Monday April 26, 2010

Get Slim for Summer & Save with the Liposuction Mommy Makeover Special. First area of liposuction for $1500.00 & any additional areas done at $500 per area. See what others are saying about David R. Milstein MD @
Contact Yvette at 818-730-2227 to schedule your FREE consultation. Must book surgery by May 7th to take adavantage of this special offer. Today’s Jen’s List sponsor is Located at 16260 Ventura Blvd. Suite 315 in Encino
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. 
•  This is the age at which most babies go mobile.  From sitting, it’s a short developmental step to scooting around on his stomach, to rocking back and forth on his hands and knees, and then to crawling; and by the time he’s 8 months old, he may be pulling himself up to a standing position and climbing on your stairs.
•  Build your “learning Library” by choosing developmental learning tools designed to “grow” as children grow, that have features and developmental skill elements appealing to different ages simultaneously all in one toy.  This way, Baby learns developmentally at 6 months old with an item, and at 3 years old, she’s ready for different features of the same toy.
Consider the following Developmental Learning Tools options (with skills development):
•  ACTIVITY Rattles – investigation /sensory stimulation: bright colors for teething, spinning, peek-a-boo, mirror and bead soundmakers (tactile, fine motor, gross motor, creativity, visual, auditory, thinking/learning)
•  HOUSEHOLD Items – plastic bowl, measuring cups, wooden spoons.  Open your lower kitchen cupboards for exploration while making meals. (fine motor, gross motor, life skills, creativity, auditory)
•  additional developmental learning tools: rattles that roll, graspable wood/soft blocks, squeaky rubber toys
Next week – “Developmental Learning Tools for 9-mo- to 12-mo-olds”  Any ?’s –
May 10th @Luxe Hotel 11461 Sunset Blvd 7:30-9:00pm–$40pp/$75 a couple– **Whether you have years to go or are about to begin the journey of applying to Universities, don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn directly from seasoned experts about what you can do now to make it a successful process like plan ahead and be prepared for the SAT/ACT, how applications are reviewed at colleges and so much more!
Welcome Baby! home visitation pilot program
Several job opportunities available for RN’s, CLE, CLC & CDA’s – Click here for more info :
Welcome 5 foods back into your diet
Why, When, and How Much: Nuts, Peanut Butter, Avocado, Eggs/Egg Yolks and Bananas/Mango/Pineapple/Carrots
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Made Easy
-Stress Free Joyous Jewish Learning
-Experienced Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tutor
-Personalized Program
Adult Learning-Beginning, Conversational and Prayer Book Hebrew
Individual and Group Sessions
Please contact: Randee Samsky Hilborne
818-224-4659 or 310-344-6543 or email:
Wonderful gal looking for an opportunity to work with children
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 would love to put her experiences and education to good use. Diane is very caring, patient, hard-working, and a quick learner. Email for more info. I know her personally and she is terrific ~Jen Levinson
Keep your children safe on the internet!
Wed. April 28th at 8:15am
Detective Paula Meares from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is speaking at this very important seminar.
Calahan Street Elementary
18722 Knapp St. in Northridge
Join Brian Peeler’s(from the hit TV SHOW “Workout”)Bootcamp!
He is now offering his regular bootcamps for a discounted price to Jen’s List Members only as a challenge to stop making excuses and get in shape for summer!I participated in the last session and it was AMAZING. Brian is sooo motivating and everyone there was extremely supportive of one another. Be ready to sweat, workout, and lose those extra pounds that you have been looking to get rid of. Please email (Subject line: Jen’s List Bootcamp) for further information.
All sessions start the week of May 3rd:
Bootcamp #1: Mondays and Wednesdays 10am-11am Woodland Hills
Bootcamp #2: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-11am Woodland Hills
Bootcamp #3: Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30pm-6:30pm Woodland Hills
Bootcamp #4: Mondays and Wednesdays 6am-7am Studio City
Bootcamp #5: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6am-7am Encino
$100 for 4 weeks(includes 2 sessions per week for 4 weeks-it’s $12.50 per session)
$125 for 4 weeks(includes unlimited sessions for 4 weeks-you can attend as many bootcamps as you would like!)
