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Family Favorites

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The Parents & Kids Magazine Family Favorites is an annual reader survey voted on by YOU.  We are taking votes through Wednesday, May 16, 2012 (Click here to vote now.), and the winners will be announced in the July 2012 issue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010 Family Favorites

Parents & Kids 2010 Family Favorites

Kids Menu
1. Chick-fil-A
2. Newk's Express Cafe
3. Sal & Mookie's New York Pizza & Ice Cream Joint

Burger
1. Five Guys Burgers and Fries
2. Back Yard Burgers
3. Majestic Burger

Pizza
1. Sal & Mookie's New York Pizza & Ice Cream Joint
2. Pizza Inn
3. Mazzio's Pizza

Family Restaurant
1. Applebee's Neighborhood Grill
2. Cock of the Walk
3. Sal & Mookie's New York Pizza & Ice Cream Joint

Ice Cream Shop
1. Bop's Frozen Custard
2. MaggieMoo's Ice Cream and Treatery
3. Baskin-Robbins

Kids Favorite Food
1. Pizza
2. Chicken
3. Mexican

Family Festival
1. Fall Festival of Colonial Heights Baptist Church
2. KidFest! Ridgeland
3. Parents & Kids Magazine Christmas Fest

Summer Day Camp
1. Twin Lakes Camp
2. YMCA
3. Blue Ribbon Riding Academy

Summer Overnight Camp
1. Twin Lakes Camp
2. Blue Ribbon Riding Academy
3. Camp Bratton Green

Shopping Center/Mall
1. Dogwood Festival
2. Renaissance at Colony Park
3. Northpark Mall

Recreational Center
1. Gatti Town
2. YMCA
3. Fitness Lady Health Clubs

Playground/Park
1. Strawberry Patch Park
2. Friendship Park
3. Liberty Park

Museums for Kids
1. Miss. Museum of Natural Science
2. Miss. Agriculture and Forestry Museum
3. Miss. Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

Birthday Cake Shop
1. Southern Belle Cakes
2. Cakes & Candles
3. That Special Touch Cakes

Party Entertainment
1. Magician Dorian LaChance
2. Chuck E. Cheese
3. All Aboard Trains

Birthday Party Facility
1. Pump It Up
2. Gatti Town
3. Chuck E. Cheese

Veterinarian
1. Dr. Adrian Whittington, North State Animal & Bird Hospital
2. Dr. Danny Prestel, Canton Animal Hospital
3. Dr. Amanda Camp, All Creatures Animal Care Center, Madison

Kennel
1. Chateau La Pooch
2. Ruger Animal Wellness Center
3. Dr. Adrian Whittington, North State Animal & Bird Hospital

Pet Store
1. PetSmart
2. The Fish Bowl
3. Snooty Pooch

Grooming Facility
1. PetSmart
2. Puppy Suds
3. Diva Dog

Games/Toys
1. Learning Express Toys
2. Toys R Us
3. Target

Kids Consignment Store
1. Leap Frog Children's Consignment & More
2. Kid's Kloset Consignment Clothing
3. Freckles Children Boutique

Family Vehicle
1. Honda Odyssey
2. Toyota Sequoia
3. Chevrolet Suburban

Kids Books
1. Barnes & Noble
2. Borders Bookstore
3. Library

Kids Retail Clothing Shop
1. The Children's Place
2. Old Navy
3. Gymboree

Kids Shoe Store
1. Ulmer's Stride Rite
2. Shoe Choo Train
3. Journeys

Baby/Children's Furniture
1. Babies R Us
2. MisKelly Furniture
3. Cullen's Play Pen, Inc.

