Kiera Ashford - Baby Watch Blog

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

He Said Da-Da!

Amongst my 7-month-old’s burst of anger as I was preparing his dinner, he uttered the words … Da-Da! How did this happen? I could clearly see his frustration with being so hungry, seeing me getting everything out — making his bottle, getting the baby food and what-not — all while his 4-year-old sister danced around… Read more »

Tired of Bad Bottle Cleaners!

It’s time to clean your baby’s bottle. You head to the sink, get your soap, turn on the water, grab your bottle brush … or do you? It has gotten to the point that I just really HATE the regular bottle cleaning brushes. I stare at it with an evil eye. Every one of them… Read more »

The Joy of the Playpen

Our family is a growing one, to say the least. We have two dogs that weigh more than 40 pounds each, a 4-and-a-half-year-old and a 6-month-old, who is a quick mover already. You want your curious pups to be able to roam the house like they did before kids came along, and then you have… Read more »

Family Sick … During the Holidays

As the holidays approach, there are many things to prepare for. But who would have thought to prepare early for a family member getting sick with something like the common cold? With so much going on, I surely didn’t. We spent the majority of the Thanksgiving holiday with a sick 5-month-old. He ran a high… Read more »

My Milk Is CLEAR! What!?

Back to Work … with Baby at Nana’s Well, now that my little guy has started staying at Nana’s house while I am at work as well as making the switch from breast milk to formula … I am able to get more work done at the office. I loved having him by my side… Read more »