Tired of white walls and dull rooms? 12 simple decorating tips
MOTHERHOOD: No one told me it would feel like this….Dr. Amy Levine Clayton, LCSW, Psy.D.,
Becoming a new parent can be extremely stressful, at times you may need help adjusting.  Dr. Clayton is located in the San Fernando Valley and primarily works with individuals and families and is a member of Postpartum Support International.  A large part of her practice is comprised of new moms who may be suffering from Postpartum issues, “Baby Blues”, prolonged hospitalization of a newborn due to medical issues, grief and loss, as well as normal anxiety due to the changes a newborn brings to the home.  Other very common concerns include relationship problems and family dynamics.  Dr. Clayton runs a support group for new mothers at The Pump Connection in Woodland Hills (, and has been a Medical Social Worker at Cedars Sinai Hospital for 6 years.  You can view her profile on Psychology Today at:  Weekend and evening appointments are available.  Please call Dr. Clayton at 818.209.6700
Trendy Clips has tons of great hair clips on SALE
Check out the “What’s New” and you will find our fun Spring and Summer Collection! Lots of denim, sequin and vibrant colors for all ages. Trendy Clips is offering Free Shipping and Handling with orders $15.00 or more. Take a sneak peek at
“Women Living Full Out” Group
If you are ready to succeed and fulfill the goals and aspirations you have been putting off, then join a small select group of women ready to do the same. Show up more fully in the world; stronger, un-afraid, and with more “Self- & Other”-Love. You meet once a month for 4 sessions. The commitment is not huge but the impact can be. Groups are held in Calabasas.  Offered Tuesdays noon – 1:30 OR Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  Please call for beginning dates and to reserve your spot – Catherine DeMonte at (818) 880-6559.
Jen’s List mom is selling romance items with Brown Bag Party, some really fun stuff is available.  Use the coupon code AMW2PT for 20% off until May 11th at  Also 50% commission if you are interested in selling!  And 20% hostess rewards if you are interested in hosting a party.  Please email Kristin at with any questions.

An­ti-Theft Lunch Bags
Zip­per bags that have green splotch­es print­ed on both sides, mak­ing your fresh­ly pre­pared lunch look spoiled. Don’t let a sticky-fin­gered cowork­er or school­yard bully get away with lunch theft again!
Summer Camp – ages 2-5
This fast growing Summer Camp offers a wonderful opportunity for your young student to have his/her first experience in a real Summer Camp. Children are guided in organized activities such as singing and dancing, water activities, working with animals, and cooking with a loving, caring faculty that serves as Early Childhood teachers throughout the regular school year. Students also enjoy playing in a beautiful 2,500 square foot grass yard with a large jungle gym and riding bicycles on a 1,575 square foot black top yard where they can also play basketball. The theme for this summer is Every day is as Colorful as a Rainbow, a 7 week program where each student will explore 7 colors of the rainbow and how those colors relate to our lives. At its heart, Kabbalah is about creating a lasting sense of connectedness between individuals and their surroundings. At KCA, they teach that belief through hands-on exploration, experimentation and experiential learning.
Call 310.657.6798 or email for more info!
Early Childhood Center
1046 S. Robertson Blvd in Los Angeles
Hadassah Southern California Northern Area Embrace Hadassah
A special  luncheon benefiting the Hadassah Medical Organization
Celebrate Hadassah’s important contributions to the future of our Hospitals
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Boutique 9:30-12:30
Luncheon Doors open at noon
Sheraton Universal Hotel
333 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City
Hadassah Honoree – Marcia Gould, Immediate Past Northern Area Co-Chair
Special Guest – Lori Gottlieb, New York Times Best-selling Author
Lori Gottlieb’s newest book Mary Him: The case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough takes an in-depth look at modern dating, marriage, and what really matters for romantic happiness.  Lori has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, Glamour and Forbes Women.
Luncheon Hotline for questions call 818-343-9317 and some will get back to you.
The Law Offices of Alex P. Katofsky opening in Warner Center, Woodland Hills
The firm represents clients in a variety of practice areas, both in and out of the courtroom. Whatever your legal issue or need is, the office will aggressively represent you to ensure that you obtain the best results and remedies available under the law. Call 818-564-7150 for a complimentary evaluation of your legal matter or visit
With more than 25 million diapers sold to date Kushies is one of the world’s largest washable diaper leaders
Kushies offers a range of top quality washable diapers made with 100 percent cotton flannel.  Cotton is more comfortable, breathable, cooler and more natural to baby’s skin, especially on sensitive body parts.  Cloth diapers are a healthier choice for baby and the planet. By simply choosing cloth diapers you are making a tremendous impact on the environment and offering your child a cleaner world to live in. Check out Kushies diaper range at  Jen’s List readers are invited to use code jenslist2010 to receive a 10% discount on any order.
