Friday April 23, 2010

A Mother’s Haven Boutique & Educational Center
Are you a new mom trying to figure all this baby stuff out? Looking for some help and information? The Mothers’ Gathering classes at A Mother’s Haven are a great combination of support, education, and friendship. The Mother’s Haven philosophy is that there isn’t one ‘right’ way to parent – instead, the class instructor has tips and tricks for your baby’s developmental stage, as well as strategies to give you confidence in your own parenting skills and choices.  And the best part is you get to meet about 10 other new moms who have a baby around the same age as yours.  Many of the Mothers’ Gathering groups are still friends, even though their ‘babies’ are in kindergarten now!  You don’t have to go it alone – find your village at A Mother’s Haven!
Feb & Mar babies meet Fridays 12-1:30pm starting 4/30.
Dec & Jan babies meet Thur.’s 10-11:30am starting 4/29.
Mothers’ Gatherings for older babies, working moms, and second time moms are available as well!
Email to register or call 818-380-3111 for more information!
P.S. Get two free baby & me yoga classes when you mention Jen’s List!
Making It On Broadway, LA
6 Day Intensive Ages 9 & Up – July 12th-17th
Only 40 participants accepted. Work with Broadway Professionals* Individual Attention* Receive New Material* Work Hard* Get Work* Connect with Top Industry Professionals* Perform at One Master Class* Answers to Your Industry & Educational Questions* A Final Day Audition for Top Casting Directors & Agents (Bernie Telsey and Buchwald Agencies) For moreinformation:
My Gym AMAZING Children’s classes in Woodland Hills/Thousand Oaks
My Gym was created to enhance physical development and a sense of individual success. Sign up now for the spring session that starts May 3rd and goes until June 28th! The number one goal is your child’s growth and development! Now registering for classes for ages 3 months -13 years old. Age appropriate classes, fantastic birthday parties, parent’s nite out(TONIGHT from 5:30pm-830pm at the WH location), plus new exciting adult classes/parties! Furthermore, my gym has a MOBILE PROGRAM and can bring fun and fitness to YOUR facility! Call for more info!
Woodland Hills Location:
22027 B. Vanowen St. (around in the back at the corner of Topanga/Vanowen) – (818) 702-6946
Thousand Oaks Location:
2701 Thousand Oaks Blvd. (in the Palm Plaza Shopping Center-west of Hampshire) – (805) 494-4154
Canyon Charter School 116th Annual Fiesta & Silent Auction
Sunday, April 25th from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Come and enjoy the day with your friends and family for Great food, fun games, interactive activity booths, and more! And don’t forget to drop in the auditorium to bid on fabulous Silent Auction items. Free parking – Shuttle bus at Marix restaurant on Entrada and PCH. Say hello to my brother/sister in law and nieces while you are there and thank you for supporting their school!!!
421 Entrada Drive in Santa Monica
Closet Crafters
They designed ALL of my custom closets and they also do garage cabinets, home offices, home theater, entertainment centers, wall beds, pantries, libraries, and any other storage product you can conceive. They work in real wood, melamine and laminates to meet all of your custom design and organizational needs. It is professionally installed and guaranteed for as long as you live in your home. Closet Crafters is the oldest independent custom closet design company in Southern California and they assure you that they will work hard to exceed your expectations. Contact Ginny at (805)844-8546 or for a FREE in-home estimate. She is who I worked with and she is TERRIFIC!


Come for an awesome day of fun in the beautiful mountains of Malibu! Fun filled karate classes, games, crafts and nature hikes!
Camp Cottontail
1666 Las Virgenes Cyn Rd. in Malibu
$50 per child($40 for 2nd sibling)
$20 for parents who want to stay
All fees include lunch. Visit to see videos and photos of the last camp! Call 818-719-0205 for more info or to register for this wonderful day! All 3 of my older boys are going and can’t wait!
Got Lice? Don’t Worry…The Picky Mom is here to help! 
