Thursday April 22, 2010

What’s the most comfortable, functional blanket you will ever own? Today’s Jens List sponsor
The NUDDLE BLANKET (nap + cuddle = nuddle) has the answer! The Nuddle Blanket has openings for your arms, an enclosed foot pocket and outer hand pouch so that you can read, write, chat or snack, while staying cozy year round! Made from an ultra-soft coral fleece. Get cozy now! Makes a perfect gift! Available in latte and chocolate.  


Earth Day (U.S.)
U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, the Father of Earth Day, initiated and promoted environmental actions and activities beginning in 1962. He convinced then President John F. Kennedy to tour the nation in support of environmental concerns. This initial effort did not spark national concern at a political level to effect change. But Senator Gaylord continued his pursuit of increased environmental concern and action. He proposed a National Earth day in 1970. It was to be the first nationwide environmental protest to shake up the political establishment and force this issue onto the national agenda. On April 22, 1970, the timing was right and the first Earth Day protest received astounding support.

On that first Earth Day, an estimated 20 million Americans took to the street in support of the environment and in protest harmful environmental practices. Never mind that protests were in vogue at the time. This effort produced a lasting impact on the environment and brought about greater awareness that our planet had limited resources, and that our eco-system was self contained and finite. The things we are putting in the air, water and earth were impacting us.

Take Your Daughter to Work Day 4th Thursday
Fourth Thursday of April

Acting on research that showed adolescent girls received less attention than boys, this day was initiated in 1993 by the Ms. Foundation for Women. The intention was to give girls additional direct attention and an insight into work world opportunities available to them. It was to serve the multiple purpose of increased self esteem for young girls as well as give them some ideas of the wealth of careers in the world. Thirdly, it allowed them more one-on-one time with mom or dad. It quickly took off and became extremely popular.

Girls would go off to work with mom or dad or even an aunt or uncle. They would spend the day seeing just what their sponsors job involved. It was limited only by the practicality of allowing a youthful, non-employee in a particular job environment. It works well in office environments, but proves impractical in most blue collar jobs or where safety can be an issue. It ‘popularity quickly sparked interest by the boys who soon felt left out and were required to go to school for the day while the girls got the day off. As a result, the day has turned to take your son or daughter to work day in many areas. While this takes away from the original intent to give more attention to adolescent girls, it has become a valuable and popular career day opportunity for girls and boys alike.

    You can have a calm home! Practice Hi Yoga™ with your child and be calm together! The Hi Yoga™ DVD teaches kids a great skill – how to focus. It is simple, short and effective! Perfect before school, before bedtime and to help with homework. Visit to hear kids’ comments, read quotes, view artwork and to listen to interviews with teachers & parents. Bring the Hi Yoga™ DVD into your home today! Breathe. Be Calm. Be Together.     JOSEPH WAHL ARTS & JOEYBABY Spring Into Action-15% Off Everything Sale Through April 30th including… bookcases, desks, beds and dressers and more! Sale includes all In-Store Merchandise. Items already on sale or marked down are not included. THEY SPECIALIZE IN CUSTOM, JUST BRING IN YOUR IDEA! 5305 Topanga Cyn. Blvd. in Woodland Hills (818)340-9245 Hours – Monday-Saturday from 10:30 am – 5:30 pm     AWESOME after-school nanny/babysitter/helper/tutor available Diane Hakimi has been working with children, including special needs children, for over 10 years in various settings.  She has a BA in Liberal Studies as well as a Multi-Subject Elementary School Teaching Credential and CPR/First Aid certification.  She is very caring, patient, hard-working, and a quick learner.  Diane is looking for an opportunity to work with children and is also available if needed on some evenings and weekends. I know Diane personally and highly recommend her! Thanks, Jen Levinson. Email her at for more info!     Free Moose Munch In need of a scrumptious popcorn treat? Then get this free sample of Moose Munch Confection! Packed with yummy popcorn, nuts, and chocolate it’s a great treat at any time of the day.     Moody Mama Launches at Target
Hollywood’s hottest and popular maternity line Moody Mamas is launching their new collection of Spring pieces for Target beginning today. The line is created by LA Designers, Marta Abrams and Elise Rosemarin, who are revolutionizing the world of maternity wear by replacing the moo-moo’s of the past and injecting style and fashion flair in their pieces. Prices range from $29.99 – $39.99.  Visit and enter discount code: MMDiscount for an exclusive 30% off any one piece

Mommy Support Group for moms of infants and young children
Sundays, 5:30P – 6:30P, starting May 2, 2010
At Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, Baby Wise Classroom, 501 S. Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA. $60 total for 6 weeks. This group is for adults only in order to maximize open conversation and minimize distraction. Contact Susan Grinberg, LCSW at or 818-309-5966

