm.
No flyers are needed and drive throughs are included! 20% of the sales will go directly to Walk Now for Autism Speaks! If you can’t make it to the fundraiser but would like to donate, go to and look for TEAM CDI MOMS. Or, you can come on April 24 at the Rose Bowl as We Walk Now for Autism!
New Study/Organization Skills Workbook for Students!
The Zeezy workbook is an interactive workbook that teaches upper elementary and middle school students the skills they need to succeed in school and life. The Zeezy workbook was created by a teacher who saw a need in education to teach kids everyday life skills. This book has helped thousands of kids. The book creatively teaches the organization, study and communication skills kids need to succeed. Visit for more information
Camp Sunshine is a Unique Day Camp Designed Especially for Children with Autism
For ages 5-18 who have mild to severe Autism and other developmental disabilities. The multidisciplinary team of professionals ensures a creative and fun summer program designed to maximize a child’s potential and develop his/her strengths and abilities. Camp Sunshine campers are grouped by ability and age with a 1:3 counselor to camper ratio. Located in Sherman Oaks- for information call 877-943-5747 or visit
Pepperdine University – Girls Basketball Camp
This summer Pepperdine University will be hosting several girls’ basketball camps. The atmosphere will be fun, friendly, skill enhancing, and memorable. There will be movie nights, talent shows, basketball games, swim time and more. For more information contact us. Email: Phone: 310-506-7793.
Does Your Child’s Blankie need some repair?
Read what Kym from My Baby Lala can do to help!
“ Thank you to Kym for restoring my daughters tattered blanket. The quality and craftsmanship was absolutely superior. She was thrilled beyond words.  Her unhealthy obsession with this blanket aside, it brought pure joy to us both, to provide this lovingly crafted, rejuvenated valuable piece of comfort to my daughter.  I can’t recommend Kym and Baby LaLa enough. Thanks, Julie (Jen’s List member)
Aromatherapy and Your Child
April 15th at 7:00 PM; Fee $22
Learn what your essential oil kit for everyday use is, and how to use it safely with your infant or toddler!
Come to this lecture to learn effective and non-toxic ways to support your family’s health and wellbeing throughout the year using essential oils to manipulate olfactory system in the brain for overall health and wellness. Lecture content will include types and grades of essential oils safe for infants and toddlers, basic explanation and uses of aromatherapy, effective oils for sleep, teething pain, calming, fever, illness and more. All learning lectures are held at the OTB Center in Woodland Hills, Please call (818) 348-PLAY for more information and to register, or visit
Add more fun, color and festivities to your party or event with Creative Faces face painting, henna tattoos and glitter tattoos. They come to your party and decorate your guests with amazing face painting and henna designs. Their products are all natural and FDA approved. Their prices are affordable and they are great with kids of all ages. The artists are moms and fellow Jen’s Listers as well. Call now for a $10 discount. Images of their work can be found at 
Social Friendship Program for Developmentally Disabled Adults
Chaverim is a non-profit, social friendship program for developmentally disabled adults ages 18 and over. The program offers many fun and unique activities, and helps its members realize their full potential and become active, vital members of the community. Chaverim’s annual fundraiser is on June 27th. They are in need of items for a silent auction, raffle and SWAG bags for attendees. Donation letters and recognition will be given. If you can help, please e-mail Gerry at
Looking for information on CLL Leukemia Treatment
Jen’s list member is desperately seeking anyone who has experienced or knows anyone with CLL Leukemia for possible alternative treatments.  They want to correspond with anyone who has gone through it or has had treatment both negative or positive to help a desperate family member.  Any help or information that you have would be appreciated. Please e-mail
Dolce Mia
A line of All Natural, Great Smelling and Great Looking Lotions and Soaps known for fun Vintage designs and quality of product. Please check to see what they are all about. There are several ways to purchase this product….straight off the site, home or business parties (with amazing incentives), etc. Please contact Tiffany Levy at (818) 554-8652 or
Are you in a messy funk?  Neely Gurman will get rid of your junk!  If organization is what you need, she can bring you up to speed!   Neely can help you organize your  kitchen, closets, drawers, bathrooms, home offices, and more…Call her now to help declutter your life – 818-340-8322.
