Wednesday April 18 2012

Thumos Health Center – Healthy moms and Healthy babies

Ganit’s medical practice focuses on women’s health and fertility. She believes acupuncture and Eastern medicine are particularly effective in assuaging women’s health issues due to their holistic approach. Maximizing the wellness of both mother and child is one sure way to help achieve this. Ganit specializes in helping women get pregnant, overcome nausea or “morning sickness.”  Help relieve pregnancy sciatica and related pain and Labor preparation in cases of late birthing.




Today in History

International Juggler’s Day – also applies to multi tasking office workers

Newspaper Columnists Day
International Juggler’s Day



Summer Camps: Preschool – Teens

Summer day camp is all about art, music, sports, swimming, drama, cooking, sleepovers, field trips & FUN! Lots of great stuff for tweens & teens too! Most Jewish camps welcome the public, no synagogue membership or school enrollment required. They’re a great way to explore unique Jewish communities & to determine which might suit your family best.

For a free consultation, contact Rachel Kaplan (Valley) at or Debra Markovic (City) at

JKidLA is a service of BJE: Builders of Jewish Education



Free Child Safety Seat Checkup Day

Saturday, April 21st from 10am-2pm

FREE CHILD SAFETY SEAT CHECKUPS More than 90% of the car seats are installed incorrectly! Have your child safety seats checked by Nationally Certified Technicians!

Petersen Automotive Museum

6060 Wilshire Blvd (at Fairfax), Los Angeles 90036

For a checkup appointment, call (310) 222-6860.

Meet Bucklebear and his friends! Petersen Museum discount coupons available for families participating in the checkup!



Do you need a Lifeguard for your next event?

If you are planning a pool party where a number of guests will be swimming in your home pool, or if you are hosting an event where adults will be socializing or have their attention distracted from the pool, hiring a personal, private lifeguard for your pool party helps to put parents’ and guests’ minds at ease and makes your party safer and more enjoyable for everyone attending-especially the host. Hiring a lifeguard makes your pool party safer and worry-free! Call Laura at 818-404-0700 for more info! She and her team are terrific!




Janie Josephson runs the organization alone with her partner Paula Cornell. They are literally 100% NON profit and do everything because they want to and do NOT make a dime. For The Troops’ mission is to send care packages to our front line troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. These packages contain such things as snack items, DVDs, CDs, batteries, personal care items and magazines, etc. They put a child’s letter in every one of their “We Care” packages. Letter writing campaigns are ongoing at schools, scouts, sports clubs & youth groups. They are also registered with different retailers where $ can go back to the troops just by shopping. To date, they have sent over 55,000+ packages.




Nannies and on-call Educated Sitters with University Sitters

University Sitters provides all types of childcare from on-call educated sitters to full-time and part-time career nannies. Our staff will assist you through the process of finding the right match for your family. Inquire about part-time, full time and temporary nannies, event child care options, on-call occasional sitters and more.




The Great Mother’hood Conference – For Moms by Moms

April 29th at The Marina Del Rey Marriott Grand Ballroom

The Great Mother’Hood Event provides new and expectant moms information from trusted sources. They’ve filtered through the clutter so you can participate in discussions you care about. Reliable prenatal & newborn information, blended with unique focus groups, discussion panels, interaction w/local retailers & national brands. Incredible giveaways & swag bags! You do NOT want to miss this! Created by Moms for Moms to make life easier. Jen’s List members get 50% the ticket price(use code jenslist at checkout)



Zipz Shoes

Change Your Shoes, Change Yourself, Change Your World



Dixie Canyon Avenue Elementary School Spring Fundraising Auction

Rock A Hula! A Luau for the Dolphins

Saturday April 21st from 6pm – 11pm

CBS STUDIO CENTER Backlot 4024 Radford Avenue in Studio City, CA 91604

Cocktails and Silent Auction from 6pm to 8pm

Dinner, Live Auction, Dancing and Entertainment from 8pm to 11pm

Childcare with games, dinner and activities for $10 per child is provided

Join us for an exciting Hawaiian Luau-themed evening of live and silent auction, dinner, dancing and entertainment to support our wonderful local public elementary school children of Dixie Canyon Avenue Elementary School.  $60 – $85 pp. To purchase tickets, visit



Amazing Hip Clothing Store for Sale

– Great location right next door to Menchies.

– Valid and active account list.

– Business has been based on return and referral customers ONLY.

– Profitable for 3 years.

– Desirable location in Valley Village.

Call Julie at 310-880-8681 for more information.



