Kiera Ashford, Associate Editor

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

Pumpkin Votive Holder

Here’s an easy — and somewhat messy — craft for kids for this Halloween. Make a pumpkin votive holder with this simple craft made out of a simple glass votive holder (any cheap one will do, but preferably one with smooth sides), tissue paper and glue. What You Need Glass votive holder Orange tissue paper… Read more »

Spook-tify Your Sofa

Set the scene this Halloween with the SPOOKY SCENES COFFIN COUCH COVER. It’s big enough to cover a standard couch style that is 72-by-96-inches. Although it may be made of plastic, it will help keep your sofa free of spills during your Halloween festivities all while keeping the feel of your scary setup intact. All… Read more »

Silly Glitter Bats

Get started on your homemade Halloween decor with this cute little bat craft for kids. It is super easy and you can make a ton of them pretty quickly — aside from the drying time for the styrofoam balls. What You Need Styrofoam Balls Black or Purple Spray Paint or Craft Paint Purple Glitter Scrapbooking… Read more »

It’s SEW Fantastic!

If you ever needed ideas for your child to make stuff out of, this book is chock full of them! Sewing for Children: 35 Step-by-Step Projects to Help Kids Aged 3 and Up Learn to Sew has just that … 35 different projects. The beautiful pictures that accompany the easy-to-follow instructions help guide children into… Read more »

Enjoy Nature: Make a Fall Wreath

There are lots of pretty leaves that are beginning to make their descent to the ground. This craft for kids will have them outside having fun picking up cool, colorful leaves to make this easy fall wreath. What You Need Paper Plate Scissors Glue Ribbon Hole Punch Leaves What You Do Gather up many leaves… Read more »

Personalize Naptime

Your child will never have trouble recognizing his pillow again! Bunnies and Bows offers cute, personalized standard pillowcases, toddler/travel pillows and tooth fairy pillows. These whimsical designs add that special touch to comfort with hand silk-screened prints. They look as if you actually drew right on the pillow case. Don’t worry, they are machine washable…. Read more »

Sandpearl Resort & Spa

RELAX by the sea, SAIL on a pirate ship, MEET a truly special dolphin and more!

Protecting Skin All Year Long

When the summer heat is gone, don’t forget that you can still get a sunburn! Keep your children protected all year long from the harmful UVA/UVB rays with Sunbow Sunscreen. But, to make it more kid friendly, Sunbow’s all natural brings a little fun in it with colors and featuring TV characters such as SpongeBob… Read more »

Reusable Tiny Sporks

It’s a spoon. It’s a fork. It’s small enough for school lunch bags! The cute Spork Little is just the thing for parents who want to save on buying plastic forks and spoons over and over again for their child’s school lunch bag. This reusable utensil has a fork on one end and a spoon… Read more »

Stylish Kid Packs

Haven’t bought a backpack for your child? Go with Stephen Joseph! Their cute, durable products can be found all over the place … and even sighted with celebrities. One of my favorites is the QUILTED BACKPACK. They are small enough for little shoulders and tough enough to withstand any roughness kids can throw upon them…. Read more »