April 9 2020

Facetime Parenting And Life Coaching
The stress of caregiving and overload of facing adversity can lead to increased rates of stress. Paola Gancman is a certified professional life coach with a Masters in Clinical Psychology and 20 years of experience working in the field of education. Paola is now offering Facetime coaching to parents, teens and young adults. Organization, distant learning, discipline, family time and emotions. Flexible pricing available. Email Pao@DirectionLifeCoaching.com or call 818.920.8323 for a free consultation.
Today in History
Name Yourself Day
Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders  to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, ending the Civil War. (1865)
French explorer LaSalle reaches the Mississippi river (1691)
The U.S. Senate passes a law making Winston Churchill the first honorary U.S. citizen. (1963)
Artful Foods Catering New Drop Off Meal Service
Take the night off from cooking! Chef Jason Ivener launched Artful Foods Catering 6 years ago, after working in the finest hotels, restaurants and private homes. Custom menus based on your dietary needs are also available. There is no charge for local delivery within 5 miles from Van Nuys. They look forward to providing you with delicious homemade meals. Call 310-512-6077 or email info@artfulfoodscatering.com for more info. Visit http://www.artfulfoodscatering.com/drop-off-meals.html to view the current menu.
Meri Cherry Virtual Dollhouse Camp and Dollhouse Kits
Meri Cherry Art Studio in Encino is thrilled to announce their signature Dollhouse Camp has gone virtual. Curbside pickup or local delivery is available with everything you need to have the magic of Dollhouse Camp right at your front door. This camp is in high demand and they only have a limited amount of Dollhouses. Grab one while you can!
Kids Come First at MVP Pediatric & Urgent Care
Open Mon.-Fri. from 10am-10pm & Sat./Sun. from 9am-9pm
Valley families are assured peace of mind knowing MVP Pediatric & Urgent Care is open day/evening to care for their children. Pediatric staff offer expertise in anything from common ailments to more severe illnesses/injuries requiring IV hydration, x-rays, laceration repair, etc. Children’s medical needs are met in a stress-free, kid-friendly environment with little to no wait time. I have had great experiences there & highly recommend, if the need arises.
18555 Ventura Blvd. in Tarzana, 91364
The New Parenting Support You Need, Virtually
The Pump Station & Nurtury has helped new families for over 30 years, and they are here and available to support you now. Whether you are expecting soon and need help with Baby Care, Intro to Breastfeeding, or Pediatric Safety/CPR classes your hospital can’t provide, or you’re a new mom struggling with breastfeeding or new parenting issues, they’re here to help. Their amazing team of lactation consultants and family therapists are available for one-on-one and small group parenting support calls virtually, and their stores have hard to find baby care products with convenient same day curbside pickup or local delivery options. And as a local, women owned and operated business, they really appreciate your patronage.
Want to Start a Podcast But Have No Clue Where to Begin?
Get help for you to develop your podcast IDEA into a podcast LAUNCH! Becky Herrington is a marketing expert who has launched hundreds of successful podcasts. Liz Svatek is a writer who creates content for everything from podcast themes, to show ideas, to scripts. This dynamic duo can make your podcast dreams come true and handle all the technical roadblocks! Email: becky@bhmarketingfirm.com or Lizsvatek@gmail.com for info and pricing! Mention Jen’s List for a special discount!
Free Virtual Balanced Parenting University – “Life In Age Of Pandemic”
Zoom on Wed., April 15th from 7-8:30pm
Meeting ID: 970 374 755
Research shows that when you take people away from the things that are familiar to them, it’s surprisingly easy for people to lose track of themselves-their identity. Our routine is the scaffolding of life, it’s how we organize information and our time. And without it, we can feel really lost. Join this Zoom call to discuss how we can navigate this “New Norm” that we are all experiencing.
Spring Writing Workshops on Zoom
Tuesdays, April 21st-June 23rd from 10am-1pm
Thursdays, April 23rd-June 25th from 1-4pm
Unlocking Your Story is a 10-week memoir-writing workshop designed to explore the life experiences that have shaped and defined you. Through a variety of creative prompts and practical techniques, you’ll unleash the stories that reflect the uniqueness of your personal journey. Instructor Karin Gutman, MFA, has been guiding 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 www.unlockingyourstory.com or email Karin at karin@spiritofstory.com.
64 Slow Cooker Recipes
Looking For A Special Way To Celebrate Your Senior?