Special Event Icon Market Research Focus Groups

Watch a TV pilot and get paid to give your opinion! Looking for men and women 15-49 years old to watch a new TV pilot and they will pay you $70 to give your opinion in a focus group. Location: North Hollywood/Burbank area. Groups last approximately 2 3/4 hours (they have a variety of days & times available). Don’t call if in any way affiliated with the entertainment industry. Call Jenny at (818) 225-8424 for more info.



Awesome Custom Wall Art for ANY home!



Professional Interior Design Services for your Home or Business

Looking for interior design help or professional design advice for a home or office project? JS Interior Design provides full service design and on site design consultations for your home, office, or place of business. Services include anything from a full remodel to small projects, can work in phases and with any budget. If you need help with a bath or kitchen remodel, paint color selections, space planning, furniture selections, or general design advice and direction – no project is too small. Hourly rate for all on site working design consultations and ongoing design services is $75/hr.  Available in both OC & LA. Email for more info including portfolio and contact info.



Free Event!  Stroller Strides GRAND OPENING–Beeman Park

Thursday, April 19th at 9:30am to 10:30am

CLASS IS FREE! Bring your kiddos – all ages welcome, in strollers. Any stroller is fine! They are having swag bags for the first 25 in attendance, as well as raffles for prizes. Wear work out clothes, bring water and a mat or towel for ab work. If you “like” Stroller Strides Sherman Oaks & Studio City on Facebook, you can get class FREE for one week.



Free Moms “Birthright-like” Trip to Israel

Are you a Jewish Mom or do you know an amazing Jewish Mom who would appreciate the opportunity of a lifetime? Join the Jewish Women’s Initiative of Aish LA, in conjunction with the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project, on the 3rd annual trip to Israel July 22nd– Aug 1st. Travel the land while enjoying seminars designed to enrich your spirituality and relationships and empower you to be a powerful role model for your family and community for free. All you pay is your airfare + tips. To be eligible for this trip, you must have at least one child under 17 at home and live in the West LA area. For more info contact, Sharon at 310-926-2356. For the trip application and sample itinerary, go to and look for the T.A.G. Israel Experience.



Dress on a Dime Long Beach – Women’s 4 Day Consignment Event!

May 17th-20th from 9am to 5pm

Dress on a Dime has expanded to the Long Beach/Southbay area. Don’t miss the first women’s consignment sale event on the West Side. Consignors, Volunteers, Sponsors and Shoppers wanted!  For more information visit the website. Registration is now open for consignors and volunteers but slots are filling fast. Visit the Long Beach webpage directly to register at



Attention Health & Fitness Enthusiasts – Revolutionize your workout

The makers of GRIP ON know that you’re dedicated to improving your exercise workout routine. That’s why they developed the perfect feel & fit for any equipment with a handle, engineered to provide a solid performance-increasing grip along with hygienic protection & durable reliability. GRIP ON is the perfect accessory for people who want a firm non-slip grip when using any piece of exercise/workout/Pilates equipment. The proprietary hexagon design undergoes a process called “Nihon etching” which combines for a perfect grip, enabling you to lift more weight with less stress to your hands, wrists & forearms. GRIP ON is made to an exact thickness that gives the user just the right feel for ultimate support.



25 Things to do with a Wiggly Toddler Boy (other than get frustrated)



Learn how money works 

Shawn Francis offers a simple approach at no charge. Faith & family THEN business. Call him at 818-415-7124. (WFG) is a financial services marketing company whose affiliates offer a broad array of financial products and services. Insurance products offered through World Financial Group Insurance Agency, Inc.(WFGIA), World Financial Group Insurance Agency of Hawaii, Inc., World Financial Group Insurance Agency of Massachusetts, Inc., World Financial Group Insurance Agency of Wyoming, Inc., World Financial Insurance Agency, Inc. and/or WFG Insurance Agency of Puerto Rico, Inc. WFG and WFGIA are affiliated companies.WFG and WFGIA Headquarters: 11315 Johns Creek Parkway, Johns Creek, GA



Pamper your body, mind, and soul this at Spring at Total Woman Studio City

Experience the Signature Atmosphere Facial and Revitalizing Eye treatment for only $70, valued at $110. This 50 minute treatment will leave your skin supple and dewy, and your body and mind relaxed.

OR get TWO Signature Treatments with your choice of Deluxe Enhancement for only $150(valued $287). Come in early or stay late; spend time in the steam room and dry sauna, read a book in the quite area, or take in a yoga class. Membership NOT required. Total Woman Gym and Day Spa, is very excited about the opening of their newest Studio City location. Contact Gretchin Heath at (818) 760-0526 or for more details. Mention Jen’s List! Valid until the end of April.



20% Off your kitchen Remodel *Green Planet Building *Spring Special*

Green Planet Building is L.A.’s leader in sustainable construction. They are your local Eco-friendly contractors specializing in kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, additions, and custom home builds. Fully licensed and insured, They proudly balance sustainability, quality, and cost.




