Kiera Ashford, Associate Editor

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

Looped Flowers


This cute little looped flower is an easy craft for kids. You can make lots of little flowers to hang around … or turn them into snowflakes in hopes that real ones hit the ground. What You Need Toilet paper or paper towel rolls (empty) Tissue paper Scissors Glue Paint Ribbon What You Do Take… Read more »

Tissue Paper Glass Ornaments


Are you a keeper of all the tissue paper from gifts? Well, this would be a great craft for you and your children. Once the holidays are over, you will most likely have an ample supply of Christmas tissue. So, here’s a simple, but messy, craft to put that tissue paper to good use. What… Read more »

Use Your Touchscreen Devices … with Your Gloves ON!


Don’t you just hate it when someone calls you while you’re enjoying the cold, winter air outside and you have to take your gloves off to answer the phone? Not anymore, you don’t! Invented by Brian Shy, Digits become your “digits” and allow you to use your touchscreen electronic devices without your hands having to… Read more »

Help for School Volunteers


For those of you who are school volunteers, room moms or teachers looking for easy, fun ideas, the Classroom Mom 45-Card Deck is just the thing! Appropriate for grades K – 3, this little box is full of ideas for games, parties, arts & crafts and teacher appreciation ideas. On each card, there are ideas… Read more »

Start a Southern Tradition with a Country Christmas


Here in the south, having a country Christmas is really not that out of the ordinary. However, you can make that tradition even more special by being part of A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Resort. I recently posted on the DreamWorks Experience that they are offering now through Jan. 3, 2012, and… Read more »

Kid’s On-the-Go Lap Tray a Hit!


As a busy parent, I find myself in the car … A LOT! As do many of you, I’m sure. There are those days that when I pick my daughter up from school, she is starving. So, as a special treat on a random day, I will let her get something to eat at her… Read more »

Paper Loop Christmas Trees


Here’s a cute little craft for kids to do while out for winter break. It may take a while, but the end result you will love. What You Need Toilet paper roll Construction paper or left over wrapping paper Glue Scissors What You Do Cut 6 strips of construction/wrapping paper for each of the varying… Read more »

Protect Baby’s Skin with Dr. Sears


With the approaching cold weather, your Baby’s skin will need protecting just as it would during the hot weather. The cold weather can do a number on your skin, and we want Baby to be healthy and comfortable. Do this with Dr. Sears Family Essentials. This line of skin care comes from the renowned Dr…. Read more »

“RULE the KITCHEN” During the Holidays


Yep, I said it. You can “Rule the Kitchen” just as the Ninja Kitchen System says. Because it’s true! This all encompassing system was created for the busy chef in your family … I know. I was a little skeptical at first, but after getting to know the machine and how it works, I learned… Read more »

Potty Training with Ease … & Smells Better, too!


Potty training can be tough, but with the right potty it can be a bit easier. The Arm & Hammer 3-in-1 Potty Seat is a potty seat, trainer seat and step stool in one, conveniently sized little potty. The handles will give him extra security as he goes, too. Once your little one is ready… Read more »