Jelly Mom™ Gains Online Presence & Garnishes 2008 Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Award™

Award-winning Family humor columnist, Lisa Barker, gains in online newspaper publications and family websites.

SALINAS, California - May 11, 2008 - Rumor has it that newspapers are dying, but Lisa Barker finds that her family humor column, Jelly Mom™, is winning a place on newspaper, city, and family websites. The big draw for editors is a mutually beneficial partnership as Barker’s brand of family comedy appeals to anyone with children in their lives and people seem to be instantly inspired to come back for more.

Jelly Mom™ is almost a guarantee in drawing more traffic to sites that carry it, especially for anyone who loves to laugh at every day parenting sagas...that's just about everyone.

"I recently received an email from a reader in New England. She read my column on the Salinas Californian's website," said Barker. The Salinas Californian is a daily newspaper that publishes Barker’s column both in print and electronically.

The latest website to grab the Jelly Mom™ column is

In an email to Ms. Barker, John Thomas, who represents the family themed site said, “We searched for quite awhile to find material appropriate for our site until we found you.”

"I’m thrilled and very honored," said Barker.

Jelly Mom™ is an award-winning syndicated parenting humor column that spins the daily drama of raising children, complete with all the disasters of domestic life, into a ten-minute laughter break for parents and grandparents; it helps to get them through the week. Readers immediately relate to the familiar anecdotes and then laugh out loud as Barker swirls surprising comedic twists in each column. Sentimental, witty, hilarious and fun, Jelly Mom™ brings refreshing humor to the topic of family life and readers eagerly anticipate the next one.

Jelly Mom™ also appears in various parenting publications, newsletters, and throughout the Internet and has been featured in America’s Funniest Humor! Volumes I and II. However, Barker doesn't stop there. She's also an award-winning author and her first book, Just Because Your Kids Drive You Insane…Doesn’t Mean You Are A Bad Parent! won the Parent To Parent Adding Wisdom Award™ for 2006, 2007 Best Parenting Books, and the 2007 and 2008 Best Humor Books.

About Parent to Parent™

Established in 1998 by syndicated family/health columnist and best-selling author, Jodie Lynn, this award honors products and websites of outstanding quality that support family and educational values. The Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Award™ committees are comprised of experts from across the United States who are involved with children and families on a daily basis. These committees look for products that entertain and teach, inspiring imagination and creativity. Additionally, the committees are interested in how products help children and their families grow ethically, socially, intellectually, emotionally, and physically in everyday life. After the committees approve products and websites, they are then given or forwarded to Family Focus Testing Groups –real families– for testing, reviewing and evaluating before final decisions are reached. Visit

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