After School Enrichments

AirballingLA is a provider of unique recreational activities and sports ideal for birthday parties and team building. Currently, they provide Nerf Parties, Bubble Soccer, Archery Tag, Fortnite Parties, and Human Hamster Ball Rentals to host unique birthday parties. Fun in nature and a novel experience for most, our activities are sure to make your party a hit. We deliver all the equipment and provide a host who’ll setup and even host your event. Make your next party a hit with us.

Aspen Learning
Aspen Learning is a local, private education company that provides a wide range of customized, comprehensive academic programs to kids, ages 18 months to 18 years old. From tutoring to homeschooling, mentoring to test preparation, kindergarten readiness to college planning and everything in between, Aspen Learning has been serving families in the community for over 13 years.
310. 883.7977
201 Wilshire Blvd. Ste. A6
Santa Monica 90401

The Royal Music Academy
Teachers of The Royal Music Academy strongly support the benefits of music education and strive to instill a passion for music in all children. For more information about in-home music instruction, academic tutoring, or event services with The Royal Music Academy, please visit

Ojakian Tennis
Ojakian Tennis is an elite tennis company with one objective: No matter what your tennis goals are, we will get you there. We have a complete menu of services for all ages and abilities. If you have a court, we will come to you; if you don’t have access to a court, we will try to make arrangements to use one at a convenient location for you. Make sure to ask us about our birthday parties too.

Wouldn’t you like your child to develop amazing self-discipline, a positive attitude and an unstoppable “can-do” level of confidence? It can happen with children’s martial arts classes at the Golden Dragon! Martial arts is one of the very best ways to help children gain self-discipline, respect and confidence—essential traits for success in school, at home and in life.

Martial arts classes are also a great way for children to relieve stress, manage their weight and have a ton of fun.
310. 207.5260

Experience Music
Through a personalized process of passion, self-discovery, recording, and performance, Young Artists play the music they love from the very first lesson.
Offering lessons at your home for Piano, Voice, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Violin, Songwriting and more.

Swim Lessons
Your children will love swimming! Sharolyn makes being in the pool a happy experience your kids will look forward to. For 18 years, Sharolyn has specialized in the “no tears method,” of teaching children how to be safe, strong swimmers, while they have fun learning.

Kids After school workshops Monday through Friday 4-5.30pm $35 per session. ALL classes include ALL art materials and instruction. Ages 6-12years. Reservations required. Please think of PAINT:LAB during school holidays when we offer our weekday Art camps!
1453 14th St.

Baby, Toddler and Preschool Classes

Beverly Hills Music Together
Beverly Hills Music Together has been serving the families in and around Beverly Hills for over 15 years. Each class creates a comfortable, fun and musical environment for your infant, toddler or preschooler to explore and develop their natural musical ability. Come join one of our amazing classes and discover the joy of family music!
Siree Franks, Director

Holistic Care and Fitness

The Healing Guy
Todd Kurpil incorporates many different natural healing techniques to help children. From mouth pain due to dental/orthodontic work, to trouble with eating or sleeping, to less than ideal attitudes towards school, family or friends. Todd has an amazing ability to reach children, and go straight to the heart of the issue. Whether the issues are physical or psychological/emotional, children respond positively and quickly to his approach.

Mirela Rohan Acupunture
Is your child suffering from allergies? Are you fighting endless migraines and hormonal changes? Doctor Rohan has been helping familys for over a decade to overcome health problems and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Jennifer Astman-Posen
Incredible at home massage combines the teachings of therapeutic bodywork, acupressure, deep tissue, reflexology, and pregnancy (doula) massage. These modalities have shaped her practice on the whole, and have helped define her emphasis of holistic care for a woman¹s body before, during, and after pregnancy.

Charisma Cuisine
Victoria Lynn Wieszkowiak is a health oriented chef, private health retreat producer and wellness consultant. She will travel world wide to serve your entire family.

Sharolyn Leithold Personal Training
Look fabulous and feel great with Sharolyn’s “Red Carpet” Diet and Fitness program! As one of LA’s top personal trainers and health & wellness experts, Sharolyn will guide you to achieving goals you never thought possible.

