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

For Cincinnati Best of Parenting Winners Click Here.


Best Family Restaurant

City Barbeque • Moe’s Southwest Grill

Best Chili

Skyline Chili
Empress Chili • Gold Star Chili

Best Burger

Cheddar’s Casual Cafe
Mad Mike’s Burger & Fries • Zola Pub & Grill

Best Pizza

Gramma’s Pizza • Newport Pizza Company

Best Ice Cream

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt • Schnieder’s Sweet Shop


Best Party Entertainer

Jason the Great
Charlie Cadabra • Mr. Cow Pie’s Party Animals

Best Away-From-Home Party

Lazer Kraze
Jump Zone • Totter’s Otterville



Best Day Trip

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Kentucky Horse Park • Natural Bridge State Park

Best Family Vacation

Walt Disney World
Lake Cumberland • Pigeon Forge

Best Museum

Duke Energy Children’s Museum
Creation Museum • Indianapolis Children’s Museum

Best Live Performance

Showboat Majestic
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company • Taft Theatre

Best Family Entertainment Center

Florence Freedom
Florence Fun Dome • Ollie’s Skatepark

Best Camp

YMCA Camp Ernst
CCM Prep • Sunrock Farm

Best Rainy Day Kids’ Event

Newport Aquarium
Behringer Crawford Museum • Totter’s Otterville

Best Movie Theatre

Rave Movie Cinemas
AMC Newport on the Levee • Danbury Cinemas



Best Grocery Store

Meijer • Remke Bigg’s

Best Shopping Center/Mall

Florence Mall
Crestview Hills Towne Center

Best Children’s Bookstore

The Blue Marble Children’s Bookstore
Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore • Half Price Books

Best Toy Store

Toys R Us
Learning Express

Best Maternity Shop

Motherhood Maternity

Best Children’s Clothing Store

The Children’s Place
Crazy 8 • Gymboree

Best Children’s Furniture Store

Babies R’ Us
Fitzpatrick’s Furniture • Value City Furniture

Best Consignment/Resale Store

Once Upon a Child
Plato’s Closet • Trendy Threads

Best Car Dealership

Florence’s Zimmer Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram
Kerry Toyota

Best Outlet Shopping

Premium Outlets
Tanger Outlets

Best School Supplies

Parent Teacher Store
John R. Green Company • Target

Best Athletic Gear

Dick’s Sporting Goods
Play it Again Sports



Best Salon

Sableaux Salon
Elements • Mi Salon • Salon Concepts

Best Kids’ Haircuts

Big League Hair Cuts
Kiddie Castle • Loxx Hair Salon

Best Kids’ Photographer

Portrait Innovations
Creative Kids’ Portraiture • Hezlep Photography



Best Parenting Resource

NKY Family Magazine (You’re Too Kind!)
Cincinnati Family Magazine (Awe… Thanks!)

Best Bank

PNC Bank
Fifth Third Bank • U.S. Bank

Best Real Estate Agency

Sibcy Cline
Coldwell Banker • Huff Realty

Best Insurance Company

Liberty Mutual
All State • State Farm




Dr. Daniel Bower • OB/GYN Assoc. of NKY (tie)
Fitzgerald, Aicholz, Gravley, Lea/Willet/Moore, Lum & Heidi, For Women Inc., Long (GHA), Vornbrock, Heis

Best Pediatrician

Pediatrics of Florence
Pediatric Assoc. of NKY • Pediatric Care • Primary Pediatrics

Best Pediatric Dental Care

Union Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. David Rider • Pediatric Dental Garden

Best Orthodontist

Jeffries Orthodontics
Dr. Janice Struckhoff • Dr. Jeri L. Stull

Best Eye Care

Metzger Eye Care
Josiah Young • Vision One

Best Place to Have a Baby

St. Elizabeth Healthcare
Good Samaritan • The Christ Hospital

Best Hospital

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
St. Elizabeth Healthcare • The Christ Hospital

Best Family Fitness Center

Sportsville Family Fun Center
Mercy Healthplex • Silverlake The Family Place



Best Child Care Facility

The Goddard School
Little Red Schoolhouse • Treasure House

Best Preschool

NKY Montessori Center
Children’s House • Villa Madonna Montessori

Best Tutoring/Learning Service

Huntington Learning Center
Sylvan Learning Centers

Best Dance Studio

Le Dance Studio
Manyet Dance • Moss Dance

Best Gymnastics Instruction

Five Star Gymnastics
Premiere Athletics • Silverlake The Family Place

Best Martial Arts Instruction

Madudo Federation
Martial Arts America • Mastin’s Karate

Best Music Instruction

Little Songbird Music Studio
Kindermusik • NKY Music Prep Department • Slater Music Academy

Best Art Class

Carnegie Center for Visual & Performing Arts
Art Academy of Cincinnati • Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center

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