2018 Best of Parenting Winners, NKY


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



Fort Mitchell Public House


Best Kids Eat Free


Golden Corral Buffet

Qdoba Mexican Eats


Best Burger

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Flipdaddy’s Brilliant Burgers and Craft Beer Bar

Mad Mike’s Burgers and Fries


Best Pizza

Dewey’s Pizza


Mellow Mushroom


Best Ice Cream / FroYo

Graeter’s Ice Cream

SweetFrog Premium Frozen Yogurt

Whit’s Frozen Custard

Best Parties

Best Party Entertainment

Charlie Cadabra

Lazer Kraze Laser Tag

Sky Zone Trampoline Park


Best Away From Home Party

Lazer Kraze Laser Tag

Silverlake “The Family Place”

Super Bowl Bellewood

Best Destinations

Best Museum

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Creation Museum

Duke Energy Children’s Museum


Best Local Park

Smale Riverfront Park

Devou Park

South Fork Park


Best Tourist Attraction

Kings Island

Carol Ann’s Carousel

Newport Aquarium


Best Rainy Day Outing

Kenton County Public Library

Jump!Zone Party and Play Center

Totter’s Otterville


Best Place for Date Night

Newport on the Levee

Tousey House Tavern

Walt’s Hitching Post


Best Day Trip

Silverlake “The Family Place”

CoGo Station: COSI

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory


Best Family Vacation

Destin FL

Gatlinburg TN

Miami Beach FL


Best Sleep Away Camp

YMCA Camp Ernst


Best Day Camp

Cincinnati Museum Center

Silverlake “The Family Place”

Classroom Antics

Best Shopping

Best Grocery



Remke Markets


Best Shopping Center/Mall

Crestview Hills Town Center

Kenwood Towne Centre


Best Toy Store

Learning Express

T.J. Maxx

Toys R Us


Best Book Store

Joseph-Beth Booksellers

Barnes & Noble


Best Children’s Clothing Store



The Children’s Place


Best Consignment/Resale

Once Upon A Child

Hand Me Downs

Walk In Closet


Best Family Auto Dealer

Jeff Wyler Florence

Joseph Toyota of Cincinnati

Zimmer Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Best Personal Services

Best Day Spa

Me Salon Spa

501 Salon & Spa

The Woodhouse Day Spa


Best Family Haircuts

Kiddie Kastle

Jagged Edge Salon & Boutique

Salon Concepts


Best Family Photographer

Teah Longland Photography

Katie Woodring Photography

Samuel Greenhill Photography

Best Parenting Resources

Best Parenting Resource

NKY Family Magazine

Kenton County Public Library

Best Enrichment

Best Child Care Center

Silverlake “The Family Place”

All About Kids Childcare and Learning Centers

The Children’s House of Hebron


Best Preschool

All About Kids Childcare and Learning Centers

Grandview Elementary and Preschool

St. Paul Catholic Church & Preschool


Best Tutoring / Learning Service

The Learning Center

First Steps Learning Innovative Program

Speech Language Therapy Services


Best Dance Studio

Studio Dee

Anan Kored Dance

Expressions Dance Theatre


Best Gymnastics

Top Flight Gymnastics

MJM Studios

Silverlake “The Family Place”


Best Martial Arts

Nishime Martial Arts of Florence

Karate Town USA

Legacy Taekwondo of Northern Kentucky


Best Music Instruction

Brown Music Together

Little Songbird Music Studio

Wert Music


Best Visual Arts Instruction

Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center

Chroma Vino


Best Theater Instruction

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati

The Carnegie

Kids on Stage


Best Youth Sports Program

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

Boone County Pee Wee Football League

Silverlake “The Family Place”


Best Swim Lessons

Silverlake “The Family Place”

Bear Paddle Swim School


Best Health and Fitness


Seven Hills Women’s Health Centers

For Women, Inc.

St. Elizabeth Physicians for Women’s Health


Best Pediatrician

Pediatric Associates NKY

Pediatrics of Florence

Pediatric Care of Kentucky


Best Pediatric Dentist

Union Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Greenhill

Dr. David M. Rider, DMD

Pediatric Dental Center


Best Orthodontist

Struckhoff Orthodontics

NKY Orthodontics


Best Emergency Room

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

The Christ Hospital


Best Hospital

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

The Christ Hospital

St. Elizabeth Healthcare


Best Place to Have a Baby

St. Elizabeth Healthcare

The Christ Hospital

Good Samaritan Hospital


Best Eye Care

Wing Eyecare

Cincinnati Eye Institute

Union Point Eyecare


Best Fitness Center

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

Better Bodies

Silverlake “The Family Place”

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