Businesses We Love

Check out these local and national mommy-friendly businesses!


AthletiKid (ages 5-7) is a "creatively fun" program for kids that develops skills through coordination and confidence. The program is sports driven to lay a solid athletic foundation and it offers a safe training environment to develop & learn athleticism.

Founded in 1999, the Champion's QUEST Varsity and College Prep Athlete Academy is the ONLY independent year-round private school for athletic development in the country dedicated exclusively to kids 5-18 that are student athletes competing in any sport. "Every Academy Athlete Will Improve their Competitive Fire & Gain Aggressive Confidence!”

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Sweet Threads is a local and global online hot spot for new & vintage children's clothing. They believe in providing the children's market with a unique offering of hand picked mini, vintage & modern kids fashions, blending the two styles for fashionable children locally and worldwide.

Visit them at:

  • 2746 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803
  • (562) 439-7933

The Smart Fish Method used at Watersafe Swim School has evolved into an orderly schedule of gradients providing all students with the opportunity to master the fundamentals that efficiently transition into the same winning stroke technique used by the national, world, and Olympic champions.

Watersafe Swim School has a solid reputation in the local community for providing the highest quality lessons available. Our teachers are carefully chosen and extensively trained and certified through the Nationally recognized Smart Fish Academy. We believe love and understanding within a structured, innovative environment will produce a safe, happy swimmer. Our loving teachers truly believe that each child is an individual. Therefore, we strive to personalize the instruction to fit each student’s special needs and abilities.

Seal Beach Address: 345 10th St, Seal Beach, CA 90740

Los Alamitos Address: 3686 W Cerritos Ave, Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Phone:(855) 977-7946


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Born Free Boutique is nestled amongst the trendy restaurants and playful canvases in Belmont Shore's popular Second Street promenade and boasts an upscale selection of treasures including snug organic fabrics, sustainably crafted toys, lifestyle essentials and show stopping birthday and shower gifts.

When you shop at Born Free Boutique you can be assured that they have made thoughtful decisions about the products they carry. Their mission is to provide a one-stop shopping experience for those looking to purchase:

  • Locally crafted and nationally produced products

  • Organic fabrics

  • Chemical-free bath and body products, and

  • Sustainably derived products

Born Free Boutique is focused on providing a personable experience for all of their guests. They even provide an option for free in store gift wrapping.

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Founded in 2008 by Long Beach natives, Sarah Benton & Pete Toulios, Lil Devils Boutique is an independent children's store located in the heart of 4th Street's "Retro Row" neighborhood. We are a family run business that specializes in unique apparel, gifts, and toys for kids age 0 through 4 years. We are constantly inspired by our retro/punk rock neighborhood and strive to find edgy merchandise that can't be found in mainstream stores.


Nestled in the Parkview Village Shopping District on Viking Way in Long Beach, Gymboree offers interactive classes for parents and babies from birth to 5 years of age.

About Gymboree: Gymboree Play & Music has been fostering creativity and confidence in children ages 0-5 for over 30 years. Designed by experts, their age-appropriate activities help develop the cognitive, physical and social skills of children as they play. Their programs are also recognized for their unique approach to parent involvement—which encourages participation in and understanding of each child’s development.


Kidz Head 2 Toe is a children's store featuring gently used items in Long Beach, California.

At Kidz Head 2 Toe, they bring new life to gently used children's clothing, infant furniture, toys and more. Their consignment shop offers quality, designer items ranging from newborn necessities to costumes to stock your child's dress up box for those unlimited imaginations. As a resale clothing store they not only sell gently used items, but they offer cash for yours! Bring in the items you're looking to consign, they'll evaluate and offer fair prices to take those unnecessary pieces off your hands!

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Oh Very Young is a consignment store located in Bixby Knolls. They carry a carefully curated selection of children's pre-loved, clothing, accessories, toys, baby gear and more.

  • Visit their store at
  • 4378 Atlantic Ave Long Beach CA 90807
  • 562.492.6200

At Tiny ecoUrbanite they love children. They stock only the highest quality eco-friendly products, tried and tested by them. They also educate in the things that they practice, running classes from cloth diapering to breastfeeding so that they can share what they've learned as well as learn from others. Their shop has a changing station and a nursing area, for you to use as and when you need it.

They are a hub for families of all kinds, bringing the community together to live organically.


My Gym has developed an extraordinary program and facility devised to help children 6 weeks through 10 years of age develop physically, cognitively and emotionally. They offer structured, age-appropriate, weekly classes that incorporate music, dance, relays, games, special rides, gymnastics, sports and more. Children have loads of fun as they gain strength, balance, coordination, agility and flexibility while developing social skills, confidence and self-esteem. Their state-of-the-art facility, extensively trained staff, award-winning class programs, and excellent student/teacher ratio have earned My Gym the reputation as the best early learning program of its kind.


Anchor Pediatrics is used as a compliment to a family's current pediatrician relationship.

Dr. Raquel Burgos, mother of 3, loves supporting families in an innovative and family friendly model.

All care is house call based or at the destination of one's choice. She meets with parents for prenatal visits, provides newborn support, meets with parents on a hourly basis for unhurried conversations (at home, over coffee or a meal), leads mommy groups and can even see your baby, child or teen for a house call if they are sick.

Families also love the Anchor Anywhere program which provides families with easy text, phone and email access to the pediatrician to get quick questions answered.

Anchor supports families to make the beautiful experience of parenthood less stressful and more joyous!

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Dr. Yvette Castro, chiropractor, specializes in the care of women during pregnancy and beyond. She is able to treat low back pain, neck and shoulder pain, rib pain, pubic bone pain, tail bone pain and any other pregnancy and postpartum issues to allow for a comfortable pregnancy and healing after birth. Dr. Castro is also certified in the Webster technique to promote pelvic alignment and treat uterine constraint often present with breech babies. She is a member of the international chiropractic pediatric association and happy to see children of all ages.

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Kathleen Deppe, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist with a practice in Long Beach and Newport Beach, CA. She is a Certified Maternal Mental Health Specialist and Certified in Bréne Brown’s The Daring Way. She works with adult individuals and couples and has a special interest in working with women experiencing anxiety, depression, and mood changes related to pregnancy, childbirth (postpartum), parenting, mid-life crisis, mother-daughter relationships, and body image, all challenging, emotional, and complicated challenges in life.


Long Beach Breastfeeds is a community-based organization dedicated to supporting and growing our local breastfeeding community in Long Beach, California. Their mission is to unify and progress our diverse local breastfeeding and breast milk-feeding community by bringing equitable, accessible, quality support to every family and every neighborhood. They currently have free breastfeeding support groups in North Long Beach (Houghton Park), California Heights (Beach Cities Midwifery), and at The LGBTQ Center. Their signature event, the 3rd annual Latch & Link: Breastfeeding Community Fair is coming up on Saturday, August 1, 2015 10am-3pm at the Universalist Unitarian Church of Long Beach. All are welcome to this free, family-friendly event!


Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive and educational environment. Through their age-specific curriculum, they use soccer to nurture, build self-confidence and develop teamwork. Low child-to-coach ratios and positive reinforcement ensure that each child improves at his or her own pace while having a blast!

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