Best of Parenting Winners 2016 – Cincinnati

A special thanks to all the businesses and services who help support this magazine and the parenting community – parents in Greater Cincinnati 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

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

O’Charley’s • Texas Roadhouse

Best Burger

Zip’s Cafe

Five Guys Burgers and Fries • Quatman Café

Best Pizza

Dewey’s Pizza

Donatos Pizza • LaRosa’s Pizzeria

Best Ice Cream/Fro Yo

Graeter’s Ice Cream

United Dairy Farmers • The Cone


Best Party Entertainment

Charlie Cadabra

Songs for Seeds • Party Princess Productions

Best Away From Home Party

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, Springdale

Lazer Kraze • Red Balloon Cafe + Play


Best Day Trip

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Kings Island • Cincinnati Parks

Best Museum

Cincinnati Museum Center

Cincinnati Art Museum • Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center

Best Live Performance Venue

Riverbend Music Center

Arnoff Center for Performing Arts • Washington Park

Best Family Vacation

Disney World, FL

Destin, FL • Gatlinburg, TN

Best Rainy Day Activity

Newport Aquarium

Cincinnati Museum Center • Sky Zone Trampoline Park

Best Day Camp

Kids First Sports Center

Cincinnati Parks • iSPACE: The STEM Learning Place

Best Sleep Away Camp

YMCA Camp Ernst

YMCA Camp Kern • YMCA Camp Campbell Gard


Best Grocery Store


Jungle Jim’s International Market • Whole Foods Market

Best Shopping Center/Mall

Kenwood Towne Centre

Liberty Center • Rookwood Commons Shopping Center

Best Furniture Store


Furniture Fair • Verbarg’s Furniture

Best Outlet Shopping

Cincinnati Premium Outlets

Tanger Outlets

Best Book Store

Half Price Books

Barnes & Noble • blue manatee children’s bookstore

Best Toy Store

King Arthur’s Court Toys

Target • Coolest Toys on Earth

Best Maternity Shop

Motherhood Maternity

Blue Cocoon

Best Specialty Baby Store

Treehouse Kids Co.

Buy Buy Baby • Blue Cocoon

Best Children’s Clothing Shop

Once Upon A Child

Target • Kohl’s

Best Consignment/Resale

Once Upon A Child

Little Sprouts Boutique • Rhea Lana’s of North Cincinnati


Best Auto Dealer

Subaru of Kings Automall

Jeff Wyler Eastgate Automall • Superior Honda


Best Kids Haircuts

Junior Cuts

Cookie Cutters • Great Clips

Best Kids Photographer

Little Rascals Photography

Sienna Photography • Flash Photography at Liberty Center

Best Salon

Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spa

Ambiance Nail Salon & Spa • Pure Concept Salon


Best Parenting Resource

Cincinnati Family magazine

Cincinnati Moms Blog • Cincinnati Family Enrichment Center

Best Bank

U.S. Bank

Fifth Third Bank • PNC Bank

Best Real Estate

Sibcy Cline Realtors

Comey & Shepherd Realtors • Coldwell Banker

Best Child Care

The Kinder Garden Schools

The Campus at Kids First • JCC Early Childhood School


Best Tutoring/Learning Center

Sylvan Learning Center

Math Wizard (now A Grade Ahead) • Mathnasium, The Math Learning Center

Best Dance Studio

Mason Dance Center

Premier Tumbling and Dance • Tippi Toes

Best Gymnastics Instruction

West Chester Academy

Cincinnati Gymnastics • The Little Gym

Best Martial Arts School

Cincinnati Tae Kwon Do Center

PRO Martial Arts-Kenwood • Han’s White Tiger Tae Kwon Do

Best Music Instruction

Songs For Seeds

Cincinnati School of Music • The Music Factory

Best Art Instruction

The Mad Potter, Madiera

Painting with a Twist • Fitton Center for Creative Arts

Best Youth Sports Program

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

Ronnie Grandison Basketball at Kids First • Cincinnati United Soccer Club

Best Swim Lessons

Hubbard Family Swim School
at Kids First Sports Center

Bear Paddle Swim School • YMCA of Greater Cincinnati



Hilltop Obstetrics and Gynecology

Seven Hills Women’s Health Center • OB/GYN Associates, Inc.

Best Pediatrician

Suburban Pediatrics Associates

Group Health Associates • Anderson Hills Pediatrics

Best Pediatric Dental Care

Montgomery Pediatric Dentistry

Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry • Pediatric Dental Associates

Best Orthodontist

West Chester Orthodontics

Johnson Orthodontics • SmileOdontics

Best Eye Care

Wing Eye Care

Lens Crafters • Tri-State Centers for Sight

Best Emergency Room

Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus

UC Health West Chester Hospital • The Christ Hospital

Best Hospital

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

The Christ Hospital • Bethesda North Hospital

Best Place to Have a Baby

Good Samaritan

The Christ Hospital • Mercy Health, Fairfield Hospital

Best Fitness Center

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

Blue Ash Rec Center • Lifetime Fitness

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