Monday March 19 2012

For over a decade, Head Above Water Swim School has taught thousands of
children to swim

They have 4 new pool locations and 3 exciting promotions!

Lessons in your home or in their heated pools in Century City, West LA, Playa Vista, Burbank, Westlake Village, and Monrovia AND NEW LOCATIONS IN SANTA MONICA, PACIFIC PALISADES (salt water), TARZANA, AND PASADENA!


1. 10% off a series of 10 lessons – up to a $90 savings!

2. 10-day Intensive Special: $200 for 10 half hour semi-private lessons at one of our pools – a $25 savings!*

3. Book a lifeguard for a private party 15 days in advance of your service, get $15 off!**

Call (888)-990-7946 or email or online at

*Certain restrictions apply.

**Expires May 20, 2012



Today in History

Congress approves Daylight Savings Time. (1918)

Poultry Day

Corn Dog Day



Free Healthy Kids Forum

Providence Tarzana Medical Center & Temple Judea are hosting a FREE Healthy Kids Forum. Hear from experts on a range of issues from hazards of social media to allergies, puberty and childhood obesity. KCBS News Reporter Josh Rubenstein will serve as emcee. This community event will include talks by physicians from Providence Tarzana who will give parents an opportunity to learn about pediatric health-related topics in an informal setting. Reserve your space at 818-758-380 or online at



Sessions Songwriting and Music Spring Break Music Camp!

Sessions Songwriting will be offering a jam-packed three days of singing, songwriting, and musical fun for kids ages 8-13. Each day will have a different focus including vocal harmonizing, stage performance, recording, and more. The campers will write three songs in three days! Sign up for one or all three days!

Monday, Wednesday, Friday (April 2nd, 4th, and 6th) from 10am-2pm

Price: $90/day or $240/3 days (Lunch is included)

Visit or call 310-828-8909 for more info!



Review the Baby Nurse or Doula You Used & Get $15 at Amazon!

Rate Your Baby Nurse has just launched and needs Jen’s List members to help them populate the site! Write an eligible review and they will say thank you with a $15 Amazon gift card! Started by first-time mom Melissa, Rate Your Baby Nurse is an open forum where parents can exchange information on baby nurses, aka night nurses, and doulas providing greater transparency to the hiring process. Use Promo Code: JEN when you register.



The secret of completely protecting your family and kids

A Mother’s Haven: Sunday, March 25th from 1-2pm

Your kids will be entertained, while you find out how to easily name guardians for your kids. You’ll discover how to avoid the 6 common mistakes most parents make that leave their kids at risk. Everyone in attendance will take home a copy of “Wear Clean Underwear! A Fast, Fun, Friendly – and Essential – Guide to Legal Planning for Busy Parents” PLUS you’ll have a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to A Mother’s Haven. This FREE legal planning educational seminar is presented by Personal Estate Planning Lawyer, Gerry Kane, who’s been guiding families for 15+ years. Register at or call 818-905-6088.



For the parent of a child with ASD, ADHD, Neurodevelopmental disorders – Sleep schedule

How to get kids in their own beds, at a reasonable time, for the duration of night.



Khan Academy: The future of education?

With the backing of Gates and Google, Khan Academy and its free online educational videos are moving into the classroom and across the world. Theirgoal: to revolutionize how we teach and learn.;contentAux



6 New Tricks to Avoid Wasting Money



Private Piano & Voice Lessons: 50% Off 1st Months Tuition For New Students

Franchesca Retford is the president of The Ivory Keys Music Studio. She is a concert pianist and vocalist and a master teacher of both. She holds a Master of Music in Musical Theatre/Opera performance degree from Arizona State University, and holds a bachelors in Piano Performance from ASU as well. Franchesca has been teaching and performing privately for the past 15 years. She has a passion and gift for teaching and she loves helping people develop their talents. She teaches all genres, ages and levels.



Siblings – what’s so good about sharing a room?  
Developing social, sibling skills.  Tips to help things go smoothly.



Summer Basketball, June-August

“Building Character One basket at a Time”

Boys (coed) & Girls Ages 5-16

Registration is ongoing from 8am-5:30pm, at Juan Bautista De Anza Park and continues until leagues are filled.



