Monday April 19, 2010

Today’s Jen’s List is sponsored by KNUDTSON BUILDING MAINTENANCE
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Honest, reliable janitorial services at affordable prices. Cleaning schedules to meet your needs. No account is too small or large! Serving So Cal since 1962 – Owned & operated by women for over 30 years. Jen’s List Members receive free estimates AND
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Today in History
·         After a 51 day siege in Waco, Texas, the Branch Dividian compound goes up in flames, killing the cult members (1993)
·         Timothy McVeigh bombs the Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people, and injuring hundreds more. (1995)
·         Patriot’s Day  – Third Monday in April – Some people know little or nothing about Patriot’s Day. To New Englander’s, it is a big, big day. In the states in New England, it’s a holiday with a day off of work. Banks, schools, post offices, and businesses have the day off. Patriot’s Day commemorates the Battle of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775. This battle began the American Revolutionary War. It also honors the “Midnight Ride of Paul Revere”, that evening when Paul Revere rode through town warning the colonists that  “The Red Coats are coming!”  
PlayandGrow Smart-er Tips
Nancy Pyne-Hapke, author of Play and Grow Smart, A Guide Supporting Brain Development, Birth through Five, has been giving tips to aid your child’s optimum skill development through proactive neuroscience-based activities every Monday.  These ideas come from scholarly sources to personal interviews, from the internet to periodicals to books. 
•  Baby’s play is becoming more vigorous.  When she picks up a spoon now, she bangs it against pots and pans, and she furiously rattles a bunch of keys she finds.  She now grabs 2 toys at once and slams them together, but her movements are also becoming more precise; and thanks to her growing dexterity, she can pick a raisin off the floor.
•  She is becoming more aware that objects still exist even when she can no longer see or feel them.  This means since she’ll miss a favorite stuffed animal if she can’t see it, she’ll try to search for it.  It also means you can begin playing hide-and-seek games with objects.  Hide her teddy bear while she’s looking, and she’ll find it right away – and be very proud she did.
Consider the following Developmental Learning Tools options (with skill development):
•  “LOVEYS” – Soft Dolls or Stuffed Animals – pediatricians say attachment to a “lovey”/favorite toy/blanket can ease transitions later on.  Avoid dolls or stuffed animals with anything that can be pulled off (or stuffed with) and put into a child’s mouth.  Some “loveys” have gentle rattles inside for auditory reassurance.  Don’t get dolls so big they’re hard for Baby to pick up/explore. (tactile, fine motor, social/emotional, auditory)
•  BOARD Books – for mouthing/drooling; to develop an ear for the cadence of language, vary the pitch of your voice using accents, singing and vocalizing; let her flip the pages and “read” to you (fine motor, creativity, visual, auditory, lang/vocab, thinking/learning)
Next week – “Developmental Learning Tools for 6-mo- to 9-mo-olds, Part 2”  Any ?’s –
Swim Academy and its staff have enjoyed a reputation of excellence in teaching and coaching throughout L.A. and its surrounding communities for over 10 years!
Offering private lessons, group classes, baby safety classes, junior & competitive swim team, adult aqua fitness, party lifeguarding, and CPR/1st aid training. Locations in L.A., Tarzana, Northridge & Thousand Oaks. Sign up before 4/30 and mention Jen’s List to receive 10% off your first session. Call (818) 890-SWIM for more info!
Do You Want to Work Part-Time or Make Your Own Hours?  
JUNE & CO. SALON in Woodland Hills is looking for a licensed manicurist for rent or commission. There is already a built-in clientle. Please call June if you are interested. (818) 269-1670   
Help Support a Jewish High School in the Valley
Visit to purchase either a business ad and /or raffle tickets to help provide financial aid to students. No Jewish child is turned away for need. The cost per chance is $50.00 or 3 chances for $100.00. The prize is a $5000.00 travel credit. Call Melanie at 818 800-7181 for more info!

How Not to Raise a Bully: The Early Roots of Empathy,8599,1982190,00.html

Wouldn’t it Be Great Not to Have to Find a Babysitter Just to Get a Mani/Pedi or Waxing service?
Angie is your answer! She is MOBILE! Angie provides awesome Manicures, Pedicures, & Waxing services in the comfort of your own home. Her Specialty is Soak-Off Gels( mani’s last 2-3 wks and pedi’s last 4-6 wks) and the best part is she is very Affordable! Call for an appt. as she is booking fast! Angie (818)720-8514. Mention Jen’s List and get $15 off service!
