November 3 2017

Are you frustrated by weak or slow internet at your home?
They can solve all your Wi-Fi problems by blanketing every corner of your house & backyard with a strong wireless data connection that is faster & more reliable than ever before. No more dead zones! Any house size can benefit. Managing the network is easy and great for those with kids: schedule an internet pause time during which the Wi-Fi is blocked from certain devices during dinner, homework time, or bedtime. Wifi boosters never work, but with amazing new router technology, all of this is possible. We all have so many devices and smart home gadgets scattered around the house that need good strong signal and now it is truly possible. Call/Text (818)232-3100 or email
Today in History
First Opium War between China and Britain begins. (1839)
Clarence Birdseye marketed frozen peas (1952)
Housewife’s Day
Sandwich Day
Very Special Innovation Fair – Free
Tomorrow, Saturday, November 4th from 10am-2pm at the STEM3 Academy Campus
Rockets and robots, and drones, oh my! Join The Help Group and STEM3 Academy for the FREE, family-friendly “Very Special Innovation Fair.” It’s a science fair, high-tech exhibition, art show, and community carnival all-in-one! This is an inclusive event for children of all ages and abilities that you will not want to miss. *Includes free tote bag and surprise gift.*
6455 Coldwater Canyon Ave. in Valley Glen, 91606
inhaus – real estate for the modern times
Selling your home? At inhaus, they only charge 1% listing fee to sell your home. And they handle everything from list to close, including open houses and professional photography. Buying a home? You get a 50% commission refund when you buy any home in California with inhaus + Free home warranty. Call 866-4-inhaus or visit to see how inhaus can put money back into your pocket!
1st Annual Lupin Hill Community Flea Market in Calabasas
This Sat., Nov. 4th from 9am-12pm
Clear out your garage & declutter your home while raising much needed funds for your local elementary school – Lupin Hill. There are two ways to sell/donate your items: 
1) Donate to the School – the school will sell all donated items (toys, books, household items, shoes, clothes, collectibles). If you have bulky items, we will come and pick them up from you if you are local.
2) Rent Space and Sell for Yourself – you can rent space for your car and a table. You keep all your proceeds. 
$25 for one car and one table (up to 6 ft) or $40 for one car and two tables. You are able to sell your own items & keep all your profits. To schedule a pick up or for more information, email
Wanted: 8-12 Year Olds Who Love to Think, Question, & Discuss Ideas
The Young Philosophers may be the perfect enrichment class for your little thinker – an amazing opportunity for select kids – an exceptional forum for serious-minded ponderers – maybe your child would fit in nicely with this impressive little group? To consider the possibility, contact
Doc@Mars.Education. Be sure to find out more now. Class meets 4-6pm on Thursdays at 18341 Sherman Way. $150/month includes all expenses and materials and even includes healthy, conscious, enjoyable snacks.
Hanukkah Shirts Created by Sean McElwee, From the Television Show “Born this Way”
I LOVE these! Sean was born with Down syndrome. But that hasn’t stopped him from living his dreams. Earlier this year Sean started his own T-shirt business and has created over 50 designs. His three latest designs include Hanukkah Celebration shirts, “I Love You A Ladkte,” “Spin Me Like a Dreidel,” And “Light My Menorah.” They can be seen along with his other designs at
Our Moms Work – Join Them to Find a Job You Love
They are launching a purposeful staffing company and fun cause, “Our Moms Work” and hosting a series of Beauty Foodie parties in Santa Monica for Westside moms, kids, and dads too in November. Their mission is to help moms find jobs they love; and are officially launching in January 2018. In the meantime, they love to meet moms in person, give career advice, and reward some fun.
Sierra Canyon Campus Preview
Sat., November 18th from 9:30am-12pm
Come for an informative, fun-filled morning. Parents will have the opportunity to visit the beautiful campus, meet the dynamic faculty and staff, and learn more about the exceptional academic/character education programs. Students entering grades 3-6 are encouraged to attend with their parents to get a taste of what an imaginative and collaborative learning experience at Sierra Canyon is like. They are happy to provide childcare for students entering Pre-K-Grade 2. If you don’t anticipate your child having separation issues, he or she can enjoy a play-date with the nurturing primary grade teachers.)
Awesome Mobile Pet Groomer
Jennifer is the owner and groomer of Purrs & Paws Mobile Pet Spa. She is a terrific groomer, very dependable, so sweet, and clearly loves her work. For more info, call 310-936-0979. Serving the San Fernando valley and surrounding areas. I highly recommend!
The Ishan Foundation
We all have family and friends who suffer daily with social and emotional/mental struggles and fall through the cracks without receiving the help that they so desperately need. The Ishan Foundation (, aimed at improving the lives of children, adults and families affected by autism and neurological and mental disorders is launching a kick off campaign, Kick for a Cause! Our kick off campaign, #kickforacause involves individuals performing a kick on video, posting that video to facebook and Instagram, making a donation to The Ishan Foundation and then nominating three others to do the same, all in an effort to raise awareness and money for these important causes. To participate, go to for instructions.