Spring Jubilee Sat., April 24th at 9am Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village Speaker, shopping, live music, and more! For more in contact

Exclusive Julie K Handbags Spring Trunk Show! Introducing the new leather home accessory collection. Featuring the lovely Victoria Cunningham Jewelry and the famous Junkfood Tees for boys & girls. Sunday April 25th 11:00pm – 4:00pm 4233 Matilija Avenue in Sherman Oaks For questions, contact Julie at or visit to see the collection.     It’s time to celebrate the 62nd Israel’s Independence Festival! This year, the festival will be celebrating Herzl’s 150th Birthday with special exhibits and non-stop entertainment! Kosher Foods, Live Entertainment, a Fashion Show, Hundreds of Booths, a Skydiving Show, Youth Activities, a Petting Zoo & more! April 25th from 10am-7pm Woodley Park (on Woodley Ave between Burbank and Victory Blvd)     THE ENCHANTED CASTLE is available for OPEN PLAY    Saturday, April 24th from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Enchanted play houses, tents, tunnels, slides, a bounce house, mini roller coasters, critter corner, & much more. Everyone receives a free gift!     “Mommy and Me Program for Children with special needs” Reach to Succeed is proud to announce their new program, which is a great opportunity for you to learn new parenting strategies, developmental exercises, and meet families to relate with. Reach to Succeed is part of the “Wellness Works Therapy and Every Child Achieves” family providing valuable services such as Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy. Call (818) 760-0501 x309 to learn more.     Baseball and softball technique lessons: If anyone is looking for baseball and/or softball technique lessons (batting, hitting, pitching you name it), contact Steve Matheson. Steve has been involved in baseball for over forty years. He played baseball in high school, college and then professionally in Mexico. He has been coaching and teaching baseball technique for over twenty five years to schools, leagues and travel teams. He has also managed numerous semi-pro teams and coached girls softball teams as well. He has a seventeen year old son who currently plays baseball in high school as well as a twenty year old daughter who plays softball. He also does all types of baseball glove repair. You can reach Steve directly at 818-967-8980 or via email at     Brew beer and have a vegetable side dish from the same plant – Hops Vines grow 15-25 feet in a single year.  Good creating shade over an arbor.     Kids Deals From Pampers to Pampering, delivers daily bargains on the goods and services your family needs at prices so low, it’s hard to say no! We work with select local businesses to bring significant discounts directly to your inbox every morning. You can save on activities, events and attire for the kids, well – deserved massages or a night out for you, sitters, house cleaning, even toys and grooming for the family pet, all with a click of the mouse. Go to to sign up!     FREE Online Parenting Class TEACH through Love In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, my introductory online class, The ABCs of Conscious Parenting is available to stream online until April 30th. This class is for anyone interested in learning about the brain science behind behavior, how to shift from fear to love-based responses in parenting, compassionate communication and using non-punitive discipline. Listen Online! Testimonials:     What would Mother’s Day be without Flowers? treats your Mom like family! Her Mother’s Day gift will be extra special with flowers straight from them to your Mom’s house overnight via Fedex. There’s no middle man (florist) and their packing is amazing! 100% satisfaction guaranteed Referred by Jens List member     The Early Childhood Center at Leo Baeck Temple A hidden and safe oasis at Getty Center Drive has a few openings for 3 & 4 years old for the 2010-2011 school year. We also offer Summer Camp, Parent & me and grandparent & me classes. For more information contact Jenny Goldberg at 310-476-2274 or     MAKEUP ARTIST/EYEBROW SHAPING BY MEGAN TARAN Mother’s Day, Proms, grad parties, weddings…lots of special days are coming up. Megan is a makeup artist extraordinaire and can make sure you look radiant for any occasion, or just because it makes you feel good! Book early to ensure her availability. Whether for makeup or eyebrow-shaping (tweezer only!), come see Megan at Trinity Salon & Spa, 22201 Ventura Blvd. in Woodland Hills (free valet parking). Call 818.621.7838 for an appt.     Looking for the next party idea for your little princess? Tea Party On Wheels provides you with creative dress-up and costumes, hair & make-up, table settings and organized games and activities. They offer all-inclusive parties to fulfill your child’s birthday dreams. They will take care of the details while you enjoy the party, too! Themes: Royal and Fairy Princess, Rock Star and Vintage. Mention Jen’s List – 10% off! It’s the Tea Party that comes to you! Call 818-359-9343 or visit for more info!     