Women’s Psychotherapist – Complementary
30-Minute Consultation

Feeling Overwhelmed? Balancing Work, Family and Relationships? Feeling Stuck? Erin Roalstad, LMFT specializes in working with women who are facing life’s challenges, including; developing healthy relationships, self-esteem, parenting support, feelings of depression or anxiety and establishing healthy boundaries. In a positive and supportive environment, Erin works in a down-to-earth, conversational way and helps provide tools so you can create the life and relationships you want. Call 323-469-9068 or email erin@pacificpa.com. MFC#53174.




Today in History

National mud pack day


Rayon is patented. (1902)




“Choosing the right school – or making sure the right school chooses you!”

If you are applying to schools for September 2014, the time to put together a plan is now. L.A. School Scout will help you come up with a plan and a timeline, and provide the support you need all along the way. If you need help with any part of the admissions process at any grade level, preschool through 12th grade, contact L.A. School Scout at sandy@LAschoolscout.com or 310-926-0050, or visit www.LAschoolscout.com.



A Personalized Approach to Finding Your Perfect Nanny

After serving as a nanny herself(13yrs for the same family), Heather, co-founder of Classic Nannies’, primary objective has been to bring families and top-tier nannies together into the same rewarding experience she shared & will always treasure. After scores of successful placements, she strives to do the same for you!

“After a great deal of frustration with other agencies as well as looking on our own, Heather’s personalized approach made the placement process easy. We’re happy.” – Leslie & David, Pacific Palisades Thoroughly screened & vetted domestic professionals that surpass your expectation. Executive Housekeepers, Baby Nurses and Estate Managers too! Mention Jen’s List for a special discount!





“The Feel Good Exit to Post Divorce Peace” — New York Times

Divorce Detox has empowered many Jen’s list members to stop suffering and live a great life. They utilize the most effective, empirically based treatments drawn from the fields of psychology, sociology, and the behavioral sciences. Get help: Making Your Marriage Great, Getting Through Divorce with Integrity, Being a Better Parent or Finding a Lasting Relationship. Discover how to restart your life.Call 888-456-7056 or email movingon@divorcedetox.com.




Full service brokerage offering commissions as low as 1.5%

Lighthouse Properties is a boutique real estate agency dedicated to providing superior service & customer satisfaction while saving clients money on commissions and fees. For over 15 years, they’ve been handling all of it’s clients’ real estate needs from the first phone call to the close of escrow. Lighthouse saves you money by offering reduced commissions for sellers & contributing towards closing costs for buyers. Lighthouse is an efficient, streamlined company with low overhead allowing it to pass the savings on to you! Lighthouse’s broker, Debbie Sutz, is also a licensed attorney, so you can be certain your interests will be represented & protected! For more info, call 310-874-4799 or email DebbieSutz@gmail.com.




Private Piano & Voice lessons in Sherman Oaks

Laura Watkins is an classically trained Piano and Voice teacher in Sherman Oaks California with over 15 years experience. Her goal is to provide both musical knowledge and skill while keeping music fun for the kids. Students may choose music that they love while at the same time learning music that will advance their skills.Contact 818-231-4974 or lwat4ever@gmail.com.



 Free Family Night at Kidspace Museum in Pasadena for Latino Heritage Month

Tues Oct 1, 4:00 to 8:00 pm

Celebrate Latino Heritage Month with culturally inspired art activities to enrich children and families alike. Admission is free from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Free Family Night is made possible by the Michael J. Connell Foundation.

See more at: http://www.kidspacemuseum.org/hands-learning/eventlisting#sthash.Wzt0Stsv.dpuf


Oh, no! Omega 3s don’t help women’s thinking skills, study shows



  Kids Ahoy Magic Show – Free

Wed., Oct. 2nd from 5-6pm

Complimentary magic show by Jason every 1st Wed. of the month at kids ahoy with paid admission ($8 per child). Come and enjoy the great indoor playground and stay for a fun magic show with balloon making.




