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Today in History
The Rolling Stones begin their first US tour. (1964)
Candy Month
Dairy Month
Effective Communications Month
Fight the Filthy Fly Month
LGBTQ Pride Month
Great Outdoors Month
National Accordion Awareness Month
National Adopt a Cat Month
National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month
National Iced Tea Month
Rose Month
Turkey Lovers Month
World Bicycle Day
Repeat Day
Men’s Health Month
I want to express my full support of and belief in the need to advocate for positive change in our diverse communities. It is our responsibility to come together, bring solutions, and unify under one message of equality, inclusion, diversity and respect for one another. Now as much as ever, we all need to be here for one another as one strong community to bring about meaningful and lasting change. If there is to be progress toward eliminating prejudice and racial violence, we MUST stop being complacent. Here are some ideas/resources for families to use:
The Help Group’s Summer Camps Have Gone Virtual
In this upside down world, The Help Group’s summer camps will be virtual starting June 15th! During these online summer camps, 6-21 year olds with ASD & other special needs will be provided a safe and enriching atmosphere to engage, experience & explore. Each camper is matched to ensure an appropriate peer group. Campers will participate in a wide range of fun activities, such as social skills, fun & fitness, games, science experiments, arts & crafts, and so much more! Siblings are welcome.
Instagram Live Meditation with Jessica Morris, M.A., MFT, SC-C, Empathic Medium & Intuitive Guide
Friday, June 5th at 6pm
If you feel helpless, hopeless, angry, saddened by these very real and challenging circumstances, know that you are not alone and together, we can make a difference! Join this talk and meditation on Finding & Sending Love in Times of Chaos.
Instagram Live @jessicamorrismft

The New Parenting Support and Baby Gear 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. Their store has hard to find baby care products, plus great baby gear, with free virtual shopping assistance and convenient same day curbside pickup or local delivery options. And as a local, women owned and operated business, they really appreciate your support as well.
Writing Your Story for Seniors
Now-July 7th from 11:30am-12:30pm on Tuesday
In the fun and insightful class you will learn how to bring out your own unique story though self-discovery. Whether you are looking to write fiction, nonfiction or memoir, this class will help you on your journey to become a published author. Life Coach Instructor from Compassionate Coaching and UCLA trained author will bring you enlightenment to bring your book to life. Class is 6 weeks.
The Upstanders Movie
It explores cyber-bullying, bullying amongst friends, families, co-workers and the brain science behind it all. It delves into the power of resilience, adaptability, community and belonging. The film highlights new laws and well established programs already reducing bullying in schools and communities.
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
Design! Build! Survive! Out Teach’s Virtual Project-Based Camps 
Banish summer boredom by registering for Out Teach’s engaging weekly virtual STEM Survival Camp. Beginning June 8th, Out Teach master teachers will lead teams of young STEM pioneers in real-world challenges for a week of outdoor science and engineering tests that build 21st Century skills and balance hands-on outdoor time with virtual learning. Discounts available for multi-student or multi-week registrations. Learn, explore, and discover! Learn more at https://www.out-teach.org/stem-summer-survival/. Additionally, parents interested in planning outdoor learning activities themselves sign up to access all of Out Teach’s  open educational resources for free at https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/WSlyXgP/OutTeachJoin.
AAUMV Unique Graduation And Milestone Birthday Montages
Given these crazy times, AAUMV has morphed from the place to go for montages for mitzvahs, quinceaneras & wedding celebrations to the place to go for graduation montages & milestone birthdays! With big celebrations being postponed there’s no better way to memorialize & mark the occasion than with a photo/video montage highlighting the years leading to this special day. Different packages are avail including incorporating shout out videos from family & friends. Use password AAUM for samples.
Adult Coloring Books To Relief Stress
Relax, chill, and reduce stress while doing something that is good for your body and mind! Take a peek at the author’s page for some cool and different types of coloring books. Maybe she will bring out the colouring addict in you!
Carbonate Anything In The Fridge
Drinkmate™ Countertop is the ONLY at-home beverage carbonator that allows the user to carbonate water, juices, iced tea or coffee, wine, cocktails, mocktails, and even flat soda or beer! Patented and detachable Fizz infuser and dual-stage valve system allows better control on release of CO2. Easy-to-operate, easy-to-clean – no electricity or batteries required. Quick-connect bottle is BPA-free with volume mark line. Smaller footprint saves counter space. Comes with 3 oz. starter CO2 carbonator so you can start carbonating right away. Works with the most common brand of 14.5 oz. (or 60L) CO2 carbonators out there. 
