December 3 2018

I will forever be indebted to It’s Just a Dog Thing
“All of their experience, knowledge, patience, natural affinity with dogs & enthusiasm, took Laila(my Boxer) from a disobedient, mischievous, devious, defiant, rebellious & naughty 2 year old dog, to an amazing, cooperative, obedient, family pet. Laila would not respond when called, door dashed, was aggressive towards men & jealous of other dogs. Shawn’s attention to detail ensured that Laila thrived utilizing positive methods to address her negative behaviors. Shawn took the time to make sure our entire household had interaction with her & taught the common language used during the training. Shawn updated me on Laila’s progress with texts/videos often. I highly recommend!” ~Jen Levinson
They board dogs too!
Today in History
Bingo Month
Write a Friend Month
Advent begins
National Roof over Your Head Day
Ever Wondered About That TOP SPOT On Jen’s List?
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I Love My Gravity Weighted Blanket
Originally designed to help those with sensory disorder’s, autism and RLS, weighted blankets help reduce anxiety by giving a “feeling of being hugged”. The blanket molds to your body to provide pressure that aids in relaxing the nervous system. Think of it like a baby being swaddled. The blanket should be equivalent to about 10% of your body weight & the blanket is not meant to be shared. 100% without a doubt, that The Gravity Blanket changed my life. No more insomnia and no more waking up multiple times during the night. It is NOT an inexpensive purchase, but worth it beyond words! Use code JENSLIST15 for 15% off your purchase. My ONLY problem now is keeping the blanket on my bed. Little people in my house keep trying to steal it!
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The Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House
A nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide comfort, care and support to critically ill children and their families. This organization provides free temporary housing to accommodate 75 families each night-giving them the amenities of any typical home, including a room, communal kitchen, laundry rooms, and much more! Since its opening in 1980, the House has provided a “home away from home” to families while their child receives treatment at one of its partner hospitals in Los Angeles. The vision of the LA Ronald McDonald House is to create a community where children and their families embrace life and healing with a sense of hope, enthusiasm, courage and joy.
Fantastik Fakes at Alley In The Valley
This is an awesome place for all your holiday gifts. Your candy store of fashion jewelry with the best quality and lowest prices. Check out the new men’s line of jewelry. Plus candles, scarfs, long cardigan sweaters, fabulous fringed vests, gift baskets, great looking wine stoppers and more. Mention Jen’s List for an additional 15%. Open Tuesday-Saturday, from 11am-5pm. No hassle parking.
6000 Reseda Blvd. in Tarzana, 91356
Our Moms Work
Are You a Working Jewish Mom in L.A. Want to Save Money on Fun? They launched a new collaborative service to help Awesome and Grateful Jewish moms fund fun. Want to save money on family vacations, mom weekend getaways, or summer camp? Join Recruiting for Good’s Club Jewish Moms Love Life. Started by a Nice Jewish Boy and a Mensch. They meet moms who want to join the club in Santa Monica, the 1st Sunday of every month at 11am for a Fun Mom Brunch. To learn how recruiting referrals work, and how funding happens, email
Music Class with Grammy Winner from Boyz II Men, Shawn Stockman
Wednesday, December 5th from 10-11am
During this 30 minute class, babies and toddlers will sing-a-long while playing an instrument or dancing. Kids will get exposure to harmony, hand eye coordination and an early appreciation for music while enhancing brain development. With mixed age classes, they welcome kids ages 0-4, parents, grandparents, nannies, and all caregivers. $20 per child. Includes music lesson and open play in the play area. No sibling discount. Limit 10 kids per class. Must RSVP at
The Future of Football Has Flags
BLVD Kitchen Holiday Open House
Wednesday, December 5th from 6-8pm
Come toast the season at BLVD Kitchen! Enjoy bountiful samples, preview classes and shop for some unique and beautiful gifts! Save 10% off everything.
13545 Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks
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
Nutcracker Ball
Tuesday, December 4th from 3:30-5:30 pm
There will be a Ballet Lesson from LA based dancer and teacher, Alina Bormotova. There will also be a Nutcracker Art Project, delicious holiday dessert, open play, as well as a holiday boutique. Must RSVP at (under upcoming events). $25 per child and adults are free.
Are You Overwhelmed With All The “Stuff” In Your Home?
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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 20 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. Jen’s List members get $350 off of braces or Invisalign.
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Resolutions for 2019?
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46 Things No One Tells You About Parenting a Teenage Boy
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, would you 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
Hair Hassles?
Did your hair do turn into a hair don’t? Did your blowout result in a blowup? If you’re at odds with your stylist…or your loved one is upset by your hair habits, tell your story! Contact Sarah at 323-956-4644 or email to