BUSINESS OWNERS The #1 Employee Benefit at no cost to Employers (includes 1099’s). Identity Theft is the fastest growing crime out there and if you have been a victim before, you are three times as likely to be hit again. If you’ve got 15 min, Michelle can show you how to protect yourself, your business and your Employees. Call her at 818) 917-5715 for more info.     Fairburn Avenue Spring Fling “Under the Big Top” April 25thfrom 11am – 4pm.  Location:  Ohio and Fairburn Avenue in Westwood Westwood parents will put the fun in fundraising for their local elementary school. There will be a street carnival which feature inflatable amusements, delicious food, face painting, a bake sale, a DVD and game sale, carnival games, prizes, raffles, crafts and entertainment. There will also be a silent auction throughout the event and a live auction in the afternoon including hotel and spa getaways, meals at famous LA restaurants, gift certificates for popular kids classes and more. Even children can get in on the bidding at the “Junior Fun-Raiser” table. Families from all neighborhoods are encouraged to join for a day of play in the tree-lined streets.  Contact: 310-990-0132 for more info.     Color Consultations for Interior Paint Color Selections for your Home or Business Looking for help selecting paint colors for your home, office, store, apartment, condo? Need help selecting the right paint colors? Want a fresh change with color? Email – She can help by providing an onsite paint color consultation for your home or business.  She can meet with you to review your existing elements (furniture, floors, architecture, etc) and help select paint colors that work with what you have or are looking to change. Color is the best and least expensive way to make a change in your home (or place of business) – just a little bit of paint color can make a big difference. Color Consultations may last 1-2 hours depending on the size of your home/number of rooms needing paint color. She can schedule a time to meet with you, do a walk-thru, talk you thru color choices, and have large paint swatches that I leave with you. Hourly rate for a color consultation is $75/hour – there is no minimum except for the first hour. Also available for other interior design consultations such as: Space Planning/Furniture Layout, Furniture Sources/Selections, Window Treatments, Flooring Selections, Bath/Kitchen Remodeling feedback, along with full service/on-going design needs ($75/hr).      20 million+ sandwich bags from school lunches go into U.S. landfills every day! LunchSkins ( are reusable fabric sandwich and snack bags in modern, eye-popping designs. Available in three sizes and dozens of modern, bright graphics, LunchSkins are the answer to plastic baggie blues! They are better for the environment, practical, budget-friendly, fashionable and safe. LunchSkins are made with a unique, high-quality thick cotton fabric that is dishwasher safe!     PR Workshop: Building Your Media List – Yes, You Need One! PR guru Lizzy Shaw of Lizzy Shaw Public Relations ( breaks out a section of her terrific, informative PR 101 course that teaches you how to get the word out about your business, product or service – here, she’ll talk about how to save time and energy by building and targeting an efficient media list.  The greatest press materials, look books or press releases can’t do you any good if you’re sending them to the wrong people. To get the press you want for your business or services, you need know how to find the people who are reporting, writing, talking and tweeting about you and your industry. Learning how to blow your own horn can be one of the hardest things to do. Let Lizzy show you how to find the right media outlets so that the right people will get the information they need to talk about you and make you a star!  Lizzy walks you through the steps you need to take in order to target the proper media and build an effective, receptive list. They also have tons of giveaways! Come have a drink, a snack, network with like-minded entrepreneurs and listen to Lizzy Shaw as she gives you the straight talk on how to get talked about!  For more information and registration: Thursday, April 29 at 7 pm CoLoft – 920 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica, CA  90401 Sponsored by The Entrepreneur Connection and     Larchmont Charter School  is looking for local vendors to sell their unique items  They are holding a Mompreneur’s shopping evening to raise money for the school.  It’s a wonderful new public school dedicated to bestowing a top notch public education to a diverse student body in West Hollywood. This event not only will be a fundraiser, but is a chance for the public to snap up some of your fabulous pieces! The event will be held, May 6thfrom 6-10 at Artworks Studio in Larchmont Village.  