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Main Line Parent Best for Families Guide: 2023

Your guide to the BEST local resources for families around the Main Line.

Meet the Main Line Parent Community's 2023 LOVE Award Winners and Family Favorites, nominated and chosen by local parents as the BEST local resources for families around the Main Line.

We created Main Line Parent in 2010 with a mission of Building Community (we love connecting with 34,000+ local parents in our Community Facebook Group every day). Flip through this Best for Families Guide to discover who the families in our Main Line Parent Community LOVE SO MUCH (and why)!

 

Every year, from November to January, we ask our readers to share their experiences and recommendations with us via LOVE Award nominations. This Main Line Parent Best for Families Guide features the local businesses and nonprofit organizations who stood out as Community Builders worth celebrating. They have gone above and beyond expectations to deliver outstanding products and services, and we are proud to recognize them as our LOVE Award Winners and Family Favorites.

 

Click below to read our neighbors’ endorsements and see the photos of the proud leaders who beamed with joy as they accepted their awards at our LOVE Awards Celebration and Luncheon by AMC Photography Studios.

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Presented by the Main Line Parent team

Do you know a woman who is reshaping culture for good in her neighborhood, business, or nonprofit organization? Nominate her for a Main Line Parent Women of Influence Award.

Make the most of celebrating every birthday, bar & bat mitzvah, neighborhood party, and special occasion around the Main Line with these local businesses our Community LOVES.

Find, design, and make the most of your home and garden around the Main Line with this list of local businesses our Community LOVES.

Plan a trip around the world or for a weekend getaway and find resources for new and expecting parents around the Main Line with these local businesses our Community LOVES.

Expand your child's strengths through learning around the Main Line with these education and enrichment local businesses our Community LOVES.

From essential life tasks like estate planning, composting, and tax preparation to the weekly grind of meal preparation and catering for your next gathering, our Main Line Parent Community LOVES these local businesses.

Give your fuzzy kids the best care, discover the best summer camp programs, and have fun with your bigs and littles around the Main Line with these local businesses our Community LOVES.

Get to know the Main Line shopping destinations, as well as the top health and and wellness providers our Community LOVES.

Youthphoria, Main Line Parent's 2023 Community Builder of the Year Award Winner, is a free photo service for trans, nonbinary, and gender-expansive youth in the greater Philadelphia area founded by photographer Shannon Collins.

We are dedicated to Building Community to connect parents with resources, events, and each other!

The Main Line Parent team was proud to present a $1,000 donation to Youthphoria on behalf of our Members and Communities at the 2023 LOVE Awards Celebration as our Community Builder of the Year. Youthphoria is an ongoing project dedicated to photographing trans, nonbinary, and gender-expansive youth at no cost in the Greater Philadelphia area, while providing an affirming experience that celebrates them along the way. You can learn more about Youthphoria here.

Main Line Parent is published by a team of local women to connect families raising their kids around the Main Line and Philly’s western suburbs with resources, events, and each other. It all started with our vibrant Main Line Parent Community Facebook Group dedicated to Building Community (join the conversation with our 34,000+ local members!) and our Email Newsletters, which deliver our curated roundup of fun things to do with your family around the Main Line every Thursday, as well as our latest news and updates from local businesses! If you represent a family-focused local business or nonprofit organization, we’d like to invite you to join us as a Member to start collaborating!

Get To Know These Award-Winning Main Line Parent Members

Main Line Parent Members are local community builders like us who would like to be more connected with families around the Main Line. The Members below support the Main Line Parent 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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