One of the best things about the photography business is all of the great artists out there. I have a handful of children's photographers that I would be my favorites. On the top of my list is Brenda Acuncius. When I first started photography I had the hardest time making a black and white photo that I loved. Someone told me about her actions for photoshop and I loved them. Brenda recently started a website to sell her actions http://www.actionsbybrenda.com/ Take a look and stop by her blog as well http://www.brendaacuncius.typepad.com/ she is always great inspiration for me :)
Here's two pictures using her actions. The first is using her B/W2 and the second is her color boost.