Best of the County and Beyond 2021: Kids

Whether it’s haircuts, new toys or swim lessons, your kiddo deserves the best. See which businesses our readers say are the best in the community.

Best Clothing

Marin: SeeSaw Children’s Consignment Shop, San Anselmo


Nothing makes a parent happier than a store that sells used snow boots, ski clothes and dress clothes, all in great condition.

Runners Up

Marin: Sprout, Mill Valley


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Best Kids Haircut

Marin: The Shop, San Rafael

Bring on the buzz cut or let the curls loose at this salon that cuts hair for men, women and kids.

Bay Area: Prep, Danville, Palo Alto, San Francisco & Walnut Creek

Prep Cuts

Runners Up

Marin: Panda Room, Corte Madera

Bay Area: Snippety Crickets, Berkeley


Best Kids/Family Photographer

Marin: Torrey Fox Photography, Mill Valley

Torrey Fox photography

Though Fox lives in Mill Valley, she travels the Bay Area for her shoots, capturing just the right light and moment for babies, families and events of all kinds for memories that last a lifetime.

Bay Area: Jamie Diger


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Best Swim School

Marin: Nancy’s Mommy and Me Swim School, San Rafael

With 50-plus years under her belt as “Mermaid Nancy,” this swim instructor utilizes her backyard pool to teach the wonders — and needed safety tools — to anyone who does not know how to swim.

Runners Up

Marin: Marinwood Community Center, San Rafael


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Best Toy Store

Marin: Toy Crazy, Larkspur

Owner Melissa Moore sources toys with high marks for safety and for sparking the imagination.

Runners Up

Marin: 5 Little Monkeys, Corte Madera and Novato

Visit our Best of the County winners page for more.

Christina Mueller

Christina Mueller is a long-time Bay Area food writer. She hails from the East Coast and has spent way too much time in South America and Europe. She discovered her talent as a wordsmith in college and her love of all things epicurean in grad school. She has written for Condé Nast Contract PublishingSunset, and the Marin Independent Journal, among others. She volunteers with California State Parks and at her child’s school, and supports the Marin Audubon SocietyPEN America, and Planned Parenthood. When she is not drinking wine by a fire, she is known to spend time with her extended family.s the Assistant Editor at Marin Magazine and a graduate of Elon University where she studied Professional Writing and Fine Art. Born and raised in San Francisco/Marin, she loves traveling just as much as coming home to the Bay Area. She has curated a sophisticated palate for food, travel and culture and uses her travels as an outlet to develop her photography portfolio and hone her writing craft.