Kiera Ashford, Associate Editor

Kiera Ashford is associate editor of Nashville Parent and mother of three.

Cool Clips


Ladybugs and Lullabies’s adorable girly, girl clips and snaps hair accessories are great for every occasion. A wonderful thing about the ones made out of the alligator clips is that they have rubber stoppers on them to keep them from sliding out of your little girl’s hair – which almost always happens with those of… Read more »

Growin’ Up Yummy Fun!


Want to get your kids excited about vegetables? Growums provides just the opportunity. Packed full of fun, Growums comes with cocoa pellets, seeds and vegetable identifier tags in six different kits: Herb Garden, Pizza Garden, Salad Garden, Stir-fry Garden, Taco Garden and Ratatouille Garden. Not only that, but if you go online to their website… Read more »

Brrrrrriiiing! Hello? …


Add some flair to your cell with Native Union’s POP Phone: The ‘Retro’ handset designed by David Turpin. This hip, new way to talk to your friends on the go takes you back to the old school – because it’s so cool! – with a retro style handset. Now, you may take one look at… Read more »

St. Patrick’s Day Craft: Clover


Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day because it is coming up! By the time it arrives, you will have clovers all around with this easy-to-do craft with the kiddos. What you need: Construction paper Green tissue paper Glue Safety scissors Crayon What you do: Draw out a clover on your construction paper and cut it… Read more »

Say Cheese!


Capture those cute baby smiles while you can. But, we are sure you have now realized that taking pictures of your precious little one can be very challenging. I know that my 8-month-old is so easily distracted when I am taking his picture. Oh, what are we to do? He will not look at the… Read more »

Car Rides Just Got Quieter


Do you constantly hear “Mommy, I dropped my toy!”? Want to end that game? Then join me in the fight for parents to regain control of the car ride and the constant begging of the children to grab their toy with Kiddie Catch-All. I stopped the endless car game my 4-year-old has started with one,… Read more »

What Do You See? Ink Blot Art


Looking for a simple art project to do this weekend? Here’s something that is easy to do and turns out different every time. Make your own ink blots … although, in this case, paint blots. What you need: Construction Paper Kids Poster Paints – at least two different colors Newspaper What you do: Lay out… Read more »

Paper Birds


Welcome spring by making birds out of paper that you can hang around your house or create a mobile. This is a nice way to bring the outdoors in. Parents, you may need to help out with the steps that require cutting. What you need: Paper Note Cards Scissors Crayons/Markers String   What you do:… Read more »

Proudly Displaying


Looking for a different way to display the cards you have received? What about those precious drawings your little one has done for you? Photogator is just the thing for you. This durable, light-weight stand has three different slots in it – two curved and one straight – that allow you to stand your card… Read more »

Cookin’ Up Classy


OK, gentlemen! Are you cooking up something special for your sweetie this Valentine’s day? Do it in style – and with a humorous twist – wearing Attitude Aprons’ Tuxedo apron.   This durable apron is great for grilling or showing off your cooking skills in the kitchen. It is quite comical, too. The tuxedo image… Read more »