August 9 2017

Direction Life Coaching
Life Coaching? Is it for me? Call Paola Gancman to schedule your free session! No matter how you look at it, life can be complicated. We all have life roles, pressures, obligations and dreams that can make us feel overwhelmed and stuck. Life coaching is intended to help you achieve your personal goals by understanding where you have been, where you are today and how to move forward. Life coaching does not diagnose, explore the past or treat psychological disorders. Life coaching asks, “where would you like to be and how can we get there?” Contact Paola to learn more at 818.920.8323 or
Today in History
Book Lover’s Day
Animated cartoon Dizzy Dishes premieres, with new star Betty Boop! (1930)
President Richard M. Nixon becomes the first and only president to resign while in office (1974)
Amazing Massage Therapist Lead
Have to give a shout out to Patti, who has been a therapeutic massage therapist for many many years & works with many chiropractors. She has been a gd-sent in helping me deal with my neck, shoulder and migraines. Located at Desoto and Burbank in Woodland Hills. She is $75 an hr & can help with pain and discomfort but also relax you in the same session. Mention Jen’s List and get $5 off your first visit. Worth EVERY penny. I HIGHLY recommend!!!!!!
Executive Function and ADHD Coaching
At Perkins Education Solutions, they assist children, teens, and adults with gaining control over their lives. Using the coaching model, they guide those with executive function challenges to discover how to become organized, manage their time, increase productivity, and feel confident. Coaching occurs in your home, via Skype, or at a location convenient to you. Take advantage of the free consultation by calling (818) 239-6182.
August is here! Did you have a chance to fit in any swimming lessons, or pool parties?
Have you been meaning to arrange a few swim lessons for your kids?
Katie has been teaching swimming and stroke refinement for the last 16 years. Certified in CPR/First Aid/ WSI and lifeguarding. She works with ages 9months all the way up to adulthood. Her focus is on building safe, fun, effective swimming lessons to make kids quickly water safe. She has many happy references. She is also available to lifeguard for private parties. Please include area of town when inquiring. Email
Fiber Arts Workshops & more
8/10 – Learn to Crochet
8/11 – Intro to Your Sewing Machine
8/12 – Paper Sculpting
8/16 & 8/23 – Kids Sewing
8/19 – Sewing Level 2
8/19 & 8/20 – Mixed Media (2 day class)
9/9 & 9/17 – Pumpkin Carving with Jon Neill from (known as the Pumpkin Guru
Fun ballet/tap combination dance classes for children ages 3-6
Saturday Mornings 10am and 11am – 50 minute classes
Holly Noelle Dance offers fun ballet/tap combination dance classes for young children. Taught by Miss Holly, each class consists of 7-10 minutes of stretching and warm-up, 20 minutes of ballet, and 20 minutes of tap. Props are integrated into the curriculum to engage the students. Classes are meant to build coordination, rhythm, posture and correct ballet and tap techniques, but students also learn how to share, to be brave, to be patient, to encourage others, and to express oneself. Email
Tired of looking for the perfect nanny? Call The Mc Nanny Agency they will do the searching for you
The Mc Nanny Agency has all types of experienced candidates ready to meet with you now. Whether you are looking for full time, part time, or temporary help, describe your needs and they will do the rest. They will help you find your ideal nanny. To start your search, call 818-232-7688 or use their on line family application form. Mention Jen’s List & receive a special discount.
Camp CityMoms in August
CityMoms is launching Camp CityMoms (previously known as Toddler Camp) in August! Planned excursions/activities for 4 weeks, meeting on Wednesdays on the Westside and Thursdays in the valley 10-11:30am. Sign up for as many sessions as you’d like. Snacks and goody bag included! Download the app for free and find more info in the Camps tile.
Are You Tired of Hiding Your Legs Due to Spider & Varicose Veins?
At Beverly Hills Vein Institute, Dr. Brooks offers the most advanced and personalized treatments in varicose vein management. To learn more about Venous disease, call 310-853-5850.