Sports Programs
1. YMCA
2. Upward Bound
3. Brandon Soccer League

Swim School
1. Maley's Swim School
2. Lu Lee Swim School
3. YMCA

Dance School
1. Miss. Metropolitan Dance Academy
2. Ballet Magnificat!
3. Xpress Dance Company

Music Teacher/School
1. Kindermusik Clinton
2. MusicTime with Jacquelyn
3. Mary Moak, Germantown Middle School

Martial Arts School
1. Jason Griffin's TaeKwonDo Academy
2. Christian Martial Arts Association
3. Martial Arts Academy

Baby/Toddler Music Program
1. MusicTime with Jacquelyn
2. Kindermusik Clinton
3. Brandon Public Library

Local Family Information
1. Parents & Kids Magazine
2. Jackson Free Press
3. Broadmoor Baptist Church Website

Parenting Information
1. www.parents-kids.com
2. Focus on the Family
3. www.parents.com

Event Listings/Family Fun
1. Parents & Kids Magazine
2. Jackson Free Press
3. Colonial Heights Baptist Church

Fitness Facility
1. Fitness Lady Health Clubs
2. YMCA
3. Courthouse Racquet & Fitness

House Cleaning Service
1. At Your Service
2. Merry Maids
3. The Maids Home Services

Car Wash
1. Four Seasons Car Wash
2. Venture Carwash
3. $5 Car Wash

Florist
1. Mostly Martha's Florist
2. Drake's Designs Florist & Gifts
3. Green Floral, Inc.
3. Green Oak Florist

Sporting Goods Store
1. Academy Sports & Outdoors
2. Dick's Sporting Goods
3. Play It Again Sports

Kids' Hair Cut
1. Lacey's Salon
2. Maurice's Barber & Style
3. Family Barber Shop, Madison

OB/GYN
1. The Woman's Clinic
2. East Lakeland Ob-Gyn Associates
3. Southern Women's Health

Children's Clinic
1. Children's Medical Group
2. Rankin Children's Group
3. Madison-Ridgeland Children's Clinic

Dentist
1. Dr. Carla B. Metcalf
2. Southern Smiles Pediatric Dentistry
3. Dr. Gayle Watters

Orthodontist
1. Dr. Eugene C. Brown, Smiles by Design
2. Dr. Noel K. Reed
3. Dr. Heber Simmons, Jr.

Dermatologist
1. Dr. Sabra Sullivan, Dermatology Associates, LLC
2. Dr. Bill Burrow, Mississippi Dermatology Associates

Vision Care
1. Jackson Eye Associates
2. Professional Eyecare Associates/ Optical 2000
3. Dr. John H. McVey

Hospital Labor/Delivery
1. The Birthplace, Mississippi Baptist Health Systems
2. The Baby Suites, River Oaks Hospital
2. Woman's Hospital
3. St. Dominic Hospital

Hospital Overall
1. Mississippi Baptist Health Systems
2. River Oaks Hospital
2. Woman's Hospital
3. St. Dominic Hospital

Speech Therapy
1. Beyond Therapy Pediatric Group
2. Laskin Therapy Group
3. Mary Lou Sorey, Mississippi Baptist Health Systems

Banks
1. BankPlus
2. Trustmark Bank
3. Regions Bank

Retail Chain Store
1. Target
2. Belk
3. Wal-Mart

Local Retail Shop
1. Apple Annie's
2. Monkey Charms
3. Magnolia Pewter Company

Grocery Store
1. Kroger
2. McDade's Market
3. The Fresh Market

Fast Food
1. Chick-fil-A
2. Wendy's
3. Back Yard Burgers

Insurance Agent
1. Evan Tullos
2. Rusty Healy
3. State Farm

Realtor
1. Mary Lewis, Larry Sanders Realty, Inc.
2. Leichmann Spinks, Weichert, Realtors
3. Julia Hill, Weichert, Realtors & Covington Group

Dine-In Restaurant
1. Cock of the Walk
2. Applebee's Neighborhood Grill
3. Primo's Cafe

Car Dealership
1. Watson Quality Ford
2. Patty Peck Honda
3. Gray Daniels Dealerships

Salon/Spa
1. Aqua the Day Spa
2. Trio Medi Spa
3. Lacey's Salon
3. Wavelengths

Tutoring
1. Sylvan Learning Center

Day Care Facility
1. Little Footprints Learning Center
2. Cobblestone Church of God Day Care Center
2. Wee Care Child Care Center

Date Place
1. Malco Grandview Cinema
2. Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano
2. Easely Amused
2. Shapley's Restaurant
3. Tico's Steak House

Restaurant No Kids
1. Ruth's Chris Steak House
2. Amerigo Italian Restaurant
3. Tico's Steak House

