Nadia Carriere is a mom to two girls and a baby boy, a writer and the publisher of Child Mode. As a lover of style and fashion, Nadia found her ‘niche’ and love of children’s clothing while searching for quality items for her family.

oceanclub

Exciting new additions to Carnival! The cruise line just introduced their new marine-themed children’s program to its fleet of 24 “Fun Ships.” The program is set to debut on Carnival Freedom on May 24, and will immerse children ages 2-11 in the wonders of the sea through fun, engaging and educational experiences.  More than 200 new ocean-inspired activities will range from educational games such as Sea Creature Discovery, Marine Life Trivia, Under the Sea Mad Libs and Ocean Artifacts Memory Tray to creative arts opportunities such as Design Your Own Aquarium, Make Your Own Sailboat, Sea Salt Art, and Create a […] Continue reading →

convenient ways to dress your child

Before I had a baby, and while I was pregnant, I had grand plans for my future child’s attire. The outfits would be extravagant. We would match, of course. You know, a little mama and mini action. The outfits would have layers, not just your standard onesies. My baby would be trendy, without a doubt. Then I actually had a baby. The diaper changes came rolling in. Spit up and drool happened. So much spit up. Does anyone else find it annoying to load a baby covered in layers into a car seat? And my least favorite-pulling a tight shirt over […] Continue reading →

loft deals

It all began during a swimsuit hunt. I found this gorgeous swimsuit on LOFT’s website and bookmarked it for future reference. Of course, the colour I had my eye on (turquoise) completely sold out, leaving me out of luck and without a swimsuit. After a little snooping around, I discovered that LOFT has many adorable options for spring and added a couple of dresses to my shopping cart. They too were left unattended, but after today – they will be mine, they will be mine oh mine! LOFT has a flash sale that is running for today only. What’s the […] Continue reading →

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How To make a Duck Tape Bookmark

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walmart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. For the past couple of months, both of my girls have been nagging at me to buy them bookmarks, but every time they asked, I hesitated. Bookmarks were always a fun do-it-yourself project that I enjoyed making when I was a child and I wanted to pass on that love to my girls, without forking over the cash for a pre-made one. This project idea coincided with a recent invitation from Walmart and Duck Tape® to create my own craft project, […] Continue reading →

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I love all the beautiful holiday crafts I see on Pinterest for Easter (and every other holiday). The hand sewn bunnies and Faberge egg decorated cookies and other elaborate crafts are delightful. They are, however, very time consuming and above my skill level. This Easter treat idea on the other hand, is amazingly easy and takes all of five minutes and five ingredients to make. It’s simple enough for the littlest helpers to make, and just messy enough to be tons of fun. Chocolate Egg Nests makes 6 Ingredients: 1 (4oz) package of chow mein noodles 1/2 cup shredded coconut […] Continue reading →

Royale v2

Spring is here! At least that’s what the calendar says. The snow is still flying here in Ontario, but I’m trying to ignore all that and focus on the date instead. Each day brings us closer to warm weather, right? Every spring, I start to organize the junk drawers and start cleaning out the many nooks and crannies that have been ignored. Spring cleaning is more about cleaning off shelves, dusting out corners and organizing the never ending junk that occumulates throughout the year. Royale has just introduced a new member to their feline family – the Tiger Towel. As […] Continue reading →

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As I was adding items to my shopping cart on Amazon.com today, I noticed something interesting. Amazon Prime members can elect a preferred charity and Amazon.com will donate money to that charity for every order you place through Amazon Prime. This isn’t a new initiative, in fact it’s been around since October 2013. If you shop through smile.amazon.com – the company will donate 0.5% of your entire purchase price to your charity of choice. You’ll have the option to choose from charities such as the Red Cross, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and charity:water. Amazon hasn’t put a cap on […] Continue reading →

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