Attention: Parents of 2-7 Yr Olds

Do you have days where you feel that all you do is yell?

Is your child being bullied? Or is the bully?

Are you running out of ideas to get thru the day…other than bribery and time-outs?

If any of these statements resonate with you, join the MotheringForum’s parenting workshop in Encino. Created and facilitated by Marissa Gold, a Parent Educator and Consultant who specializes in Brain-Based Care, this class ties together cognitive and psychological insights with practical advice to help you better understand what is going on inside the minds of your children. At the end, you’ll have a fully-customizable parenting “toolkit” to help facilitate a happier & healthier environment. Email Marissa at for more info.



Dearborn Street Elementary PTA Goodwill Stuff-a-Truck Fundraiser

April 21st from 9am-12pm; April 22nd from 9am-3pm; May 6th from 9am-3pm

Dearborn Street Elementary PTA is working with Goodwill to Stuff-a-Truck! Now is the time to do some spring cleaning and donate to Goodwill. Simply drop off your donation items. Receipts are available upon request. They look forward to seeing you at our drop-off days for Goodwill donations!



Endless Screenings Don’t Bring Everlasting Health



Earth Day and Nature are the themes for a hands-on family art making experience in beautiful Barnsdall Art Park

Saturday, April 21st from 1-4pm
Mixing and matching materials like oil pastels, water colors, fine papers, recycled and found objects, families will explore artistic points of view like Abstraction, California impressionist-style painting, watercolor and more all in celebration of Earth Day. Led by arts educator Marta Feinstein. Family Art Workshops are part of The Museum Education and Tours Program that produces youth, family and adult programming for the gallery and Hollyhock House. Free
4800 Hollywood Blvd in Los Angeles,90027
323 644 6269


Spend $20 and get a free $7 hair clip of your choice

Hair clips for babies & kids. Spend $20 and get a free $7 hair clip of your choice-do not add to shopping cart, rather email your free choice.



Kid-friendly vehicles



Mobile spray tan company that services the Los Angeles area and the San Fernando Valley.

Their products are 100% natural, which they customize to give you a beautiful, sunless tan in the comfort of your home! Co-owners and friends, Stephanie and Mishel, have been Make-up Artists in the entertainment industry for over 10 years.After years of being asked by actors and models about how to get a beautiful, glowing tan, they decided to venture into the world of mobile spray tans.They even do tanning parties! Such a fun excuse to get your girlfriends together.



The Challenge of Going Vegan



NBA Champ John Salley Vegan Cooking Class!

Tuesday, May 22nd at 6pm

Whole Foods Market Porter Ranch welcomes John Salley for more adventures in vegan cooking! Their last class completely sold out with a long wait list, so make sure you RSVP for this delicious opportunity! Your prepayment of $10 guarantees your seat. 100% of your ticket purchase will benefit Farm Sanctuary’s Animal Acres, dedicated to rescuing and protecting farmed animals through rescue, education, and advocacy efforts. For more information, email Joyce at



2 For 1 Hollywood Glamour Photo Session – Breakfast at Tiffany’s Look!

Feeling Sexy? Treat Mom for Mother’s Day to a Unique Makeover Glamour Photo  Session. Provocative posing, dramatic lighting & sublime retouching!  (Extra pounds, wrinkles & double chins melt away). Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist additional). Pamper yourself to this luxury experience!  Bring a girlfriend, daughter, or sister for *FREE*! 2 person session $350 for 3 hours, multiple outfit changes. Prints additional. Mother’s Day Gift Certificates & Glamour Parties too!



Kidfest Thousand Oaks FREE kids event

Sunday, April 22nd from 11am-4pm

Kidfest 2012 is an annual FREE family event where children of all ages come together for a fun and unique day. The event will be held on Sunday April 22nd from 11 am to 4 pm at Conejo Creek Park North, 1379 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Expected activities will include trucks, arts and crafts, dog agility show, sporting games, live music, train rides, inflatable jumpers, rock wall and more! This event is geared towards kids of all ages, from toddlers to teenagers. Kidfest also features a community expo with exhibitors and local vendors showcasing their products and services.



Did you know all the benefits of cooking with coconut oil?



Women’s Group “Awakening to Experience”

Every Sunday 7-8:30pm

Women’s group in a safe and supportive environment. Learn to practice relaxation techniques, explore current and past relationships, deepen your emotional awareness and become more attuned and mindful. Limited to 6 persons. Lifepath Center for Counseling and Psychotherapy, 22020 Clarendon Street Suite 207, Woodlands Hills CA 91367. For more information, email Marital and Family Therapist Registered Intern IMF 69248, supervised by Amy Klein Zeff LMFT. 45$.