Last year…my house was “loused”…BUT – The Picky Mom came to our rescue! She is an expert in In-Home Lice Removal & Treatment Service.  She uses all natural products – no chemicals ever touch your child’s head! The Picky Mom is dedicated to helping families stop the itch and get back to school!  She truly cares about her clients and wants to make sure they remain nit & lice free after she leaves. So, The Picky Mom is offering Jen’s List families a FREE LICE TERMINATOR COMB (retail value of $15.00) with their first visit.  It’s the best comb on the market today. Super Lice don’t scare The Picky Mom – she has teenagers! So, if you find lice, or think you and your family have been exposed, call The Picky Mom at (818) 620-9092 or email her at: Remember to mention you saw the ad on Jen’s List for your FREE LICE TERMINATOR COMB. She is great, flexible and believe it or not, actually made the process…not that bad! It is not cheap…but $ VERY well spent. It’s a VERY tedious job.
Enter to win LA’s hottest Mother’s Day Sweepstakes!
Mothers and daughters enter for a chance to win a grand prize of over $2,500 in spa and beauty treatments at the most exclusive Los Angeles spas and 2nd place and 3rd place winners will receive exclusive access to Spaphile deals.
SparkKids Dance Team Try-outs – Ages 7-14
Saturday, April 24th from 12pm-3pm
Westfield Culver City Shopping Center
Young well rounded high energy dancers wanted to be a part of the of the official dance team LA Sparks. Visit for more info
Do you live and die by sweepstakes forms?
May 4th@Luxe Hotel (11461 Sunset Blvd WLA) 7:30-9:00pm
$40pp/$75 a couple–– Admissions Directors: Brentwood School-Keith Sarkisian Crossroads School-Celia Lee, Marlborough-Jeanette Woo Chitjian—They will offer their perspectives and professional advice about the dos and don’ts of the process, how to prepare your child, find the right school for you, and handle the testing and interview process, so you can feel at ease!
Make Mother’s Day extra special this year with a gift for mom, made by a local mom!
She will be so happy to wear the names of the little ones who call her Mom! Tough Cookies Children’s Boutique is proud to offer beautiful pieces of personalized jewelry made by local moms!  Osnette Osbourne’s O2 Designs offers hand stamped necklaces and charm bracelets perfect for every mom & grandma!  Local mom Dori Ornstein’s EdenRox pebble bracelets are the perfect gift for the mom with everything!  She will love to wear these bracelets stacked or on their own.  They always make a statement! Order by April 30th to guarantee they are ready for Mother’s Day!
13638 Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks
A Conversation with Rabbi Mordechai Finley
Thursday evening, April 29 at 7:30 PM at Temple Aliyah in Woodland Hills
Judaism offers a depth of tradition that illuminates those truths which guide us to a life of balanced mind, body and spirit. Together we will dip into the well of our past to explore teachings of conscious awareness, physical well-being and soulful living, and discover how these empower us to achieve our potential as individuals and community. Your reservation will help ensure there is space for you. Please contact Jo Ann Leeds at 818.346.3545 or for more information or to make a reservation. This program is free and open to the community thanks to the generosity of Stacy and George Shakiban
Chess Plus Club Camp
What I Would Tell Her
28 Devoted Dads on Bringing Up, Holding On To and Letting Go of Their Daughters. In this surprisingly vulnerable collection, twenty-eight talented fathers explore the complex, enigmatic bond they have with their daughters. These endearing, often funny and sometimes heartbreaking stories have in common an overpowering sense of responsibility and a depth of affection that is unflinchingly tender. Through their shared experiences, they examine relationships fraught with challenges and struggles, but always filled with love. The gentle strength they bring to this important role in their daughters’ lives will speak to families for generations to come.
