2018 Mom-Approved Award Winners Announced!

The votes are in for the 2018 Mom-Approved Awards in Northwest Arkansas! We and our fellow mamas appreciate companies who go above and beyond to make local mothers feel welcome and valued.

Please note that the top 3 businesses in each category are listed in random order (not always by number of votes). In some categories, there are four companies listed, indicating there was a tie for one of the top 3 spots. (After votes were tallied, winners were given the opportunity to advertise their win and thank moms for their votes.)

Feel free to share this list with mama friends who are new to the area and might need help finding Northwest Arkansas’ best mom-friendly businesses.

Again this year, we asked voters to also submit ONE vote for the “Best Overall Mom-Approved Business.” Congrats to the 2018 overall winner, Lisa Mac Photography!

Best Overall Mom-Friendly Business

Lisa Mac Photography

Best Allergy Clinic

Hedberg Allergy & Asthma Center

Allergy & Asthma Clinic of NWA

ENT & Allergy Center

Best Bakery

Rick’s Bakery

Shelby Lynn’s Cake Shoppe

Briar Rose Bakery

Bizzy B’s Bakery

Best Orthodontic Clinic

Storms Orthodontics

Pediatric Dental Associates & Orthodontics

Brown Orthodontics

Best Childcare Facility

Doodlebugs Daycare

Noah’s Ark

The Children’s Hour

Best Pet Boarding

Dog Party USA

Camp Bow Wow_____


Best Consignment Store

Rhea Lana’s of Northwest Arkansas

Once Upon a Child



Best Chiropractor

Millennium Chiropractic

Pinnacle Chiropractic and Family Wellness

Care Chiropractic

Best Dermatologist

Hull Dermatology & Aesthetics

Premier Dermatology & Skin Renewal Clinic

Ozark Dermatology Clinic & Advanced Aesthetics

Best Swim Lessons

Swim Ranch

Springdale Aquatics Center

AquaHawgs swim school

Best Family Outing


Crystal Bridges Museum

Lake Atalanta

Best Gift Store

Impressions Boutique & Gifts

Bella Gifts

Kate Austin

Best Car Dealer

Fayetteville Autopark

Lewis Ford

McLarty Daniel

Best Family Photography

Lisa Mac Photography

Branch Portraits

Main Street Studios of Siloam Springs

Ericka Erck Photography

Best Private or Charter School

Haas Hall Academy (charter)

Shiloh Christian School (private)

Providence Classical Christian Academy (private)

St. Joseph’s Catholic School (private)

Best Tutoring Service

Best Family Restaurant (fast-food)

Slim Chickens 


Raising Cane’s

Best Family Restaurant (table-service)



Monte Ne Chicken

Best Gymnastics Lessons

Williams Dance & Gymnastics Center

Hopes & Dreams Gymnastics

Aspire Gymnastics Academy

Best Dentist

Pediatric Dental Associates & Orthodontics

Mint Dental

Brad Jones D.D.S.

Best Local Women’s Clothing


Rustic Mule Boutique

Impressions Boutique & Gifts

Best Local Kids’ Clothing Boutique

Belle Boutique

Southern Style

Bella Jack’s Clothing Boutique

Best Kids’ Birthday Place

Altitude Trampoline Park

Fast Lane Entertainment

HighRise Extreme Air Sports

Best Martial Arts

Fayetteville Martial Arts

Inferno Fitness & Martial Arts

ATA Martial Arts

Best Florist

Shirley’s Flowers, Inc.

Flowerama of Northwest Arkansas

Pigmint Flowers & Fun

Best Music Lessons

Inside Out Studios

School of Rock

Arkansas Musicworks

Best Pediatric Dentist

Pediatric Dental Associates & Orthodontics

Smile Shoppe Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Brent Caple Pediatric Dentistry

My Village Dentistry

Best Eye Care / Optometry Clinic

Bentonville Eye Care

McDonald Eye Associates

Centerton Family Eye Care

Best Hair Salon

Crown Beauty Bar

Freshair Salon

The Chop Shop

The Parlor

Best Moms’ Night Out

Sassafras Springs Vineyard


Junque 2 Jewels

Woodstone Pizza

Best Family Doctor

Dr. Joel Fankhauser

Dr. Mark Bonner

Dr. Anne Marie Magre

Best Pediatric Clinic

Mercy Pediatrics

Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics

Best Start Pediatric

Living Tree Pediatrics

Best Toy Store

Dilly Dally’s Toy Store

Kindness & Joy Toys

Bella Jack’s

Best Pediatric Therapy

Arkansas Regional Therapy Services (ARTS)

Children’s Therapy T.E.A.M.

Absolute Pediatric Therapy

Best Dance Studio

Kaleidoscope Dance Academy

Academy of Dance

Rhythm & Shoes

Best Jewelry Store

Underwood’s Fine Jewelers

Swift’s Jewelry

Romance Diamond

Best Preschool

Kindle (Gracepoint Church)

St. Joseph’s Catholic School

Doodlebugs Daycare

The Children’s Hour

Best Place to Work Out

World Gym Springdale

Fayetteville Athletic Club

Planet Fitness

Burn Bootcamp

Best Spa

Premier Dermatology & Skin Renewal Clinic

Spa Botanica of Northwest Arkansas

Revive Medical Spa

Best Tutoring Service

Kumon Math & Reading Centers

Mathnasium of Bentonville

Sylvan Learning Center of Rogers

Best Veterinarian Clinic

Wedington Animal Hospital

Davis Animal Hospital

Stanton Animal Clinic

Best Women’s Clinic

HerHealth at Washington Regional


Parkhill Clinic for Women

For info on other local business categories, check out our Northwest Arkansas Mom’s Business Directory. Look for the yellow window decal (shown below) when you’re out and about in Northwest Arkansas. When you see it, you’ll know you’re at a Mom-Approved Award-winning company!