Chicago Totally Awesome Awards 2013 Winners & Celebrations

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Chicago parents picked their favorite family-friendly businesses for Red Tricycle’s 2013 Totally Awesome Awards!  Over 236,777 votes were cast and the results are in with all of the Totally Awesome winners listed below.

All of us at Red Tricycle want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the winners, finalists and especially, to everyone who took the time to nominate and vote for their favorite local businesses. Without further ado, here are your 2013 Totally Awesome Award Winners:

Art Classes for Kids: Away We Play
Baby & Maternity Shops: Twinkle Twinkle Little One
Camps for Kids: Summer Stuff Day Camps
Childcare Agencies & Resources: First Class Care
Cupcake, Bakery & Sweet Shops: Sweet Sensations Pastry
Drop-Off Childcare Programs: Kids’ Work
Family & Pediatric Dentists: Little Teeth Big Smiles
Family Camping Sites: Starved Rock State Park
Family Escapes & Getaways: Keylime Cove
Family Hiking Trails: Moraine HIlls
Family Photographers: Grow and Shine Photography
Family Restaurants & Cafes: Crosby’s Kitchen
Groups for Moms & Dads: Neighborhood Parent Network of Chicago (NPN)
Ice-Cream & Froyo Shops: Capannari Ice Cream
Indoor Playspaces: Sod Room
Kid-Friendly Coffee Shops: Cafe Book, Antioch
Kids Birthday Party Spots: Purple Monkey Playroom
Kids Clothing & Gear Stores: Maya Papaya & Tony Macarony
Kids Consignment & Resale Shops: Babies, Tots n’ More Consignment
Kids Dance & Theater Classes: Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop
Kids Language Classes: Communication Junction
Kids Music Classes: Merry Music Makers, Inc.
Kids Sports Classes: Enso Karate
Midwives & Doulas: Birthways Inc
Mom Fitness Programs: Active Moms Club
Mom-Run Businesses: Itzy Ritzy
Museums: DuPage Children’s Museum
Parent Education Programs: Neighborhood Parents Network (NPN)
Parks & Playgrounds: Indian Boundary Park
Schools & Preschool Programs: Kids’ Work Chicago
Toy & Book Stores: Building Blocks Toy Store

To celebrate the winners, finalists, and the great Chicago, we also threw a #totallyawesomeparty at the The Land of Nod. The party was so fun and we loved meeting all of the Totally Awesome Awards finalists and winners.

Wondering who is behind your favorite business and services? Click through our photo gallery to find out. Photo credit goes to the Totally Awesome Family Photographer Darcy Demmel.