Tuesday February 21 2012

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Today in History


Richard Nixon becomes the first U.S. President to visit China. (1972

Mardi Gras(Fat Tuesday)

Card Reading Day

International Mother Language Day




Come Visit one of the Valley’s Finest Private Elementary Schools

Woodcrest Elementary School

Kindergarten – 5th Grade

NOW ENROLLING for Fall 2012

Applications due by February 29th

* Nurturing environment lays the foundation for all your child’s future academic achievements.

* Full-day strong Academic foundation for Kindergarteners.

* The kindergarten students perform in the top 8% of the nation on the Stanford Achievement Test!

* Small Classes == equals == Personalized Attention.

* Gifted Program & Accelerated Reading.

* After-School Enrichment Classes.

* Their students EXCEL in middle school!

Schedule Your Private Tour by calling (818) 345-3002.

* Limited Spaces Available

6043 Tampa Ave. in Tarzana, 91356




Early Childhood Learning Center of University Synagogue

Be part of a warm & inclusive Reform Jewish Community

– Musical Munchkins (babies/toddlers)

– Toddler Learning Center (from 10 mths)

– Early Childhood Learning Center
(2yrs, 4 mths-transitional K)

Introduce your child to the wonder of learning in a beautiful space on historic Sunset Blvd in Brentwood. The environment includes new classrooms, large yards with grassy & sand areas, perfect for outdoor activities through the year. They are a developmental school that emphasizes process over product & educates by the philosophy that experience is not only the best teacher, it is the only teacher. Contact Elaine or Tessa for an individual tour or free introductory toddler class at 310-472-0603 or email erosenfield@unisyn.org.




Andie Kallinger Photography – Her work is AWESOME!

Hands down, literally one of the best family photographers in the LA area!

The holidays came and went and you didn’t do your custom family photos? Good news! Andie Kallinger Photography is offering Jen’s List readers 10% off the session fee and all products. Andie specializes in maternity, newborn, kids, families, high school seniors and B’nai Mitzvah’s. Visit www.photosbyandie.com to see if she’s the right photographer for you at. Contact Andie at andie@photosbyandie.com or 818.679.6769.



Jays Gold Party

You Don’t need Gold to Host. Get Immediate Cash – Hosting your own fun and profitable gold party at home is EASY. Pick A date Jay does the rest. Customize your invitation, Evites, fliers and more. When you host a gold party, you can be assured that your guests will get the highest and fairest price possible. Get cash to help pay bills, buy holiday and special occasion gifts, pay for a weekend getaway or provide a little reserve fund for unexpected contingencies. See what others have to say about Jays Gold party at http://jaysgoldparty.com/testimonials. When you host a Jays Gold Party, Jay will pay you 10% of sales PLUS provide a credit for refreshments. Book today. Jays only a click away – email jaysgoldparty@yahoo.com or call 818 419-8812.



Recital News From Creation Station

We LOVE this studio! Do you want your child to perform in a dance recital but have missed the deadline at most dance studios? Come on over to Creation Station Dance in West Hills! The dance recital is Sunday May 6th, and sign ups are ongoing through the beginning of April! Avoid astronomical recital fee’s and ticket prices, and give your child a chance to perform on stage! Check out the class schedule at www.creationstationwesthills.com, and come try a free trial class today! Call 818-883-8999  or email westhills3@creationstationdance.com for more info.



Looking for a NEW and DIFFERENT vendor for your Bar/Bat Mitzvah, birthday party or special event?

Trendy Tagz is terrific! Each guest at your event creates and customizes their own dog tag necklace featuring hand-painted backgrounds adorned with special 3D pewter charms of your guests’ choice for the ultimate one-of-a-kind take home keepsake! Perfect for boys, girls and teens of all ages!Choose the best vendor for your event and call (818) 288-1012 or email trendytagz@aol.com.