SPECIAL OFFER – Buy 1 Month Get 1 Month FREE
Enroll now in our Boot Camp fitness and weight loss program and receive 1-Month absolutely FREE. Tone your body, shed unwanted fat, and get a firm, flat stomach in just weeks. They offer classes 3-days/week and 5-days/week. Call Cori (310-569-1640) or Mike (805-338-2959) for more details… or visit: to sign up now. GET IN SHAPE FOR SUMMER for less than $8/day when you enroll now
Try a new and energizing fitness program in the privacy of your own home!! 
The Balance Method™ is a new fitness program for all levels!  Certified Personal Trainer, Becky Tinney, was tired of the same old same when it came to her fitness programs, so she created a routine that gives you beautiful tone, incredible energy, and the transformation you’re looking for!   The Balance Method focuses on resistance, stability, and cardiovascular training to give you all fitness requirements in one 60-minute workout!  Services you can try are private training, semi private training with you and a partner, or you can hold a private class with 4 or 5 of your friends.  Contact to schedule your first session!
Personal Fitness Trainer & Life and Wellness Coach
Michael’s goal is to help you achieve health, success and get the body you desire. He has been a fitness trainer for over 12 years and has created many custom training programs to get results for his clients. Some high profile clients prefer to be trained in the privacy of their home gymnasiums. Others prefer to work out in the fully equipped private training studio where Michael works from in Sherman Oaks. Call 818-652-9484 or E-Mail: for more info
Get ready for Summer! Private training
Buy 12 personal training sessions and receive $120 off! The first 5 people to sign up by April 20th also get 3 free group sessions! Saturday group class: Workout on the beach this summer! 8:00am in Hermosa Beach! Workouts designed for ALL levels. Package of 10 sessions $210! The first 5 people who sign up by April 20th get an addition 2 free! Contact Jamie to sign up (310)984-0775 or via the web
Private Pilates on the equipment for $35/hr!!!
The Pilates Project located on the border of Toluca Lake and the NoHo Arts District is offering great deals on private Pilates now through the end of Spring. Get into the best shape of your life and take advantage of great savings! They also specialize in pre and post-natal Pilates. Email or visit
Pilates Classes at BetterBody Pilates – Calabasas
$40 Introductory Private Class ….And… SAVE another $125. If you purchase 5 Private Session on same day as your Intro Class.  That’s 6 Private sessions for $240 -OR – 5 Group Classes for only $100 (ONLY $20 a class) (Must do 1 class a week)  **Promotion applies to Kamela Byrd or Jennifer Swarbrick classes only BetterBody Pilates Fitness, Inc. 22237 Mulholland Highway Calabasas, Ca 91302 Call 818-224-4734 or email for more info!
Do you need someone to train and motivate you who knows what it is like to get in shape and lose weight? Cheryl Insalaco’s 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.  Free session for Jens List subscribers when you buy a month of training! 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!
Cooper Needs a Loving Forever Home. He is a sweet & affectionate Chihuahua mix, will be looking for a forever home once he is completely recovered from the abuse he suffered.  Cooper was recently found in a parking lot, physically abused.  He is healing nicely, and despite his traumatic ordeal, is a loving and well trained little dog.  He is currently being fostered in Fountain Valley and needs a loving family to adopt him.  If you, or anyone you know is interested in finding out more about this brave little dog, please contact Julie or Peggy at or
Amigo de los Animales is currently helping to get a family of dogs out of Puerto Rico. If you have ever heard of the huge numbers of dogs who are homeless on the island or what “animal control” does to them, it is not pretty. Many, many hours of sleep have been lost by people after hearing the stories of what some of these men do to these homeless dogs. A list member adopted a “Sato” (street dog) two years ago and can vouch for the personality traits. There is an urgent need for a special and wonderful dog family right now who needs help. Mom is about 2 years old. She has had at least two litters. Bruno is from the first litter and he is about one year old age. He will flip over and allow you to rub his tummy and he is just incredibly sweet. There is also a new litter who is about 2-3 months old. There are 2-3 pups, both male and female. Bruno is about 50 pounds, while the new litter is supposed to be smaller. If anyone is interested, a volunteer has someone coming to the states on Saturday. Pictures are available if you email Nanci Hanover at directly. Nanci will donate 5 hours of training for anyone interested in adopting one of these dogs.
