Friday March 16 2012

Homeschooling? Free Lessons with StudyShop

Consider homeschooling – an education full of wonder and freedom for you and your child! At StudyShop, they understand the unique opportunities and challenges that homeschooling provides. Their tutors work with you to develop a curriculum specifically for your child. They help with the paperwork, put together lesson plans, and even organize field trips. Interested in finding out more? They offer a free consultation, and a free first lesson. Let them make the most of your child’s education! AMAZING references available!

Email or call 310-845-9130 for more info.



Today in History

Youth Art Month  

Professor Robert Goddard launches the first liquid fuel rocket. (1926)

The Mai Lai Massacre takes place in Vietnam. (1968)

Everything You Do is Right Day

Freedom of Information Day



Who’s joining me this Sat. at the Boy’s and Girl’s Ages 5-12 FUNdamental Basketball Clinic?
It is going to be raining – so even better – it gives you something to do with the kids!

Every Sat. thru June 30th from 1pm – 3 pm
The weekly clinics teach children the fundamental skills of basketball. The coach is FANTASTIC. Bring your shoes, ball, water, and be ready for a fun-filled afternoon playing the greatest game on earth. Parents please bring photo I.D.! Fee: $30 per child(which is tax deductible) – All proceeds goes to support the LA Maccabi Girl’s Basketball Team. You DO NOT have to be Jewish to attend! Contact “Coach J” Jamie B. Rauchwarger(College Woman’s Basketball Coach), at or (818) 621-4360 with any questions.
JCC at Milken
22622 Vanowen Street in West Hills, 91307



Do you still have a lower belly pooch, or aches and pains in your back from your previous pregnancy?

RESTORE THE CORE™ is a mat-based Pilates program designed just for moms who want to flatten their tummy, and strengthen their core! Class is held in a private studio in Woodland Hills at 8:30 PM every Tuesday and Thursday for an effective 50 min core workout. Eight week program starts April 3rd for just $224. FREE trial classes are now in session! Space is limited. Email or call (818) 631-1257 to reserve your spot. Customized private training in your home or office is also offered within the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area. 



Lola et Moi’s Final Liquidation and Sample Sale – Today Only
Friday, March 16th from 10am-4pm

Don’t miss the final sale for the couture kids line. Everything is priced 80-90% off retail prices. Shop for Baby, Girl and Boy – up to 10 years old. Most items under $20!
2002 Roscomare Road in Los Angeles, 90077



My family had the best weekend Getaway last weekend…

And thought I would share! We wanted something close enough to home, that we didn’t have to spend forever in the car, but far enough away, that would feel like a mini vacation. The Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach – Hotel & Resort in Oxnard was perfect. We swam in the heated pool, collected shells on beach and strolled along the sand. The Suite accommodations are spacious(including a bedroom with 2 queen beds, separate living room with a pull out couch, 2 full marble baths, 2 TV’s, a microwave, a refrigerator & coffee maker. Guests also receive complimentary access to the fitness center, as well as a free cooked breakfast and nightly Manager’s Reception.



Chaparral Elementary School 5th Annual Online Auction

March 16th-25th

Last year’s auction brought in over $40,000 for the school and had over 400 bidders from the area and across the nation. Some of this year’s items include travel packages to Napa, Tahiti, Paris & Florida. Also jewelry, VIP show tickets, kids summer camps, local restaurants & amusement park tickets will be featured. All proceeds from this charity auction directly support essential programs at this Calabasas Public School, including Computer Lab, Library, Art and Music Specialists, P.E. and more. Auction items are still being accepted if local businesses are interested. Contact or 818-591-8330 for more info.



A Happy Puppy is a fantastic Dog Walking service

You can custom design the right adventure for your dog with their trained staff. A member of Professional United Pet Sitters (PUPS), insured with kennel pro and certified in Pet CPR and First Aid your dog’s safety is their first priority. Weather a neighborhood walk or a mid day adventure your dog will get the attention and love needed in your absence. Contact owner Veronica Kelly to schedule a free consultation at 817.800.2982 or



Concepts for Living

With 20 years in senior care experience and 13 as personalized senior housing consultants, Concepts for Living is the “ear to bend, the shoulder to lean on and the hand to hold”. FREE to their clients, with tremendous depth of healthcare from their team, they offer only the best prescreened and evaluated homes and communities to meet the individual, unique needs of their seniors and their families. They give peace to mind and heart.




Baby Town’s March Madness Sale

Friday-Sunday, March 16th-18th

NO TAX on your entire purchase baby thru teen. Be sure to enter the Pot of Gold Raffle. Prizes include gift certificates and discounts on future orders and more. Also, take advantage of selected floor model furniture and bedding up to 70%off. These are deals that can’t be beat. This is the biggest sale of the year. Come see the new lines of furniture. Check out the great online baby registry. They are thankful for customers like you!