10 Ideas for Big Portions They’ll Eat All Week
Orthodontist:  Dr. Todd Walkow
Dr. W was born & raised in WLA, attending Warner, El Rodeo & BHHS. He’s been like family all my life. He went on to complete his undergraduate studies at UCI, & dental & specialty training at Tufts & Harvard, respectively. Now treating children & adults in Beverly Hills & Orange County, Dr. W’s been practicing for over 17 years in Newport Beach. Walkow Orthodontics has been highly successful in integrating a personalized level of care & state of the art technology. Furthermore, Dr. W is one of the nation’s leading providers of Invisalign for teens & adults. He’s also immediate Past-President of the CA Assoc. of Orthodontists. Dr. W is offering a special discount for Jen’s List members: $350 off of braces or Invisalign. Call 424-372-3282 or email
Does your child need help before the school year starts?
Jodi Heim has a master’s degree in education and has been tutoring elementary age children for 25 years. Personalized tutoring to meet your child’s needs is her goal. She is willing to drive to your house or you can come to hers in Woodland Hills. Call (818) 314-6647.
Unlocking Your Story – Fall Writing Workshops
Sept 26th-Dec. 5th, Tuesdays from 10am-1pm in Woodland Hills
Sept 29th-Dec. 8th, Fridays from 10am-1pm in Santa Monica
This popular 10-week workshop is designed to explore the life experiences that have shaped and defined you. Using a variety of creative exercises and practical techniques, you’ll find the *spark* to unleash the stories that reflect the uniqueness of your personal journey. Instructor Karin Gutman, MFA, has been working closely with writers for over 15 years and often works with deeply personal material. She has taught at Cal State Fullerton and UCLA, and coaches writers privately. For full details, visit or email Karin at
The kids are going back to school! Are you ready to get back in shape?
Chalkline Crossfit in Agoura Hills is offering a FREE trial class and 15% off your 1st month if you sign up that day! Very beginner friendly and Visit to sign up for your free class or call (818) 707-2523 with any questions.
Need Guidance and Support Getting Your Home Or Office Organized Before Summer Ends
Live Love Organize offers a whole product solution to satisfy all home and office organizing needs.  Whether our potential clients are looking to have a filing system that actually works, to utilize their closets or kitchen spaces more effectively, or to help them with a smooth transition during a move, Live Love Organize is here to offer the tools, guidance and support to get things in order. Email or call 310.666.2878.
KCRW DJs Anthony Valadez & Valida
Friday, August 11th at 5:30pm at Union Station
KCRW announces a brand-new collaboration with Metro Art Presents for two Summer Nights at the historic Union Station in Downtown L.A. Dancing, games, food and drink will flow at one of the city’s most iconic landmarks offering a chance to explore the architectural treasure. While you’re there, you can check out one of the many artworks at the station, including one that sings to you called “A-Train.” If you whisper certain words into a spot in the wall the artwork will sing songs by the likes of Duke Ellington, Lena Horne, and The Beatles.
Kim Thalken: Psychic-Medium, Energy Healer, Hypnotherapist
Need answers to life questions? Want to connect with a departed loved one? Readings provide a better understanding of life events & relationships & provide comfort & healing around the passing of a loved one. Energy healings help w/ easing pain reducing stress, anxiety & provides an encouraging inspiring loving energy to support you on your life’s path. All things are possible when you access your highest potential in hypnotherapy. Call (310)503-0622.
12 Back-to-School Traditions Your Kids Will Love
Holistic Play Interventionist*~Early Intervention Specialist Offering Home-Based Behavioral Intervention: Play Therapy + Tutoring
Mimi is an inspiring and successful educator with 20 years’ experience, with an emphasis on DIR/Floor Time Developmental – Relational Greenspan s Method. Mimi targets attention quickly and effectively for the development of communication skills and social skills. With characteristic energy, enthusiasm and excitement in her interventions, she replaces negative behavioral patterns with positive ones. Email “I play, sing and have fun with my kids while helping them. It is a rewarding job! ” ~Mimi
A Faery Hunt Enchanted Adventure
Sunday, Sept. 10th from 10:30am-11:30am
Nickelodeon named A Faery Hunt “Best Children’s Theater in Los Angeles” Join the faery folk on this magical, musical adventure! Perfect for ages 2-10 and the young at heart. A Faery Hunt shows are interactive performances designed for young audiences & families to inspire creativity, imagination and fun! Groups and parties are welcome! Reservations suggested. Call 818-324-6802 or email Purchase tix at