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THE LOVE LIST: 2023 LOVE Award Winners and Family Favorites of the Philly Family Community

Meet the 2023 Philadelphia Family LOVE Award Winners and Family Favorites, nominated and chosen by local parents as the BEST local resources for Families in Philly.

The 2023 Philadelphia Family LOVE Award Winners and Family Favorites

Congratulations to our 2023 Philadelphia Family LOVE Award Winners and Family Favorites! We asked our Philly Family Community to nominate the organizations and individuals who made a difference in their families’ lives over the last year – and to reflect and share WHY they love them too!

Click through our Members’ Profile Pages linked below and dive into our Philadelphia Family Best for Families Guide to check out the photos from our LOVE Awards Celebration and Luncheon!

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BEST BIRTHDAY PARTY ENTERTAINMENT: Sandcastle Fun Co
BEST BIRTHDAY PARTY SPOT: Nest
BEST BIRTHDAY PARTY LEVEL-UP: Princess Bonnie Productions LLC

Family Favorite – Florescio Events

Family Favorite – Pop Up Play

BEST FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER: Meghan Renee Photography

Family Favorite – AnneMarie Hamant

Family Favorite – Diana Smyth Photography

Family Favorite – Jessica Catherine Photography

Family Favorite – La Bella Vita Event Company

Family Favorite – Mia Paige Photography, LLC

Family Favorite – Tricia Pompilio Photography

BEST PARTY ENHANCEMENT Care Package Bakes

Family Favorite – Moments by Max

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BEST BABY GEAR: BabyQuip

Family Favorite – Baby Gear Group

BEST BABY PROOFING: Safer Babies
BEST BIRTH CLASSES: Blossoming Bellies

Family Favorite – Mama Bird Birth

BEST BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHER: Rachel Utain-Evans Photography
BEST DOULA: Well Born Baby

Family Favorite – Moon Sage Mama

Family Favorite – Day and Night Doula

Family Favorite – Northern Star Doula

BEST FITNESS FOR NEW AND EXPECTING MOMS: Active Mom Fitness

Family Favorite – Fit4Mom

BEST LACTATION SUPPORT: Balance Lactation

Family Favorite – Stephanie Brown, IBCLC

BEST LOCAL ENTREPRENEUR: Nestled
BEST NEWBORN CARE SPECIALIST: Christine’s Care and Compassion
BEST PARENTING COACH: Brandi Davis, Your Parenting Partner
BEST PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION: Placenta Encapsulation Services
BEST SLEEP CONSULTANT: Not A Peep

Family Favorite – Confident Parenting

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BEST DANCE STUDIO: Philadelphia Dance Academy

Family Favorite – Ballet SunMi

BEST GYMNASTICS: National Kids Gym

Family Favorite – Reflex Sports

BEST IN-HOME CHILDCARE: MBR Nanny Network

Family Favorite – Nanny Match, LLC

Family Favorite – The Nanny Share Network

BEST LANGUAGE PROGRAMMING: Spanish Workshop for Children
BEST MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES: Action Karate Mt. Airy
BEST MUSIC CLASSES: Music with Gina
BEST MOVEMENT CLASSES: Tula Yoga and Wellness
BEST PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAMMING: Sound Space Performing Arts

Family Favorite – Music Theatre Philly

BEST PRESCHOOL: Amigos Spanish Immersion Preschool

Family Favorite – Little City Montessori

Family Favorite – Mi Casita Preschool

BEST SEWING CLASSES: Butchers Sew Shop

Family Favorite – Buddha Babe

Family Favorite – Cut & Sew

BEST TUTOR: Beyond the Tutors

Family Favorite – Rocket Prep

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BEST ANIMAL HOSPITAL: Fishtown Animal Hospital
BEST COFFEE SHOP: Avenues Cafe

Family Favorite – Càphê Roasters

Family Favorite – Higher Grounds

Family Favorite – La Colombe

Family Favorite – ReAnimator Coffee Roastery

BEST DATE NIGHT: Yay Clay!

