2012 Mom’s Choice Award Winners Announced!

When we launched the first-ever Mom’s Choice Awards, in partnership with Kid’s Directory of Northwest Arkansas, we had no idea we’d be swamped with more than 19,000 votes! It’s incredible. The lesson here is: When you want good opinions, ask a lot of mamas!

This massive collection of preferences has resulted in the 2012 Mom’s Choice Award winners. There is a winner and a runner-up from Washington County and from Benton County  in 35 categories, as determined by votes submitted by the readers of Motherlode and of Kid’s Directory.

Feel free to save this link or print out the list so you can refer to it year-round. That way you’ll always know which business to check out when you need a mom-friendly company in Northwest Arkansas. We’ll be writing about several of these Mom’s Choice Award winners during the next few months so you can learn more about them and what they offer.

Without further adieu, here’s the list. Congrats to all the winning businesses!

Best Vet Clinic

Washington County

  1. Wedington Animal Hospital
  2. Stanton Animal Hospital

Benton County

  1. Faithful Friends Animal Clinic
  2. New Hope Animal Hospital

Best Shoes

Washington County

  1. Warren’s Shoes
  2. Shoe Carnival

Benton County

  1. Warren’s Shoes
  2. Dillard’s

Best Family Practice Clinic

Washington County

  1. First Care – MANA Clinics
  2. Northwest Family Care

Benton County

  1. Mercy Clinics
  2. WellQuest Medical Clinic & Spa

Best OB/GYN

Washington County

  1. Parkhill Clinic for Women
  2. HerHealth by Washington Regional

Benton County

  1. Mercy Clinics
  2. Pinnacle Women’s Health Care

Best Martial Arts Studio

Washington County

  1. Mid-America Karate Academy
  2. Impact Martial Arts

Benton County

  1. Mid-America Karate Academy
  2. ATA Martial Arts

Best Cheer Instruction

Washington County

  1. Williams Center Dance & Gymnastics
  2. Power Cheer Athletics

Benton County

  1. Infiniti Athletics
  2. Aspire Gymnastics Academy

Best Private School

Washington County

  1. The New School
  2. Shiloh Christian School

Benton County

  1. St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School
  2. Providence Classical Christian Academy

Best Tutoring Service

Washington County

  1. Kumon
  2. Learning Rx

Benton County

  1. Kumon
  2. Learning Rx

Best Weight Management Clinic

Washington County

  1. Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery
  2. Metabolic Research Center

Benton County

  1. New Directions Physician Weight Loss
  2. Metabolic Research Center

Best Art Studio

Washington County

  1. The Art Location
  2. Painting with a Twist

Benton County

  1. Imagine Studios
  2. Crafty Cottage

Best Cosmetic & Spa

Washington County

  1. Glo Limited NWA
  2. LaVida Massage

Benton County

  1. Spa Botanica at Embassy Suites and Premier Dermatology & Skin Renewal Center & East Meets West at Premier (tie)
  2. Elite Day Spa