Lollipop Dream Upcoming Events and Classes!
Call (818) 981-7446 for more info!
4818 Fulton Avenue in Sherman Oaks
Kanoa surf & paddle boarding
At Santa Monica/Venice, Manhattan Beach & Malibu – The surf school started early-bird registration. $55 for half a day camp, $80 lessons per surfer in private group. Surfing & Ocean safety throughout beach Games and Junior Instructor program. Certify instructors will teach the kids/teens how to surf, body surf and self rescue techniques. Conduct by Kip Jurger & Gilad Lewandovski. Visit or call 310.902.6321 for more info!
Did you know there are 8 TYPES OF INTELLIGENCES?  What kind of LEARNING STYLE do you have?  What about your children?
Take this quick test to find out. 
The Hammer Museum will kick off its first ever K.A.M.P. (Kids’ Art Museum Project)
Sunday, May 16th from 10am-2pm
An event imagined by artists for kids. Painters, sculptors, photographers, and other creative pros will lead inventive workshops and experiences for children from ages 4 to 14 in the carefree atmosphere of the Hammer courtyard. All K.A.M.P. proceeds will support the Museum’s growing Hammer Kids public programming. From morning until early afternoon, young guests will have exclusive access to the museum’s exhibitions and galleries as they participate in hands-on activities created and guided by well-known contemporary artists. With the understanding that kids have a great aptitude for what’s new and cutting-edge, these workshops will comprise traditional mediums— like drawing and painting— while also exploring alternative forms of expression such as video, performance, and web-based arts. All of the projects will be appropriate for kids, and, most importantly, kid-safe! K.A.M.P. will provide one-of-a-kind interactive experiences for budding artists and their families in one of L.A.’s most unique creative environments.
For Feet Sakes, Ceramic Impressions for little Hands and Soles, will be visiting Naked Baby Boutique located at 12334 Ventura Blvd in Studio City on Saturday, May 1st from 11am-3pm. If you haven’t preserved your little one’s fingers and toes, now is the time. For Feet Sakes specializes in creating custom ceramic hand painted impressions with many designs and colors to choose from. Walk ins welcomed, appointments recommended. Visit or call Robyn 310.251.2081 for more info!
Dive into a summer of fun and learning with enrichment classes at Growing Minds!
Math skills from elementary basics through Algebra 2. Test taking skills and writing workshops, computer skills, and Intro to the SAT/ACT classes. For a total fitness experience, ask about our Boot Camp for Kids! A variety of sessions and times available to fit into any schedule. Also offering interactive Book Clubs for elementary students of all ages. Email for more information and pricing.
Members NEED Leads – Can you help?
Looking to rent a 3-4 bedroom house Aug 15-20 in Laguna, Newport, or pretty much any beach community I’m open to. Email
Looking for creative writing class for a 13 year old during the summer break. Email
looking for reviews, advice, opinions, personal experiences with the California Music Academy in either Tarzana or Westlake Village. Email
Looking for a reputable company to install a small safe in a house. Email
Looking for someone to put in stamped concrete and possibly a stucco retaining wall in the Thousand Oaks area. Email
Looking for a lead for a company that removes trees and hauls them away. Email
Looking for moving boxes before May 10th. Email
Looking for feedback on Magic Years in Tarzana and Children’s Circle in Van Nuys. Email
Looking for a student chef or a cook with extra time on their hands to prepare healthy meals for 2, once a week.  Menus will be provided. Email with rates/qualifications
Looking for any information on SOCES SCHOOL. Feedback positive and negative. Email
An Illustrated Children’s Book to Help Prepare Your Child for Swim Lessons
Luca Learns to Swim is the only illustrated children’s book which helps first time swimmers, ages 2 to 7, prepare for swim lessons. This beautiful and heartwarming tale was written by Barry Shrewsbury, a professional swim instructor with over 18 years experience (specializing in teaching children, in the Los Angeles area, with a fear of water). Your child will preview, through Luca’s experiences, the natural progression from non-swimmer to swimmer and be able to visualize him or herself going through this process as well.  This engaging story invites an active discussion between you and your child regarding their concerns and questions about learning to swim. Luca’s journey takes him from anxious beginner to happy, enthusiastic, and “pool safe” swimmer. Reading Luca aloud will not only prepare your child for this wonderful journey by demystifying the process, it will help increase the probability of his or her success. The Luca website ( also has a wealth of information for parents with beginning swimmers. Under the resources tab you will find four articles written to support families in choosing and preparing for swim lessons. In addition, Mr. Shrewsbury has developed two videos, that you can find on his website, which will support the swim lesson process, Luca has also been endorsed for use within the autistic community (also under the resources tab). The best available price ($14.99), is through the website and it can also be found in major booksellers including: Barnes & Noble, Target, Borders and
Stainless Steel Bottles Are Attention Grabbers!