Hobby
1. Reading
2. Golf
3. Fishing

In-State Travel
1. Gulf Coast
2. Natchez
3. Vicksburg

Out-of-State Travel
1. Destin, Florida
2. Disney World, Florida
3. Orange Beach, Alabama

Favorite Place to See Santa
1. North Park Mall
2. Bass Pro Shop
3. Parents & Kids Christmas Fest
3. Renaissance at Colony Park

Favorite Free Entertainment
1. Park
2. Library
3. Walk

Specialty Physicians
1. Miss. Ear, Nose and Throat Surgical Group
2. Miss. Asthma and Allergy Clinic
3. The Asthma and Allergy Center of North Jackson

Specialty Hospitals
1. River Oaks
1. Woman's Hospital

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2011 Family Favorites

Parents & Kids 2011 Family Favorites

 

Kids' Menu

1. Cool Water Cafe

2. McAlister's Deli

3. Chili's

 

Burger

1. Cool Water Cafe

2. Backyard Burger

3. Mugshots

 

Pizza Place

1. Sal & Mookie's

2. Mazzio's

3. Pizza Inn

 

Family Restaurant

1. Cool Water Cafe

2. Backyard Burger

3. Mugshots

 

Ice Cream Shop

1. Baskin Robbins

2. Maggie Moo's

3. Marble Slab Creamery

 

Kids' Favorite Food

1. Pizza

2. Chicken Nuggets

3. Burgers

 

Family Festival/Event

1. KidFest

2. Parents & Kids Christmas Fest

3. Brandon Day

 

Summer Day Camp

1. Twin Lakes

2. Viking Cooking School Kids' Camp

3. Camp WILD at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

 

Summer Overnight Camp

1. Twin Lakes

2. Lake Forest Ranch

3. Camp of the Rising Son

 

Shopping Center/Mall

1. Dogwood Festival Market & Promenade

2. Renaissance at Colony Park

3. Northpark Mall

 

Recreational Center

1. Metro YMCA

2. Courthouse Racquet & Fitness

3. The Club

 

Playground or Park

1. Strawberry Patch Park

2. Friendship Park

3. Liberty Park

 

Museum for Kids

1. Mississippi Children's Museum

2. Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

3. Mississippi Museum of Art

 

Birthday Cake Shop

1. Cakes and Candles

2. That Special Touch

3. Dairy Queen

 

Party Entertainment

1. All Aboard Trains

2. Buckaroo Birthday Pony Rides

3. Magic By Dorian

 

Birthday Party Facility

1. FunTime Skateland of Pearl

2. Shiloh Splash Park in Brandon

3. Pump It Up

 

Veterinarian

1. All Creatures Animal Care Center

2. Animal Medical Center

3. North State Animal Hospital

 

Kennel

1. All Creatures Animal Care Center

2. PetSmart

3. Animal Medical Center

 

Pet Store

1. PetSmart

2. Jungle Exotic Pets in Florence

3. The DogWash

 

Grooming Facility

1. All Creatures Animal Care Center

2. PetSmart

3. The DogWash

 

Source for Games/Toys

1. Learning Express

2. Toys R Us

3. Target

 

Kids' Consignment Store

1. Carousel Kids

2. LeapFrog

3. Kid's Kloset

 

Family Vehicle

1. Honda Odyssey

2. Chevrolet Suburban

3. Dodge Caravan

 

Source for Kids' Books

1. Barnes & Noble

2. Library

3. Lemuria Book Store

 

Kids' Retail Clothing Shop

1. Gymboree

2. The Children's Place

3. Sweet Dreams

 

Kids' Shoe Store

1. Shoe Choo Train

2. Stride Rite

3. Shoe Station

 

Source for Baby/Children's Furniture

1. Babies R Us

2. Playpen

3. Miskelly

 

Sports Programs

1. Upward

2. Madison-Ridgeland Youth League

3. Metro YMCA

 

Swim School

1. LuLee Swim School

2. Metro YMCA

3. Maley's Swim School

 

Dance School

1. Mississippi Metropolitan Dance Academy

2. Ballet Mississippi

3. Xpress Dance

 

Music Teacher/School

1. Sandra Rawls

2. Elizabeth Kosky

3. Beverly Smith

 

Baby/Toddler Music Program

1. Kindermusik of Clinton

2. MusicTime with Jacquelyn

 

