Friday August 28 2015

Ready to rejoin the Workforce or find your direction?
Take control of your destiny and explore your potential. Your career is a major part of your life and it affects you as a whole person and your path to self-fulfillment. Thomas Hoffman M.S., Master Career Counselor uses a variety of proven techniques, testing and counseling to help you uncover your strengths and focus on your career goals. Services offered for clients in High School through Mid-Career changers. Email or call (818) 661-3611 for more information.
Today in History
Senator Thurmond begins a 24 hour filibuster against the Civil Rights Bill. (1957)
Martin Luther King Jr. makes his “I Have a Dream” speech. (1963)
Race Your Mouse Day
Breakthrough Piano Method has Students Playing Immediately
Attend a Free Introductory Sessions Saturdays in September. Most advanced Simply Music teacher in LA teaches a revolutionary program that has students of all ages and backgrounds playing classical, popular, blues, and accompaniment pieces from their first lessons. Producing unprecedented results–among others, 30-50 great-sounding pieces memorized within the first year and immediate improvisation–Simply Music is tactile, experiential, and multi-sensory, with students being physically, visually, and aurally fully absorbed. Students achieve advanced playing with Simply Music’s breakthrough and comprehensive methodology in a fast, fun, easy, and patient environment with an experienced Simply Music teacher.   
Helping Your Kids to Become More Socially Successful
Don’t let your kids fall behind this Fall. Registration is now open at Social Coaching Club, Inc. where your kids learn to be socially successful…and social success is proven to increase academic success!
Jr. Clubhouse (4-6 years old): Tuesdays Afternoons
Clubhouse (7-10 years old): Tuesday Afternoons and Saturday Mornings
Girls Empowerment Classes (Middle School Girls): Wednesday Afternoons
Leadership Club (Middle School Boys): Wednesday Afternoons
Call 818.379.3340 or email
Karina Smirnoff Dance Studio Showcase Broadway Spectacular  
Saturday, August 29th at 6pm at the Encino Banquet & Garden Hall
Group dance lessons 
Exhibition by Top Students & Invitational Showcase
Spectacular Professional Showcase
Dance the night away to great music with a live DJ
Sit down dinner and open bar
Auction, Raffles & Prizes
Special Performance by Latin Queen Karina Smirnoff.
The prizes, gift bags and raffles include: DWTS tickets, teeth whitening, cryo therapy sessions, body massage/therapy sessions, hair/make up professional applications, skin care, ortholite. Call 818-232-7224 to get your tickets. Mention Jens List and get 20% discount! 
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Players of Light-Introduction to Engineering for Girls-Grades 6th-9th
Saturday, October 10th at Cal Lutheran University from 11:30am-3pm
The IEEE of Buenaventura is sponsoring this free event which is designed to encourage young women to consider engineering as a profession. Two out of three young women enjoy science. But only 17 percent pursue careers in science. The intent of this event is to demystify careers in engineering and show its positive role in our community. We want to encourage interest in technology as well as reassure parents that their daughters can have a job as an engineer. RSVP at Each young women will bring home part of their experience in the Players of Light!
A space where books, meditations, and products that support raising peaceful kids. Each book explores different emotions children experience on the journey through life, such as love, letting go, gratitude, and living positively. These books equip children with the tools they need to work through life’s challenges and joys by telling them to listen to what is inside their hearts. In this fast-paced, high-tech world, these books give parents like you the tools to create balance, peace and harmony in your own families.
The only ingredients used in WaterWipes are 99.9% purified water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract … and that’s it. They can help avoid diaper rash and won’t irritate other sensitive skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. Plus, one wipe fits all (great for the face and mouth too.)
What’s so important – and stressful – about family dinner?
Slate posted a piece discussing a study using stories from real people about what matters most about home-cooked family meals. It’s complicated. How does “mealtime spent together” show up in your home? Musings from a mom/PhD/research scientist.
Wendy Has Been a Spiritual Advisor To Help Her Clients Gain Clarity & Insight With Life Choices
Wendy is not only a master Tarot reader, but also a spiritual guide and coach to help her clients gain clarity and insight to the difficult life challenges we are all faced with. Her clients include people from all walks of life, dealing with issues anywhere from love, relationships of all kinds as well as work, real estate, etc. She will help her client’s gain understanding of what lies under the surface of the most difficult matters.
The Little Balance Box
A brand new sustainable solution offering babies stability and support moving into each new stage on-the-go. The floating feet allow toddlers to hold on and push The Little Balance Box and it will seamlessly glide across carpet, tile or wood without damaging the surfaces. It can also be used as a toddler table. It has a clear drum top so children can observe their feet through it and watch their bodies in motion. The clear polycarbonate top makes percussive sounds when a child taps or hits it teaching cause and effect. All corners are rounded so there are no sharp edges. 
Teach Your Kids Spanish Even if You Don’t Know Much
Spanish-4-You is a fun and practical program that makes children conversational in Spanish in record time. For a tiny fraction of the cost of their popular classes, enjoy the benefits of these outstanding lessons. Have a delightful experience teaching your children by downloading their first online Spanish lesson absolutely free. Discover for yourself why they have a solid 5 star rating by Yelp.