Los Feliz Charter School For The Arts Presents Big Night Out
‘The Factory’ Saturday, May 15th from 7-11 p.m
Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts presents their annual Spring fundraising event – Big Night Out – ‘The Factory – a Warhol inspired evening’ Join us at our new campus, the Media Center location, which will be transformed into Andy Warhol’s infamous New York art studio. This evening event features a Silent Auction with over 300 items, food and drink.
2709 Media Center, 90039
Email for more info
Did you know that the letter “a” is pronounced 5 different ways? 
OhSewSandy: Specializes in Handmade eco-Friendly and Kid products
Everything is handmade by two moms who are also preschool teachers.  Some examples of things she makes are: reusable snack bags, cloth napkins, I Spy Bags (WHICH ARE SUPER COOL!),  personalized superhero capes for boys AND girls, doll clothing (perfect for American Girl Dolls), boo boo bags, and some Judaic items. Email for more info!
Why do kids really misbehave?
Mother’s Day is May 9th
Beautiful personalized mommy jewelry for mommy, grandma, auntie or that special person in your life. The beautiful sterling silver Family Love Charm is featured this month in US Weekly. Jen’s List members – 10% off with coupon code – JENSLIST
Study: Spanking Kids Leads to More Aggressive Behavior
Urban Sparrow has Teamed Up with Presents for Purpose To Bring Awareness to Autism!
Purchase celebrity fav, Urban Sparrow’s newest design. A portion of your purchase will go directly to support Autism spectrum disorder research! Visit or to inquire. Urban Sparrow also specializes in unique mommy jewelry. Quality at an inexpensive price!
Two Hearts Yoga
Created by Georgina O. Farrill, Two Hearts Yoga is a family and specialty yoga studio where prenatal and postnatal moms, kids, teens, parents, and more can enjoy expert, convenient, and nurturing Yoga classes. We firmly believe that practicing yoga will serve a vital and evolving role in your life, as you build and raise a family. Two Hearts Yoga is committed to enhancing the quality of life for the entire family.
4454 Van Nuys Blvd in Sherman Oaks
Do you know how to sign BIRD? How to sign PARK?
Give Your Mom The Best Mother’s Day Gift This Year – Great Skin!
Put a together a spa basket with Rodan + Fields’ Anti Age Night Recovery Cream, Anti Age Eye Cloths, and Protectant Sunscreen. Or include our entire Reverse regimen which has been proven to have a 98% success rate on removing sun damage and recognized on Allure Magazine’s A List. The gift of great skin is the a thoughtful and appreciative way to show you care.
HUGE SCV Kids Consignment sale with 350+ Families Contributing!
With 350+ families participating in the April 23th-25th SCV Kids Consignment sale there will be over 35,000 amazing new and gently used kids’ items at amazing prices!  You’ll find clothing, toys, shoes, strollers, baby equipment, maternity, costumes, bikes, scooters, books, DVDs, puzzles and so much more.  Buy your kids’ entire wardrobe for a fraction of the cost!  Admission is free. CASH and credit only, no checks.
Friday 4/23 9am-5pm
Saturday 4/24 9am-5pm
Sunday 4/25 9am-2pm 50% off many items
24901 Avenue Stanford in Valencia
Public Identity, Inc.
They are a full-service promotional merchandise company, who specializes in creative branded products, t-shirts and apparel items, awards and more. As a low-cost leader, they offer better than price matching across the board. If there’s a product you are thinking of customizing, please pass it by them before ordering. With a showroom in Los Angeles, they encourage you to stop by or call 323-266-1360. Just mention Jen’s list for special pricing!!
Kathy Long, Licensed Acupuncturist
Now offering to all mom’s out there a Mother’s Day treat. For a special offer of $95. she will come to your house (limited to west valley) and give you an incredibly relaxing massage with acupuncture. This deeply relaxing treatment will strengthen your immune system and leave you feeling like a new woman. Call 818-645-4235 now and have your family get you exactly what you want for Mother’s Day!
Parent in Control Workshop
Wednesday, May 12th from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Room 44B, Parent Center – Columbus Middle School
Do you get a headache trying to get your kids to do homework?
Are bedtimes and getting up for school major battles?
Are you concerned about who your child is hanging out with?
Are you offended by the way your children talk to you?
If your answer to any of these questions is YES, help is on the way.
