Sunday March 11 2012

Montessori of Malibu Canyon–A Calabasas Distinguished Preschool is Now Enrolling for Summer & Fall

They have a beautiful Campus with over an acre playground.

*Large Bright Classrooms

*All Certified Master Teachers (No Teacher Assistants)

*Daily Yoga *Organic Children’s Garden

*Healthy & Nutritious Snacks

*Language Lab Offering (Spanish, French and Farsi)

*Amazing Science/Art/Geography/Dance

Summer Preschool Camp Program Now Enrolling

Call (818)880-055 for Tours.



Today in History

Johnny Appleseed Day

Worship of Tools Day – guys, you can relate

The most famous storm in American history begins…. the Blizzard of 1888.(1888)



Play and Grow 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 Sunday.  These ideas come from scholarly sources to personal interviews, from the internet to periodicals to books.  
Some points of SKILL DEVELOPMENT, birth – 3 mo.
•  WHEN BABY makes accidental movements that cause a bell to jingle, a toy to squeak or beads to tinkle, she’s creating repetition teaching her that she’s making those sounds – cause and effect, a cognitive awareness.
•  OBJECTS THAT move slowly and produce a gentle sound are far more interesting than those that are fixed and silent.
•  Build your “LEARNING LIBRARY” by choosing developmental learning tools, designed to “grow” as children grow, with features and developmental skill elements appealing to different ages simultaneously all in 1 toy, so Baby learns developmentally at 3 months with an item and at 2 years, for example, he’s ready for different features of the same toy.
SOME DEVELOPMENTAL LEARNING TOOLS (toys and other objects) for Newborns to 3-month-olds and the developmental skills utilized:
• ACTIVITY RINGS – use now for connecting teethers and rattles to high chair, stroller, car seat, link across the top of the crib/hang things down to bat at and watch; later for counting, sorting, matching (tactile, visual, auditory, thinking/learning)
• UNBREAKABLE mirror – attached to side of crib, hanging near a changing table, on rattles/cloth books (social/emotional, visual, thinking/learning)
Next week – “Developmental Learning Tools for 3- to 6-mo-olds”

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$1 for $12 worth at Cafe 50’s in Sherman Oaks from

Today’s amazing deal is for $12 worth of foods and drinks from Cafe 50’s in Sherman Oaks for only $6, but as a first time subscriber you will receive a $5 credit as an extra thank you. 
That means today’s deal can cost as little as $1, so head on over to to enjoy a taste of good old fashioned Americana for next to nothing! Of course, you are welcome to use that $5 credit on any of their other great deals and feel great about it – a portion of every sale is donated to local schools and charities right here in the Valley. If you’d like to suggest another local school or charity to benefit as well, please email Holly at



BABIES FIRST CLASS MULTIPLE PARENT & ME class for any multiples born in December 2011 and January 2012

This class is taught by Sue Darrison and will begin at the end of March. Sessions of 10 weeks of class include music and movement as well as discussions on developmental, practical and psychological issues. Register on line at or contact Kathy at with your email, leave your name, telephone number, and date of birth of your multiples. 



The best gift you can give your family is life insurance

No amount of money will ever replace a loved one, but life insurance will provide financial security at a difficult time of need. Jeremy Licht has been an independent insurance agent for many years, and has helped thousands of people secure life insurance for their families. He will get you the best rate and will fit any budget. He can be reached at 818-762-5947 or



Lice Out Lady

Serving LA & San Fernando Valley, Maayan Mcabian of LICE OUT LADY has helped dozens of moms ease their pain in ridding their cute adorable children from these pesty little guys invading your home, your life and your sanity. As recommended by Dr. JJ Levenstein of Boulevard Pediatrics in Encino! Lice Out Lady comes to your home and gives you all the 411 on what causes these little friends to appear, camp out, harvest babies and start a family of their own in your child’s hair. Not Cool! We’re here to help put you at ease! Book your appointment today by texting/calling 818-203-0199 or via email Become a FAN at


9 Utterly Divine LA Giveaways ($3000 value)
How about a family 4-pack of tickets to LEGOLAND or getting bikini ready with a full session of bootcamp? Red Tricycle’s partnered with 9 amazing brands and places:

$500 Value Pump Station Gift Basket
Full Session of Bootcamp by Fit Happens LA
4 Tickets to LEGOLAND
phil&teds Explorer Stroller & Freerider
Family Membership to Discovery Science Museum
$200 Plum District Gift Card
$200 Scribble Press Custom
Owyn Toy Box from Mod Mom Furniture ($425)
$200 SpaFinder Gift Card
 and AMC Theatres® just announced the Bring Your Baby Matinees program launching in 68 theaters around the country