One of our hottest products is the eco-friendly stainless steel bottle. The water bottle complies with new safety standards and uses environment-friendly materials. Each product is available personalized with 108 of the most popular boys and girls names like Olivia,Emily, Luke also offers 32 unique designs.You name it, SpecialCelebrationGifts probably has it! For more info about the personalized water bottles visit
World Repair Kids
Unleashes the superhero in every kid-the protectors, the fixers, the champions of good. Their mission is to spark a by-kids-for-kids movement by providing the inspiration and tools for social change, including connections to some of the most amazing non-profit organizations around the world. But it’s not just about kids. Everyone has a role in World repair-parents, neighbors, schools, businesses. It’s a community effort and a family affair. They believe that with the right tools and resources, anything is possible. Together, we can change the world.
Screening Clinic
Saturday May 1st from 10:00a.m. to 3:00p.m
A no cost screening clinic will be held to identify children in your area who can benefit from the expert orthopedic and burn care provided at Shriners Hospital for Children-Los Angeles. They offer treatment in the following at no charge:
*Arthrogryposis * Burn reconstruction * Cleft Lip and Palate * Clubfoot and related deformities * Dislocated hip * Fractures (non-emergency) * Amputation or deficiencies of the limbs * Hip disorders * Leg-length discrepancies * Orthopaedic sports injuries * Osteogenesis imperfecta * Pediatric and orthopaedic problems related to: Cerebral palsy and Spina bifida * Scoliosis and spinal deformities
San Fernando Masonic Lodge
1112 North Maclay, San Fernando
For more information, please call 818.438.5758-English or 661.609.2711-Spanish
Grand Cayman Island & Maui vacations available
Five Star Resort Avail Aug 21 –Aug 28, 2010, Morrits Grand Resort Grand Cayman Island 2 bedroom sleeps 6 $1,400 / week 7 nights.
Maui Hyatt Regency Avail June 12 – June 19, 2010 $1,700 / week 7 nights.
Contact Jeannine 818-212-3870 or
Yoga & Mothers Day Brunch with Elinore & Denise
Come and practice with your daughter as you explore a heart opening practice, partner poses to connect with each other, embrace each other, and play with mother-daughter Thai massage…And after that a lil’ mini mother-daughter brunch! Daughters ages 5-14.
Sunday, May 9th from 12:30pm – 3:00pm $25.00
Pre-Registration $30.00 at the door.
For more info visit: (look under “Events for May”)
Roast Chicken, 7 Ways
One foolproof recipe and six ways to change it up.
BOTOX & DYSPORT $99 per area. Latisse $99 + $20 rebate.
Restylane and Juvederm $450. Laser hair removal $99 bikini and under arms.
Buy a Zerona package at $2500 and get a second package for your MOTHER or a friend FREE. (818) 324-6446
Expert Carpet Cleaning at Great Prices
Royal Carpet Care provides excellent carpet, tile and grout, upholstery cleaning. They use green products that are pet/baby safe. They will make your house sparkle just in time for spring. Call 1-800-976-9250 for more info!
Try planting interesting and different fruits and vegetables, like….
Pink blueberries, onions that develop high on the stem, striped beets, early arugula, purple sweet potato, a tasty Russian tomato that’s mahogany/red/black.