Girls Night Out at Michaels for Mixed Media Workshops

Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 6:30pm

Michaels, Encino now offers weekly hands-on workshops to awaken your artistic senses. Tap into your artistic side while you create beautiful projects, “transforming the mundane, one embellishment at a time.” Classes are currently Tuesday & Wednesday nights. Private classes can be arranged for parties. Stop by Michaels to see project sample and to register. For class descriptions and details, email alteredartbydoreen@gmail.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/alteredartworks.

Lego Day at the Skirball Cultural Center

Sunday Oct 13 from 10 am – 4:30 pm

A Celebration of Building and Architecture

Spend the day celebrating the colorful construction bricks that for decades have fueled the imaginations of builders young and old, including Moshe Safdie.



20-somethings on the job hunt – Top 6 Mistakes

Covers social media, resume typos, irrelevant resume info, wardrobe presentation, knowing about/fitting into the company, more.




Systematic Training for Effective Parenting

Do you wonder why your children behave the way they do? Why won’t they “listen” to you, but “listen” to others? Why they have meltdowns and tantrums? Find out the answers to these and other questions when you enroll in the S.T.E.P. classes at It’s Aparent. These classes meet the requirements for court ordered parenting classes. Participants will receive a certificate at the end of the 6 week series. For more information, visit www.itsaparentparenting.com or call 818-995-9757.


 VIB (Very Important Baby!) Hour at the Zimmer Children’s Museum

Wednesdays from 9 – 10 am

Each Wednesday morning at 9 am, the Zimmer opens its doors exclusively to the under 2 crowd! Tiny tykes and their caregivers can enjoy the museum in a more relaxed setting giving both kids and adults more room to breathe (and crawl and climb). Looking for more guided exploration time? Check out our VIB classes offered during this time. Click HERE for more info and to register. As this hour’s intention is to create a safe, comfortable play space for our youngest visitors, we ask families with older siblings to instead join for regular museum hours at 10am.


 Religious believers more depressed than atheists: study




Escape in the Healing Aromas of Intentional Essentials while Supporting a Worthy Cause

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and for the entire month, Intentional Essentials – Essential Oil blends for emotional health & wellness – will be donating 20% of all proceeds to Haven Hills, a local shelter for women and children providing them a second chance in life. Blended by a certified aroma therapist and created by local mom and psychotherapist Rhonda Hauser LCSW,  these luxurious paraben free lotions and scented sticks are formulated using only the finest and highest quality essential oil combinations. They can be used anywhere, fit almost anywhere, and smell out of this world.  Inhale and enjoy! 




Do other people see your child run wild and not listen to you?

From a parent educator/author, learn a few reasons why this happens and what to do about it.




Contemporary Women’s Clothing, Jewelry, Accessories and More at Great Prices

Sassy Chic participates in many, many boutiques and fundraisers. If you are looking to help raise money for your organization (cancer organizations, schools, Temples, Churches, etc), contact Sassy Chic. Usually a top vendor therefore helping the organization raise more money. People LOVE Sassy Chic’s merchandise! Also does house parties where you can get FREE MERCHANDISE! Contact Shawna at rtolin1234@aol.com or 818-231-2621. Hurry before she’s all booked up. Private shopping appts also available.




Aaron Flores, RDN and Intuitive Eating have come to Calabasas

Aaron Flores is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) who specializes in Intuitive Eating and mindful eating practices. As well as working with adults, Aaron can help you and your child develop a strong foundation for life-long eating habits. Make an appointment to meet Aaron and learn more about this non-diet approach to improving your health and mending your relationship with food. Call 818-851-1414 to schedule an appointment today.



 Free Friday Nights at Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach

The public is invited to get up close with the ocean’s ultimate predators at the Aquarium of the Pacific for FREE during Shark Lagoon Nights. Guests will have the opportunity to touch bamboo sharks and see large sharks such as sandtigers as well as rays in the Aquarium’s Shark Lagoon.

Coffee, hot cocoa, beer, wine, desserts, and snacks are available for purchase. Most Friday nights – check schedule for more details.



