Saturday April 24, 2010

Today’s Jen’s List is sponsored by
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Season regular role on hot TV show needs light skinned African American or Hispanic babies in Late May
That means the babies are still in momma’s tummy and should be born in Early to mid May. You may think this is a long shot but it is NOT! They need four to six babies. You will not be sorry. It pays well and they will be needed often.  Goal is to be between 5-9 lbs by late May. Do not hesitate to contact me if you are pregnant and will be delivering soon!  Singles, Twins or Trips are all welcome! Contact Paloma Jackson, Director of the Baby Division at Jet Set at 858-551-9393 ext 107.
Amazing opportunity for a family of three or four, in the market for a new car
THE DOCTORS TV show is looking for
Email a photo and phone # to:
Animal Planet “It’s Me Or The Dog”
Are you the owner of one (or more) out-of-control dogs? 
Is your pooch an obedience school drop-out?
Is your dog affecting your relationships and compromising your life?
The casting team is currently seeking dog owners from a variety of backgrounds, with ordinary to extraordinary circumstances, who are desperate for help! Are you ready for the ultimate doggy boot camp?
Call 323-785-1051 to be on the show or email: 
Want to Participate in the DOCTORS talk show?
Looking for the following:
–          Someone with questions about the best positions to conceive in.
–          Someone who’s hair “down there” changed color or texture after pregnancy and wants to know why.
–          A woman with questions about her husband’s hygiene before getting intimate.
–          A young woman and/or mother who has lost the desire to be intimate with her partner.
–          A man with questions about natural ways to help solve his ED issues.
–          A woman concerned about foreplay during her breastfeeding months.
Did someone say strawberry pizza?
Don’t miss the 27th Annual California Strawberry Festival May 15, 16, 2010 in Oxnard, one of the top celebrations in the nation. All day fun “strawberry style” with  40+ food booths, three concert stages,  200+ Fine Arts & Crafts booths, Strawberryland For Kids with rides and attractions, celebrity cooking demonstrations, and more. In your face goo never tasted so sweet with daily pie eating and tart toss contests. New this year is the KidZone with a Mommy Baby friendly area designed for very young berries. Just off the 101 freeway, the free park n ride shuttle service makes getting there a breeze. Feel good about indulging because food sales benefit over 20 southland charities. For tickets call 888 288 9242 or on the web at

Celebrity Poker Tournament and Live Auction to benefit the Malibu House of Hope
Monday, May 10th from 7pm-11pm
Ticket Prices $150 Casino Play or $250 for Poker Play. All tax deductible donations to MHOH. Held at Bardot – 1737 N Vine Street in Hollywood. GRAND PRIZE: A seat at the World Poker Tour Celebrity Invitational at Commerce Casino (valued at $25,000) Malibu House of Hope, is an amazing non-profit that provides housing, food, social work, schooling and job training for homeless children and young adults, helping the hopeless and too often overlooked to transform their lives, giving them the second chance they desperately need and deserve. The National Coalition for the Homeless reports that there are 1.35 million children who are homeless on any given night in this country, with a majority of them runaways, escaping extremely abusive home environments. The mission of MHOH is to make sure that no child is left outside. For more info, visit
Kids 4 Kids 5K Run/Walk at LA LIVE- Across from Staples Center
Sunday, April 25th at 10:00 AM (registration opens @ 8 am)
Join celebrities including Luc Robitaille, Emma Roberts and others raise funds for the Children’s Cancer Research Fund. L.A. Parent will offer free face painting at the All- Star Carnival.
Top 10 Pregnancy Fears (and Why You Probably Shouldn’t Worry)
Mamma Mia: A Mommy & Me group for NEW MOMS
At The Pump Connection in Woodland Hills (ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT)
This is an incredible group where lifetime friendships are formed.  It is a 10 week support group for moms with infants 0-5 mos old.  Twins are welcome! The next session begins this April.  We discuss developmental milestones, sleep issues, nursing, bottle feeding, bonding with baby, scheduling, pumping, naps, fussiness, teething, and so much more!  Call (818) 209-6700 to sign up.  Lead by Dr. Amy Clayton, a psychotherapist specializing in individual, couple and family therapy with a focus on postpartum issues and their effect on depression, relationships, and family.  Please sign up on the waiting list for the following class if you already have a newborn or if you think you will have delivered by the first week of May.  For more info, visit or call (818) 209-6700
Babyproof Your Marriage!
Having a baby is joyous-but even the strongest marriages experience increased stress and conflict with the introduction of a new baby.
Julia Kantor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, helps couples:
-Increase intimacy and connection
-Strengthen communication skills
-Work through parenting differences
-Resolve conflicts constructively
Julia Kantor is in private practice in Beverly Hills.
