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.


Several weeks ago, I shared my experience of the Azul Beach Resort in Cancun, Mexico on Babble. Having stayed at both the Generations Maroma and Azul Beach, this resort came in as my all-time favorite thanks to the boutique experience that we received during our trip. I’ll dive into more detail later on, but for now I wanted to share details on the room I stayed in. Karisma is so incredibly efficient with their accommodations as I shared previously with our coverage on Generations Maroma. The rooms could comfortably sleep 5, but you never felt crowded thanks to the slide-out […] Continue reading →


Disney Social Media Moms was full of surprises and one of them included a private screening of Disneynature Bears – a new movie that is slated to open in movie theaters this Friday. Opening April 18, 2014 in lieu of Earth Day, this story follows the life of a bear family after two baby bear cubs are welcomed into the world by their mama and learn some important life lessons as they grow. The movie is visually stunning with the Alaskan backdrop creating breathtaking views. Directed by Alastair Fothergill (“Earth,” “African Cats” and “Chimpanzee”) and Keith Scholey (“African Cats”),the film […] Continue reading →


My family and I just returned from a whirlwind trip to Anaheim, California, where we were guests of Disneyland during the incredible Disney Social Media Moms conference. I’ll be sharing plenty of coverage from our trip in the coming weeks, but first I wanted to share one of the main highlights from our visit. Running is something that I picked up last year after deciding that I wanted to run a 10k. The Couch to 10k program was an excellent training resource for me and over the course of several months leading up to the event, I was able to […] Continue reading →

swim picks for kids

Warmer temperatures are almost here to stay, here in the midwest. I don’t know about you all, but I am ready for a heavy dose of vitamin d. After one of the harshest winters to date, I’m ready to get my baby boy outside, introduce him to the water and get his little baby buns into some swimming trunks! Baby swimsuits might be the cutest thing ever. Baby bellies, leg rolls and rosy cheeks, all on display in a teeny, tiny swim garment. Oh summer, you’re so good to us! It’ll be my first summer with a baby, so I’m […] Continue reading →


Thinking that maybe an RV is the right fit for your family? There is no doubt that RVing is a lifestyle  more and more families are adopting as the benefits become more widely known. RVing also allows you to see North America in a unique, cost effective and fun way.  Don’t leap before you look though,  consider the following before you commit. 1)   All RV’s are not created equal. RV’s come in all shapes and sizes from a tent trailer to a fifth-wheel to a Class A motorhome.  The challenge for you will be deciding what works best for your […] Continue reading →


If you’re looking for a way to make your Easter brunch extra special, look no further than these adorable and delicious hash brown egg nests. They’re the perfect treat to munch on while the kiddos rummage through their Easter baskets and run around on egg hunts. With a side of ham or bacon and some sweet spring fruit, you’ll have a hearty brunch that the whole family will love. And to make things even better, the hash brown “nests” can be made in advance. Just pop them out of the muffin tin and into the freezer for up to a […] Continue reading →

manduka travel mat

I have my preference when it comes to yoga mats, they have to be sticky and immovable. The Jade Yoga mat is my favourite when it comes to yoga and any kind of floor work, but it’s too bulky to tote on a plane. Technically you could bring it with you as a carry-on, but when you’re traveling with three children, an extra carry-on is out of the question. Last year I invested in Manduka’s eKO SuperLite Travel Yoga Mat. It’s foldable, provides a sticky surface and can be tucked into our luggage without taking up much room. It also weighs less […] Continue reading →