Stagecoach Tickets Available
Sat/Sun – Reserved sect.17 Seats 15 &16 – $249 each(face value)
Email if interested
Your Health Connection Spring HEALTH EXPO
Sunday April 25th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hyatt Westlake Plaza Grand Ballroom
880 S. Westlake Blvd. Westlake Village, CA 91361   
SPONSORS: Westlake Village Animal Hospital ~ Dr. Khanna ~ Honda of Thousand Oaks ~ Simply + Green Solutions ~ Jill FM FREE Tickets available for download at Your Health Connection Magazine presents their annual Spring HEALTH EXPO held in conjunction with the Home Show making it bigger than ever.  This event is for anyone looking for health & well-being products and services.  There will be over 55 booths inside and over 100 outside.  The event is open to the public and the first 1,000 people through the door will receive an eco friendly YHC Tote Bag. Come out for a GREAT day of family fun, FREE samples and see how you can become involved with the ONLY Health Magazine in Ventura County and parts of Los Angeles dedicated to a Healthy Lifestyle ! For further information please contact: Dawn McCarthy at YHC Magazine (818) 889-8350
Mother & Daughter Tea at the Montage Hotel in BH
Sunday, May 2nd from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Mother’s Day one week early learning about the history and tradition of taking tea along with the various courtesies that are associated with anytea gathering. A formal tea service will be served including a selection oftea sandwiches, pastries and scones as well as an assortment of the finestblack, green and herbal teas. $115 per person. Ages 8+
Saturday April 24th 1:30-3:30
Yoga Blend
1921 W. Magnolia Blvd in Burbank
(818) 954-9642
18th Annual Farm Walk at Pierce College
Sunday, April 25th from 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
A petting zoo * Large farm and plant equipment * Sheep shearing * Wool spinning * Live music * Cow milking
$5 donation per person, children under 12 free
For more info call 818) 710-6463
April 29, 2010 at 7pm in the Westwood Charter Auditorium
$20 per person (dessert & coffee will be served)Please bring cash or checks payable to WISE. RSVP to Dayna Lerner at Proceeds go to Westwood Charter
There is no doubt that children today are living in an increasingly toxic world. Parents aremore worried than ever, and conflicting reports in the media and rumors on the playgroundcan cause even more confusion about which products are perfectly safe and which areharmful, even deadly. Dangerous or Safe? provides parents with concrete answers on whatfoods, chemicals, and medicines pose real danger to kids.Combining scientific data, medical expertise, and a parent’s intuition, Dr. Cara Natterson – atop pediatrician and mom herself will outline these threats by first explaining the newestscientific research and then providing a “bottom line” for parents to follow. Makingcomplicated medical and scientific information accessible, Dr. Natterson shows parents how tomaximize their children’s health and safety.CARA NATTERSON, M.D., has treated thousands of children inprivate practice and haswritten two books. She works closely with Telepictures Productions, contributing, and has appeared as an expert on CNN and the Today show. Dr. Natterson is a graduate of Harvard and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Donate Directly to a family in need
What if you could be responsible for clothing a child that is cold and watch the child wear the jacket, Give food to a family and watch them smile, makeany difference in someone else’s life that otherwise does not have a lot of hope. We all sit around listening to stories and think it is so sad but how could we possibly make a dent in the current situation. This site will allowPEOPLE TO CONNECT WITH PEOPLE in a loving, unselfish way. All I can say isthat nothing will make you feel better than putting a smile on a face thatotherwise would not be there.
Unique L.A
Apr. 24/25 Sat and Sun.  California Market Ctr. Downtown. It’s a two day shopping event featuring a live d.j., an amoeba pop-up shopand free drinks, plus much, much more. All of the products are made locally.Hankie Babies ( will be selling dresses, which are made from vintage and repurposedfabrics. Please stop by. If you mention that you are a Jen’s List member you will get a 30% discount on the items!
Children and the Media – Q & A
Tuesday, April 27, 2010   6:00PM  to  8:00PM
Men and Women 25-34 years
Tuesday, April 27, 2010   8:00PM  to  10:00PM
Men and Women 35-54 years
Honorarium $125
West Los Angeles Location
Needing Frequent travelers who travel for business and/or pleasure.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010    5:00PM  &  7:30M
Wednesday, May 5, 2010    5:00PM  &  7:30PM
Near Westchester    Honorarium  $150
MENand Women 26-64 years  – Owning/Leasing a 2004 or newer Sedan —-which was purchased/leased NEW — Toyota,, Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Ford Fusion, Kia Optima, Mazda6, Subaru Legacy, Hyundai Sonata . Also need MEN and women who are driving a 2009 or newer vehiclemodel listed above, who purchased/leased this vehicle NEW in the past 12 months. Proof of ownership will be required
Please call Sandra Jaffe at 323-939-0340 for either of the above studies

Cool Mom Picks Mother’s Day Gift Guide
Get ready for summer with laser hair removal and other beauty enhancements
American Laser Centers is nationwide, and the one in West Hills is especially great – 818-594-0400; they have other clinics including SantaMonica. In addition to laser hair removal they offer many skin rejuvenationtechniques like microdermabrasion, as well as cellulite reduction. Mention referral code 1896981 to receive 20% off any package (may not be combinedwith other offers).