Call (310) 289-4459 for a consultation.
The America’s Favorite School contest
A simple way for communities to rally around their schools. If you’re a parent, then this is your chance to brag about your school and help your school win money! If you’re a grandparent, aunt, uncle, or community member, then it’s an easy way to support a school. Care2 is giving away $35,000 to schools across the country. Schools don’t need to register to participate — all the K-8 schools listed on GreatSchools’ website are automatically entered into the contest.
Free Jewish Moms Group (San Fernando Valley area)
The Jewish Moms Group is a FREE group for Jewish moms with children aged 0-3 years. They have Playgroups, Moms’ Bookclubs, Moms Nights Out, Dads’ Sports Teams, Holiday Parties, Family Shabbat Potlucks, Tot Shabbats, and much more! To join go to or email
It’s Spring!  The sun is shining! HENRY ROAD is having a huge, big sale!
Celebrate MOTHER’S DAY with a 40% discount on everything online and most items in the Studio City store.Saturday, April 24th to Sunday, May 2nd only. Discount applies to in stock items only. All sales are final. Fabric and artwork are exempt.
3849 Laurelgrove Avenue in Studio City
818 762 8966
Innovative Baby Classes in Marina Del Rey
Congregation Beth Shalom’s Annual Mother’s Day Boutique
Sunday April 25th from 8:30am – 12:30pm
21430 Centre Pointe Pkwy. In Santa Clarita
Come see what everyone is giggling about!
The ONLY children’s restaurant in Los Angeles! FUN never tasted SO good!!
An international, multi-site study on ADHD will be available locally
Comprehensive assessment including qEEG recording and psychometrics testing without cost. Participants are compensated for the time to participate. Participation:
1) Ages 6-17
2) fluent in English
3) meet the DSM-IV criteria for a primary diagnosis of ADHD
4) severity (ADHD-RS IV) score of > 6 for inattention and/or hyperactivity/impulsivity
5) candidate for methylphenidate (Ritalin), and can be stimulant free (defined as no stimulant medication 7 days prior to testing)
6) willing to provide written and informed consent. 
There are exclusions. For more information, contact Debi Yanover, Educational Therapist @
UCLA UniCamp
The official student charity of the University of California, Los Angeles. UniCamp operates as an independently funded non-profit organization linking the University with the community. Each year, UniCamp inspires nearly 1,000 children from low-income families to envision brighter futures by sending them, along with 350 student volunteers, to its residential outdoor summer camp.
Create a Play Space and Grow Beans  –  2 Functions in 1
Your kids can help build a tripod, tepee or tent to grow beans, peas and cucumbers or floral vines, and then play inside the structure!
BIRDIE’S PLAYHOUSE music classes
You will sing, dance, play percussion & learn about wildlife!
31 Cent Scoop
Sunday, April 25th from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Help honor America’s firefighters. The Baskin-Robbins CommunityFoundation ( is donating $100,000 to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation™.
Zero Seconds is an easy way for everyone to remember to never leave a child alone in or around cars!
Each year thousands of children are left unattended in and around cars and most people underestimate the potential consequences. Harrison’s Hope is a national, nonprofit organization committed to educating children and caregivers about the dangers of children being left alone in and around cars. The Zero Seconds Program is a grassroots safety awareness program designed to educate elementary, middle and high school students, community outreach organizations, parents, caregivers and any audience about the dangerous situation of children being alone in and around cars. The legacy of Harrison’s Hope is to educate children and caregivers to prevent another incident from happening. The Zero Seconds Program empowers children with the courage to speak up and never let a caregiver leave them alone in or around a car. The Program will also educate caregivers that zero seconds is how long you leave a child in or around a car. By planting this safety message, we will prevent future incidents and save lives. Together we want the message of the Zero Seconds Program to be as well known as “Just Click It!” for seat belt usage. Zero Seconds equals Zero Incidents. 
Chef a la Porte will create custom meals and deliver them to your door
They use the freshest organic ingredients available. All of the meals are customized to your tastes and needs. For more information visit All Jen’s list members receive 25% off their first week.
Are you grieving the death of someone you loved? is a brand new website focused on the emotional roller coaster you are on when you grieve. Connect with others who truly understand what you are feeling because they are also going through the same ups and downs. If you are “in shock”, for example, vent your shock to others who are in the same state as you.  f you are feeling “depressed”, vent your thoughts to others who are also down. No matter where you are on the grief scale, this site can be an excellent outlet for you. Please forward this to anyone who is grieving. 
Bunny Day Care in Sherman Oaks
Their home is extremely clean and organized. Monir and Anish are very loving, fun and helpful care givers. Bunny Day Care currently has openings for new children. Contact Monir at 818-780-8186.