Why not give them the gift of a video montage! Bari will help you put together a special gift for your senior or even your event that has been delayed to the coronavirus. It all is done via phone and email there is absolutely no personal contact. Bari would love to guide you with the photos and videos best used for the slideshow. You can send to any one you want via email after it’s finished to help celebrate your loved one that’s missing out on so much. Email Bari today at Boolapoo@aol.com or text at 818-384-9678!
Live Stream Family Yoga
Certified Yoga Teacher, Julie Markovitz, is offering a donation based family yoga class on Zoom every Saturday from 3-4pm. With over 1 billion children world-wide at home we all need to have a variety of activities to keep our spirits high, thoughts positive and bodies healthy. Suggested donation is $10-$15 per family. Donations of any amount are deeply appreciated but if you are struggling financially, you are absolutely welcome to take this class. Zoom ID is: 490923305. Download the Zoom App prior to class. Lay out your yoga mat and wear comfy clothes. Email Julie at julie@danceyoga.com to reserve your spot.
Cory V, The Virus: Explaining The 2020 Pandemic To Kids
This e-book is intended to help parents educate their children about the crisis the world is experiencing. It contains highly digestible illustrated information and fun characterization to make the teaching process easy and pleasant for the entire family.
Activities to Do at Home
Keep your kids busy by browsing our activity library for tips, games, and more. From physical activity to nutrition and emotional health, we make it easy for you to encourage a well-rounded set of healthy behaviors.
How’s Life under Quarantine?
Today, Thurs, April 9th at 7:30pm PDT, on Zoom
Breathe Together. Breathwork meditation clears out fearful and sad feelings, and literally moves energy to a higher vibration where your heart opens …. followed by an awareness of peace and order behind the viral tornado passing over us. Join this online guided meditation using breathwork this coming. RSVP for log-on info info. Donation based, but all are welcome regardless of ability to contribute.
Virtual Tour VIPHS – Public Charter School on the Chatsworth HS Campus
April 14th, 21st & 28th at 6pm
VIPHS has excellent academics with several rigorous AP classes, an award winning speech & debate program and a wonderful music program. The class sizes are small, teachers are engaging and students do not get lost in the shuffle. The college placement is one of the best in the LA area. Graduates have gone on to USC, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Brown, Yale & U of Chicago to name a few. RSVP to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/ to receive the link.
West Valley Counseling Center Telehealth Therapy
Human connection is lifesaving and is needed now more than ever. WVCC is committed to keeping their doors (computers) open not only for their clients but as a place of affordable refuge for anyone feeling anxious, isolated and untethered during these times. They are rolling back the hourly rate for a limited time so as to better serve the community during this crisis. They have therapists at all levels available to help walk you through this trying time. Call 818.758.9450.
Spanish Tutor
Online tutoring – grammar, vocabulary and conversational Spanish. Linda started speaking Spanish when she was 9 years old and is her second language. She graduated from UCLA as a Spanish Major and also has a Masters Degree in Spanish and a Teaching Credential. $50 an hour. Schedule is flexible. Call 818.515.9933 or email cruises3@pacbell.net.
Intuitive Art Online
This days are very stressful for us and for our kids. Taly at this time is offering an online services to release and let go through intuitive art. Taly will be conducting classes privately or in a group, using cards, meditation, creative writing and helping you connect to your strength, as part of your immune system is your spiritual strength. Call 818-448-0552 for more info.
Reflecting/Responding to Artist David Labkovski’s Collection of Holocaust Artwork, Submissions
Adults and students, grade 8-college, are being invited to reflect and repond to Labkovski’s collection of Holocaust Art through either writing or art. Guidlines for submissions are at www.davidlabkovskiproject.org under Holocaust Commemoration 2020. Selected submissions will be invited to share thier submissions in a virtual Holocaust remembrance ceremony on April 20th at 5pm PST.
Pet Sitting
Treated like part of the family. Reasonable Rates/Long Term Discounts. Over 20 years’ experience. Cage free environment, feeding/TLC, socialization, exercise, and access to a 24 hr. veterinarian. Call Susan at 818-620-1746.
A Faery Hunt Virtual Visits and Parties
A Faery Hunt is offering one-on-one real-time live-streaming interactive fun visits with their wonderful and talented faeries, mermaids, gnomes, trolls and other Faery Hunt characters. Interactive stories, singing, games, activities, fun and more. And parents can invite other households to join in on the magical experience. All visits will be real time. Schedule your Virtual Visit now at Virtual https://stores.afaeryhunt.com/store-catalog/ or by calling 818-324-6802!