June 4 2018

Summer special for Jen’s List readers:
FREE Google Home Smart speaker with purchase of a Nest thermostat
Control lights, temperature, music & so much more with these amazing speakers.
It’s time to save energy & money. Hire SmartHomeSOS.com to install a Nest Thermostst today. Based on typical energy costs, we’ve estimated average savings of $131 to $145 a year. That means the Nest Thermostat pays for itself in a year. The Nest is an essential device in creating the ideal smart home. You can control the temperature of your home using your voice or your phone. LADWP and Edison are offering huge rebates on Nest thermostats. We’ll show you how. Visit www.SmartHomeSOS.comto see all that is possible in making your home smart. Call/text (818) 485-2400 to book an appt. today!
Today in History
China becomes the first to record a solar eclipse. (780 BC)
After winning 122 straight races, hurdler Edwin Moses’ winning streak is broken. (1987)
Applesauce Cake Day
Hug Your Cat Day
National Cheese Day
Old Maid’s Day
Keep Your Children Safe This Summer
Pediatrician and Best Selling Author, Dr. Tanya Altmann, gives tips on how to keep your kids safe this summer. She talks about everything from swim and sun safety, to insect bites and more. Dr. Tanya’s latest book, “Baby and Toddler Basics – Expert Answers Parents’ Top 150 Questions”,  is available at book stores and online at Amazon.
Bizzy Girls Tween Entrepreneur and Empowerment Camp
Ages 6-12. Girls create their own product line. They name their companies, create logos, learn pricing and gain confidence through fun role playing activities. The last day of camp they create a pop up store and sell their products. Camps are one week Mon.- Fri., with various locations from Beverly Hills, Santa Monica to Pasadena and Sherman Oaks, Calabasas and Thousand Oaks. If classes are full, call 310-467-7300. There is also an author’s class in TO.
Get Produce Straight From Farms, Delivered Right To Your Door, For 30-50% Less Than Grocery Store Prices
We get deliveries every week and there’s NOTHING imperfect about them! SO impressed! Did you know that 20% of the fruits and vegetables grown in the US never make it to grocery stores, often because of how they look? At Imperfect, they believe that there is no reason to waste perfectly good fruits and vegetables. All boxes are customizable-you pick your produce and how often it arrives. Get $10 off by visiting https://www.imperfectproduce.com/register.php. You will not be disappointed!
Save A Little Life-The Best CPR and 1st Aid Course In LA
With over 20 years of experience, Save a Little Life offers the Best Pediatric CPR and First Aid courses in town. This custom-designed course offers parents, caregivers and family members the best of Save a Little Life’s most comprehensive Pediatric Certification and Non-Certification courses. You Can Save a Little Life-Let our experienced staff teach you how to be prepared to act! Accidents don’t wait, neither should you!
Awesome 3 Bedroom Big Bear Cabin Available To Rent
Soak up Big Bear Lake’s endless summer fun. The 7 mile lake is brimming with classic to cutting-edge aquatic sports, like kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and parasailing to jet skiing & wakeboarding. Discover the Action Aqua Flights. Get onboard a replica of a pirate ship or paddle wheeler boat for a narrated tour of Big Bear’s history. Catch a slow ride over the forest floor on the Scenic Sky Chair to the top of Snow Summit, and treat your eyes to spectacular views. Hop back on the chair for the ride down, or hike back to the base, or venture out with a mountain bike. 10% off THIS cabin ONLY(https://www.bigbearcoolcabins.com/big-bear-cabin-rentals) when you use code JENSLIST! Call 909-894-0326 to book. We LOVE it!
Overzealous Parenting Can Do Real Harm
Experts see it as one factor fueling a surge in the number of children being diagnosed with anxiety disorders.
