Monday September 16 2013

“The Feel Good Exit to Post Divorce Peace” — New York Times

Divorce Detox has empowered many Jen’s list members to stop suffering and live a great life. They utilize the most effective, empirically based treatments drawn from the fields of psychology, sociology, and the behavioral sciences. Get help: Making Your Marriage Great, Getting Through Divorce with Integrity, Being a Better Parent or Finding a Lasting Relationship.  Discover how to restart your life.

Call 888-456-7056 or email



Today in History

The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, England. It carried pilgrims headed to the New World, to escape religious persecution. (1620)

Collect Rocks Day

Step Family Day

Mexican Independence Day

National Play Doh Day

Working Parents Day



Have You Started Planning for your Child’s College Education?

The cost of earning a college degree today can easily be over $100,000. Yet society continues to promote the pursuit of a higher education. As a result of society’s trends, parents often save for educational expenses with “529 plans” that can expose them to the risk of the stock market. Jonathan Loyhayem can show you alternative solutions that have the following features:

* Protection from down markets.

* Income tax-deferred growth of cash value.

* Flexible access to cash accumulation.

* In most cases, an income tax-free death benefit for your children.

Contact at (818) 826-0653

Lic: 0H59893

Representing: Synergy Capital and Insurance Services



Little Ninjas Karate in Woodland Hills

A high energy, fun program, using positive re-enforcement to teach children Martial Arts, ages 3-6. This facility is truly amazing! All of my boys have been thru the program. Run by Sensei Linda Vogel, it teaches self-confidence, focusing, listening & self-control while developing large motor skills, balance & coordination. They even have a toddler room for younger siblings to play while older children take classes. The birthday parties are awesome too-Run by Certified Black Belt Instructors, in the 10,000 square ft. facility & entertainment including Karate, Gymnastics, Games, Rope Climbing & Music. Gift Certificates are available!

(818) 719-0205



Guitar, Piano, Drums, Voice and Bass lessons in your home

All Play Music teaches life skills to children…Music just happens to be the vehicle. Their certified instructors make each lesson fun and engaging while the students learn their favorite songs.  Their program provides goal setting, achievement levels and performances. Go to to learn more and find out what parents are saying about All Play. Prices range from $280-$550 per month and enrollment is limited to ensure the highest quality of service. Call 310)745-4007 for more info and to reserve your slot.



Private, guided, horseback experience in Beautiful Topanga Canyon
This is a horseback riding experience on a (formerly) wild Mustang. You will be taken on a guided trail ride and experience an adventure you not soon forget. All proceeds benefit the Arthritis Foundation. There are over 300,000 children with arthritis in the US alone and there is no cure. Suggested $100 donation towards the arthritis foundation. The ride can be custom tailored and scheduled within a year of the donation. Email for more info!



Re-Purpose Gently Used Halloween Costumes for a Great Cause

Tracy Rosen’s daughter is collecting gently used children’s Halloween costumes for a local women’s and children’s shelter as part of her mitzvah project. The children in this program were forced to leave their homes on short notice & many were in abusive relationships and experiencing financial hardship. Her goal is to provide 100 costumes (ages 3-16) to help make the holiday a little happier for them. If you would like to donate any new or gently used costumes, email



13 Natural Ways To Fall Asleep Without Sleeping Pills



Estimating Appliance and Home Electronic Energy Use

To help decide whether to invest in a more energy-efficient appliance or determine your electricity loads, here are estimates for appliance energy consumption. Formula, estimating annual costs, about wattage and typical wattages of various appliances from aquariums and clock radios to vacuum cleaners and water heaters. Links to energy saving tips about appliances, kitchen appliances, laundry, smart appliances, shopping for appliances, home office and electronics and energy-efficient computer uses.


Event Icon  Benefit for the Red Road Foundation- Rachel and Garrett Riggio lead project to build safe house

Saturday, October 5th from 4-8pm

The Red Road Foundation, is a nonprofit group working to bring basic resources to children in need. A fundraiser is planned at The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum,113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109. All proceeds will go toward building a home, farm and school for children who have been victims of human trafficking in Cambodia. There will be a presentation, live music and silent art auction. Appetizers, beer and wine will be served. Visit their website for more info.