Referred by Jens List member
Lollipop Theater Network’s Game Day
Sunday, May 2nd at 12:00 PM
Come one, come all for a fun filled day at Lollipop Theater Network’s Game Day 2010!  Spend some time at the Nickelodeon Animation Studios with your favorite games… super sized. Decorate cupcakes, dance to some groovy music, glam it up with the Giuseppe Franco Salon crew, meet Dora, SpongeBob and Patrick plus so much more! Your participation will bring smiles to hospitalized children nationwide!Visit for more info.Lollipop Theater Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing movie magic to hospitalized children nationwide through special group and bedside screenings. To learn more about Lollipop Theater Network, visit our website
Something Blue
A boutique wedding planning company based in Los Angeles, CA. Founder Abby LaDuke has a passion for creating your perfect day – better than you could imagine it!
Dixie Canyon Avenue Elementary School is holding a “Not just a” Yard Sale Event
Saturday May 22nd from 8am to 4pm
Amazing selection of gently used items including books, toys, bikes, antiques, clothing, furniture, CD’s, sports equipment and more – plus activities for the kids, prizes, food and beverage.  All proceeds go to funding for the arts, PE and sciences.  Check out the website at www.DixieCanyonYardSaleEvent.comfor donation and event information. Come out and support recycling awareness and your local public school!
Chicken soup, 8 ways
The whole family can enjoy an artistic summer at the Getty
With stepped-up schedules of free family-focused activities from mid-June to September. At the Getty Center, join Family Art Stops and get up close and personal with a single work of art in a half-hour gallery experience geared for families with children ages 5 and up. Family Art Stops is offered Tuesday-Sunday at 2pm and again at 2:30.  Art Adventures for Families is a one-hour, fun- and activity-filled gallery experience geared for families with children ages 5 and up, offered Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. The Center also offers Family Art Lab every weekend from 11am-3:30pm, a drop-in art workshop.  At the Getty Villa, embark on an Art Odyssey for Families Thursdays and Fridays at 12pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. The Art Odyssey is a 45-minute activity-filled journey through the galleries for families with children ages 5 and older. The Villa also offers ArtQuest!, a family drop-in program, weekends from 11am-4pm. Parents and children can play the Mysteries of Ancient Art game in the galleries and do fun art-making activities.
Looking for Jewish Summer Camp?
Go to for all your summer camp needs. The Concierge services are here to help you find the right Jewish Summer Camp, Parent & Me, Preschool, Day School, Tot Shabbat or any other Jewish Program in the Los Angeles and Valley areas. They are here to help you and services are FREE! Rachel Kaplan (Valley) at or 818-464-3391 or Debra Markovic (City) or 323-761-8616.
Dad and Me Cooking Workshop at Paintbox Kids
Saturday May 1st from 10:30am-12:00pm
Dads and Kids will be cooking up a delicious meal for Cinco de Mayo. The menu includes Farmer’s Market Guacamole, Cheesy Burritos, and Limonata. $40 per Dad/Child pair – all ages welcome. Register by calling 626-808-0330
Automotive Care for Expectant Moms & Moms who Recently Gave Birth
AutoAid of Van Nuys knows how hard it is to schlep at this time, so let them schlep for you. They will Pick-Up & Deliver your car, mini-van or SUV for service anywhere in the San Fernando Valley until you’re back on your feet. AAA Approved, Certified Female Friendly and AngiesList Super Service Award Winner for 2009.
Dare to Dream

BOOMER FITNESS CLASSES in Studio City. Thorough full-body workouts. Small classes. Wall-to-wall mats to avoid high impact. MONDAY: 9 AM Stretch, 5:15 PM Fitness. TUES/THURS: 9 AM Advanced Fit, 10:30 AM Boomer/Senior Fit. Sat 9:30 AM Open Workout. 1 class $18, 5 for $80, 10 for $140. ALL AGES WELCOME!
Studio City Martial Arts
12418 Ventura Blvd. in Studio City
Drop in or contact Riva at 818.509.9242 or for more info!
Just bring your computer or Laptop for a FREE estimate to the store. Finally they will optimize your system to perform at its maximum speed.
Micro West Tech
9741 Mason Avenue in Chatsworth
818 998-3416
M-F 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Stonecraft Masonry
Darren specializes in bricks, stone, veneers, pavers, slate, flagstone, stack stone, blocks, built-in BBQs, driveways, patios, decks, walls, paths,hardscaping, concrete, chimneys, fireplaces, pool coping and more! call himtoday! Quality work, at works within your budget! He is licensed and hasGeneral Liability Insurance. Lic#784042. Call Darren Searle at (800)606-0675 for more info. View aslide show of his work and more at his website!