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.


September was Self Improvement Month, which was quite fitting considering the series of events that took place. As you may have noticed things have been a little quiet around here. I was busy hosting the ROAR Retreat in Costa Rica with my friend and business partner, Andrea Fellman. Being around such inspiring, intelligent and confident women was nothing short of inspiring. Andrea wrote a great post covering the gist of it, but there will be more coverage in the following weeks, so keep your eyes peeled! I came home exhausted from the busyness of it all, but a fire in […] Continue reading →


I’m a big online shopper, but there are little snags and catches that can occur along the way. Canadians are considered International shoppers, so many of the great deals found online through American retailers can double or triple in price if you take the shipping and custom fees into account, which is why I prefer to shop through Canadian stores, outlets or online warehouses. Luckily we’ve moved up in the world and the selection is quite good! Most of my fashion, electronic, media and home purchases are made online for convenience sake and well…because I love to travel and if […] Continue reading →


Mark your calendars, because in just a couple of weeks you’ll be able to get your hands on the new kate spade new york and Jack Spade collection for GapKids. This limited-edition girls’ and boys’ apparel and accessories collection for Holiday 2014 will mark kate spade new york and Jack Spade’s first foray into childrenswear as well as the first time the Kate Spade & Company brands will partner together. So stinking excited!     Launching in select Gap stores in the Canada, United States, United Kingdom, France, Hong Kong and Japan and on and on October 30th, the childrenswear collection, which will be available for […] Continue reading →

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We celebrated Thanksgiving last week here in Canada and autumn is in full swing. Naturally this means that pumpkins are in season. Last week, my husband and I made a trip to one of our favourite Thai restaurants and I ordered the coconut curry pumpkin soup. It was better than I had originally anticipated and my husband asked that I recreate the recipe at home. After some searching, I came across this recipe from All Recipes and modified it to suit our tastes. It turned out beautifully! Unlike many soups that aren’t quite filling, this one has a higher fat […] Continue reading →

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There are some brands you just don’t switch out and Mabel’s Labels is one of them. The label company that every mom I know uses, just announced the launch of their Baby Combo Pack, an assortment of label essentials specially created for new parents. From waterproof labels for baby bottles, toys and gear, to labels for baby clothes and shoes, to name tags for diaper bags or strollers, the Baby Combo Pack is designed to ensure that baby’s belongings stay with the right family and don’t get lost among the look-alikes. The labels come in two brand-new motifs (lamb and […] Continue reading →

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You all know how much I adore Lululemon. I have a bit of an addition to the brand. Recently, one of the previous designers, Chuck Beatty, debuted Twiga, a new line for girls. Customizable yoga pants anyone? Twiga makes customizable and personalized active wear and accessories for girls and women of all ages and sizes. The Twiga collection includes leggings, shorts, yoga pants, crops and headbands for both mom and daughter – all made from the highest quality materials here in Canada. All of the products are made BY HAND, one at a time by Chuck Beatty and his team. […] Continue reading →


There are certain things we remember about our childhood. Little things  like the crunch of fall leaves under our feet, the smell of the earth as we dug into it with our cubby hands, getting the grittiness underneath our fingernails. I don’t remember much about what I wore, as much as how the garments felt. The silkiness of the Indian saris that I used to run my hands over, or even the thick denim overalls I wore. I’ll always remember those overalls. The metal hooks that clipped onto those little round brass buttons. I loved the sound of that “clink.” I […] Continue reading →

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