Hours: Tues-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5 & Closed Monday’s

18725 Sherman Way in Reseda, 91335




These Doggies Need a Home

Wags and Walks Rescue saved Hailey, 1 years old from the Baldwin Park Shelter. She is a mellow, sweet, charming baby who wants to cuddle you. She looks like a Brussels Griffon mixed with a Cain Terrier. She will do great with a family that has children and loves other dogs. She is spayed and up to date on all vaccinations. Application at or call 310.968.6571.


Toto is a 40 pound 2 year old Husky mix. He was a cute puppy but once he grew up his family didn’t want him anymore. Toto is affectionate, he gets along with other dogs, he’s okay with cats, and is great with children. He is neutered, vaccinated, and frontlined. Toto was an outside dog but now he is housebroken with a doggy door and gets to sleep inside. Contact Terrell at 323-385-8993 or



Free demo “Music Together” classes available for 1st time families with babies/toddlers/preschoolers, who have not attended prior sample classes

Music Together of Agoura Hills (serving Agoura, Westlake, West Hills, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, & Malibu) invites prospective spring session families on the following dates: Tue. 3/27 at 9:30am in Tarzana; Wed. 3/28 at 10:30am in Westlake Village, or Thurs. 3/29 at 10:30am in Agoura. Classes are mixed-age, family-style (emphasizing the parent/child dyad), & utilize a research-based music curriculum  designed to enhance childrens’ natural ability to enjoy and make music. To RSVP, contact director Dr. Cheryl Lev by visiting, and RSVP using the “contact us” feature, or call (818)324-9122.



Garage Sales

All proceeds go to Mi Casa De Angeles

Saturday, March 17th from 8-3 Rain or Shine!

SO much furniture, housewares, furnishings and decor, antiques, electronics, sports/gym & entertainment equipment, clothes, books, toys/games to sell! Some items $1!

100 E T.O. Blvd, behind Denny’s on Moorpark Road!


Moving clearance Sale!

Saturday, March 17th from 8am-11am

Selling furniture, dishes, tables, rugs, misc. items and more!

168 Padua Circle in Newbury Park, 91320 – Shadow Mountain Tennis Club town home



Vote for Troop 10245  
Go to and like the page, then vote for Troop #10245 so our Brownie Troop can win $5,000 in cookie sales!



Divorce Process, Including Child Support, Child Custody, Visitation, Alimony, & Joint Custody
If you are contemplating the difficult decision of a divorce, legal separation, or domestic litigation it is advisable to consult with an experienced divorce and family law attorney. Your situation is unique. You need an aggressive attorney who can give you personalized attention. Yasha Bronshteyn of Ginzburg & Bronshteyn, LLP will handle your case in a timely fashion.
(310) 914-3222

(818) 787-1011



Marriage & Family Therapy: Jessica Morris, MA, MFTI

Jessica Morris, MA, MFTI is a therapist in Calabasas. Jessica specializes in working with parents who are struggling with the demands of parenthood. Let her help you to reintegrate balance back into your life. Whether you are a new parent or a seasoned one; a single parent or co-parent; Jessica provides a safe and supportive environment to assist you in working through your struggles. It’s time to focus on taking care of yourself so that you can better care for your children.




The sky is the limit with this ground floor opportunity in a 2.5 billion dollar industry that can change your life

The power is shifting from corporations to personal connections to create a successful business! Dr. Katie Rodan & Dr. Kathy Fields creators of Proactiv SolutionR,  the world’s top selling acne brand, are doing it again with their new Anti-age skin care line Rodan + Fields Dermatologists. Can you imagine if you partnered with the doctors when they first presented ProactivR where you would be today? Create your own work schedule. Be your own boss. Work from home. They haven’t made a dent in the US are about to open up the opportunity in Canada & Asia! Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Contact Stacey at 818-929-7500 or



Women exercise an hour a day to keep pounds off



Extended Before/After School Care & Shuttle Services

*18 years of experience.

*Homework assistance.

*Healthy snacks.

*Plenty of indoor & outdoor activities, & Pets!

*Friday is always “No Homework Reward Day” with a trip to the many local parks

* Winter, Spring & Summer Camp

The 15 passenger Youth Bus is CHP licensed & inspected annually, 12 hours of retraining is met each year. Commercially insured, this is the ONLY legal van transportation in its class allowed by law.

Call 818 999-3525 or email for more info.



Beautiful Slipcovers & Reupholstery

Free In-Home Consultations Are you looking to update your living room or any of the rooms in your home? Fabrics Up Front can help! Slipcovers and Reupholstery at GREAT prices. Slipcover your 7-8 ft couch for $499 or Reupholster your 7-8 ft couch for $599 – Including Fabric! Are kids, pets and all their buddies making your home look more “lived in” than you’d like? Fabrics Up Front has 1000’s of fabrics to choose from and many stain resistant and washable! Call (818) 780-8051 for more information.



Free Health Seminar this Saturday, get fit for summer now, be healthy in mind, body and spirit!