Best Photographer

Washington County

  1. Amber Lanning Photography
  2. Rachel Tate Photography

Benton County

  1. Lisa Mac Photography
  2. Jessica Ritchie Photography

Best Family Law Practice

Washington County

  1. Tolley & Brooks, PA
  2. Taylor Law Partners, LLP

Benton County

  1. Kelley Law Firm
  2. Matthews, Campbell, Rhoads, McClure & Thompson, PA

Best Hair Salon

Washington County

  1. Freshair Salon
  2. Shag Hair Salon

Benton County

  1. Reflections Salon & Day Spa
  2. Cabin Red, A Salon and Brieshi Salon & Spa (tie)

Best Music Lessons

Washington County

  1. Stephanie’s Musique and Suzuki Music School (tie)
  2. Ben Jack’s Arkansas Music

Benton County

  1. Arkansas Musicworks
  2. Ben Jack’s Arkansas Music

Best Daycare

Washington County

  1. Butterflies & Frogs
  2. Central United Methodist Church, Fayetteville

Benton County

  1. Wild About Learning Academy
  2. The Children’s Hour

Best Toy Store

Washington County

  1. Toys R Us
  2. Melody’s Choices

Benton County

  1. Dilly Dally’s
  2. Melody’s Choices

Best Mother’s Day Out

Washington County

  1. Cross Church, Springdale
  2. First School, First United Presbyterian Church

Benton County

  1. Central United Methodist Church, Rogers
  2. Cross Church, Pinnacle Hills Campus

Best Date Night

Washington County

  1. Bordinos Restaurant
  2. Mermaids Seafood Restaurant

Benton County

  1. Bonefish Grill
  2. Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant

Washington County

  1. Chick-fil-A
  2. Red Robin

Benton County

  1. Chuck E. Cheese
  2. Mad Pizza

Best Drive-Thru

Washington County

  1. Chick-fil-A
  2. Sonic

Benton County

  1. Chick-fil-A
  2. Sonic

Best Birthday Place

Washington County

  1. Boingo Bounce
  2. Chuck E. Cheese

Benton County

  1. Fast Lane Entertainment
  2. Jump!Zone Party Play Centers

Best Maternity Clothes

Washington County

  1. Two Chic Maternity Boutique
  2. Target

Benton County

  1. Motherhood Maternity
  2. Target

Best Children’s Clothing

Washington County

  1. 3 Monkeys Children’s Boutique
  2. Gymboree

Benton County

  1. The Children’s Place
  2. Gap Kids

Best Dance Lessons

Washington County

  1. Williams Center Dance & Gymnastics
  2. Rhythm & Shoes Dance Studio

Benton County

  1. All That Dance
  2. Ballet Westside Dance Studio

Best Gymnastics Lessons

Washington County

  1. Williams Center Dance & Gymnastics
  2. Hopes & Dreams Gymnastics

Benton County

  1. Aspire Gymnastics Academy
  2. The Little Gym of Rogers

Best Pediatric Clinic

Washington County

  1. NWA Pediatric Clinic — A MANA Clinic
  2. Northwest Health System Best Start Pediatrics (Willow Creek)

Benton County

  1. Mercy Clinics
  2. Bentonville Pediatrics, PA

Best Pediatric Dentist

Washington County

  1. Pediatric Dental Associates & Orthodontics
  2. Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Jeff Ward

Benton County

  1. NWA Pediatric Dental Clinic, Dr. Jeff Rhodes
  2. Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Brent Caple

Best Orthodontist

Washington County

  1. Roblee Orthodontics, Dr. Richard D. Roblee
  2. Storms Orthodontics, Dr. Darrin Storms

Benton County

  1. Dr. Derek Brown, Orthodontics Exclusively
  2. Arkansas Orthodontics (Razorbraces)

Best Handyman

Washington County

  1. Handyman Connection
  2. Cornerstone Home Services

Benton County

  1. Handyman Matters
  2. Mister Sparky

Best Appliance Store

Washington County

  1. Lowe’s
  2. Sears

Benton County

  1. Metro Appliances & More
  2. Lowe’s

Best Gift Store

Washington County

  1. Melody’s Choices
  2. Bella’s Gifts

Benton County

  1. Kate Austin Jewelry & Gifts
  2. Signed Sealed Delivered

Best Housecleaning

Washington County

  1. NWA Natural Cleaning
  2. ServiceMaster

Benton County

  1. Merry Maids
  2. Zecena Cleaning

Best Carpet Cleaning

Washington County

  1. Stanley Steemer
  2. Sears

Benton County

  1. Stanley Steemer
  2. Heaven’s Best Carpet Cleaning

Best Preschool

Washington County

  1. The New School
  2. First School, First United Presbyterian Church

 Benton County

  1. WILD About Learning Academy
  2. The Children’s Hour
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