Beginning at noon on the first Tuesday of every month, select AMC locations are offering a fun and relaxed atmosphere for parents to meet, share advice and enjoy viewing a new flick with their babies. The program provides parents with a comfortable and early daytime setting in a baby-friendly environment where crying babies are welcome. Parents can park their strollers, breastfeed and socialize with other parents in a theater that features brighter lights and lower volume. To find a local participating theater, log on to or


The Red Chair School: Summer Camps 
May through July 
Interested in Summer Camps for your child? The Red Chair School of Performing Arts will be hosting Ballet Camps for children 5 to 15 years old. The Red Chair follows the American Ballet National Training Curriculum with their students and with their summer intensive camps. Call now and receive a free assessment for your child (a $20-$23 fee waived). For more information, call (818) 842-5500.


Former High School Basketball Coach Available for Private, Personalized One-on-One Basketball Training Sessions
Any age, beginner to advanced levels. Coach Dave focuses on confidence-building through overall skill development, ball handling, shooting, defense, and conditioning. Ideal for during basketball season or during the off-season, Coach Dave can work with students one-on-one or as a group and has trained and coached several athletes who have gone on to play in the NBA and at NCAA Division I schools. Email or call (818) 935-4506 for rates or more information about private coaching or fun and unique birthday parties. Gift certificates and group discounts available. 



The Awesome Bed Wedge

It works by using a scientifically tested, high density polyurethane material specifically designed to work with two opposable forces (headboard and mattress). When used as instructed, the Bed Wedge forms a shelf-like barrier and helps to prevent items from falling or becoming stuck between your headboard and your mattress. Delivering a better night’s sleep one bed at a time! The Bed Wedge is NOT sold in stories.



Preserve your family’s home movie tapes to DVD or digital so your kids can show their kids how much fun they had growing up!

Now through March 31st, when Jen’s List members transfer 3 tapes (any format), they get a 4th transfer free. Convert & consolidate all your tapes to DVD (or digital) with uniquely personalized 3D menus and intelligent chapters. Their DVDs are simply the best, completely user friendly, and have a lifetime guarantee. Preserve. Protect. Consolidate. Duplicate. Free Webinar Reminder: OT & Your Preschooler, Is It Necessary?

Wednesday, March 21st at 9 p.m.

Wondering how occupational therapists assist the preschool population? Not sure if your preschooler could benefit from OT intervention? Register for a free webinar! Perfect for preschool teachers and parents of preschoolers. They will be discussing the role of occupational therapy with the preschool population. Learn about behaviors which could indicate a need for occupational therapy. More importantly, learn when not to worry! The webinar will be presented live by an experienced occupational therapist and the format will consist of 30 minutes of presentation and 15 minutes of live Q&A.




THE DOCTORS are looking for:

• Someone Who Wants a FREE TREATMENT To Get Rid Of NOSE VEINS.

• Someone With DIABETES- Whether you know someone struggling with it who needs a wakeup call, or if you yourself have it & could use some advice from our experts. 

• Someone With DIABETES Who Has Been Inspired By actor BEN VEREEN.

Email a recent photo and contact info.


Looking for couples who are very much in love but just as frustrated with their spouses obnoxious, out of control, weird behaviors and downright INSANE collections

The more unusual, extreme, unique and hilarious the better If your spouse has a strange collection, obsession, addiction or quirk that you did not know about until after you tied the knot, we want to know about it! Send the following to


Contact info including Facebook (if applicable).

2-4 Recent photos of yourself, spouse and the collection.

A few sentences describing your marriage, the collection, obsession or behavior that is making your life a living hell. 

All married couples are welcome to apply. Must be between 18-60 years of age.


We all know there’s no such thing as the perfect relationship, but when kids come along they can really put a strain on things, no matter how good you and your partner are together

If you’re a mom who’s  trying to hold it all together – or if you’ve got a story to tell – then, Angie, Tessa and Marshall at BBC Worldwide Productions would love to hear from you. If you would like to find out more about the documentary or share your story and opinions, contact Angie, Tessa or Marshall at 310-228-1898 or All calls will be confidential and do not require you to take part in the documentary.


