Kiera Ashford, Associate Editor

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

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 »

It’s a DreamWorks Experience at Gaylord Opryland!


Take your family to visit Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Resort for something totally different from years past. New this year, there’s a unique, family experience that is a must-do for all fans of Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar — with overnight packages available — called Christmassy DreamWorks Experience and it takes place Nov. 18… Read more »

No Highchair? No Problem!


When you have the Go Anywhere Booster Seat by Polar Gear Baby, you will never be without a booster for your child while you are out and about. This light little booster unfolds and straps to most standard adult-sized chairs. It’s perfect for those restaurants that typically don’t have a highchair, or those that do… Read more »

Spooky Treats


Want to make something extra special … and spooky … this Halloween? Well, Wilton is here to help, because sometimes it is just hard to make something creative and edible, too. Try one of their special pans for Halloween. There are many to choose from, so here are a couple that are great to help… Read more »