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Kiera Ashford is associate editor of Nashville Parent and mother of two rambunctious kids and a new baby!

Lay Off Some of that Girl Power


When your girl power gets the best of you maybe it’s time to change it up a little. Try doing something out of the ordinary for once.

Maternity Photos: Just Do It!


Some pregnant women shy away from the idea of having maternity photos done (like me). But, really, I say GO FOR IT and here’s why.

The Excited (Not Excited) Dad-to-Be


It’s hard when your partner doesn’t show as much excitement over the kicks and wiggles of the growing baby in your womb, but don’t fret over it.

Road-tripping Preggo: I’ve Gotta Pee!


Sitting comfortably in the passenger seat on a long road trip with the family while you’re pregnant seems innocent enough, but there’s an underlying danger.

Projected Birth Weight: Low vs High


Worried about the growth rate of your baby? Here’s what you should know about low birth weight and bigger-than-normal babies. But, in the early stages of pregnancy, you really shouldn’t worry too much.

It’s NOT Gas, It’s Baby Kicks!


Pregnant women know their bodies better than anyone else. So, if you think you’re feeling baby kicks, then be happy with that. Who cares if it really is just gas!?

Extreme Unstoppable Crying!


I had an emotional wake up call over the weekend. It’s one that never happened with my previous pregnancies and one that I hope will not happen again — unstoppable crying.