2016 Mom-Approved Award Winners Announced


The votes are in, and local moms have spoken!

Thank you to all who cast votes for your favorite mom-friendly businesses in 35 different categories. This year we compiled a list of the three companies with the most votes in each category. Since Northwest Arkansas covers multiple counties and cities, having three good choices in the area is helpful for local moms trying to find solid companies to do business with.mlawards

Please note that the following companies are listed IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER in each category — not by number of votes received. In some categories, four winners are listed which indicates there was a tie for the third-place position. (After votes were tallied, all winners were offered the option to advertise their win and thank moms for recognizing them as “mom-approved.”)

Congrats to the 2016 Mom-Approved Award Winners, and THANK YOU for being the kind of businesses that go above and beyond to meet the needs of local families.

NOTE: Congrats to Monica Bryan who won the “Unique Boutique Shopping Spree” simply by voting in this year’s contest. Have fun shopping!

CLICK HERE to download and/or print the list of this year’s Mom-Approved Award Winners. Keep the list as a helpful reference when you’re looking for a product or service. And look for the yellow window decals and award certificates displayed by local winners. When you spot it, you’ll know that company is “Mom-Approved.”

Best Family Outingamazeum-mom-approved


Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Fast Lane Entertainment

Best Gift Store

Bella Jack’s Children’s Boutique

Melody’s Choices

The Mustache Goods & Wears

Best Preschoolfirstschool

Doodlebugs Daycare

First School of First United Presbyterian Church

Learning Ladder Preschool Academy

The New School

Best Summer Camp

Camp War Eagle

Kanakuk Christian Summer Camp

New Life Ranch

Best Gymnastics Lessonswiliams-center-ad-2016

Aspire Gymnastics Academy

Hopes & Dreams Gymnastics

Williams Dance and Gymnastics Center

Best Childcare Facility

Central United Methodist Church

Doodlebugs Daycare

Learning Ladder Preschool Academy

Best Allergy Clinichedberg-ad-revised

Allergy & Asthma Clinic of Northwest Arkansas

Hedberg Allergy & Asthma Center

Best Hair Salon

Cabin Red, A Salon

Crown Beauty Bar

Freshair Salon & Boutique

Best Place to Work Outfacad

Bentonville Community Center

Fayetteville Athletic Club

Planet Fitness

Best Jewelry Store

Blakeman’s Fine Jewelry

Kay Jewelers

Underwood’s Fine Jewelers

Best Mom’s Night Outpaintingtwistad-2016

Junque 2 Jewels

Painting with a Twist

Sassafras Springs Vineyard

Best Tutoring Service

Club Z In-Home Tutoring Services

Kumon Math and Reading Centers

Sylvan Learning

Best Kids’ Clothes3-monkeys-with-seal

3 Monkeys Children’s Boutique

Belle Boutique

Bella Jack’s Children’s Boutique

Best Family Photographer

Amber Lanning Photography

Lisa Mac Photography

Maliah Pinkelton Photography

Best Dermatologisthull-dermatology-ad-2016

Hull Dermatology & Aesthetics

Ozark Dermatology Clinic & Advanced Aesthetics

Premier Dermatology & Skin Renewal Clinic

Best Local Women’s Clothing

Belle Boutique

Impressions Boutique & Gifts

Skye on the Town

Whimsy Whoo

Best Orthodontistark-dentistry-braces-for-post

Arkansas Dentistry & Braces

Dr. Jeremy D. Smith Family Orthodontics

Northwest Orthodontics (Dr. Jesse Gray)

Best Spa

LaVida Massage

Premier Dermatology & Skin Renewal Clinic

Spa Botanica of Northwest Arkansas

Best Pediatric Clinicmercy-for-award-post

Mercy Pediatrics

Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics

Northwest Health System (Best Start Pediatrics)

Best Consignment Shop

Cece’s Closet Luxury Consignment Boutique

Rhea Lana’s of Northwest Arkansas

Once Upon a Child

Best Pediatric Dentistsmile-shoppe-for-post

Dr. Brent Caple Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dental Associates & Orthodontics

Smile Shoppe Pediatric Dentistry

Best Family Restaurant (Fast-Food)


Slim Chickens


Best Family Restaurant (Table-Service)


Grub’s Bar & Grille

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

Best Realtorcoldwellbankerad3

Nicky Dou

Meza Harris

Claudia Vilato

Best Florist

Northwest Arkansas Florist

Pigmint Flowers & Fun

Shirley’s Flowers, Inc.

Best Kids’ Birthday Placemodernmissionad

Chuck E. Cheese’s

Fast Lane Entertainment

HighRise Extreme Air Sports

Modern Mission Tactical Laser Tag

Best Furniture Store

Ashley Furniture Homestore


Sam’s Furniture

Best Dance Studioacademyofdance-2

Academy of Dance

Kaleidoscope Dance Academy

Williams Dance and Gymnastics Center

Best Getaway Destination


Eureka Springs

Kansas City

Best Private Schoolmamaapproved-new-school-final

The New School

Providence Classical Christian Academy

Shiloh Christian School

Best Eye Care


Brandon Eye Clinic

The Eye Center

Best Pet Boardingdogpartyad

Camp Bow Wow

Dog Party USA

Wedington Animal Hospital

Best Veterinarian Clinic

Faithful Friends Animal Clinic

Stanton Animal Hospital

Wedington Animal Hospital

Best Dentistark-dentistry-braces-for-post

Arkansas Dentistry & Braces

Family Dental Center

Smile Center Family Dental Care

Wisener Cooper & Fergus, D.D.S.

Best Car Dealer

Adventure Subaru: Fayetteville

Everett Buick GMC

Fayetteville Autopark