Pack Your Lunch to Work or School in a Packit Cooler

Check out the Packit Lunch Coolers, Wine Coolers, Shop Coolers, Social Coolers for all your needs to keep your food and drinks cool for up to 10 hours. Great for keeping meds or makeup in when traveling. Use the coupon 3OFF at check out to receive $3 off your order! Packit Coolers are available with your school or company logo on them too! Great for a school fund raiser as well!




Come out and meet local professional football stars!

Monday, September 23rd starting at 5pm

Meet the “2013 Calabasas High School Football Team” – Monday Night Football comes to Calabasas! Hosted by Calabasas Mayor Fred Gaines and Calabasas Resident Marnie Schneider, formerly of NFL Films. Watch exciting NFL Football – Broncos vs. Raiders with live, in person commentary from NFL stars. Learn more about football!

KING’S FISH HOUSE in the Commons at Calabasas

4798 Commons Way in Calabasas



9 Low-Calorie Mistakes You’re Probably Making



The City School Waldorf Initiative Lake Balboa accepting children in the Preschool Co-op

The Waldorf Preschool Co-op in Lake Balboa still has spaces left for this school year! This school is a place where children can be children! A typical day includes outside and inside play, wholesome snacks prepared by the children and teacher, music, movement and art. Most days there is a puppet show to aid in the telling of a fairy tale or seasonal story.

Hours 9am-1pm, with optional nap to 2:30pm. For more information, call 818-776-0011 or visit



Children’s Theatre & Improvisation Classes ACT Established 1980

All children ages 6 – 15 are invited to join the Agoura Children’s Theatre, Est. 1980. Theatre and Improvisation Classes are offered after school and weekends. Children receive individual attention, learn about theatre, acting and teamwork. They paint sets and design their costumes. They also play improvisational games from the Groundlings. All activities are designed to build self-confidence and self esteem. Small class sizes-Limited Space Available. CALL 818-225-1459 for reserve a spot in ACT.



Monkey Mat

Kids will roll around on the floor and play anywhere. But if the thought of that dirty, germy floor makes you cringe, get a Monkey Mat. These adorable, portable, durable, nylon mats are 5-foot-by-5-foot and feature weighted corners with loops for securing the mat to the ground as well as four small loops in the center, ideal for clipping infant toys, keys or any other important items you want to keep handy. Monkey Mat can be used in airports, parks, hotels, and anywhere you need a clean surface for your child. Best of all Monkey Mat folds up into a tiny pouch you can clip to a backpack or diaper bag!



Constitution Day is September 17th

Brought To You By The ACLU, this innovative and interactive program teaches middle school students that the Constitution is “For Me. For All. For Real.” This program complements a school’s educational environment with a fun and exciting learning opportunity for students. The goal is to engage students as they learn about the Constitution so that they are imbued with an appreciation for individual rights, civil liberties and the influences that the Constitution has on their daily lives.



Let WACKY WENDEE entertain at your next kids birthday party

WENDEE is a favorite kids musical performer in the So Cal area. Zany dances, sing alongs, puppet friends and high energy, interactive musical show keeps your little ones entertained. With a mix of favorite kids songs and original tunes, props and colorful costume. your party will be a hit with kids and parents alike. Her CD “Animal Dance and Other Silly Songs” gets digital downloads all over the world. So book your party today. Also available for adult parties with a classic rock band.



“Peter and the Starcatcher” at the Ahmanson Theatre by Rick Elice  

Dec. 2013-Jan. 2014

The five-time Tony Award-winning musical play “Peter and the Starcatcher,” a swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan, is based on The New York Times best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.  The imaginative play tells the tale of an orphan who heads to a faraway land, where he finds love, friendship, and, ultimately, himself.  “Peter and the Starcatcher” is comprised of a company of 12 actors playing more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up?