Feature Film seeking Male African American twins or Triplet 2-3 years old

Casting a feature film to be filmed in May-July 2012 and are looking for a set of MALE AFRICAN AMERICAN TWINS OR TRIPLETS, 2-3 years old to play the role of “Ronnie,” the quintessential two year old that gets into anything and everything. If you have a set of multiples that fit these criteria and would like more information about auditioning, contact Susanna Griffith at


“The Doctors” are looking for

*Looking for a husband who may only be up for weekend getaways every now and again, but his wife wants the help of our doctors to convince him that a LONG vacation is healthier for their well being. Need high energy – the more stressed, the better!

*A mom with a teen daughter OR a woman in her 20’s that is waiting to have sex until after marriage who wants to know if it is worth it to get an HPV vaccination. Should you avoid it since you aren’t sexually active, or get it because once you are married- your husband may pass it to you?

*A woman (20s- 40s) who experiences leakage when they laugh, cough or sneeze. A new device that has just been FDA approved for urinary incontinence. You will get device for free!

Email for more info.


Seeking MOMS in need of FAMILY MEDIATION from a professional therapist!

Are you a mom on the brink of losing it? Are you tired of the yelling and arguments in your home? Are you ready for professional help? If your kids call you “Momzilla”, your teens think you dress too sexy, or you feel “checked out” from your family, There may be help! NOW CASTING Moms (and their families) for a therapeutic new show on a major cable network. If you’re desperate for mediation to work through conflicts with your kids, your spouse and everyone else who, email


TV Show is looking for identical twin Caucasian girls ages 4-7 months

If you have children that fit this please email a photo and contact number to Jeremy Apody at Abrams Artists Agency. His email is


Say Goodbye to Tight Muscle & Leg Pain!
Tuesday, March 26th at 7pm
The foam roller not only stretches muscles and tendons, but it also breaks down soft tissue adhesions and scar tissue. By using your own body weight and a foam roller you can perform a self-massage, break up trigger points, and soothe tight fascia while increasing blood flow and circulation to the soft tissues. Join Fleet Feet’s free foam rolling class to learn to effectively use your foam roller. Class is limited to 20 participants. RSVP by emailing

Riva In Cahoots at The Cowboy Palace Saloon 

Tuesday, March 27th

21635 Devonshire Street in Chatsworth
Free swing lesson at 7pm, band starts at 8:30pm. Pull on your boots and lope over for a fun night of country music and dancing. Hoof it up or just chill in a great old time honky-tonk setting. No cover charge. Cowboy hats welcome, horses drink free!
(818) 341-0166

Sleep Class For Expecting & New Parents at Juvenile Shop
Thursday, March 15th from 5pm-6pm 
Ahh, sleep! This class covers the best methods for getting your baby to sleep and to sleep well. Finding rest during pregnancy will also be covered. Classes are taught by Certified Baby Planner Ali North, owner of Sweet Expectations Los Angeles. The mission of her work is to support, educate, and mentor expectant parents in order for them to be confident, relaxed, and joyful during pregnancy, birth, and beyond. She is a wife and proud mother of a 3-year-old daughter and infant son.


So you are looking to get your kid into modeling or acting?

From a mom who has many years of experience in the acting business.


Free Trial Ballet/Tap Class & a Discount for Jen’s List Readers
Weekly, Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays
Come along for a Trial Class and if you mention Jen’s List when signing up for the whole semester, you get 10% off! Blue Starz offers the unique Melody Movement ( syllabus in Ballet and Tap for 2-5 year olds. Classes in Sherman Oaks and North Hollywood. Email or call (310) 880-4553 to find out schedule info and reserve your free trial.


TOMS ultimate “TOMS Ticket to Give”

Have you or any of your family members ever dreamt of unwrapping a chocolate bar and uncovering the ‘Golden Ticket?’ An all-access pass to witness your favorite company come to life in the most imaginative, awe-inspiring way? In an approach that is truly first of its kind, every single week on, one lucky winner will be given the opportunity to join TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie, and other community members on a once in a lifetime international Giving Trip. The hope is that each winner will return home from the Giving Trip inspired to continue spreading the gift of giving in their own unique way.


Healing Baskets is a Unique On-Line Inspirational Gift & Gift Basket Site
Where do you go when you want to send something really personal and special to someone facing a challenge? Go to Check out their spirited gifts, that say how you feel when you are at a loss for words. From loss, to cancer, breast cancer, cancer for men, kids and teens, get well, divorce, care giving, thinking of you, and even job loss. The healing words and links section is particularly helpful guiding you what to say and what not to say, and how to help.


