Kiera Ashford

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

Noodle Art


Do you have leftover noodles when you make homemade lasagna? I know I always do! Here’s a fun craft for kids that will help you use up all those noodles. What You’ll Need Cooked lasagna noodles Glue Glitter Cookie cutters Ribbon Wax paper What You’ll Do Cook the noodles. Once you have used what you… Read more »

Handwashing Fun for Kids with SoapTime


This cute idea will have your children more eager to wash their hands. Professor Goodhabits’ SoapTime makes the time your child spends at the sink more of a learning opportunity while increasing the length and return times for hand washing. The soap bottles fit atop the SoapTime’s SmartBase, which activates LED color changing lights and… Read more »

Let the Snow Fall!


Bring a little of the white, fluffy snow indoors with this easy craft.

You Silly Boy!


Oh, the moments you have with your children are priceless, right? Sometimes you have those days filled with funny, irritating, heart-warming or sad moments that you’ll remember forever. It’s just those “WHAT THE HECK!?” moments that I have that keep me wondering what is going on in that little brain of my 2-year-old son. So,… Read more »

Santa Can


Here’s a Christmas craft for kids to make that can hold all kinds of little things. You can use this craft to hold straws, utensils and more. See step-by-step pictorial instructions below, too! What You’ll Need Empty, clean Pringles can 8×10 red felt 8×10 white felt 8×10 black felt 8×10 gold glitter fabric/paper Glue (can… Read more »

Comfy Kicks for Kids


We all know that kids can really put shoes to the test. Stride Rite has proven to be among the best in quality. So, we wanted to make sure you are aware of some of the new styles they have out or coming soon. Disney Princess for Stride Rite Cinderella Flats $40 These silver sequin… Read more »

Recycled Tissue Ornament


If you’re like me, you save all that tissue that comes in every gift bag. No, we’re not hoarding it, just waiting for the right time to use it in a craft or two. Like this one. NOTE: See pictorial instructions below, too! What You’ll Need Styrofoam ball Ribbon Festive tissue paper Glue Paintbrush What… Read more »

Pick and Cut Your Own Christmas Tree


We have gone a few times to cut down our own Christmas tree. It’s fun and our little girl enjoyed it. Lately, we have been purchasing from a local store. But, now’s the time to pick back up on that. I want to create a family tradition that I know both of my children will… Read more »

A Holiday Full of Enchantment and Wonder


The holiday season kicked off with a BANG with the 29th annual A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland in Nashville. The lighting ceremony was a sight to see as the resort turned on its 2 million lights to set the scene for a sparkling holiday season. According to Gaylord Opryland resort, “A Country Christmas has… Read more »

The Rockettes are Kickin’!


This rockin’ show is a must-see for the entire family. Even little babies are in awe over the lights, music and dancing. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular Starring The Rockettes celebrate their 85th season in style and excel in all areas of performance. Now through December 24, families can witness for themselves the grandness of… Read more »

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