Pre-Mother’s Day Jewelry Sample Sale At Rachel Abroms Studio
Saturday, April 24th from 12 – 4 pm
NEW gorgeous, MUST-HAVE jewelry from RACHEL ABROMS STUDIO. Rachel’s designs have been sold to over 1000 stores including Bloomingdales, Nieman-Marcus, Nordstrom and Bergdorf-Goodman and have been featured in all of the major fashion magazines including PEOPLE, IN STYLE, LUCKY and US WEEKLY. Please check out Rachel’s website at to get an idea of the items that will be for sale. Everything will be sold at wholesale prices (approximately half the prices listed on the site). If you spend a minimum of $100 you will also receive a free gift!
1019 South Crescent Heights Blvd. (SW corner of Olympic) in LA
Date Night at the Grove
$30pp(sold in pairs) includes dinner, movie and valet!
Aquatic Safety Instruction has a new West Hills Home!
In addition to the Encino & Northridge locations, ASI, opens their newest pool located at the Kadima Day School. Did you know that ASI is one of thefounding Water Safety Instructional schools in the So Cal area? As providers for the American Red Cross, their standards are high and they require that all aquatic staff are Water Safety Instructor (WSI) and Lifeguard (LG)certified. Most staff are professional educators with a min of a BA withinPhysical Education or have their teaching credentials. Planning a Party?With over 700 events under their belts, let them watch your pool so you canenjoy your guests. “Swimming instruction is not enough! Learning to surviveis everything!” All pools are heated to an average of 88 degrees. All PoolsOpen May 1st – Registration is now open. Email for more info or call 818 363-0221.
Sunday, April 25th from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
A wild day of earth education & celebration at the biggest & best Earth Day for families in Southern California! Enjoy live performances, celebrityguests, crafts, food, games & much, much more at this tropically themed
outdoor festival! 
10101 W Jefferson Blvd in Culver City, CA
Jamba Juice Coupon
Available for B’nai Mitzvah and Life Cycle Events 
Rabbi Ira Rosenfeld and Cantor Beth Wasserman Rosenfeld, a husband and wife team, are available to prepare your child for Bar/Bat Mitzvah and create ameaningful, memorable, and personalized ceremony. They can helpyou takecare of it all!!  When you have a Bar/Bat Mitzvah with them, they can:
* Officiate for the service, including guitar and/or piano accompaniment
* Offer personalized tutoring : all prayers, Torah, Haftarah, & trope. Lessons prepared to engage all learning styles
* Help to prepare Bar/Bat Mitzvah speech and teach writing skills
* Provide Torah scroll
* Create personalized prayer books to use during the service and save as a keepsake
* Give guidance in all areas of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration preparation(assist with finding venues, DJs, caterers, etc.)
They love working with children, and they especially love bringing Judaism to your family. They look forward to celebrating your simcha (happyoccasion) with you!  Rabbi Ira and Cantor Beth are also available for Hebrewand Judaica tutoring, as well as all life cycle events. Please call818-486-9685 or email
Youth celebrities team up with Children’s Cancer Research Fund at the Kids 4
Kids 5K RUN/WALK and “All Star” Carnival. On April 25, the event will feature Finish Line entertainment, rides and game booths staffed bycelebrities and athletes. Event registration begins at 8:00 a.m. RadioDisney Warm-Up takes place from 8:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. Race begins at 10:00a.m. L.A. LIVE (across from STAPLES Center) on Chick Hearn Court. Anyone canparticipate, register at
Firehouse School in Altadena for our Yard and Bake Sale
Sat 24th of April from 8am-1.30pm
1923 N. Allen Ave, Altadena
Beverly Glen Playgroup’s annual 50 Family Yard Sale
Saturday, April 24 from 8 am to 2 pm
10409 Scenario Lane, LA 90077 (off Beverly Glen between Sunset and Mulholland)
Multi-family, HUGE yard sale, held by “Moms Rock!
Saturday, April 24 from 8a – 12p 
4821 Glacier Drive IN Los Angeles 90041 (near Figueroa & Yosemite in Eagle Rock) 
(sale in side yard, behind wooden fence) 
Saturday April 24th at 7:30 AM
7429 Quimby Ave in West Hills
Sunday, April 25th 8am-3pm
23644 Justice St.  West Hills CA. 91304
Two family yard sale
Sunday April 25th from 8am to 12 noon.
18846 and 18847 Kinbrace Street in Porter Ranch