Jelly Mom Helps Kids In A Jam With First Book

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Columnist's first book to bring smiles to critically ill children and their families. Jelly Mom column finds huge success online with moms.

Syndicated columnist, Lisa Barker, creator of the award-winning parenting humor column, "Jelly Mom™," has just released her first book: "Just Because Your Kids Drive You Insane...Doesn't Mean You Are A Bad Parent!"

Based on the popular column, the book is chock full of Barker's imaginative wit. She covers all the bases from toddlers to older kids, from staying at home to venturing out in public, and last but not least, a parent's mental and physical health.

Fans of the column have this to say about Barker's writing:

"You have got to write more of these! I nearly wet myself laughing and woke the baby! But they were worth it!"

"I soooo love how you write! You give such great visuals and are they ever funny!"

"I read some of your stories to a friend of mine and she was killing herself laughing!"

When asked why she chose The Hugs and Hope Club as the beneficiary of the book's proceeds, Barker said, "My own four-year-old daughter has a fatal and degenerative illness. I know first hand what the families in The Hugs and Hope Club are going through and this is the most positive and faith-filled way I can respond to my daughter's illness."

Founded in 2000 by Marsha Jordan, The Hugs and Hope Club is a tax-exempt 501-c-3 charity. Their mission is to share God's love and provide friendship and support to families of sick children who live within the United States by sending happy mail and offering various activities.

With a goal to fill the gap left by similar organizations that help ill or injured children between the ages of 2 and 17, The Hugs and Hope Club mails out cheery cards, provides balloon bouquets to hospitalized children, grants children's wishes, sends birthday party boxes, provides Christmas gifts through their Elf Project and assigns a personal "parent pal" who encourages, cheers, and supports the family in crisis.

"Just Because Your Kids Drive You Insane..." is available through and details can be found on Barker's website at

The award-winning "Jelly Mom™" column is syndicated through Martin-Ola Press/Parent To Parent and is available for newspapers, websites, e-zines and newsletters. For more information and details, please contact editor @ Be sure to ask about a free three month trial.

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Interview Contact: Lisa Barker

Telephone: 831-674-5229

Lisa Barker

P.O. Box 217

Greenfield, CA 93927


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