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Humor Book Receives 2006 Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Awards

Salinas, CA (January 18, 2007) -- Parenting humor columnist, Lisa Barker, is proud to announce that her first book, Just Because Your Kids Drive You Insane...Doesn't Mean You Are A Bad Parent!, has won the 2006 Best Humor Book Award and the 2006 Best NEW Humor Book Award by Parent To Parent / Adding Wisdom.

A collection of the best of Jelly Mom™, Just Because Your Kids Drive You Insane...Doesn’t Mean You Are A Bad Parent!, has been praised by editors, publishers, readers and fellow writers.

Wendel Potter, humor writer for Jay Leno, Phyllis Diller, Joan Rivers and the Yakoff Smirnoff Show, says: "The appealing thing about Lisa Barker's sense of humor is that the joke is on her. She is the willing foil in this madcap menagerie and that's what makes it work."

One-hundred percent of the book's proceeds benefit The Hugs and Hope Club ( whose mission is to bring smiles to critically ill children.

"I'm blown away by these awards and consider it a huge honor. I'm glad other parents and grandparents enjoy reading Jelly Mom™ as much as I enjoy writing it."

Just Because Your Kids Drive You Insane...Doesn't Mean You Are A Bad Parent! (ISBN: 978-1-4116-7418-9) can be purchased online through such well-known retailers as or Barnes & Noble. Likewise, copies can be ordered through local bookstores.

About Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Award™

Established in 1998, by Jodie Lynn, this award honors products of outstanding quality that support family values and includes websites. The Adding Wisdom Award™ committees consist of experts from across the United States who are involved with children, and/or families, on a daily basis. They look for products that entertain and teach, inspiring imagination and creativity, as well as offer "wisdom." The items are then given to Family Testers for testing and evaluation before final decisions are reached. Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Award™ is the only award program to ever be honored by and was featured in a recent article in a special Parent and Educator 2006 Edition of Games Quarterly Magazine.

About Lisa Barker

Lisa Barker is an award-winning syndicated columnist carried by such papers as The Salinas Californian, The Eureka (California) Reporter (online) and Omaha Family newspapers as well as School News Roll Call a parenting magazine that annually reaches 8,000,000 readers. Jelly Mom™ is also a popular feature on over forty-five parenting websites.

About Jelly Mom™

Jelly Mom™ is written by Lisa Barker and syndicated through Martin-Ola Press / Parent To Parent and is available for newspapers, websites, e-zines and newsletters.

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