Saturday, March 24th from 12-2pm

Come for free body composition analysis reminder bracelets and gratitude stones! Refreshments will be served!

*You’ll learn Short cuts the pro’s use to get and stay in shape

*Shana’s 4-F formula for optimal fat burning

*How to get into your fat store quicker and burn up to 40% more calories!

*Ways to permanently increase your metabolism

*How to eat your way into shape, and not starve



Great Shoe and Bag Repaid Lead

Very reasonably priced & does amazing work!

Fallbook Shoe Repair

6911 Topanga Canyon Blvd. (just north of Van Owen) in Canoga Park 818-348-6910
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Time for a Date Night? Or maybe a Mom’s Night Out!

Tuesday, March 20th at 7pm

Musical duo, Velvet Serenade debuts Upstairs at Vitello’s in Studio City, with special childcare arrangements provided by The Nanny Factory.



Adult Acne: It’s Not a Myth



HD VOICE STUDIO: Providing fun voice lessons and performance coaching for children! 

Heather Dudenbostel is an active and experienced performer and voice teacher, and is a recent transplant from New York City to Los Angeles. She creates a safe and fun environment for kids to learn to use their voice healthily, bring a song to life, and have confidence and FUN on stage. Whether your child has expressed an interest in auditioning for the school choir or in being the next star on Broadway, Heather can offer supportive tools to help them on their singing journey. Lessons are offered in Culver City, but can also be arranged at the home of the student. Visit for more info and to set up a FREE introductory lesson. 



No Problem Mac

Have you’ve ever stared at your Mac, iPad or iPhone and felt confused, frustrated or helpless? At No Problem Mac they specialize in helping those with little or no knowledge of computers. They offer fast, friendly support, service and lessons and can be at most homes or businesses in LA within an hour. Work on your own Mac with a teacher who’s patient, knowledgeable and adapts to the way you learn. The rate is a low $70 per hour. Visit and contact John at 310-621-5679 or They now offer GIFT CERTIFICATES for the Holiday Season. Customers who are Jen’s List members get one free month of 24/7 phone support!



Postpartum Groups

Tuesdays & Thursday from 4-5pm

Coordinating, a group designed for women who have given birth. New moms who are anywhere between one and 12 months postpartum are welcome. This small group provides a safe forum for you to begin to talk about some of the dramatic changes you are experiencing as you make this transition from womanhood to motherhood. Initial Discussion topics include:

Mobilizing resources for support

The necessity of self-care

Babies are welcome! Space is limited, Please RSVP.!/events/376753715676975/



Learn to grow perfect tomatoes with Laura Taylor!

Saturday, March 31st at 10am

Join in on the perfect setting to explore the delicious world of growing your own ingredients. Laura Taylor’s sweet tips on growing the fruit in this hands-on class will get you going with heirloom seedlings and great tips at The Gourmandise School.




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Leon The Lion will teach all children what it means to have potential

Ask a child what ice cream is and they will answer it with utmost confidence. Ask a child what potential is and they may waiver on a secure answer. The author Leon Terrell Ash emphasizes through Leon The Lion that with potential the sky is the limit. Children enthusiastically follow along in the book as the big bright pictures tell a clear and simple story about the word, “Potential.” Leon The Lion believes everything can be done and anything can be achieved. Join Leon The Lion as he inspires and encourage the youth. Leon explains to his friend Krystal the “Potential” that she has and how it works.



Stroller Strides of Woodland Hills is adding a new class location at OutsideThe Box!

This partnership makes it so convenient for moms – take a class at OTB then enjoy a work out, while your little one enjoys the ride! Tuesdays at 10:30am starting March 20th at OTB- Westfield Promenade Mall, 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Woodland Hills. Class fees available at OTB info at RSVP for the Grand Opening Class to or call 800-548-7690.



babytalk la

Provides a supportive and fun environment where new parents learn about taking care of their babies, and also build life-long friendships with other parents who have babies close to the same age. The babytalk la program gives new parents the information to understand their babies’ developmental needs, and the confidence to feel good about how they are responding to them.



New study findings regarding attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder

Dr. Kevin Ross Emery, author of “Managing the Gift of your ADD/HD Child,” has been asserting for years that untold numbers of children throughout the U.S. are being misdiagnosed with the disorders and, thus, needlessly stigmatized and medicated, and that those who legitimately have ADD/HD suffer the consequences of a society trying to pharmaceutically “fix” what can’t be and, in his opinion, does not need to be. Given the significance and magnitude of recently released study findings and to help parents and caregivers best assess their own approach when they feel an ADD/HD situation is at hand, Dr. Kevin is available for interviews and editorials.



See What’s New This Spring with The Pampered Chef

They have just introduced 56 new products, including new barbecue tools, pantry items (salt free seasonings, BBQ sauces, rubs and dessert sauces), Simple Additions® and kitchen must-haves like the all-new Round Covered Baker! Make quick, easy, healthy recipes that will have you out of the kitchen in no time. Call Shari at 818-632-5077 or email for more information.