Tale of Edgar Trunk – A Wonderful New Book for Kids

Orphaned at age one,Edgar Trunk has spent most of his ten years in a horrible sludge factory. Under the tutelage of the towering and monstrous Uncle Warnock, he has lived his life knowing only the joys of the occasional book (until Warnock finds and burns it) and the camaraderie of the lanky and awkward fellow Stewpot. But everything changes for Edgar when a mysterious knocking sound draws him into the maze of factory hallways and through a peculiar door, where an entire world of curiosities and adventure opens up before him. However, to realize his true destiny he will have to escape the terrifying evil force known as IT and solve the mysteries of the factory before it is too late. This is the1st book in the series.




Little Dudes Only Annual Blowout Sale

Looking for the coolest, hottest brands for your little dudes. It’s the biggest boys sale of the year at Little Dudes Only. Brands you love like Appaman, Knuckleheads, Mini Shatsu & much more at prices of up to 80% off. Sizes are going fast.





35,000 of the best home products on the market. They carry everything from small appliances, dinnerware, bedding, towels, storage, décor and cookware, to nursery, organizational, outdoor living essentials and more. Offering the solutions you need when you need them! If you see something you’d like to keep for later or you need help envisioning how pillows from two collections look side by side, the style boards allow you to save and arrange products in a visual layout. Now you can compare, contrast and even share your design ideas with friends. With the 2 business day shipping (orders $49+), 24/7 award-winning customer care and 365-day free returns, you can enjoy shopping in the comfort of your home.




Huge Kids Sample Sale – All Brands & Sizes

Friday February 24thfrom 9am-4pm

Kids On 6, February sample sale. All showrooms will be open for sample sale. All seasons. Wholesale prices and below. Stock up on spring clothing for your kids! Women’s floors are open for sample sale too!

California Market Center Building

110 East 9th street

6th floor is kids floor in LA, 90079

Check www.kidson6.com for a list of all kids showrooms.



The Long Beach Modern Home Tour

Saturday, March 31st from 11am-6pm

8 – 12 stunning Modern & mid-century Modern residential properties in Long Beach

Advance tickets are $30. Day of tickets will be available for $40.


The 2012 Long Beach Modern Home Tour is a driving tour that exemplifies the work of some of the finest local architects and combines Modern design, Modern architecture and Modern living. More than just an aesthetic, “Modern” embodies new construction techniques and materials, and new ways of addressing old problems.“Modern” is not just what you live in, but how you live. From attainability to sustainability, the singular thread that connects “Modern” is an outlook that embraces new possibilities in living and lifestyle.



How to Extend Your Haircut and Hair Color




Mommy & Me Classes for New Moms and Babies

For moms who are looking for support, education, and friendship during that first year with their baby, the Mothers’ Gathering (Mommy & Me) classes at A Mother’s Haven in Encino are really wonderful!  New sessions are starting soon for all months – Dec/Jan/Feb babies on Fridays 12-1:30pm starts 3/2, Oct/Nov/Dec babies on Fridays 10-11:30am starts 3/2. Call 818-380-3111 or check out www.shopthehaven.com/mothers-gathering-registration.html for more days & times and to register!



7 Great Cleaning Products




The Help Group Teddy Bear Tea Silent Auction Request for Donations

The Help Group is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive nonprofit of its kind in the US serving children with special needs related to autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, developmental delays, abuse and emotional problems. The seven specialized day schools, on six campuses, offer pre-K through high school programs for more than 1,400 students and the broad range of mental health and therapy services, child abuse and residential programs reaches more than 6,000 children and their families each year. If you or someone you know has anything they would like to donate, call 818-779-5282 or email jhirschberg@thehelpgroup.org



Parents and Play Dates: Whose Friendship is More Important?




JEWBOREE Music, Movement and Judaism for preschool-aged children (ages 3-5)

Preschool-aged children (ages 3-5) and their parents or grandparents are invited to join in for four interactive and fun events.

