Best of Parenting Winners 2016 – Northern Kentucky

A special thanks to all the businesses and services who help support this magazine and the parenting community – parents in Northern Kentucky appreciate your continue efforts! Thanks also to all of the readers who participated in our annual Best of Parenting Awards.

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Cincinnati | Northern Kentucky


Best Family Restaurant

Skyline Chili

Barleycorn’s • Chuy’s Tex-Mex

Best Burger

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

Flipdaddy’s Burgers & Beers • The Pub at Crestview Hills

Best Pizza

Riverfront Pizza & Sports Bar

Mio’s Pizza • LaRosa’s Pizzeria

Best Ice Cream/Fro Yo

Graeter’s Ice Cream

Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt • United Dairy Farmers


Best Party Entertainment

Fabulous Faces by Jen

Charlie Cadabra • Zak Morgan

Best Away From Home Party

Lazer Kraze

Paint & Bake Ceramics • Florence Fundome


Best Day Trip

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Kings Island • Newport Aquarium

Best Museum

Duke Energy Children’s Museum at Cincinnati Museum Center

The Cincinnati Art Museum • The Creation Museum

Best Live Performance Venue

Riverbend Music Center

Aronoff Center for the Arts • Taft Theatre

Best Family Vacation

Paintsville, KY

Lake Cumberland, KY • Gatlinburg, TN

Best Rainy Day Activity

Newport Aquarium

Boone County Public Library • Duke Energy Children’s Museum at Cincinnati Museum Center

Best Day Camp

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden • Lazer Kraze

Best Sleep Away Camp

YMCA Camp Ernst, Burlington, KY

4 H Camp, Carlisle, KY • Camp Robert C. Webb, Grayson, KY


Best Grocery Store


Aldi • Remke Markets

Best Shopping Center/Mall

Crestview Hills Town Center

Florence Mall • Kenwood Towne Centre

Best Outlet Shopping

Cincinnati Premium Outlets, Monroe, OH

Tanger Outlets

Best Furniture Store

Value City Furniture

Furniture Fair • IKEA

Best Book Store

Joseph-Beth Booksellers

Barnes & Noble • Half Price Books

Best Toy Store

Learning Express of Crestview Hills

Stoney’s Village Toy Shoppe • Toys R Us

Best Maternity Shop

Babies R Us

Motherhood Maternity • Destination Maternity

Best Specialty Baby Store

Once Upon a Child

Babies R Us • Gymboree

Best Children’s Clothing Store


Crazy 8 • Gymboree

Best Consignment/Resale

Once Upon A Child
Hand Me Downs • Snooty Fox


Best Auto Dealer

Zimmer Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Airport Ford • Tom Gill Chevrolet


Best Kids Haircuts

Kiddie Kastle

Big League Haircuts • The Fringe Salon

Best Kids Photographer

Samuel Greenhill Photography

Teah Longland Photography

Best Salon

Cloud 9 Salon

Salon Concepts • Mi Salon Spa


Best Parenting Resource

NKY Family Magazine

Best Bank

U.S. Bank

PNC Bank • L&N Federal Credit Union

Best Real Estate Agency

Re/Max Affiliates

Keller Williams Realty • Sibcy Cline Realtors


Best Child Care Center

Youthland Academy

The Children’s House • All About Kids

Best Tutoring

Sylvan Learning Center

Club Z! In-Home Tutoring • The Learning Curve

Best Dance Studio

Shannon’s All About Dance

Studio Dee • Alexandria Dance Academy

Best Gymnastics Instruction

Top Flight Gymnastics

MJM Studios • Premier Athletics

Best Martial Arts Instruction

Dominach’s Taekwondo Academy

Gary Williams’ Martial Arts • Martial Arts America

Best Music Instruction

Willis Music

Little Songbird Music Studio • Bowman Music & Creative Outlet

Best Arts Instruction

Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center

Elements Create It Studio

Best Youth Sports Program

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

Northern Kentucky Youth Association • Spartans Youth Football

Best Swim Lessons

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

Silverlake the Family Place



Seven Hills Women’s Health Centers

Ob/Gyn Specialists of Northern Kentucky, Dr. John Jackson

Best Pediatrician

St. Elizabeth Physicians, Florence Pediatrics

Union Pediatrics • Pediatric Care of Kentucky

Best Pediatric Dental Care

Union Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. William Greenhill

The Pediatric Dental Center • Dr. Wright Complete Dental Care

Best Orthodontist

Gruelle-Dempsey Orthodontics, Dr. Terry Gruelle

Struckhoff Orthodontics •
Dr. J Orthodontics, Dr. Candyse Jeffries

Best Eye Care

Dr. Timothy Hamilton

Tri-State Center for Sight, Dr. Chris Thon

Best Emergency Room

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Best Hospital

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

St. Elizabeth Healthcare Edgewood

Best Place to Have a Baby

St. Elizabeth Healthcare Edgewood

Good Samaritan Hospital • The Christ Hospital

Best Family Fitness Center

Silverlake the Family Place

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati • Five Seasons Sports Club

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