Find Rare Props/Wardrobe Used In Your Favorite Movies
ScreenUsed was founded in 2003 by Desi DosSantos, a computer center automation specialist and Jeff Castillo, a quality, custom home craftsman & fabricator. What began as a hobby for the pair, blossomed into a company now world renown as an industry leader in the field of original Film & Television production memorabilia sales (props, costumes, miniatures, special make-up effects artifacts, production artwork, rare documents, etc.). With a combined 34 years in the business of brokering historic Hollywood artifacts, ScreenUsed offers a wide range of special services to its clients, including research, preservation, exhibition, and to corporate clients specialized marketing, promotion & auction services.
Get Those Gold Bead Bracelets That All Your Friends Are Wearing
I LOVE  these! Yellow Gold, Rose Gold or Sterling Silver available. Prices start at just $35(AND use promo code summerlovin to save 15%!) Kids sizes too! Add diamonds, precious and semiprecious stones. Get the best prices and fast shipping at Brina G Jewelry. They make GREAT gifts too!
Every Lunch Matters Provides Food Vouchers To Hungry Students In LBUSD
My stepsister, Mary Sramek, founded Every Lunch Matters when she realized students were going hungry in LBUSD. The policy of the district is to restrict students who do not have money or credit to a milk & a piece of fruit. She was determined to make it easy to help hungry kids at school. Your donation can be made to your school of choice. If your choice has received enough donations to satisfy the needs of the hungry students at that particular site for a month, your donation will be redirected to the “most needy” category. 100% of your tax deductible donations go towards food vouchers for hungry students. Partnership opportunities available. Email EveryLunchMattersLB@gmail.com.
More Evidence To Suggest Popular Vitamin Supplements Are Essentially Useless
A Great Magic Class For Ages 8 And Up
Sunday, June 24th from10:30am-Noon at The Magic Apple in Studio City
Magic and Munchies is a GREAT magic class where each child will learn 3-4 pocket sized magic tricks PLUS they get a magic wand with a bonus trick! Learn some great close up magic tricks and even some mind reading tricks! Magic helps build social skills, helps to overcome stage fright and is a GREAT (and one of the oldest) art forms! $25 per child($20 each add’l child). Parents are welcome to stay in the class for $25. Call 818-508-9921 to sign up.
Twitter: @The_Magic_Apple
InstaGram: MagicAppleStore
Do You Have Children In 1st-4th Grade?
MyWish4U.com would like you and your kids to try this fun product line. They are offering 2 weeks of free lunch notes. They will then have you answer a 5-minute survey about the notes and your general experience with them. As gratitude for your time, they will give you a MyWish4U book collection valued at $35. This offer is limited to the first 20 respondents. Email your full name and your children to contact.mywish4u@gmail.com.
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).
The Right Words to Solve Every Parenting Dilemma
A powerful new parenting book that gives parents the exact words to solve any sticky parenting situation! Parents have the best intentions to be patient and loving, but in the heat of the moment, they too often find themselves feeling helpless, desperate, and so frustrated that they resort to yelling, threatening, bribing, or caving. Now Say This solves the dilemma: how can you be empathic and effective at once? It answers the question, “Now, what do you actually say?” using scripts and body language from real life examples. Now Say This is a guide that transforms remarkable ideas into practical how-to’s that busy parents can use right away.
Family Fun Day Fundraiser – Coming Together in Support for Unpaid Teachers
Sat., June 16th from 12-4pm at Carnegie School in Riverside
The event is to help raise awareness & money for the teachers who haven’t been paid in almost 2 months. For undisclosed reasons, the school ran into financial issues, which led to this unfortunate circumstance. This has led to many financial burdens for the teachers with some experiencing eviction notices, some being forced to live off credit debt and a postponed wedding. Through it all, these teachers have stayed loyal to their students & have faithfully finished off the school year knowing they wouldn’t be paid. Join this day of games, food, and raffles to raise money for these loyal teachers.
Why I Left The U.S. 20 Years Ago… And Why I Won’t Be Coming Back
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 – www.strap-its.com. 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 julie@strap-its.com for more info! Guaranteed to be a best seller! Watch this: http://abc7ny.com/fashion/new-jersey-mom-invents-way – 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
They’re Really on Their Own
Santa Fe Reveals the Danger of Being a Substitute Teacher in Era of School Shootings