Demystifying The Private Elementary School Admissions Process

Thursday, April 12th at 6:30pm

Join Momangeles as they host “Beyond The Brochure: An Insider’s Guide To Private Elementary Schools In L.A.” and LA School Mates for an informative evening event at Books & Cookies, Santa Monica. Topics will include: written applications parent interviews, your child’s testing day, letters of recommendation, what to do if your child is wait-listed, financial aid and more



For the parent of a child with ASD, ADHD, Neurodevelopmental disorders – Homework
4 points to make getting homework done easier for the school age child.



City Yoga Comes Right to the Heart of Studio City

City Yoga is thrilled to begin serving the San Fernando Valley with it’s solid, playful, consistent Hatha Yoga teaching. They have classes all day and are excited to offer kids yoga and later evening classes. All of the teachers have a special gift for teaching students of all ages and levels. This location has 2 hour validated parking and shares a courtyard with several delicious restaurants.



Daisy Day Care

Daisy Daycare is a in home licensed daycare providing both infant and toddler care. The facility offers developmental activities throughout the day for toddlers such as painting, music, gymnastics, arts and crafts, mathematics, ABC, story time, and much more. The infant program focuses on activities to promote motor, verbal, social and emotional development. The facility offers two large outdoor areas and provides a safe and loving environment. Contact (818) 457-4538 for more details.



New Series; Pregnant and New Mama Support Group!

Mondays from 1-2:30pm

Come for love and support of new mamas and mamas to be! Snacks provided! $120 for the series of 6 classes.

March 19th – Understanding Separation Anxiety.

March 26th – Organically Raised.

April 2nd – Natural Ways to Keep Baby Healthy/Dealing with Colds and Fevers.

April 9th – Spa Mama.

April 16th – Parenting with a Partner.

April 23rd – How Not to Talk to Your Kids – how the language we choose affects children’s self esteem.

For more info, contact Rachel Myers at

Bini Birth Loft

5355 North Cartwright Avenue Unit 313, North Hollywood 91601



Camp Simcha Day Camp Discount Through March 20th

From June 25th-August 3rd

Camp Simcha is a joyful, enriching program for kids entering 1st – 6th grade in the fall. Offers sports, cooking, drama, art, computers, science, field trips. Sign up through March 29th and get a 10% discount.




A catalog and web site of fun and unusual Judaic items. They have decorations for all the Jewish holidays, light hearted and serious gifts, home decor and do-it-yourself party supplies for the Bar or Bat Mitzvah. It is their goal to make the everyday items needed for celebrating the holidays readily available, fun, and family oriented. At the core of their business is a large selection of Judaic fabrics and Jewish craft supplies.



Lose up to 20 to 30lbs in 4 weeks

How would you like to melt away your trouble areas & Look and feel your very BEST for 2012. Dr. Nina Levy uses only prescription hcg in her Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program.

Our hcg protocol serves as a jump start to a healthier and thinner you. Once you have reached your goal weight Dr. Nina Levy will help you to control your carbohydrate and sugar cravings with targeted supplements that help control cravings and the tendency’s for emotionally over eating. Beware of homeopathic OTC hcg products and other internet scams.

Jen’s List Special for 2012 – Receive $185.00 off your one month package program!

Call 818-879-7979

MediWellness, Inc.

28047 Dorothy Dr., Suite 201 in Agoura Hills, 91301



Foreclosure Crisis: Underwater Homeowners Share Their Stories



Color Consultations for Interior Paint Color Selections for your Home or Business

Looking for help selecting paint colors for your home, office, store, apartment, condo? Hourly rate for color consultations is $75/hour – on site meetings typically last 1-2 hours. Also available for other interior design consultations & on-going interior design services, such as: Space Planning/Furniture Layout, Furniture Sources/Selections, Window Treatments, Flooring Selections, Bath/Kitchen Remodeling feedback, & more!  ($75/hr). Email for more info.



High School Moms – Join The Community of Parents Prepping Their Kids for College

BrightGuide sends you practical tips, empowering ideas, and the best possible college preparation resources…daily to your inbox! Join the growing community today and get everything you need to navigate the confusing process of sending your children to college.



High End Brand New & Gently Used Clothing

March 21st between 10am-12pm & 1:30-4:30pm

There will be Discounted Racks at $5, $15, $25, $30

Some clothing lines are Oilily, Room Seven, Right Bank Babies, Misha Lulu. They also have 2 brand new Victorian Doll Houses.

Park in front of 5360 Las Virgenes – Follow the Yellow Balloons. Call 818 456-2576 with any questions.