Help Welby Way Elementary School and Get Great Discounts at Local Establishments
Order a Welby Way Discount Card for $10 and get discounts at the following local establishments through July 20, 2010.  Welby Way is using funds earned through this program to upgrade technology at our school.  What a great way to help a local school while saving money!  Order yours today!  To order your cards visit Orders can be paid for via PayPal and mailed directly to your specified mailing address.  Here a just a few of the discounts:  Tikka Grill on Vanowen – save 20% off your total purchase, Panda Express on Vanowen – save 10% off your total purchase, Menchie’s at Fallbrook Mal – save 10% off your total purchase, Chuck E Cheese on Vanowen – large pizza, 4 drinks & 100 tokens for $29.99, Fatburger on Devonshire – save 10% off your total purchase, Something Fishy on Ventura Blvd. – save 20% off dine in only AND SO MUCH MORE!!!
TEACH through Love – 3 Week Online Parenting Class
Transform Your Parenting & change your experience by changing your attitudes, beliefs & language. Empower yourself with a parenting model that is backed by the latest research in brain science and child development! TUESDAYS – Now-April 13th from 7:30PM-9PM – On your computer/telephone! REGISTER, LISTEN to a SAMPLE or READ what others are saying about the classes:
Positions Available
MyCorporation a fast growing Calabasas-based online incorporation and LLC filing business is looking to fill part-time positions asap. The positions include both CSR and document processing. A great attitude, reliability and great communication skills are a must. The positions are great for moms/dads with kids in school/students. Hours are 8am-2pm the salary $10 an hour, the work environment is positive and upbeat. If interested, please send a resume to
Sign Language for Babies – Your Baby CAN Communicate with You!
Have you ever wanted to know what’s going on in your baby’s little head?  Now you can!  Using signs with your baby can allow your child to communicate with you before they can talk, as well as give them a larger vocabulary even after they’re speaking.  Learn over 50 signs, songs & activities to help your baby learn the signs, and tips & tricks on integrating sign language into your life.  Classes are Wed 10:30am and Saturday 1pm – new 6-week sessions are starting on April 7th and April 10th.  Call 818-380-3111 for more info or register online at
Licensed Clinical Psychologist Services
Dr. Deborah Gallo and Dr. Donald Gallo are licensed clinical psychologists located in Woodland Hills, CA. They specialize in working with children, teenagers, and their families. Deborah provides therapy as well as conducting ADHD evaluations. Donald also provides therapy and conducts Autism Spectrum Disorder evaluations. Donald has recently written a book on diagnosing autism entitled Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Lifespan Perspective. Deborah Gallo can be reached at 818-216-1257 and Donald Gallo can be reached at 818-472-2029. 
Community Day at the West Valley Family YMCA
The West Valley Family YMCA is opening its doors to the community for a day of fun, food, smiles and excitement! Meet Dora the Explorer, Elmo, Ronald McDonald and Skrek! Race through our Olympic sized blow up obstacle course! Learn High School Musical & Hannah Montana dances! Punch like the Karate Kid at our Karate tent. Stressed out? Get FREE chair massages! ALL YOU CAN EAT pancakes for $4!