Liz Smith Pilates
Getting your body back with private Pilates sessions with Liz Smith (instructor to the stars). As a holistic health counselor and Thai Yoga practitioner, Liz can help restore confidence, energize you, and get you on track towards being the best version of yourself.

Laurie Searle Yoga Trainer
Yoga and Fitness to Go – In home, at work, family – private or group sessions and on the go – ‘virtual’ sessions are designed specifically for you from weight management, cardio, strength training, Yoga or Pilates. Laurie has 15 years experience based in Los Angeles and works with clients in all time zones to keep people fit and balanced. 323.578.3020

Party Resources

Fine Entertaining
Fine Entertaining will design and plan your celebrations, holidays and intimate gatherings with couture style and eclectic taste. Entertain your cherished guests with grace, elegance and only the finest details.

Simon’s Caterers and Special Events
Simon’s Caterers and Special Events is Los Angeles longest established and most reliable Glatt Kosher catering company, with over 30 years of integrity and service. Simon is proud to offer his catering services in California, Nevada and Mexico at the most sought after and desirable venues. Simon Caterers is the winner of the 2013 Golden Palm award, Above & Beyond from Beverly Hills Chamber of commerce.

Incredible Cakes
Incredible Cakes specializes in custom designed cakes,cookies and desserts for all occasions. Vegan and Nut-free options also available.
323 521-7639
323 717-2058.

Time 2 Dance
Time 2 Dance provides DJ services for Birthdays, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, School Events and more. Our studio is also available for space rental.
877. 867.3858

Zimmer Children’s Museum
Looking for a one-of-a-kind birthday bash? A party at the Zimmer Children’s Museum offers your guests a wealth of activities – making the party a joy from start to finish. Party packages can accommodate up to 200 guests.

Tutors and Educators

Academic Achievers
Academic Achievers presents one-one-one academic tutoring, KinderPrep, educational therapy, academic management and customized ISEE, SAT and ACT test prep either in your home or their modern Santa Monica facility. Voted “Best Test Prep Tutors in LA” by CBS local, Academic Achievers’ tutors motivate, improve study skills and engage their students to learn to love learning.

Ellen Richards
Every college admissions client works directly with the company
founder, Ellen Richards, an experienced professional who understands
what differentiates students in the college admissions process. Ellen
cultivates the enthusiasm and potential of students while helping them
define their goals early Ellen encourages eager minds to aim higher
and achieve goals they once considered impossible.

Mathnasium Learning Centers, the nation’s leading math-only learning center franchise, specializes in teaching kids math in a way that makes sense to them. Students go to Mathnasium year-round to catch up, keep up, and get ahead in math. The proprietary Mathnasium Method™ is the result of 40+ years of hands-on instruction and research. Franchising since 2003, Mathnasium has become one of the fastest growing educational franchises, with a new center opening each week. There are more than 400 Mathnasium franchises in the U.S. and abroad.

Social Foundations
Social Foundations’ mission is to provide a practical, effective and caring social learning environment for individuals with social challenges and their families.
We offer social development groups, family coaching, play facilitation, sibling support.

Team Tutors
Team Tutors provides private, one-on-one, tutoring, educational therapy and comprehensive test preparation in your home for all ages in all academic subjects. Our experienced tutors work with your child to reinforce skills and master challenging concepts while blending in organization and study skills. Your child’s grades will improve and he or she will become a more successful learner. Team Tutors was founded by former Center for Early Education teacher Nathalie Kunin who provides consulting services to help you make smart decisions for your child’s education.

Educational Therapy

Ashley Ravid
Educational Therapy specializes in working 1-1 with students with learning differences and/or diagnosed learning disabilities. The approach to learning is simple: treat students with respect, involve them in their learning, and make learning fun.

Home Design and Remodel

Carrie Livingston
An Interior and Furniture Designer based in Los Angeles, Carrie Livingston travels the world creating one of a kind residential and commercial projects, creating both visually impactful and highly livable spaces known for being highly original nevertheless containing an essence of warmth and accessibility. Known for both using and designing highly sculptural furniture, sourcing unusual art and objects, this down-to-earth designer most recently opened a unique boutique in Los Angeles, CL- Carrie Livingston, where she is able to showcase and share some of her favorite things from around the world with her clients near and far.