Mommytrain’s Toddler Event-The Good, The Bad & The Ugly-All About Toddler Behavior

Today, Monday, September 16th at 9:30am

Come to socialize, snack, let the kids play, and learn about toddler behavior! Guest Speakers: William Bumiller, MA, MFTI, talks about how to cope as a parent through the good, the bad and the ugly. Lily Ross, Parent Coach Educator will be speaking about why kids hit. Amazing raffle prizes such as a FREE BIRTHDAY PARTY at Pamper&Play plus more. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Tickets $25. Email for more info and to reserve your spot! Jens list $5 off discount: code mommy5.



Learn Reiki for self-healing at the Center for Wellbeing in Sierra Madre

September 22nd at 10am

Reiki is an ancient form of spiritual healing, that’s not affiliated with any religion or belief. It’s a form of complementary medicine that can help ease tension and alleviate stress.  It supports and nourishes the body on all levels – physical, mental and emotional. A Reiki treatment is a wonderful complement to any wellness program. At the conclusion of this class you’ll learn and be attuned to (3) symbols in a private sacred attunement ceremony and will be able to use Reiki immediately.



Wee Urban – Wee DreamsT Sleep Bags

Sweet dreams and sound sleep for newborns! Made with the softest bamboo and organic cotton, Wee DreamsT Sleep Bags feature modern printed designs, and feel like your favorite cozy sweatshirt. Wee Dreams are functional and safe, with hearty snaps and a double zipper to make getting baby in and out a cinch. By using moderate weight (pre-shrunk) fabrics, the organic cotton and bamboo are super breathable but still warm – making the sleep sack a year-long fixture rather than a seasonal investment. Available in 3 sizes, including size 0-6+ month for babies that dislike swaddling.



New Year New You

Total Woman Gym + Spa, would like to Empower you to take some time for Mom this School year. From their enthusiastic Personal Training team, the exciting Group Fitness line-up, to the expert Massage and Facial Technicians; Total Woman has everything you need, to make sure mom has time for herself too.  Call Gretchin at 818-710-7606 or email for a VIP 3 day Pass, class schedule, and all the details. Mention Jen’s List for a special gift.



Early Reading Intervention is Key

Reading and Dyslexia Specialist, Patricia Marks, MA, in West Los Angeles and Santa Monica is an Orton-Gillingham-trained and credentialed teacher who can provide effective reading, spelling and writing intervention. Find out the early warning signs. Get help to improve your child’s reading skills and self-esteem.

(818) 636-6919



Breastfeeding 101 An Intensive- Overview of what you need to know

Tues., Sept. 24th

How to create & maintain optimal milk supply Understand and overcome common challenges Learn the most comfortable breast feeding positions for you and baby How to prepare your body, what to eat, fluid requirements and more Please bring a doll or stuffed animal to class to practice nursing with Partners are encouraged to attend

(818) 850-2478

$75 In advance $100 at the door



Calabasas Basketball League Sign Ups Now Open

It’s a great league!



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All-New Stage Show, Disney Junior Live on Tour – Pirate and Princess Adventure

Long Beach Terrace Theater, September 21st-22nd

Dolby Theatre, Hollywood, September 27th-29th

Disney Live!, is taking top performing cable TV series for preschoolers to the stage in Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure. Featuring characters from the smash hits Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates. Tickets $25 to $70.



Your home appliances – myths/facts to keep them running

About a range’s drip pan, efficiency issues re full vs. empty-ish refrigerator/freezer and cold vs. hot laundry detergents, rusting dishwasher racks, lint buildup in dryer filter, washing machine’s rubber fill hoses, when routine maintenance? more.



Jammies by Helene Laure

These sweet pajamas are a must-have for your precious baby. Sizing goes from 0 to 9 months and also includes an “Up to 7lbs” size so moms can dress their smallest bundle of joy with well-fitted and attractive pajamas. These super-soft jammies come in an adorable recyclable jam jar tied with a bow. Order in a beautiful gift box for a treasured gift for a friend, daughter, neighbor, or for your baby on the way! Ten percent of profit from Jammies is donated to Postpartum Progress, an organization dedicated to helping mothers and babies who struggle with Postpartum Depression.



Sherman Oaks Friends of the Library Free Movie -“THE GREAT GATSBY” 

September 28thfrom 2pm-4pm in the Sherman Oaks Meeting Room.

Contributed by Lois Brayton, Sherman Oaks Friends of the Library