Looking for Vendors, Horace Mann School Holiday Boutique in Beverly Hills
Saturday, December 2nd from 10am-4pm
Contact for more info or complete the vendor inquiry form at
Are you overwhelmed with all the “stuff” in your home?
Let Stacy help YOU! I HIGHLY recommend Stacy Thomes for all of your home organizing needs. She has helped me SO much! With the kids back in school and holidays just around the corner, Stacy will help you achieve your ultimate goal of a clutter free, super-functional, organized home in a gentle, non-threatening way. Specializing in closets, kid’s rooms/playrooms, kitchens and home office, Stacy will seriously help to simplify your life. Call (818) 620-2420 and mention Jen’s List for a FREE consultation (a $65 value).
My new favorite find – Strap-its – Now 15% JUST for Jens List members
Perfect for those off the shoulder tops and sweaters. Also great for layering year round. Straps come in cool prints, vegan leather, nail heads & embroidered flowers. Check them out – It is the “only” bralette you will ever need. Interchangeable straps will update any outfit. Soft, comfortable, seamless and supportive! Comes with removable pads. They’re great to have at holiday boutiques too! Email Julie at for more info! Guaranteed to be a best seller! Watch this: – it explains all about them and why they are so great! Use code JENSLIST for 15% discount on your purchase!
Football Freddie and Fumble
It is #1 kids Football book on Amazon. Freddie and Fumble LOVE Football, And they’re on a mission to see every team in the country on their home turf. But these cities have more to offer than just the game: historical sites, national parks, museums, even local favorites! For their first trip, this dynamic duo heads to Philadelphia to see Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, visit Reading Terminal Market, and snag a Cheesesteak at Pat’s and Geno’s before attending the Eagles game on Sunday with Freddie’s football-loving family. The proceeds are going to A Level Playing Field Foundation to help kids in underserved communities play sports safely and they are donating copies to Houston for kids to read! #FootballFreddie
There is NO Better Time to be Prepared
If there was an earthquake today, we would not have supplies. Emergency Cafe offers customized preparedness assessments of individual homes, business offices, safety planning, tips and training, and a deluxe line of emergency preparedness kits for home, car and offices. LA’s premier full service emergency preparedness consulting company, Emergency Café serves the private sector that includes a large celebrity based clientele and major corporations like A&E Network, NFL Network, 20th Century Fox, 360 Management, Super Delicious Productions, and the Milken Foundation. They have also sent supplies to Houston residents for Hurricane Harvey. Contact Emergency Café at 310.613.6206 to schedule your private consultation or visit
Personalized Math And Science Tutoring For Any Level Straight To Your Home
Craig graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with his B. S. in Biochemistry in 2015. He has taken his passion for science, math and learning and is applying them by helping families throughout The Valley and Thousand Oaks area achieve their academic dreams. From mastering the multiplication tables to complex calculus and everything in between Craig can guarantee results! With a philosophy of finding the learning style that best fits to you, you can ensure that you’ll get caught up and get an A! Email
Could Your Child’s Manners Use Some Polishing Before The Holidays?
Saturdays from 9-10am – 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, no class 11/25, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16 in Woodland Hills
Social Coaching Club is offering a special six class series focusing on Manners, Etiquette and Civility.
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November Annual Sales
Put fresh batteries in your smoke detectors. Reuse old batteries from those detectors in other devices such as a TV remote control. These old batteries will run for a long time; you just should not trust your life to year-old batteries. Do all Christmas shopping by Thanksgiving. You can get better deals before the hectic days of Dec. and you will avoid the crowds. Turkeys are often inexpensive.  Buy several and freeze.
Check all doors, windows for drafts. Clean your furnace and change filters. This is a good time to clean windows so they let in more light and even clean light bulbs, lamp shades and light fixtures so that you get the maximum light. You also might consider putting long-lasting and efficient fluorescent bulbs in dark hallways and stairways and leaving them on most of the evening. The energy cost will be minimal and the light will help prevent falls and accidents in these accident prone areas. Tune your car before winter starts. Do a winter automobile check up. Get antifreeze early; the price always goes up in the winter.
Typical Annual Sales: Shoes, boys clothing, blankets. Major Purchases Typically On Sale: Appliances, used cars. Travel: November is a great time to go to Florida when it is often a good bargain and less crowded. Fruits And Vegetables: apples, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, cranberries, endive, grapefruit, grapes, lima beans, mushrooms, parsley, rutabagas, winter squash, turnips. With some produce now available all during the year, many people have forgotten when fruits and vegetables are really fresh.  Buying in season means that these items are often cheaper, fresher, taste better and that money may be going to local farmers.