Reliance Home Services
Reliance Home Services has been serving West L.A. for over 65 years. Our areas of expertise include drains, plumbing, heating, air conditioning and electrical. Call us for same-day service!
310. 256.2678


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How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

By Lauren Hass
Lauren HassAs the Holiday Season quickly approaches, so does the possibility of gaining the dreaded “Holiday 10!” Instead of accepting that your pants are going to feel tight this year, start telling yourself NOW that your skinny jeans WILL FIT you throughout all the festivities because you are going to follow my tips to keep you feeling and looking fabulous at all the parties you attend. (more…)

Signs of an Unhealthy Home

By Oram Miller
Oram MillerDo you wonder about hidden toxicities in your home? As a mom, you probably do. You know mold and new paint can be hazardous. You have even begun to hear that cell phones, smart meters and Wi-Fi might be a problem.

In fact there are many types of potentially harmful EMF exposures that exist in your home right now, and you will be surprised to learn just how little Americans know about this subject compared to other moms around the world. (more…)

Eliminate Body Fat without Surgery

Interview with Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeons Dr. Payman Danielpour and Dr. John Layke about the benefits of coolsculpting.

JuliaQ: What is the Cool Sculpt?
A:Coolsculpting is a revolutionary, non-surgical procedure to reduce fat cells though Cryolipolysis (freezing fat cells). By doing so, the fat is naturally eliminated from your body. No needles, incisions, anesthesia, and most importantly, no down-time. It’s an effective and safe treatment for body contouring and is also FDA approved. (more…)

Easy Thanksgiving Recipes

By Catherine McCord
CranberrySauceCranberry Orange Sauce

  • 1 bag of cranberries, washed and bruised cranberries discarded
  • 2/3 cup orange juice and or the orange pulp, removing the seeds and sections between the pulp
  • 1/3 cup agave
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  1. Place all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. When they reach a boil, turn the heat to a simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the berries start to pop.
  3. Turn off heat and cool. Remove the cinnamon stick.
  4. Serve warm or chilled.


Holiday Travel

By Josh Kafka
Josh Kafka Owner BlisscapeThis holiday, what does the whole family really want? The perfect family vacation of course. Somewhere beautiful, with great cuisine, at a reasonable price. It’s what we all want of course.

If you haven’t organized yet, don’t panic—it’s not too late. Here are three ideas that will score mama some extra hero points with the whole fam. (more…)

Test Taking Stress Busters

By Nathalie Kunin
Nathalie KuninUSE POSITIVE VISUALIZATION. Imagine yourself succeeding. Close your eyes and breathe deeply. Visualize yourself taking a test or completing an assignment with feelings of confidence. Tell yourself: “I will do well” instead of “I hope I do well”. Smile and think to yourself: “I’ve got this.” You are relaxed and in control.

TAKE MINI-BREAKS. If you find yourself losing your focus or burning out, stop for a moment and stretch. Flex your arms and feet. Take a deep breath. Use this mini-break to help refocus your thoughts and get back to work. (more…)

Preventing the Flu

Tips on how to stay healthy during the flu season.

By Peter S. Waldstein, M.D. and Julia A. White, M.D.
For those of you who have not had the flu shot, it’s not too late. In addition to the flu shot, here are some tips to share with your family in preventing the flu from coming to your household.

JuliaPrevention of Influenza
Knowing how to protect yourself from illness this winter will be the most important way to keep your family healthy. People who have influenza are thought to be shedding the virus from around 1-2 days before symptoms appear to about 5-7 days after symptoms start. This can vary, however, especially in children. The H1N1 and seasonal influenza viruses spread through respiratory droplets from coughing and sneezing. Someone then comes into contact with these and touches his/her mouth, eyes, or nose before washing the hands and becomes infected. The influenza viruses are thought to be able to live on environmental objects for several hours after being deposited. (more…)