2018 Best of Parenting Winners, Williamson


The winners and finalists for the 2018 Best of Parenting Awards were voted on by our readers — thank you for participating! Many thanks to all the businesses and services who support parents and Williamson Parent!


Click on a region to see that region’s winners

Nashville | Rutherford | Williamson | Sumner

The winners are listed in RED for each category.
Finalists are listed in BLACK under the winners.


Best Burger

Burger Up Cool Springs

Burger Republic

Burger Shack-Nolensville


Best Family Restaurant

Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant

Outlanders Southern Chicken

Tito’s Mexican Restaurant


Best Food Truck

The Grilled Cheeserie

Cousin’s Maine Lobster

Ellie’s Donuts


Best Ice Cream/Fro Yo

Andy’s Frozen Custard

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream

Whit’s Frozen Custard


Best Kids Eat Free

Southern Hospitality Restaurant


Boombozz Craft Pizza


Best Pizza

Sal’s Family Pizza

Amica’s New York Pizza

Old Chicago Pizza


Best Away from Home Party

Above All: Extreme Air Sports

Brentwood Skate Center

Pump It Up


Best Party Entertainment

Dreams Come True Princess Parties

Super Science

White Rabbit Escapades


Best Family Fair/Festival

Williamson County Fair

Main Street Festival



Best Live Performance Venue

Ryman Auditorium

Franklin Theatre

Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC)


Best Live Performing Arts Group

Act Too Players

Nashville Children’s Theater

Studio Tenn


Best Local Celebrity

Dolly Parton

Carrie Underwood

Justin Timberlake


Best Local Day Camp

YMCA Camp Widjiwagan

Deer Run Camps and Retreat

Robotix Institute


Best Local Mom Blogger

Texting Yoga Pants

Crystal Paine Money Saving Mom

Nashville Wifestyles


Best Local Professional Sports

Nashville Predators

Nashville Sounds

Tennessee Titans


Best Museum

Adventure Science Center

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Frist Art Museum


Best Tourist Attraction

Historic Downtown Franklin

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Cheekwood Museum and Botanical Gardens


Best Beach Destination

Destin/Ft. Walton/Okaloosa Island FL

Orange Beach FL

Tybee Island GA


Best Family Weekend Getaway

The Great Smoky Mountains


Chattanooga TN


Best Date Night

Red Pony Restaurant

Cork & Cow

Homestead Manor


Best Rainy Day Outing

Adventure Science Center

Brentwood Skate Center

The Public Library


Best Sleep Away Camp

Deer Run Camps and Retreat

Horton Haven Christian Camp

YMCA Camp Widjiwagan


Best Baby Clothing Store

Little Cottage Children’s Shop

Little Star Kid’s Gear

Kid to Kid


Best Children’s Clothing Store

Kid to Kid

Little Cottage Children’s Shop

One Upon a Child


Best Family Auto Dealer

Darrell Waltrip Honda

Ford Lincoln of Franklin

Toyota of Cool Springs


Best Shopping Center

Cool Springs Galleria

The Mall At Green Hills

Opry Mills


Best Day Spa

A Moment’s Peace

Elements Massage

The Woodhouse Day Spa


Best Family Haircuts

Cookie Cutters

My Mom and Me

Uncle Classic Barbershop


Best Family Photographer

Curtis Wright Photography

Erin Thacker Photography

New Day Photography


Best Bank

Bank of America

First Tennessee

Pinnacle Financial Partners


Best Parenting Resource

Williamson Parent magazine

Best Real Estate

ReMax Elite

Bob Parks

Zeitlin & Company


Best Child Care Center

The Academy Child Development Center and Preschool

The Gardner School

Kiddie Academy


Best Dance Studio

Ann Carroll School of Dance

Elite Dance, Fitness and Music

ROOTS Dance Academy


Best Gymnastics

Elite Dace, Fitness and Music

Let it Shine Gymnastics

Premier Cheerleading


Best Horseback Riding

Creekside Riding Academy

Peachtree Farms

Saddle up


Best Martial Arts

David Deaton Karate Studios

Elite Martia Arts

Mpact Sports


Best Music Instruction

Mobile Music Academy

Franklin Brentwood Arts Academy

ROOTS Dance Academy


Best Theater Instruction

Act Too Players

Concordia Arts Academy

Franklin Brentwood Arts Academy


Best Tutoring/Learning Service

Learning Lab of Brentwood


The Tutoring Center


Best Visual Art Instruction

Elite Dace, Fitness and Music

Paint + Canvas

Williamson County Parks and Recreation


Best Chiropractor

Mission Chiropractic

Exodus Chiropractic

Dr. Gil Center for Back, Neck & Pain Relief


Best Eye Care

Family Vision Care of Cool Springs

Cool Springs Eye Care

Modern Eye Care Center


Best Pediatric Dentist

Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Buzz Alexander

Snodgrass-King Dental Associates


Best Orthodontist

Snodgrass-King Dental Associates

Kemp Orthodontics

Lucas Orthodontics


Best Pediatrician

Pediatric Associates of Franklin

Brentwood Children’s Clinic

Harpeth Pediatrics


Best Family Doctor

Cool Springs Internal Medicine

Vanderbilt Primary Care

Williamson Medical Group


Best Emergency Room

Williamson Medical Center

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital

Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Best Hospital

Williamson Medical Center

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital

Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Best Place to Have a Baby

Williamson Medical Center

TriStar Centennial Women’s Hospital

St. Thomas Midtown


Best Family Fitness Center

YMCA of Middle Tennessee

Burn Boot Camp Spring Hill

Orangetheory Fitness