Martial Arts School

1. Martial Arts Academy

2. Jason Griffin's TaeKwonDo Academy

3. Academy of Kung Fu

 

Source for Local Family Information

1. Parents & Kids

2. Internet

 

Website for Parenting Information

1. www.parents-kids.com

2. www.babycenter.com

3. www.justmommies.com

 

Source for Event Listings for Family Fun

1. Parents & Kids

2. Clarion Ledger Weekender

3. Internet

 

Fitness Facility

1. Metro YMCA

2. Courthouse Fitness

3. Fitness Lady

 

House Cleaning Service

1. At Your Service

2. Magic Maids

3. Merry Maids

 

Car Wash

1. Four Seasons

2. Venture

 

Florist

1. Mostly Martha's

2. A Daisy A Day

3. Whitley's Flowers

 

Sporting Goods Store

1. Dick's

2. Bass Pro Shop

3. Academy Sports

 

Kid's Hair Cut

1. Family Barber in Madison

2. Carter's Barber and Style

3. Wavelengths Salon

 

OB-Gyn

1. Dr. K.K. Brantley at Southern Women's Health

2. Dr. Karen Cole at Jackson Healthcare for Women

3. Dr. Rhonda Sullivan-Ford at East Lakeland OB-Gyn and Associates

 

Children's Clinic

1. Internal Medicine and Pediatric Associates

2. Children's Medical Group

3. Rankin Children's Group

 

Dentist

1. Dr. Gayle Watters

2. Dr. Nathan Beavers

3. Dr. Sarah Carlisle

 

Orthodontist

1. Dr. Britton Montgomery

2. Dr. Priscilla Jolly

3. Dr. Eugene Brown

 

Dermatologist:

1. Dr. Sabra Sullivan

2. Dr. Anna Cole Asher

 

Vision Care

1. Professional Eyecare Associates

2. Dr. Terrel Williams

3. Dr. Arthur Dampier

 

Hospital for Labor & Delivery

1. River Oaks Hospital

2. Baptist Hospital

3. Women's Hospital

 

Hospital Overall

1. Baptist Hospital

2. St. Dominic Hospital

3. River Oaks Hospital

 

Speech Therapist

1. Beyond Therapy Pediatric Group

2. Laskin Therapy Group

3. Molly Clay

 

Banking Services

1. BankPlus

2. Trustmark Bank

3. Regions Bank

 

Retail Store Chain

1. Target

2. Walmart

3. Belk

 

Locally Owned Retail Store

1. Merriment

2. O! How Cute Gift Market

3. Inside Story

 

Grocery Store

1. Kroger

2. Fresh Market

3. Walmart

 

Fast Food

1. Chick-fil-A

2. Backyard Burger

3. Bumpers Drive-In

 

Insurance Agent

1. Vicki Griffin (Allstate)

2. Preston Derivaux (State Farm)

3. Robin Covington (State Farm)

 

Realtor

1. Luci Cooper (Century 21)

2. Shellye Beach (Front Gate Realty)

3. Leigh Bradshaw (Weichert Realtors)

 

Dine-In Restaurant

1. Pan-Asia

2. O'Charley's

3. Cool Water Cafe

 

Car Dealership

1. Patty Peck Honda

2. Gray-Daniels Ford

3. Watson Quality Ford

 

Salon-Spa

1. Massage Envy

2. Aqua the Day Spa

3. Wavelengths

 

Tutoring Company

1. Sylvan Learning Center

2. Mathnasium

3. www.WyzAnt.com

 

Day Care Facility

1. Little Footprints

2. Milestones in Brandon

3. Wee Care

 

Restaurant for Mom and Dad's Date Night

1. Pan-Asia

2. AJ's on the Lake

3. Parker House

 

Hobby

1. Photography

2. Tennis

3. Painting

 

In-State Travel Destination

1. Mississippi Gulf Coast

2. Natchez

3. Oxford

 

Out-of-State Travel Destination

1. Disney World

2. New Orleans, LA

3. Gatlinburg, TN

 

Favorite Place to Visit Santa

1. Bass Pro Shop

2. Northpark Mall

3. Parents & Kids Christmas Fest

 

Favorite Thing to Do That's Free

1. Go to the park

2. Go to the library

3. Go to the Reservoir

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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