Professional Office Space Available

Jen’s List member, Dr. Jaffe, has two spaces available in the heart of Sherman Oaks with easy 101/405 access. One is an interior office space, great for massage therapy, acupuncture, hypnotherapy, or counseling – approximately 160 sq. ft. The other is a wonderful meeting space, roughly 260 sq. ft. with white board, flat screen TV, couches and chairs that would be great for group therapy, small classes, or other small training sessions. Email



Celebrating César E. Chávez

March 25th

Honor Latino labor leader César E. Chávez and his life of community organizing and activism. Learn about the people he helped in his community, and discover ways that you can help the people in your own community. The Sunday drop-in program runs from 3-4pm and is free (with paid museum admission). Admission rates are $8 for adults and $5 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-5pm.

(323) 761-8984



Now YOU have a lawyer in the family!

Try a cheap service for legal issues and cannot pay lawyers to send a simple letters or call with quick questions. Helps when you must deal with; traffic tickets, the ex, home/car insurance, employer, neighbors, warranty issues, review contracts as 2nd opinion, write letters, collections, speeding tickets, court appearances, many other services outlined in the video on issues you and I don’t want to or cannot spend $500-1000 to write a letter. With this service it’s all included. This Jen’s List member has this over 10 yrs. You’ve got car/home/health insurance, you may want this “legal insurance”.



Balloon Artistry (and Coupon Code)

Bring your cameras to your corporate or house party! When you need unique entertainment for your next celebration, party or event check out Balloon Artist, Cathy Olson at Mother& teacher Cathy Olsen is great with children and will provide strolling balloon creations and crazy balloon hats for your party, 8 pages of menu items kids get to choose from. She is running a Winter Special for Jens List now thru May 1st, $25 off when you use coupon code “MELISSA”. Call Cathy Olsen 213-399-1447 or email



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.



Want to learn baby massage and build on parent awareness? Infant massage & parent awareness series

Starting: Tuesday April 3rd from 10-11am

4 week series Tuesdays(3rd,10th,17th & 24th)

Open to infants – 2 weeks to 10 months non crawlers


The technique of infant massage on baby.

Learn the emotional and physical benefits.

How to use massage for toddlers to teens.

Learn conscious parenting skills.

Gain insight into parent awareness with

relaxation and peace centering exercises.

Cost: $65




Are you stressed, anxious or depressed? Do you need a safe place to share life’s struggles?

Call for a free phone consultation with an experienced psychotherapist. Marie Ritz, L.C.S.W., has over 15 years working with individuals, couples and families in a safe and nurturing environment. Whether you need to find balance in your life, have parenting questions, low self esteem, or just need an outlet there is help to be found. – search Marie Ritz, LCSW




Spanish Wine and Tapas Tasting

Thursday, March 22nd at 7pm

$7 (proceeds benefit the Whole Planet Foundation)

A special Spanish wine tasting and tapas pairing to benefit the Whole Planet Foundation! All attendees who RSVP will get a goodie bag with a coffee travel mug and product samples from the Whole Planet Foundation Supplier Alliance (suppliers who have committed to donating $50,000 this year to the foundation). RSVP at Whole Planet Foundation’s mission is poverty alleviation through microcredit in communities worldwide that supply Whole Foods Market stores with product.

21347 Ventura Blvd. in WH, 91364



Riki’s Thirty-one Gifts Party – eEarn FREE and 1/2 Priced Products

Thirty-one Gifts is a company that sells totes, wallets, cosmetic bags, park blankets and much more with the option for personalization. There is something for everyone and for every occasion. By hosting a party (in home, catalog, online, or non-party-party) the hostess earns FREE and 1/2 Priced products. A great time will be had by all. Visit or call Riki at (310)694-2975. Act fast to get your personalized Easter baskets in time for the holiday!



Beautiful Bronze made from sugar beets.

The airbrush tanning solution is derived from 100% organic DHA and 95% all natural ingredients, and for added anti-aging benefits also includes a dose of skin healing and anti aging antioxidants that provide additional free-radical protection. This is what makes ‘s bronzing solution stand above the conventional formulas used in most tanning salons, most conventional formulas can add fuel to the sun-damaging fire with harmful parabens, and skin-tinting synthetic dyes. Only $50. Call Maranda at 805.795.0990.



10 Times “Because I Said So” is Appropriate



Need a Painter?

Freddie Galindo is licensed and has a lot of experience with interior & exterior. Can do drywall repair too! Call him at 818-231-1136 for more info!