When I need a dentist or a kids dance class or an urgent care the first thing I do is text my closest friends — HALP PLEASE!

I might ask my Facebook community. Maybe my mom.

Your personal community helps you navigate the tricky waters of motherhood and parenthood. We want to share that expert advice with the larger community of Tucson — bring it out of the text messages and make it public knowledge. It takes a village... 

That's why we're asking you to nominate your favorite local businesses in our first ever Mom's Choice awards

We have categories that cover entertainment, health, services and shopping. You can nominate your favorites through Aug. 1 and then everyone can vote for the nominated businesses from Aug. 2- Aug. 13.

All we need is your email address so we don't end up with spam or too many votes from ambitious promoters. 

Vote here and thanks in advance for helping me find the perfect staycation.