The same is especially true when it comes to hiring a nanny or babysitter to care for your children, or finding someone to photograph their most precious moments. Let your search begin and end here with our reader’s picks for the best of the best in these categories.

Before & After – Milford
Louie’s – Boston
Lulu’s Family Cuts – Cambridge
Maria Francesca Salon & Spa – Peabody
Snip-its – Multiple locations


Snip, snip, hooray! Whether you’re bringing your son or daughter to get a first haircut or returning for a trim, head to Snip-its – a fun hair salon just for kids.