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.

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I’m loving these collaborations with Destination Maternity! Wendy Bellissimo is the latest designer to join forces with the maternity line which is set to launche in-store this August. Inspired by Wendy’s signature boho-chic styles, this collection of clothing and accessories is designed for comfort and style for moms-to-be and beyond. Maxi-dresses, layering tops, on-trend denim and double zipper front pockets, tribal-inspired sweaters, moto jackets and scarves. The pieces can be layered into existing wardrobes and are great for wearing beyond your pregnancy to post-pregnancy. The collection will be available in Destination Maternity and Motherhood Maternity stores and online beginning this […] Continue reading →

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I’m a point addict. There, I admitted it. When it comes to shopping for groceries or paying for travel, I research the best outlet to purchase from based on how many points or miles I’m going to collect in the process. Points = free travel. I’ve redeemed for no less than 10 flights so far using the miles that I’ve collected on purchases and 80% of those points were thanks to my MasterCard. Whether traveling domestically or internationally, I prefer to use the same method of payment for travel, for a reason that I only recently discovered, completely by accident. […] Continue reading →

Fisher-Price East Aurora Power Wheels F-150

My husband’s a Ford guy. It’s been proven with numerous reviews and expert opinions that the f-150 is the ultimate 4×4 and after owning ours for several years, we can attest to the truth of it! Of course, my son is just as enamoured by our truck as my husband which is why I’m so excited about the brand new Power Wheels vehicle inspired by Ford’s 2015 F-150 truck. Complete with sporty “chrome” wheels, this 2-seater truck with a roomy interior is perfect for your rough and touch backyard driving conditions. There is a real FM radio with built-in MP3 […] Continue reading →

Disney Family Travel

In the mid-1960s, Walt Disney’s dream was to build a family resort destination like no other. The dream became a reality when Walt Disney World Resort opened in 1971, featuring Magic Kingdom as the centerpiece. If you’ve ever wished to gaze upon Cinderella’s castle, hold Mickey Mouse’s hand or take a journey under the sea with Ariel, you’ll know the power of dreams. And today, at Walt Disney World Resort, you can experience the magic with your entire family. Walt Disney World Resort and its Cast Members deliver one-of-a-kind experiences to millions of guests annually, and if you’ve been planning […] Continue reading →

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There are two main things I look for in a vehicle – fuel efficiency and space. The Honda Odyssey has both in spades. Over the past two weeks, we’ve been testing out the 2014 Odyssey SE, in fact we took it on a trip to Mackinac Island just to test out the gas mileage and see how it fared. This vehicle comes equipped with a V6 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. It offers 8-passenger seating,HandsFreeLink™-bilingual Bluetooth wireless mobile phone interface with a text message. There is plenty of space in the back and the seats have Lower Anchors and Tethers […] Continue reading →


Oeuf recall alert! Yesterday, Oeuf issued a recall including four models of their Sparrow cribs. The cribs were sold in the colors birch, grey, walnut and white. The recalled cribs were manufactured between July 2007 and January 2014 and have one of the following model numbers: 1SPCR, 2SPCR, 4SPCR or 5SPCR. The manufacture date, in the MM-YYYY format, and the model number are located on the warning label attached to the crib’s mattress support. Oeuf has received four reports of the slats/spindles and the top rail detaching from the crib. No injuries were reported. The cribs were sold in specialty stores […] Continue reading →

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My girls have been hounding me for the past two months for mermaid tails. Real mermaid tails that they can wear to transform them into magical mermaids. And then of course, there are the merman (yes they do exist and I happen to have one). After the 1,038,489th request, I decided to hit up Etsy and search for some fun ideas. I found a few solutions for boys, girls and babies. This solid tail comes in several different colour options and a matching butterfly top. The tail is made with jewel, hologram or foil spandex tricot and comes open at […] Continue reading →