The Mom’s Choice Awards® Names Books in Crib Sheets® Series Among Best in Family-Friendly Products

The Mom’s Choice Awards® Names Books in Crib Sheets® Series  Among Best in Family-Friendly Products
Asheville, NC, April 29, 2010 --( The Mom's Choice Awards® has named two books in the Crib Sheets® parenting series, "Canny Granny: How to Be the Favorite Grandparent" and "Crib Sheets Are You Covered? New Parent Sleep Deprivation Solutions," among the best in family-friendly media, products and services.

“It’s such an honor for my books to be recognized by Mom’s Choice Awards,” says Elizabeth Gardner, author of the Crib Sheets® parenting series. “It’s a recognition of quality, of being among the best family products out there. It’s exciting.”

The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) is an awards program that recognizes authors, inventors, companies, parents and others for their efforts in creating quality family-friendly media, products and services.

Parents, educators, librarians and retailers rely on MCA evaluations when selecting quality materials for children and families. The Mom’s Choice Awards® seal helps families and educators navigate the vast array of products and services and make informed decisions.

About The Honorees:

When "Crib Sheets Are You Covered? New Parent Sleep Deprivation Solutions" first appeared in 2002, it was eagerly received by expectant and new parents in the United States and Canada even without a traditional publisher. “I made every copy myself,” explains parenting strategist Elizabeth Gardner. “My kids and I got to know the inside of our local Kinko’s pretty well.” But none of that mattered to soon-to-be and new moms desperate for solutions. “They didn’t care what form the answers came in, they just wanted answers,” says Elizabeth, "and Crib Sheets delivers." Packed with practical and effective strategies, it’s a road map of help for exhausted parents. Hailed on its first release as “…a definitive, must-have” – Heather Grace Stewart, Lachine, Canada, it remains, “…the mom written reality baby book that provides real solutions.” – Michelle Johnston, Brussels, Belgium. Now published in its third edition, Crib Sheets is still the only book on the market helping parents prepare both before and after birth to get the sleep they need. "…this isn’t just some pie-in-the-sky formula–it’s a tried-and-true method developed from the author’s own experience…a much-needed manual for would-be and already-are parents of newborns." – Editor’s Choice Award, iUniverse.

When the second book in the Crib Sheets® series "Canny Granny: How to Be the Favorite Grandparent" was published in 2008, it was widely received by eager grandparents as the only book on the market telling them what they wanted to know most – how to be the favorite. Canny Granny remains the ultimate favorite grandparent guide. Practical, effective strategies help grandparents get more visits, learn good and bad news first, enjoy grandchild-initiated contact, increase holiday time, grandparent long distance, and more. Is it ok to want to be the favorite? "Absolutely," says author and parenting strategist Elizabeth Gardner, "grandparents care deeply about their families. Canny grannies know effective, noncompetitive strategies that get them time and relieve stress. Making parents' lives easier while respecting their decisions is a winning combination."

About The Mom's Choice Awards:

MCA esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling author, Priscilla Dunstan, creator of the Dunstan Baby Language; Patricia Rossi, host of NBC’s Manners Minute; Dr. Letitia S. Wright, D.C., host of the Wright Place™ TV Show; and Catherine Witcher, M.Ed., special needs expert and founder of Precision Education, Inc.

MCA judges are bound by a strict code of ethics which ensures expert and objective analysis free from any manufacturer association. The evaluation process uses a propriety methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost.

To be considered for an award, each entrant submits five identical samples of a product. Entries are matched to judges in the MCA database. Judges perform a thorough analysis and submit a detailed assessment. Results are compiled and submitted to the MCA Executive Committee for final approval. The end result is a list of the best in family-friendly media, products and services that parents and educators can feel confident in using.

For more information on the awards program and the honorees, visit

For more information on the Crib Sheets® Series of parenting books, visit

About The Author: Attorney turned author Elizabeth Gardner is a balance work and family specialist, professional family Web site designer, and mother of three. She is an award winning author whose Crib Sheets® series has been providing practical and effective parenting strategies since 2002.

Availability: Asheville, NC, nationwide by arrangement and via telephone.

Contact: Elizabeth Gardner, 828-335-6419 (NC);

Distribution: "Canny Granny: How to Be the Favorite Grandparent" and "Crib Sheets Are You Covered? New Parent Sleep Deprivation Solutions" are distributed everywhere by iUniverse Publishing Company and available at and ISBN: 9780595475209 and 9780595292851.

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