Cost: $35 for each class or $110 for all four classes All classes are on Sunday’s from 10-11am

February 26th – Shabbat, Part I

March 4th – Purim

March 25th – Shabbat, Part II

April 1st – Passover

Call 818-763-9148 x109 for more information





Baby Models needed for photo shoot at Paige Lauren Baby

Looking for American babies that have hair and can sit that fit into 6/9M , 9/12M and or a 12/18M clothing size. If interested, email a picture and clothing size to info@paigelaurenbaby.com. Compensation are the photos and the shoot will be in Santa Monica on March 2nd in the morning.


Have You Come Back from Rock Bottom? Share Your Inspirational Story!

A major cable network is looking for men & women who have hit rock bottom, then transformed their lives through the healing power of faith, hope and perseverance. (Examples include addictions, sex, drugs, suicide attempts, debt, stealing, cheating, gambling, etc.). The goal is to inspire and uplift through true stories of healing. Looking for people willing to tell and share their story on the show. Filming will be in early March. Contact Tina at tkscasting@yahoo.com for more info



Looking for Families Struggling with In-Law Issues

This docu-series for A&E is a compelling show that helps solve major issues. Families who appear on the show have the opportunity to work with a professional relationship expert who will help them to identify and mend their problems. Looking for brave couples (and their in-laws) who are willing to share their stories in the hopes of not only repairing their own relationships, but also helping thousands of other families who are going through similar challenges. The time commitment is less than a week and we offer a $10,000 financial honorarium for participating families. Email inlawcasting@gmail.com your names/contact info, along with a family photo and their situation.




K-6 Tutor Lead

Is your elementary aged child having trouble in school?Ally is a credentialed teacher with a MA in Education and 8 years of classroom teaching experience. Can tutor in Newbury Park and surrounding areas. Contact 631-375-2708 or allymoston@gmail.com.



5 Ways To Predator-Proof Your Child




Swim Lessons…. Race to the Pool and Start Swimming with READY SET SWIM

Former elementary school teacher and competitive swimmer, Ailee Dembo, the owner of Ready Set Swim, is Red Cross Certified in Water Safety, Swim Instruction, CPR and First Aid and has been in the water with children for years. She offers Parent and Me classes, Private, Semi-Private, 10 Day Intensive Courses and 5 Day Refresher Courses. Ailee incorporates songs, toys, games and water safety information into all of her swim classes. Classes are held at a private heated pool in Encino. To sign up or find out more about READY SET SWIM go to www.readysetswimla.com or email Ailee at ailee@readysetswimla.com.



VIB Hour! (Very Important Babies)

Each Wednesday morning at 9am, the Zimmer opens its doors exclusively to the under 2 crowd!
Tiny tykes and their caregivers can enjoy the museum in a more relaxed setting giving both kids and adults more room to breathe (and crawl and climb). Adult admission rates apply. As this hour’s intention is to create a safe, comfortable play space for the youngest visitors, they ask families with older siblings to instead join for regular museum hours at 10am.Zimmer Children’s Museum is located on the lobby level of the Goldsmith Jewish Federation Building, 6505 Wilshire Blvd. in LA, 90048.





Night Nanny, Baby Nurse, Postpartum Doula Leads

Dream Team Doulas

These ladies are FANTASTIC, have worked for MANY people that I know & I HIGHLY recommend them. They specialize in lactation, soothing techniques, circumcision care, infant and mother nutrition, postpartum depression, acid reflux, multiples, and sleep training for infants and toddlers. They are CPR certified, certified by Dona international, members of DASC, and are insured. They have also had extensive training by DR. Elliot Berlin in supporting orthodox Jewish mothers, are recommended by The Women’s Care Of Beverly Hills Medical Group and numerous other physicians. They offer full body massage and many other perks to their new parents. Email shannon@dreamteamdoulas.com or call 310-433-8385.



Barefoot Belly Post Partum & Newborn Care Services

12 years of experience. Trusted by parents and loved by babies! Priscilla Sanchez is an experienced and well known Professional Post Partum Doula and Night Newborn Specialist with over 12 years  of experience supporting parents in the LA area. Her work is exclusively based in the care of newborns, preemies, multiples, etc. providing also mother post-partum care recovery support, comfort measures, newborn care education, lactation management and more. Stellar resume and references. Recommended by OB’s & Peds. Contact her at priscilla@barefootbelly.com or 818.746.5375.




