2018 Best of Parenting Winners, 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.

Winners are shown in RED.  Finalists are shown in BLACK and are listed below the winners.

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Cincinnati | Northern Kentucky

Best Eats

Best Family Restaurant


The Silver Spring House

Skyline Chili


Best Kids Eat Free

Gold Star

Bob Evans

Frisch’s Big Boy


Best Burger

Zip’s Cafe

The Silver Spring House

Quatman Cafe


Best Pizza



Pies and Pints


Best Ice Cream / FroYo

Greater’s Ice Cream

Aglamesis Brothers

The Cone

Best Parties

Best Party Entertainment

Charlie Cadabra

Party Princess Productions

Tippi Toes


Best Away From Home Party

Main Event

Mad Potter

Recreations Outlet


Best Destinations

Best Museum

Duke Energy Children’s Museum

Cincinnati Art Museum

Reds Hall of Fame and Museum


Best Local Park

Summit Park Blue Ash

Smale Riverfront Park

Voice of America MetroPark


Best Tourist Attraction

Cincinnati Zoo & Botantical Garden

The Beach Waterpark

Kings Island


Best Rainy Day Outing

Newport Aquarium

Recreations Outlet

The Red Balloon Cafe + Play


Best Place for Date Night

Cooper’s Hawk Winery

Great American Ball Park

Riverbend Music Center


Best Day Trip

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis


Hocking Hills


Best Family Vacation

Walt Disney World

Destin FL

Gatlinburg TN


Best Sleep Away Camp

YMCA Camp Kern

YMCA Camp Campbell Gard

YMCA Camp Ernst


Best Day Camp

Cincinnati Parks Nature Day Camps

Cincinnati Nature Center

Kids First Sports Center

Best Shopping

Best Grocery

Jungle Jim’s International Market


Trader Joe’s


Best Shopping Center/Mall

Kenwood Towne Centre

Liberty Center

Deerfield Towne Center


Best Toy Store

King Arthur’s Court Toys

EnterTRAINment Junction



Best Book Store

Half Price Books

Barnes & Noble

Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore


Best Children’s Clothing Store

Once Upon a Child


The Children’s Place


Best Consignment/Resale

Once Upon a Child

Reruns for Wee Ones

Valley Thrift Store


Best Family Auto Dealer

Subaru of Kings Automall

Joe Morgan Honda

Kings Toyota

Best Personal Services

Best Day Spa

Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spa

The Village Spa

The Woodhouse Day Spa


Best Family Haircuts

Junior Cuts

Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids

Salon Lofts


Best Family Photographer

Wendy Magee Photography

Clicks & Giggles

Flash Photography

Best Parenting Resources

Best Parenting Resource

Cincinnati Family Magazine

Beech Acres Parenting Center

Rosemary’s Babies

Best Enrichment

Best Child Care Center

Kids Works Creative Learning Center

The Gardner School of Blue Ash



Best Preschool

Children’s Meeting House

The Seven Hills School: Hillsdale Campus

Summit Country Day


Best Tutoring/Learning Service

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati

Huntington Learning Center

Sylvan Learning


Best Dance Studio

Mason Dance Center

Dance Etc.

West Chester Academy


Best Gymnastics

West Chester Academy

The Little Gym

Perfection Gymnastics School


Best Martial Arts

Buckner Martial Arts

Master Arts America

Master K.Kim’s World Class TaeKwonDo


Best Music Instruction

West Chester Academy

The Music Factory

Songs for Seeds


Best Visual Arts Instruction

Cincinnati Art Museum


Painting with a Twist


Best Theater Instruction

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati

The Children’s Theatre of Mason

School House of Music


Best Youth Sports Program

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

i9 Sports

Kids First Sports Center


Best Swim Lessons

Goldfish Swim School

Bear Paddle Swim School


Best Health and Fitness


Hilltop OB/GYN

Obstetrics and Gynecology and Associates

Seven Hills Women’s Health Centers


Best Pediatrician

Suburban Pediatric Associates

Muddy Creek Pediatrics

Northeast Cincinnati Pediatric Associates


Best Pediatric Dentist

Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

Elizabeth Mueller DDS and Associates

Montgomery Pediatric Dentistry


Best Orthodontist

Cassinelli and Shanker Orthodontics

Johnson Orthodontics

Kent Morris Orthodontics


Best Emergency Room

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Atrium Medical Center

UC Health West Chester


Best Hospital

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Bethesda North Hospital

UC Health West Chester


Best Place to Have a Baby

Bethesda North Hospital

The Christ Hospital

Good Samaritan Hospital


Best Eye Care

Wing Eyecare

Cincinnati Eye Institute

Ritter-Hagee Doctors of Optometry


Best Fitness Center

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

The Mayerson JCC

Planet Fitness

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