Saturday April 17th from 9AM-1PM
The GBE Insurance Agency
Life, Health, Annuities, Long Term Care, Disability and Elder Care Services. The GBE Insurance Agency has been in business for the past 7-years. Gary has helped lots of families save money during these hard times. There have been many changes to insurance, (and more to come) so don’t be caught paying more then you need too! Call Gary Burns today for a discussion of your needs and a qualified quote @ 818-326-2000  Or email License # 0E70126. Referred by Jen’s List member Joanie Warner
Are you having a hard time getting the word out about your business? Real PR Media specializes in media relations – getting your business, product, story or event highlighted in the media – both locally and nationally. Formed by two highly experienced public figures – Ginger Delgado, a former Denver TV reporter and Amy Sampson, former Press Secretary to Colorado Governor Bill Owens.  Real PR Media will not only get you positive news coverage, we can also help you manage negative news coverage.  As part of our crisis communications, we coach people who unexpectedly become the targets of the news media.  If you know someone who needs help creating a story, pitching a story, staging a news event, preparing for a press interview or dealing with a media crisis, we’re available 24/7.  Contact Ginger Delgado, Managing Partner, Real PR Media, Cell:  303-916-8166, Office:  303-663-2253, Email:
What’s Wink?
Create personalized photostrips in seconds using photos from anywhere: your computer or phone, Shutterfly, Facebook, and Flickr. Just $2.50 including shipping and tax. They will print and deliver them to you and your friends.
Hand stamped Jewelry
Check out this hand stamped jewelry company that is a favorite of many celebrities. Finally get a Mother’s necklace that doesn’t scream “mom” and is super affordable!
Chosen Best of Jen’s List Top Ten for Mother’s Day 2009
If you didn’t get pictures for last Mother’s Day, now is your chance! A wonderful Mother’s Day gift is a gift of photography! Something every mother secretly yearns for. It seems that mothers are always with a camera but never in the picture. Whether you are pregnant or just want pictures of your family, Heather Hart of A La Mode Photo, creates memories of a lifetime! There is no session time limit so you as a parent do not have to worry if your cutie pie is in perfect photo spirit. She takes her time and makes sure that everyone is comfortable. And provides a wonderful experience in addition to AMAZING photography! Check out Heather’s portfolio online at Take a sneak peek at Good Morning America, CBS’ The Early Show and Platinum Babies pieces.  Also on facebook:  Jen’s List Members receive a special gift with booking.
Social Coaching Club – TWEEN Special
Has your son or daughter been invited to an upcoming Bar Mitzvah and started to feel stressed about how to get along with their peers? Social Coaching Club is offering a “Special Tween Package” to get your Tween (adolescents between the ages of 12-14) ready for the new social challenges they will be encountering in the next few years. The “Tween Package” includes four, private, in-office coaching sessions and a ten-week group class. The private coaching sessions incorporate detailed evaluation and preparation for the group classes. The ten-week social skills classes cover the topics that will assist your adolescent in developing social competence and social confidence.  The topics include among others:  effective communication, friendship building and dealing with bullying, stress and anger management, conflict-resolution and time management. JensList Special: $744 (reg. priced at $930) or take 15% off the Stand Alone Ten-Week Class: $450 (No individualized coaching). Social Coaching Club recognizes the strain of the current economy and can divide payments into monthly installments i.e. monthly fee for the package would be $186. For more info or registration call 818.379.3340 or email
*Over 40 Name Brands*All Brand New Clothing*Selling for 50-80% OFF Retail!
Saturday, APRIL 3rd from 9am-1pm only
11571 La Maida Street in Valley Village, 91601
MOST clothing sells for only $5 to $10. Including Mens and Women’s Clothing and some kids. *DESIGNER DEALS*.  They have Lucky Brand Leather Bags, PRIMP, C & C California, Trina Turk Swimsuits & Dresses, Gottex Swimsuits, EMU Boots, Dolce Vita Womens Sandals, Donald Pliner Mens Shoes, Ryan & Rowe Mens Shoes, Dana Davis Womens Shoes and MORE selling at more than 50% OFF Retail! These aren’t your $5-$10 deals but these brands are so deeply discounted,  
Garage Sale
Sat. April 3rd from 8-1
2239 Glendon Ave in Westwood, 90064