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.


Are you heading out for the holidays? Several friends and family are hitting the road on Monday, while others are waiting until after Boxing Day to visit their relatives. Travel is at it’s peak during the holidays which is why so many are opting to hit the road as opposed to flying. Regardless of when/how you travel, there are several products that are guaranteed to make your trip more peaceful and stress-free.  I received the Cobra CPP7500C JumPack MB Power Charger Amp USB Bill recently and practically squealed when I opened the package. Why hasn’t anyone thought of this sooner? You […] Continue reading →

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Suddenly, it seems that Christmas is next week already. Between family arriving in town, final shopping trips and grocery runs to do, and cookies to bake, I feel as though I have completely let the fun, crafting part of the holidays slip away. On Monday, a friend and I quickly searched Pinterest for some last-minute craft ideas and came across several that we have added to our list. These adorable Santa Handprint Keepsake Ornaments took a little bit longer than I would have liked, but they were definitely worth the effort. My only regret is that I didn’t make more […] Continue reading →

10 Pamperinggifts forunder$10

You don’t have to have a budget or lifestyle in the lap of luxury in order to feel luxurious. Here are 10 great stocking stuffer or gift ideas for under $10 for the upcoming holidays. Think about not just the people closest to you, but even as a small hostess/host gift, teacher appreciate present, or wrap up as an impromptu gift for those last-minute party invitations. 1) Teardrop Oil Warmer Candle Holder, $9.95. I used to have one of these years ago (though a different style), and it worked so well and made our home fragrant and nice. With all […] Continue reading →


This year, above all others, has been a year where the holidays mean LOVE to me even more than usual. Our family has gone through a lot of heavy emotions during 2014, and it has been a year where we have all realized the fragility of life and how much love we have been surrounded by. Some of the items that I find keeping me afloat, and that I am holding close to my heart, are personalized pieces with true meaning behind them. I thought I would share a few of my favorite personalized gifts for the holidays. These items […] Continue reading →

stocking stuffer ideas

When it comes to stocking stuffers I’m all “bah humbug” about the subject. My kids don’t need anymore little knick-knacks that I’m going to throw away. Candy? No thank you! I’m all about the non traditional stocking stuffers. You know, the ones that you can actually use! Useful things that may cost a touch more than the dollar store, but will guaranteed be used and loved.  Do your kids like to read? Little notebooks are great. Pencils, crayons and other tools are fun too. I came across a few ideas that I wanted to share with you. One for mom, another […] Continue reading →


Natty is a new brand designing a gorgeous line of dresses for girls aged two through ten. The styles are reminiscent of the pieces the designer had custom made in the 1960’s and 1970’s and are just as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside. The clean finishes, French seams, and exquisite tailoring all create a beautiful, classically-styled dress for young girls today. These pieces all remind me of the sweet collection worn by Sally Draper on Mad Men. Shown above is the dramatic, red Ruby Flounce Sleeve Dress and the bright yellow, limited edition, mod shift […] Continue reading →


As a huge fan of Beyond Yoga’s luxurious collection of activewear, I was thrilled to hear that they partnered with A Pea in the Pod, for a special activewear collection for expecting moms. I know firsthand how hard it is to find high quality activewear designed for maternity. It doesn’t exist. At least it didn’t when I was expecting. Beyond Yoga’s apparel is amazing, incredibly soft, supportive and flattering. “Beyond the Bump,” the new ten-piece holiday collection, features Beyond Yoga’s signature fabrics that offer full support. Beyond Yoga’s revolutionary Spacedye, Bamboo Fleece and Supplex fabrics provide a luxurious feel and […] Continue reading →