Family Favorite – Craft Hall

BEST LOCAL ENTREPRENUEUR: Mother Butter
BEST REALTOR: Ian Perler Team

Family Favorite – Navigator Realty Group

BEST SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS: Rutabaga Toy Library

Family Favorite – Fishtown Seafood

Family Favorite – Lilypad Thrift

BEST TOY STORE: Tildie’s Toy Box

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BEST DAY CAMP: Tall Pines Day Camp

Family Favorite – JCC Camps at Medford

Family Favorite – Liberty Lake Day Camp

Family Favorite – Summerside Camps at SCH Academy

BEST OVERNIGHT CAMP: Appel Farm Arts Camp

Family Favorite – Echo Hill Camp

Family Favorite – Golden Slipper Camp

BEST PLAYSPACE: Beehive at Bok

Family Favorite – Kids at Play

Family Favorite – Kith + Kin

Family Favorite – Lilypad

Family Favorite – Nest

Family Favorite – Rutabaga Toy Library

BEST SPECIALITY CAMP: Music Theatre Philly

Family Favorite – Appel Farm Arts Camp

Family Favorite – Rock to the Future

Family Favorite – Tufas Boulder Lounge

BEST SPORTS PROGRAMMING: Give and Go Athletics

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BEST ACUPUNCTURE: South Philly Community Acupuncture

Family Favorite – Six Fishes Acupuncture

BEST AUTISM & NEURODIVERSE SERVICE PROVIDER: Jefferson Center for Autism and Neurodiversity
BEST DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES: Kidology Inc.

Family Favorite – B Well OT

Family Favorite – Care-Lync

Family Favorite – Kids at Play

Family Favorite – Philly SLP

BEST FITNESS CLASSES: Lumos Yoga and Barre

Family Favorite – J’aime Fitness

Family Favorite – SMART Fitness

BEST MASSAGE: Sanctuary on 2nd

Family Favorite – South Philly Wellness

BEST MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH: Whole Heart Maternal Mental Health
BEST MEDICAL SPA: Green Medspa

Family Favorite – Dermacenter Medical Spa

BEST ORTHODONTIST: Top of the Hill Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry
BEST PEDIATRIC DENTIST: The Children’s Tooth Spa

Family Favorite – Kid’s Choice Pediatric Dentistry

Family Favorite – Philadelphia Pediatric Dentistry

Family Favorite – Top of the Hill Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry

BEST PEDIATRICIAN: Center City Pediatrics

Family Favorite – Peekaboo Pediatrics

BEST POSTNATAL PT/OT: Pelvio Physical Therapy

Family Favorite – Flourish Pelvic Health & Wellness

BEST REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH: Shady Grove Fertility

Family Favorite – Rittenhouse Women’s Wellness Center

BEST WEIGHT LOSS COACH: Inside Out Transformations
BEST WELLNESS COACH: Be Well With Beth
BEST YOGA CLASS: Mother Heart Yoga Studio

Family Favorite – Heartwell Yoga

Get to know these Philadelphia Family Members

Philadelphia Family Members are local community builders like us who would like to be more connected with families in Philly. The Members below support the Philly Family Community and our Best for Families Guide. Have you had a great experience with any of them? You can help other families benefit from your experience with an endorsement on their Profile Page! SHOW YOUR SUPPORT WITH A 5-STAR REVIEW.

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Amigos Spanish Immersion Preschool | Best Preschool – 2023 LOVE Awards
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    Amigos is a Spanish immersion preschool located in Old City, Philadelphia for students 1-5 years…

    AnneMarie Hamant, Lifestyle Photographer | Family Favorite Photographer – 2023 LOVE Awards
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      AnneMarie Hamant is an award-winning luxury family and in-home newborn photographer serving the Main Line,…

      Appel Farm Arts Camp | Best Overnight Camp – 2023 LOVE Awards
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        Appel Farm Arts Camp is a gender-affirming overnight summer arts camp for kids ages 8…

        Craft Hall | Family Favorite Date Night – 2023 LOVE Awards
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          Craft Hall: crafted food, drink and fun.