9 Signs Your Daughter Might Be a Mean Girl
Eat, Play, Sleep – The Essential Guide to Your Baby’s First Three Months
By Luiza DeSouza/Foreword by Cindy Crawford
From a caretaker of newborns who’s had years of hands-on experience with celebrity clients, comes this practical and reassuring guide to the first three months with your new baby. Are you a new or soon-to-be new mother? Are you caught between self-doubt and conflicting parenting advice coming at you from every direction? Are you unsure who to trust-your mother, sister, friends, or “the experts”? Luiza DeSouza is here to help you help yourself. For 30 years, Luiza has been helping new mothers navigate the skills, practices, and support it takes to start a family. 
Couples Relationship Enhancement Group For Couples in Committed Relationships
Weekly from 6-7:30pm, for 10 weeks
Would you and your partner like to:
-Strengthen your bond
-Increase communication 
-Build Empathy and understanding for each other
-Have more fun together 
-Build your support network by getting to know other couples in group
If so, this group could be right for you! $25 per couple, per session -OR- One session free when you pay in advance ($225).
Reserve your spot today by Call (818)835-1562. Facilitated by Aimee Robertson, M.A.
Psych Assistant PSB94021671.
With summer ending and back to school season in full gear, there is nothing tougher than getting back on schedule
Children have to juggle homework and school projects on top of all of their daily chores at home. Whether it’s making the bed, taking out the trash, or finishing homework assignments, there is an app that can help both parents and children successfully tackle numerous tasks throughout the day. My Job Chart is a free chores app that not only lists all of a child’s responsibilities, but it also helps keep track of their accomplishments and potential rewards. My Job Chart understands that every family is different, so parents can customize the chart with specific chores that fit the household’s needs.
Baby Dance Party
Bring your infant in a carrier and come on down for the Baby Dance Party! This class combines fitness for parents and fun for babies who fit in a carrier. Mingle with new moms (and dads) while moving to upbeat tunes from Bob Marley and the Beatles to today’s pop and dance music. Saturday mornings in NOHO and Monday mornings in West LA. Call Elaine at (310) 883-4645 or email for more information.
Five Restaurants to Try This Weekend in Los Angeles
Earn Fun Money Having FUN
The kids are back in school & the holidays are around the corner. Could you use some fun money? Would you like to pay off some bills, make a car payment? Would you work alongside your family’s schedule? I invite you to look at Silpada Designs. No inventory, No presentations. No pressure. Enjoy bringing the boutique to other moms. Fine .925 sterling silver, amazing brass based fashion line our new line of leather purses and scarves. Information is online or contact Mia Morgan for more details at (805) 446-6585.
8 Ways To Avoid Raising An Entitled And Rude Child
Hollywood Bowl 4 Tickets for ET The Extra Terrestrial Concert in SuperSeats
Saturday, September 5th at 8pm
4 tickets for ET The Extra Terrestrial. This is a World Premiere event with the LA Philharmonic as the film is shown on the Bowl’s big screen! Seats are in the SuperSeats – Section J1, Row 5, & being sold at face value, $68 each, by subscriber. Buy all 4 tickets & get a $5 discount off the total. Contact Melanie at if interested or with questions.
18th Annual LA Cancer Challenge 5K/10K Run/Walk (LACC) and Kids Can Cure Fun Run
Sunday, October 25th at Warner Center Park in Woodland Hills
So Cal’s best Halloween-themed fitness event includes a Fit Family Expo with more than 60 outdoor exhibitor booths, activity tents, a stage with a huge video screen, a Kids Zone, and an adult costume contest, kids costume parade, a four legged 5K for dogs, and more creating a fun-filled day for all! Registration includes a Chip Timed Event, T-Shirt, Bib, Finishers Medal and Runner’s Gift Bag. At the heart of the LACC, which has raised over $5 million to date, is our goal to unite generations, young and old, through physical fitness to create public awareness and raise much-needed funds for pancreatic cancer research.
The Emmy Award-winning preschool series on PBS KIDS, zoom into their first picture book with Peg + Cat: The Race Car Problem from Candlewick Entertainment
Young fans will have fun exponentially while putting their math skills to the test! Starring the intrepid Peg and her trusty sidekick Cat who embark on hilarious adventures, using their math and problem-solving skills to save the day, the book makes its amaaaaazing debut at retailers nationwide this September. The new Peg + Cat picture book series translates all the best qualities and delightful quirkiness of these lovable characters into book form, with a lively illustrated story (on graph paper pages, of course!) written by Jennifer Oxley and Billy Aronson, the creators of the TV show. 
5 evidence-based tips for your baby’s 1st shots
Musings from a mom/PhD/research scientist.
Organic Permanent Makeup: Look 10 Years Younger
Permanent Makeup has come a long way in the last 3 years. OPM affords you natural looking brows, eyes and lips that have a huge effect on your looks. Ink is vegetable based with no iron oxides, their digital machine is patented, and their techs are highly trained. You’ll experience little pain and no downtime because they work in the top layer of skin. The result is effortless! They will graciously give Jens List readers 10% off! Call (310) 207-7797.
Is your high schooler taking a social economics class?
Here’s a clear explanation of why wages won’t rise written by Robert Reich, UC Berkeley/Clinton Sec. of Labor.