15 Awesome Hacks for Store-Bought Foods




Up to 2 offices available for rent in an exclusive Encino pediatric building

Offices inside an elite pediatric speech therapy practice.  Great for MFT, Social Worker, Psychologist, Educational Therapist, Behaviorist, or other related field.  Contact Stefanie at stef@childspeak.net for more information.



Overparenting – what, me?

Different angles on “snowplow-,” “helicopter-,” “hyper-” and “hothouse-parenting.”




An antidote?




Members NEED Leads -Can you help?

Looking for a therapist in the Valley with knowledge and who practices EMDR therapy and accepts Blue Shields insurance. Email goldjem10@gmail.com.


Looking for a new Viola Coach for daughter who has played for 5 years. Anywhere on west side. Need this coach to be outgoing and understanding, not strict at all. Gives current as well as classical music to work on. Call Cari Butler at (310) 613- 6206 or email Cari@reveremom.com.


Driver needed beginning October 1st to pick up 6 year old from Pomelo and 9 year old from Welby to be dropped off at dance studio in Reseda on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Hours are 1:30-3pm on Tuesdays and 2:30-4pm on Thursdays. Pay is $50 per week. Must have a caring, positive attitude and be a responsible driver with clean record and insurance. Position begins October 1st and ends in June. School holidays are not included. Call Nadine at (818) 609-9791. 


Looking for someone to pick a boy at 3pm, Monday-Thursday from pre-school in Tarzana, and bring him home to house in Tarzana, and stay with him until 5pm or 5:30pm. Also looking for someone to pick him up at noon on Friday and stay with him until about 4pm or 4:30pm, but the Friday hours are bonus, and not essential. Email michellerapoport@yahoo.com.


Looking for someone to take a woman to Providence St. Joseph’s in Burbank. She’d need someone to take her there around 10am every morning and then pick her up again a few hours later. Perhaps also run an errand or two if we pay for a block of time. Email cloxman@earthlink.net.



A new take on the breakfast smoothie for coffee drinkers

Blend to smooth/frothy: cooled espresso/coffee, milk (non-dairy ok), yogurt (non-dairy ok), cocoa powder (or chocolate protein powder), frozen chunked ripe bananas and honey (opt). Serves 2.




Adopt-a-Pet.com (formerly 1-800-Save-A-Pet.com)

A non-profit pet adoption charity that helps shelters, humane societies, SPCAs, pet rescue groups, and pet adoption agencies advertise their homeless pets to adopters for free. They are all about getting homeless pets into homes. They use the power of TV, the Internet and a toll-free phone number to connect adopters with shelter pets and help pets go from alone to adopted. They are working to help the good people at shelters and rescue groups find homes for their pets.




A Unique Alternative to Plastic Tableware for Children

Brinware dishes are made of tempered glass which is 4-5 times stronger than regular glass and come with a removable silicone sleeve. They are break resistant, and safe for microwaves and dishwashers. Brinware also offers silicone placemats that have an adorable ABC print on them to encourage social interaction during mealtime. They are great for at home or on-the-go. All products are free of BPA, Lead and Phthalates. Introduce Brinware to your family to eco-friendly dishware that will help you care for Mother Earth year round!




The School Year has Started. Need Math Tutoring?

Check with your kids to see how they’re doing with their math this year. Once a student gets behind, it is very hard to get back on track. Tutoring in Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 and 2, and Geometry.  With over 15 years of experience in the West Valley, Derrick is patient and professional and has helped many students over the years. Derrick also tutors test prep for the SAT, ACT, ISEE, CAHSEE, CHSPE. Call him at 818-992-0625.  Phone Help also available.




Sumac L-Stem Elementary School is seeking vendors for it’s 4th Annual Fall Festival

Sunday, October 20th from 12-4pm

Contact Mary Kusnier at kusnier@sbcglobal.net.



Your Jr. Chef can make Microwave “Risotto”

Not exactly traditional, and (if you’re not a risotto purist) easy. Go to Recipe Library, then under “Microwave Dishes” click on “Video – Risotto.” Uses diced sweet onion, arborio rice, chicken broth, frozen peas, raw cleaned shrimp, fresh chopped dill/parsley, s&p. Serves 2 as a main dish. Parental supervision.


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