Kiera Ashford

Kiera Ashford is the Managing Editor of Cincinnati Family Magazine, and a mother of two.

DIY Birthday Cake Headband

Turn a plain headband into a festive birthday cake headband. What You Need Plain headband, scissors, orange marker, ribbon and tulle of varying colors, toilet paper roll, tape, white paper, regular and hot glue What You Do • Cut the toilet paper roll down to the height you want the “cake” to be. • Cut… Read more »

Giggle and Splash at Omni Amelia Island Plantation

Relax at the pool, crash through ocean waves, hike to a hidden playground … family activities are endless at Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Plan your next family beach vacation now!

Kangaroo Your Preemie with NuRoo

The NüRoo Pocket $59.99 | This is the only babywearing shirt we’ve seen that offers full coverage and mobility for moms offering their newborn skin-to-skin contact — and can be used  as a hands-free newborn carrier. Preemies that desire and need that skin-to-skin closeness will be in full comfort in this shirt that acts like… Read more »

Kids and Growth Hormones

Plenty of parents worry about their child’s short stature … but should they?

Peaceful Nights with Mommy’s Bliss

Mommy’s Bliss Sweet Slumber Line | $4.99 – $7.99 The Sweet Slumber baby wash, massage cream and mist have a gentle lavender scent that will sooth and calm Baby during and after his bath. While the Mist is meant for you to lightly use on Baby’s bed and jammies, it’s also great to spritz… Read more »

2013 Top Toys of the Year!

Our editor picks for the top toys of 2013 are here! Plus: A round up of local specialty toy stores!

Upcycle a Toy

Upcycle a toy! The holidays are a great time to sort through your children’s toys and make room for any new ones they receive as gifts.  Happen’s Toy Lab (4203 Hamilton Ave.) is looking for old toys to make new again — bring your old plastic and rubber toys, including ones that are broken, for… Read more »

Top Toys: Ages 6 & Older

Chef Pop de Pop 6 & older | Gamewright | | $16.99 This multi-sensory game of counting is fun with the popcorn theme. Kids can shake the shaker to make the “popping” sound as the dice rattle around. Count the popcorn to see if you match up to a card. Stack the most cards… Read more »

Top Toys: Ages 3 – 5

InnoTab 3S 3 – 9 years | VTech | | $99.99 VTech’s newest tablet is lighter and easier to tote around (keep in mind when choosing among all the other big draw tech items for kids). InnoTab is the tablet, two stylus pens and all the hook ups you need plus Learning Lodge Software… Read more »

Top Toys: Ages 0 – 2

Go! Go! Smart Wheels Train Station 1 – 5 years | VTech | | $49.99 This high-tech train set for beginners plays songs, talks, lights up and has lots of interactive features. The smart technology on the track allows the battery-operated engine to stop at certain spots as it goes around the track, responding…. Read more »

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