          DermaCenter Medical Spa | Family Favorite Medical Spa – 2023 LOVE Awards
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            The DermaCenter Medical Spa provides aesthetic procedures and medical grade skin treatments and products that…

            Ian Perler Team – Keller Williams | Best Realtor – 2023 LOVE Awards
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              Growing up in the family real estate business, Ian knows what it takes to buy…

              Jessica Catherine Photography | Family Favorite Family Photographer – 2023 LOVE Awards
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                Jessica Catherine Photography is a boutique newborn, baby, and maternity portrait studio specializing in in-home…

                Kidology | Best Developmental Services – LOVE Awards 2023
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                  Providing physical, occupational, and speech therapy along with our new behavior division is our passion.

                  Kith + Kin | Family Favorite Playspace – 2023 LOVE Awards
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                    Kith + Kin is a play and gathering space for kids and their grown-ups in…

                    Liberty Lake Day Camp | Family Favorite Day Camp – 2023 LOVE Awards
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                      Liberty Lake Day Camp, a South Jersey Camp established in Summer 2002, is a transformative…

                      Little City Montessori Preschool | Family Favorite Preschool – 2023 LOVE Awards
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                        Little City Montessori preschool offers the following programs: Toddler (2-3y), Primary (3-6y), and Kindergarten (5-6y)…

                        MBR Nanny Network | Best In-Home Childcare – 2023 LOVE Awards
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                          A boutique nanny agency catering to Philadelphia, Greater Philadelphia and South Jersey.

                          Mi Casita Preschool | Family Favorite Preschool – 2023 LOVE Awards
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                            Mi Casita Preschool is Philadelphia and the Main Line's premier Spanish immersion preschool. Through project…

                            Music Theatre Philly | Best Specialty Camp & Family Favorite Performing Arts Program – 2023 LOVE Awards
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                              Music Theatre Philly is a vibrant professional training ground for young artists in theatre and…

                              Northern Star Doula | 2023 Family Favorite Doula – LOVE Awards
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                                Northern Star Doula supports new and expectant parents through some of the most transformative experiences…

                                Pelvio Physical Therapy | Best Postnatal PT/OT – 2023 LOVE Awards
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                                  Pelvio Physical Therapy provides rehabilitative and preventative pelvic floor physical therapy to those in Philadelphia…

                                  Rachel Utain-Evans Photography | Best Birth Photographer – 2023 LOVE Awards
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                                    Rachel Utain-Evans is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker serving families in and around Philadelphia.

                                    Rittenhouse Women’s Wellness Center | Family Favorite Reproductive Health Resource – 2023 LOVE Awards
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                                      The Rittenhouse Women's Wellness Center is a first of its kind medical practice offering internal…

                                      Rutabaga Toy Library | Best Sustainable Business and Family Favorite Playspace – 2023 LOVE Awards
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                                        The folks at Rutabaga believe that sharing instead of buying new is not only good for the…

                                        Safer Babies | Best Baby Proofing – 2023 LOVE Awards
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                                          Safer Babies is the leading child proofing expert in the Philadelphia region, with 23 years…

                                          Spanish Workshop for Children | Best Language Program – 2023 LOVE Awards
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                                            Spanish Workshop for Children is a Spanish immersion program for children (15 months and up).

                                            Tall Pines Day Camp
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                                              Tall Pines Day Camp has been serving South Jersey and Philadelphia for 28 years.

                                              The Philadelphia Dance Academy | Best Dance Studio – 2023 LOVE Awards
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                                                The Philadelphia Dance Academy offers the following programs: Early Childhood, Primary, Pre-Professional Ballet, Theater, Contemporary,…

                                                Top of the Hill Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry | Best Orthodontics – 2023 LOVE Award Winner + Family Favorite Pediatric Dentist
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                                                  An orthodontic and pediatric dental specialty office in the heart of Chestnut Hill!

                                                  Whole Heart Maternal Mental Health | Best Maternal Mental Health Support – 2023 LOVE Award Winner
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                                                    Wholeheart is a small group practice specializing in Reproductive Mental Health across the lifespan and…

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