Parents will learn how to:
o Make rules that work
o Enforce rules
o End pointless and destructive arguments o Work together o Enjoy their kids again!
Participation in the orientation is required in order to attend weekly group. For more information, please call: (818)702-1270
Creator of Voice Lessons To Go new to Woodland Hills, now accepting voice and piano students.
Ariella Vaccarino is new to Woodland Hills. She is the creator of Voice Lessons To Go,, a line of CDs and books that teach singing lessons.  She is now available to take on new private students for the instruction of voice and or piano. She is a trained Opera Singer and has been teaching voice and piano to kids and adults of all skills, levels, and genres for over 17 years. If you or someone you know is looking for encouraging fun music instruction please call Ariella for more info: 818) 593-2038 or email
USC graduate from Thornton School of Music Will drive to you… any area…reasonable rates…fun!!! Call: Adam 818-324-7349
Bella Sophia Events, LLC
A full-service wedding and event planning company able to coordinate, design and manage any special life celebration, from first birthday parties, bar/bat mitzvahs, sweet 16’s, cocktail/dinner parties, weddings, birthdays and anniversaries, retirement parties, and more! Allow Bella Sophia Events to assist you with the smallest details or full-service production. They can tailor a package for your needs and budget! Please e-mail them at:
Enter the Baby Everywhere Information Station Giveaway!
Instantly find what you need — emergency phone numbers, instructions and reminders – in one place!
Join teacher Stephanie at the Barnes & Noble in Encino(Ventura & Hayvenhurst)
Iverbe Sports Jr. Summer Camp
A wonderful summer camp at The Willows School in Culver City. Hours from 10:00-2:00 Monday – Friday with an extended care option from 9:00-4:00. Junior camp will have it’s own section of the campus and will not leave the campus at any time. $300 a week, lunch and snack included. Contact Marc Weiss, director at or visit the site at
Protect your family from the rising cost of health care.  The time is now!  With all the changes going on with Health Care reform, premiums are going to go up.  They will never be this low again.  So protect your family, Jeff Krumholz can help you navigate the flurry of information.  Jeff is a licensed agent working with Life, Health and Long Term Care.  Make sure your family is fully protected!  Call 818-714-1172 or email .
Spread your Peace and Love throughout the WORLD!
Created exclusively by Alina Villasante and worn by the hottest celebrates, Peace Love World is now available for the a limited time to Jen’s List Members at a special discount. Beautifully designed t’s, hoodies and pullovers for the whole family. Order by May 1st and receive 10% discount for all Jen’s List Members. Discount Code:PLWJB213
Looking for High School Juniors and Seniors that Like Yoga!!
O2 MAX in partnership w/ YogaWorks is offering 1 FREE month of Yoga classes for girls that are participating in MAXProm!! MAXProm is a proactive and positive program that uses prom as a catalyst to help girls learn a healthy lifestyle approach to eating and exercising properly. Other perks include:Discount on prom dress, makeup and personalized fitness and nutrition coaching and access to YogaWorks studios!! For more information please contact
Chatsworth Hills Academy
CHA was voted “BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL” 2009 by the LA Daily News and is currently enrolling students for the 2010-2011 School Year in Preschool (2.5 yrs) through Grade 8. Call 818-998-4037 today for a private tour to learn why an Independent School education set on 16 acres of picturesque land in Chatsworth may be right for your child.
Hairtattoo Haircutting Studio  – Susan, owner and operator
Hair Tattoo haircutting studio is now taking new clients and is offering a free haircut and blow dry to all new clients that book a color and or highlight appointment during the month of May. Susan previously worked for Television, magazines and the top salons in Beverly Hills. Susan is available for appointments Wed-Sat. To book your appointment call her at 818 594-7611 or e-mail her at
If you are tired of frizzy, wavy hair then you have to get the Brazilian Blowout!
Ask for Kelly Hill and receive 50% off Brazilian Blowout at Lime Light Hair Industries 1-818-986-HAIR(4247).
Jens List member Abbe recommends Yossi Salon for Brazilian blowout and organic color
She had a great experience and can’t believe how great her hair looks (and straight!). Salon just opened in Woodland Hills at Warner Plaza on Ventura Blvd and his intro price is $150 for the Brazilian blowout. Call Yossi at 818-227-9667 and let him know you saw her posting! You can email Abbe at if you want to ask any questions (she was nervous too!).