They ask that you donate a portion of your proceeds from the event to the school. In addition to being for a great cause, the event should be a really great evening as well! If you are interested or need more information please contact Candice at     If you are considering using Feder’s Air Conditioning and Heating Please email     SWIM TEACHER LEADS Miss Marie is offering private swim lessons at your home in the San Fernando Valley again this summer She has 33 years of very successful experience teaching all levels of swimming to children and adults and maintains up-to-date certifications in Water Safety Instruction, First Aid and CPR and is fully insured with many excellent references. Her method is positive, nurturing and fun with emphasis on safety. For more information please call 818-424-3401 or email AND Referred by Jens List member “If you have children who need to learn to swim you should defiantly call Swim with Gale at 818 889 0865. Gale is amazing with children. She has a way of making swimming fun while the children are learning to swim and be safe in the water. Her pool is a salt water pool maintained at 90 degrees in Oak Park. We highly recommend her!”     Treat yourself & your mom for Mother’s Day The patented Galvanic Spa that diminishes wrinkles & tightens the skin in a 5 minute treatment. Reverse aging on the cellular level with our new ageLOC skincare line, in which 100% saw a difference in their skin within 7 days in the clinicals. Check out and For a free demo, contact Jennifer at or 213.999.4560.     The Holloway Preschool in West Hollywood Now accepting applications for June and Sept. 2010 for ages 2-pre-K. Contact director Lorraine Landsberg for a tour at 310-659-4336 or The school is located at 8510 Holloway Dr. LA, CA 90069 (La Cienega at Holloway). The school has been at the same location for 34 years and sends its graduates to local public schools and top private schools like The Center For Early Education, The Willows School and more.     FREE VISIT TO ISRAEL Sunday, April 25th, 9:30 a.m. at the AJU
Formerly University of Judaism – 15600 Mulholland Drive in Bel Air Sponsored by Adat Chaverim, Congregation for Humanistic Judaism. Kids get their passport and board a plane for Israel! Upon arrival, they’ll visit a Bedouin tent by the Dead Sea, work on a kibbutz, place messages in the Kotel, the Western Wall. Finally, go to the shuk in Jerusalem to spend shekels and join in an Israeli dancing.     Come check out CHANDLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL! The school in Sherman Oaks is open for a tour this Friday, April 23rd at 8:30 am in the school auditorium. For questions please call 818-789-6173.     FREE ELECTRONIC WASTE DROP-OFF Saturday April 24th 9:00AM-2:00PM St. Bernadine’s School 24100 Calvert St. in Woodland Hills
Parking lot off Valley Circle just So. of Calvert For info go to or call 818-203-1023 They do not accept hazardous liquids, light bulbs, single use batteries, or house hold appliances.     SINGING AND MUSIC COACH/TEACHER LEADS Professional Vocal Coach – 25 years experience Learn how to breath, project and use your voice to it’s fullest capacity. Experience in training ages 5 and up. Email for more info! Testimonial by Colbie Caillat – “Michele, my Vocal Coach, you trained my voice to sound like it does today. Taught me to sing and make it look effortless, and to believe in what I sing.” AND GUITAR LESSONS Learn to play the songs and styles you love on the guitar… Pro player/teacher makes it easy and fun… Lesson plans are created with the student for self motivation and quick results… Ages 10 and up…Beginners welcome! Songwriting, recording, and performance coaching also available… Call anytime… Rick…(818) 631-1706     FITNESS AND WEIGHT LOSS LEADS Summer Boot Camp Classes will begin May1st Private and small group training sessions are available in our state-of-the-art studio in Beverly Hills: or available for house calls. Please contact for a free consultation – in person, online or on the phone – and you can customize a fitness program specific to your needs and goals. Come try a FREE class  – Saturday May 1st at 10am.Pan Pacific Park 7600 Beverly Blvd AND Personal Trainer Sam Strain leads two classes Anytime Fitness in Tarzana 19235 Ventura Blvd. Core Strength & Flexibility. Tuesdays @ 09:00 AM. Congo Core. Thursdays @ 09:00 AM. Develop…strengthen…lengthen your core muscles. Stronger stomach and back. Email for more info! AND Valley Moms – a new fitness group is forming! Combine strength, cardio, core, and flexibility in a fun and accepting environment. Convenient time allows you to exercise after dropping the kids off at school. Wednesdays 9:30-10:30am in shady North Weddington Park (10844 Acama St., North Hollywood) – meet in parking lot. All fitness levels welcome. 6 week session runs Apr 28 to Jun 2. $75 for the session or $20 drop-in. Contact Lucie at or 323.697.4689. AND RR Permanent Weight Loss System….Live! Robert Reames is a personal/group trainer, nutritionist, motivational speaker and the creator of the Robert Reames Lifestyle Transformation; Permanent Weight Loss System. He is the author of Make Over Your Metabolism and is entering his 7th season as the head trainer/nutritionist on The Dr. Phil Show. He is a frequent contributor to The Fox News Channel and a spokesperson for Gold’s Gym International. Robert is currently conducting the RR Live! Permanent Weight Loss System programs at The Studio Loft conveniently located in the No Ho district at 11108 Huston St. at Lankershim Bl. Between Riverside and Magnolia Ave. For more info on what the RR Live! Programs includes, visit or and you can email Robert directly at