Seeking the right recipe for food labels




Encino Mom’s California Living featuring the exotic rescued animals of Eco Station

Thanks to Michele the Trainer for sending the info in!




Child molestation – advice that DOES and DOES NOT work  
Ex: “stranger danger,” “no-go-tell,” “good touch, bad touch,” ignoring children’s sexual acting-out behaviors all do NOT work. Here’s advice from child molesters about what DOES work.



Members Need Leads – Can you help?

Looking for recommendations and leads about a Jewish preschool in northridge, porter ranch and Valencia area. Email Magia9@hotmail.com.


Looking for good place/web site to buy wholesale products for online gift store. Email debbie@thegiftgallery.biz.


Looking to speak with other parents whose children/teens suffer from Migraines. Email Jessica@jessicalynnevents.com.


Looking for a roommate to share my townhouse in a prime area of Oak Park. One Bedroom and private bath. Light kitchen privileges, no smoking, no pets. $750 a month. Call Sharon (818)707-7395.


Looking for VitaMix or Blendtec blender. If you are not using and willing to sell inexpensively, email jamesginger@yahoo.com.


Looking for a referral for a vet and dog groomer in or aroundCalabasas. Email knmaddy@pacbell.net.


Looking for fence builder for home in Topanga. Email Julie noellison@me.com.


Looking for feedback on The Valley Schools in Van Nuys. Email hbwein@me.com.



Children’s Media Use in America from Zero to Eight
A Common Sense Media Research Study, Fall 2011. See pages 19 – 20 for conclusions covering the areas of baby videos, bedroom TV, educational media, health promotion, digital divide, quality entertainment, reading, and multitasking.



How to Spring Clean Without Toxic Chemicals




Alaska Airlines Ticket For Sale

Value: $300.00 Sale Price: $200.00 Must be used for travel by March 17, 2012.

Please contact ekraft310@aol.com or call (310) 871 -2764.



Masquerade Parade

February 26th

Let the festivities begin! Purim is just around the corner! You will be making noise makers and feathery masks, and  be parading down main street… oh, it’ll be such a blast! This Sunday drop-in program runs from 3:00-4:00pm and is free (with paid museum admission). Admission rates are $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 2 and over. Children under 2 are free, and Grandparents are free on Tuesdays. Zimmer Children’s Museum is located on the lobby level of the Goldsmith Jewish Federation Building, 6505 Wilshire Blvd. in LA, 90048.  Sunday hours are 12:30pm-5:00pm.


(323) 761-8984



Gary Palmer Coffee Series

Thursday, February 23rd from 5:30-8:30pm

395 Santa Monica Place in Santa Monica, 90401

The Groundwork Indie Garage has always been known for showcasing brilliant and emerging artist’s! Situated in the world famous city of Santa Monica and created as an artisan food destination, The Market is located on the third-floor Dining Deck at Santa Monica Place. The Market debuts high quality organic purveyors featuring gourmet foods and celebratory gifts.



New on DVD for the Kids

Thomas and Friends Movie Pack 3-Movie DVD Set






Barney Movie Pack 3 DVD Set





Bob The Builder: Here to Help

Having fun is getting it done, especially when Bob the Builder and his best friends are here to help! Watch and learn as Bob rescues his pal Scruffy, repairs an old theater, builds a stage, and throws a surprise birthday party for his best friend Wendy. Get the help you need from Bob the Builder in these heartwarming tales of teamwork and adventure.




Handyman Lead

Phil has 25 years experience. No job is too smallfrom hanging pictures to pouring driveways) He specializes in Carpentry including building fences, concrete  drywall ,plumbing and electrical. Reliable and on time. call Phil (805) 651-9073 or email psatariano@hotmail.com