Experienced Hair Stylist
Needing a new look for summer or just a new place to get your hair done? Come see Liliana Wood Bergman at Lime Light Hair Industries in Studio City. She specializes in color, cut, and any special occasion hairstyling. Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Prom, Photo Shoots. By mentioning Jens List you get 50% off all services. Call the salon to make your appointment w/ Liliana (818)986-4247 or email
Instantly Look Thinner, Younger, And Feel More Confident – With Hair Extensions
Hair Extensions By Christy Offers The Latest Non-Damagin Hair Extension Applications, Lowest Prices, & Highest Quality Human Hair. Hair Extensions By Christy Comes To Your Location For Your Comfort, Convenience, & Privacy. Ideal For Working & Stay At Home Moms. Mention Jen’s List And Receive $50.00 Off Any Hair Extension Package. Email for more info!
Weight Loss & Fitness Leads
PILATES (on the reformer) “IN NORTHRIDGE” Private studio
$30.00 an hr. Mon. thru Fri. from 8:30 AM 3 nights a week from 4:30 PM plus Sat. All classes by appt. ONLY Instructor/owner with 20 years experience ask for Lisa 818-993-3021 (leave a message)
Who Else Needs to Lose 9lbs Before Summer is Here?
If you are an early riser 6am to be exact, and are looking to lose 9lb or more fast! Then you have to check out this amazing bootcamp program. The classes are at 6:30am MWF in Porter Ranch and it will be offer for FREE to the next 5 women to show up for the class. You will have access to the class until the end of April and you will lose 9lbs or more by then. Call Ari at 8185543022 for more info!
Works great for Busy Moms, Diabetes, Teens and Seniors
Claudia is just a regular person. Not a celebrity, fitness fanatic or a person who has tons of money. Finally, after years of trying, she lost 76 lbs and wants to help others do the same. You will be able to select 5 quick and easy plan meals a day and one meal you prepare yourself per plan guidelines. Share recipes with other team members. She is now a Health Coach who does not charge for services! Email
5 Ways to Shed Those Unwanted Pounds Once & For All
This is one hour, packed full of information on how to get your weight loss journey started. Even if you are already on your own weight loss journey, you will learn how to make your weight loss attempts even more effective! 
April 26th at 12:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Event Location: Your home! Teleconference style.Register at
Preserve Your Most Precious Memories
They will take your most treasured images, put them to music, and transfer the completed photo montage onto a DVD or Blue-ray DVD. You will get a one of a kind slideshow keepsake that is perfect as a gift or heirloom to pass on to the future. $1.00 a picture if send by email/CD $2.00 a picture if send as a hardcopy picture $10.00 for each additional DVD.  Email for more info!
Free Positive Parenting workshop on April 28th
At Blanche Reynolds Elementary School
450 Valmore St. in Ventura
The time is from 6:30-8:30pm and the workshop is in the cafeteria. The title of the workshop is, “No I Won’t and You Can’t Make Me!” – Effectively Dealing with Power Struggles. In this workshop parents will learn what causes power struggles as well as ideas for curing “parent deafness” in children. This workshop is helpful for parents of toddlers as well as teenagers, and examples are given for common power struggles in both these age groups. Parents are shown what to do when a 3 year old is screaming “NO”, and also what to do if a teenager is watching TV when he or she is supposed to be doing chores. Parents will be given actual examples of children misbehaving and shown the specific steps to respond effectively rather than yelling or spanking. The workshop leader, Deborah Godfrey Fox, has been teaching this workshop for 17 years and shown thousands of parents these ideas for creating calmer more peaceful families. Parents can register at the website, or by calling Positive Parenting at 805-648-6846
Get Comfortable with Private Quarters! Formerly Stroud’s Linens
The luxurious, high-quality linens are soft, cozy, beautiful and very reasonably priced. Host a party or better yet, become a PQ Comfort Consultant. During the month of April, they Share the Comfort…PQ matches host rewards and donates to shelters across the country! Sign on in April for half the price and help Share the Comfort too. Call 714-225-6221 or email for more info!
Children’s Entertainment for Your Next Event
They have incredible entertainment and talented performers – beautiful enchanted princess characters, Carriages, dashing super heros, Face painters, Princess Tea party / dress up, Cartoon characters, Magicians, Pony rides, Pirate parties, Dance parties with your favorite Pop star, & more. All themes are available. They can help you create an awesome & exciting event! Call 818 491 5195 or email: for more info!