Nadia Carriere – Founder/Editor

She’s 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 products while searching for quality items for her children. The internet can be overwhelming at times and although America has some amazing products, Nadia likes to find ‘hidden gems’ in Europe and Australia where the designers have a knack for creating innovations and styles that are covet worthy.

In addition to the product aspect, her 10 year experience in the travel industry has given Nadia a knack for scouting out the ‘best of the best’ for families. Child Mode was born as a way to provide families with a one-stop destination with everything from product news, reviews, family travel, style and recreational ideas.

When she isn’t covering breaking news, writing or tweeting, Nadia enjoys photography, reading and spending time with her family.

To contact Nadia in regards to advertising, a product submission or trip requests please click here.

Contributing Writers:


 Candace Derickx – Staff Editor

Candace’s body lives in Ottawa, Ontario with her husband, two daughters and crazy doodle. Her head, however, resides in Pleasantville, where her world revolves around travel, food, music, humour, family & friends, aaaaand repeat. Candace is a featured blogger at YummyMummyClub and is addicted, oops,  I meant active on Twitter. Follow her @seemummyjuggle and like her Facebook page Life In Pleasantville.



Brandi Knoepfel – Staff Editor

Brandi recently traded her working, pumping, commuting life as a mapmaker (GIS Analyst) in the D.C suburbs for life as a stay-at-home mother and wife in Jacksonville, Florida. She knee-deep in diaper bags and baby gear as the founder of her website Little Brim Baby and as a contributor for BuyModernBaby and Jacksonville Moms Blog. She is passionate about breastfeeding and is a brand ambassador for Boba due to her love of babywearing. She enjoys spending time with her toddler son browsing the local stores for unique children’s items, enjoying area waterways with her family, or at home attempting (and failing) to develop a weekly meal plan. Brandi is a baby gear enthusiast and loves sharing her favorite products, reviews, tips, and fellow moms’ advice with her readers.

Lacy Stroessner – Staff Editor

Lacy is a wife, mom, teacher, and dreamer, determined to live a BIG life in a simple way. She writes at Living on Love where she shares inspiration for doing just that. From great recipes and fun projects to adventures in the outdoors and experiences in parenting, Lacy believes in living a meaningful life on a daily basis. You can also find her on TwitterFacebook, and Pinterest.



Esther Garfield – Staff Editor

Esther Garfield started her obsession with baby furnishings and decor while expecting her first child in 2005.  This obsession soon manifested itself in the form of her blog and product guides at  From her base in South Florida, Esther keeps a close eye on the world of baby products and modern design while keeping an even closer eye on her two growing boys.  When she’s not blogging or keeping up with social media (TwitterFacebook  and Pinterest  you can find Esther at the pool, reading to the kids, or traveling with her family.



Désirée Fawn – Staff Editor

Désirée Fawn is a Canadian mom, blogger, and doula. She’s a tea enthusiast, social media connoisseur, and lover of travel. Her blog, So Fawned, began in 2008 as a way to document her life as a young mother, and has morphed into space featuring daily inspirations, insights into motherhood, style, home, and more. Désirée lives in Ontario with her daughter and partner. She also writes for Mom Spark.

12 Comments on About

  1. Hi, I stumbled upon you by looking for Tiny Tags and LOVE your site! I would love for you to check out my site and see if you might be interested in a giveaway for your followers. We haven’t added nearly all our custom designs on our site, but it can give you quite an idea! Thanks so much,
    Shelli Myers
    Zudi & Vi Kids

  2. Hi Nadia – we were at Jayneoni Moore’s Baby Issue event yesterday and I just wanted to follow up and introduce myself. I am the co-founder of Smart Mom.

    We have a really unique work model (results-only-work-environment) and our team is made up entirely of Moms. I’d love to share our story with you. I think it’s inspiring for women who are searching for ways to truly find balance between work and family. I’d also love to share product samples for your review.

    Take care!


    Amy Maurer Creel
    Marketing Director
    Smart Mom, LLC

  3. Hey, thanks for the bday wishs for my baby girl! I think the first birthday is one of the most important birthdays because not only is it a celebration of the baby’s birth but it means you made it through “alive” one of the most difficult years of parenting
    I was serching your blog and couldn’t find a button to add to my blog roll. Maybe I’m blind. Also, I’m returning to work tommorow:(! To help make that transition from STAHM to working Mom a little easier I’m having a guest blogger every Wednesday. If you’re interested I’m looking into booking my Wednesday’s in July. I was thinking a round up of your favorite baby/kids products or something like that! I love to network with other Mom bloggers. It’s always nice to spread the word about great blogs(like yours)
    Kindly let me know either way!

  4. Hi Nadia,

    Very nice website! love it!!!
    I would love for you to review one of our latest luxury baby bag collection Giorry London. Made of the finest leather and has a unique trademarked modular design…
    I look forward to hearing from you…
    Best regards,

  5. Your site is magnificent. I am a new designer of children’s clothing and have been inspired by my two sets of identical twin girls who never stop dancing in their fancy tutus. I am a television reporter, former host of an ESPN show who crossed from fitness to fashion. My line consists of pettiskirts, trendy skirts & tops, leotards and of course tutus that can be worn for everyday or dance class. Check out our site and would love to share a contest/giveaway that we are having soon with your fellow fashionistas!

  6. Dear Nadia

    I trust all is well. I am a father of a 3 month old girl looking to purchase the Hoppop Bath Tub (Bato). Hoppop’s website notes there is a stand that can be purchased. However, none of the internet retailer website specifically note whether the stand is included. Please kinldy advise if you are aware of any US retailer’s internet website that also sells the the stand that accompanies the Hoppop Bath Tub. Thanks.


  7. Hi Olaitan,

    I just checked Hoppop’s website and didn’t see a stand listed. Can you provide me with the link? If you want, you can purchase the bathtub through

  8. Hi, I came across your site and was blown away at the great items that you feature. What a beautiful collection!\
    I would love for you to check out my site and see if you might be interested in featuring a Vibrant Train in a giveaway or feature.
    Please see my site at for more info.

  9. Hi Nadia,

    It is great to see your interest with children’s fashion, love your site, covering a broad range area. And as a children’s designer fashion retailer – JNR Station based in Scotland – Glasgow and Edinburgh – stocking designer clothing and footwear brands such as Armani Junior,Prada Kids, Belstaff Kids and Teens and Diesel Kids and more. It’s fantastic to see your site Child keeping up-to-date and following children’s fashion… Keep up the good work

    All the best

    JNR Station Team

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