Parent Power Happy Hour
Thursdays at 5:15pm PST
Talk on Zoom with other parents; laugh a little, vent a little, smile a lot. Parent Power Happy Hour: This Times for you, is a free weekly hour for parents, grandparents or anyone working with children of any age to support each other. It is run by Roberta Gold, R.T.C., CHP, speaker, Attitude Adjustment Coach and author of The Family Who Laughs Together… A Quick Guide to Sanity When You Feel Like Screaming. It is also run by Tammy Atchley, Parenting Coach and author. To join the Zoom or for any questions, email ParentPowerHappyHour@gmail.com.
Art Club Presents Private Online Summer Art Classes For All Ages
Do you prefer one-to-one or small private classes with totally Personalized Art Instruction? It’s just like (sort of) being in the studio! Step into Janet’s art room and focus on drawing, painting, sculpture & collage techniques. Study and learn from famous artists, both past and present, as you create your own unique works. It’s fun! Ongoing online zoom workshops are open to children, teens and adults of all levels as well as families creating together. Email ARTCLUBbyjanet@aol.com or call 818-783-6566.
A heartfelt and humorous documentary that celebrates the joys and challenges of parenting in today’s world. Featuring six extraordinary fathers from across the globe, this film offers a firsthand glimpse into the trials and tribulations of modern-day parenting through revealing interviews, rare home-movie footage, viral videos, and hilarious and thoughtful testimonials from some of Hollywood’s funniest celebrities. Making her feature directorial debut, Bryce Dallas Howard also offers an intimate look at the dads in her own family, including remarkable interviews with her late grandfather Rance, her father Ron and her brother Reed.
A Noise Within’s Summer With Shakespeare Camp Goes Online
June 15th-July 17th
This is a great opportunity for kids 6-18 to learn about acting, Shakespearean texts, and public speaking.
Lockitz! Protects Phones From Pint-Sized Hackers
Created by a new mom, Lockitz! is a lock screen app that uses colorful images and games to engage and educate young children (without giving them access to an unlocked phone!). No more worrying about getting locked out of your phone my little fingers.
Available on the app store for $3.99, Lockitz! offers educational games that give kids something fun to look at on their parents’ phones, but also continues to act as a lock screen, keeping them out of other applications.
Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Jpegs
Are you a busy parent that doesn’t have the time, desire or know-how to put your family’s’ photos into a decorative album? Have your photos been gathering dust in the closet or under the bed or gasp! Just left on your phone! Well fear no more, for help is here. Elise loves to do photo albums for any occasion, wedding, trip, memorial, pet, love. Let her take your precious photos and put them into an album for you. The cost is reasonable and the result is priceless! Call Elise at (818) 590-2989.
Tutor Leads
Is Your Child Struggling To Read On Grade Level?
Are you ready to be your child’s superhero reading advocate? If so, Rina can help! With the use of fun and engaging strategies, Rina will bring your child’s reading to grade level, and beyond. She is an experienced educational therapist with a teaching credential and master’s degree in education from UCLA. Email bruinteacher6@gmail.com.
Academic And Creative Writing Tutor For Students Grades 1-9
Michaela is a freshman at Boston University with planned focuses in digital journalism and screenwriting. She is well versed in the skills required to teach the fundamentals of academic writing, screenwriting, and creative writing (poetry and short stories). She has been published in an array of magazines and has been working as an academic writing tutor for two years. She is excited for the opportunity to help others improve their writing! Email michaelabaxter17@gmail.com.
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.
Experienced Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Sandy Harwin has 20 years of experience. Her specialty is adolescence specifically the teenage years. She has extensive knowledge in depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, and body image issues. Her approach is Cognitive Behavioral, unless a more collective approach is needed. Her practice is on-line and she is ready to schedule a consultation with you. She does not accept insurance, however, she uses a sliding scale when needed. Email sandrareneecom@yahoo.com.
Family & Business Bookkeeping & Accounting
Anna Mazisyuk founded One Source Services, Inc. to simplify finances with trustworthy high-quality accounting and has been keeping personal & business finances straightforward & easy to understand for over 25 yrs. “Accounting is a window into business health. It shouldn’t be a place of confusion & frustration. Time spent on accounting should be limited to analyzing complete and understandable data.” Email info@sourceoss.com or call 818.501.3336 for a consultation. Simplify Your Finances!