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.


It all started with Gwen Stefani. Years ago, when the celebrity mom and singer stepped out with her son Kingston dressed in edgy, yet cool threads, everyone started talking about who/what he was wearing. Every hipster kid, parent and grandparent was out to buy the cool clothes for themselves/friends and family. I don’t even think it was because Kingston was wearing the clothing, it was the introduction to a brand that broke all the rules for children’s wear. Forget the teddy bears, cutesy baby styles and pastels, Appaman was all about rugged play with hip and stylish fashions that moved […] Continue reading →

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IKEA has recalled their GUNGGUNG Children’s Swing and will be offering refunds to anyone who’s purchased this product. 2,000 of the swings have been recalled in the United States and 300 in Canada after four injuries were reported worldwide including one in Germany, two in Austria and one in Canada of the suspension fittings breaking in use. In one incident a child fell and sustained a fractured leg. No incidents have been reported in the US. The GUNGGUNG is intended for indoor and outdoor use by children ages 3-7. It is made of green polyester fabric and hangs from a […] Continue reading →


You know those super cool see-through brace-like aligners that everyone is talking about? Because they’re invisible, there is less social awkwardness to impact your teen’s confidence and self-esteem during an already vulnverable time. Because of the lack of metal, Teens can play sports without fear of injury and there are no food restrictions to worry about as they are removable, so brushing and flossing doesn’t become a chore. No broken wires or brackets either! Invisalign Teen is covered by most dental insurance policies just like traditional braces – up to 50% of the cost may be covered by insurance. Invisalign […] Continue reading →


Get excited people! Diesel and Bugaboo have partnered on what may be the coolest, chicest, most hip collaboration we’ve seen this season. This collaboration is part of a 3 year partnership so look for three additional strollers to debut over the next 72 months. The first Bugaboo by Diesel collection includes a line of unique accessories that not only perfectly fit the Bugaboo Cameleon³ by Diesel, but adds a touch of “rebel” to the Bugaboo family. The Bugaboo by Diesel Seat Liner and parasol feature a camouflage print and include the iconic Diesel badge “Only The Brave” as does the […] Continue reading →

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As you may or may not be aware, Daisy Fuentes is a huge fan of Secret Extensions and has endorsed the product for several years now! Here are some of the things she loves about the product. After testing these out myself, I dished on how easy Secret Extensions are to use as well as a post dedicated to information on what you can do if your kids get ahold of them, tangling up the silky strands into a ratted mess. If you have small children, I can guarantee that this WILL happen! One thing that I learnt recently is […] Continue reading →

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It’s hard to believe that it’s almost time for our ROAR Retreat in Costa Rica! In just two short weeks, I will be joined by 30 highly influential women in the online space for 4 days of education, networking and excitement in Central America. My friend and business partner Andrea Fellman and I have been hard at work for the past year with the organization and planning of this event and I can tell you right now, it’s going to be AMAZING! I’m so incredibly excited to join everyone on Conchal Beach at the Westin for what’s sure to be […] Continue reading →


Have you all been following the ABC Kids Expo coverage online the past few days? Stay tuned, because there are a lot of great new products being announced this year, and one of the stand-outs on my list is the recent news from aden + anais. Today aden + anais announced the launch of their new luxurious merino wool collection. They have paired with The Woolmark Company for gorgeous blankets made with the signature muslin weave and the incredible comfort of merino wool. Aden + Anais have stepped up their branding in a major way with the quality of this […] Continue reading →