Kidd’s Jewelry Heist

An interactive retail experience…a jewelry making parlor for the young and young at heart. Here guests are invited to select from an inspiring array of jewelry making supplies from hearts and real spider charms to mermaid glass beads…all of which can be assembled on the spot by yourself or with the help of a KJH jewelry designer. Private parties for kids or moms are available. You can also select from a great variety of already made pieces from their collection.



Children’s Theatre & Improvisational Classes & Summer Camp

All children ages 6 – 15 are invited to join the Agoura Children’s Theatre, Est. 1980. Theatre and Improvisation SUMMER CLASSES are offered both in morning and afternoon sessions. Children receive individual attention, learn about theatre, acting and teamwork. $50 DISCOUNT with early registration for both sessions. $25 DISCOUNT with early registration for single sessions. Small class sizes-Limited Space Available. CALL 818-225-1459 for reserve a spot in ACT.

Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks Charitable Foundation Hosts 4th Annual No Limit Hold ‘Em Charity Poker Tournament

Sunday, May 20th from 4-9:30 p.m.
The Canyon Club, Agoura Hills

Buffet Dinner, live and silent auction, casino tables. For tickets or more information visit or call Lois Curran-Klein at (805) 496-1904.


O2 MAX is looking for stories to feature in the upcoming weeks on its website as well as several other sites

It is a great way for students looking to build their resume and get some extra exposure to be featured. They will be assembling a student fitness advisory committee over the summer and are looking for rock star students that are interested. Email with any questions



Groomers Glove: Great For Dogs

Groomers Glove is on the Wal-Mart Get-On-The-Shelf contest with a great family dog Groomers Glove. This is a great product and they need your support and vote.’s-Glove


Preparing for the written portion of the SAT? Need help?

Will work with any student preparing to take the SAT on the written portion only…strategy for understanding the prompt, for addressing the question, structure a QUICK outline of thoughts, topics, supporting statements, drawing to a conclusion…all in 25 min. or less. $100 per hour…can practice 2 prompts in one session…teens today know how to text and word process, but have VERY little understanding of what it takes to WRITE (many don’t even know handwriting)…it’s YOUR SAT score! Email Deb Sarif at



Piano teacher and vocal coach for children, first lesson free!

Give your child a chance to experience their first piano and/or voice lesson with Miss Lynne! West LA area. In addition to teaching music, Lynne is a wonderful singer/entertainer for private parties, sharing her classy standards (Sinatra type songs) adding sophistication and sparkle to any party.


Kitchens, Bathrooms, Nurseries: Let DKM Design Studio Design Your Dream Space 
Don’t know where to start with a remodel? Let DKM Design Studio bring your vision to reality! They are a full service design studio. They do the foot work for you and create designs from a sketch through the full installation. They work with all design genres and budgets. Call today for a free in home consultation. Call (323) 638-4751 or email Debbie at



You can get a free make-over/facial from me and see Mary Kay cosmetics products

Free facial/makeover with no obligation to buy cosmetics. Will come over to your house at any time convenient for you.




Sensei Robert Margolin teaches private sessions out of his home studio and full gym

Referred by Jens List member

He works with overweight children and adults. He also works with people with autism and MS. He provides amazing nutritional counseling, helps athletes get off steroids and achieve the same results naturally. Also does deep healing work/rehab. $25 an hour FOR 1 OR 2! Call 818 883 7430 for more info.




A magical place where the simple act of saying “Hi” is more than just a friendly greeting, it’s a way of life. Ohiya’s cute, cuddly and sometimes crass characters mirror the unique qualities within each and every one of us. We all have different ways of connecting, some better than others. Ohiya is a reminder that creating a unique friendship is like a work of art – built one brush stroke at a time.



Gladys formerly from Carmen Kids & Co. Has moved to Young Attitudes Salon 4 Kids

Mention Jen’s List and receive $3 off. Call for an appointment at 818-788-2887.

15053 Ventura Blvd. #201 in Sherman Oaks



Heating and Air Conditioning Company

Referred by

“5 Star Heating and Air Conditioning is the best. They are reliable, honest and most importantly they have the best prices out there. I was referred by a Jen’s List member a couple months ago and I would like to pass this information along for those of you who missed it. Make sure you call them for your next heating or a/c issue at (805) 341-4950.” 



Fundamentals of Movement (Personal Training)

Amir mixes cutting edge training methods with classic techniques to transform your body from the inside out. From movement to nutrition Amir will inspire anyone at any level to explore various elements to incorporate in their own routines. His programs are designed to get people in functional shape by developing quality, better understanding, & an efficient way of moving. Mention (PROMO CODE: Shira) when you call in for free 30 min Consultation.