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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During casual conversation with friends a few weeks ago, I had two women tell me that they completely avoided traveling with their small children due to the stress that’s involved with all of the planning and travel. Completely avoided all travel. As a fan of family travel, that statement was so sad for me to hear. We’ve made so many incredible memories travelling with our children. Yes, there are times that you may feel overwhelmed but it really isn’t all that bad. You can travel with peace of mind as long as you plan ahead accordingly. Here’s a teaser from […] Continue reading →

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A couple of weeks ago, my friend and colleague Andrea Fellman from Savvy Sassy Moms and I co-hosted a fun “Smile Cocktail Party” event in San Jose for Invisalign.  Not only did we have fun with with friends and enjoy some delicious appetizers, but we learned a great deal from a doctor that they had brought in to give us the 101 on the truth about Invisalign. I was very suprised at some of these facts as I for one always assumed that Invisalign was more costly than braces… Here are a few fun facts and myth busters that I […] Continue reading →


Tea Collection *may* be one of my favourite clothing companies for kids. I’m obsessed with the story behind this collection of travel-inspired digs for kids. Each and every year they change up the designs, fabrics and overall collections as they find inspiration from countries around the world. This season’s Fall and Winter 2014 collection is inspired by Germany. “Fairytale forests and snow-covered slopes. Bratwurst and flake apfelstrudel.” Sadly, if you wanted to purchase from Tea, you’d have to have everything shipped to the USA as they were unable to ship to Canada – until now! Two days ago, Tea announced […] Continue reading →

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Have you ever stayed at any of the Ramada hotels? I remember staying at a few during a road trip many years ago. They were one of the better choices of accommodations and usually had a pool, a nice breakfast and were located in nice areas. There are more than 75 Ramada hotels located throughout Canada, however the newest to open is the  Ramada Saskatoon in Saskatoon, SK. The hotel provides an easy access to Trans-Canada Highway 16 with Indoor Pool, Hot Tub and Indoor Driving Range.  If you’ve been looking for a convenient hotel to stay at while in Saskatoon, this one may be […] Continue reading →


Have you heard the latest? All over the country, people have been spotting tiny, miniature doors in trees. These sightings are now opening children’s imaginations and encouraging the possibility that elves and fairies really do exist. To reacquaint families with the magic of elves, Keebler™, in collaboration with arborists and local artists, are installing tiny doors in Franklin Square Park …but they’ll only be around for a limited time. You can visit them yourself at Franklin Square Park, 200 North 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102. They will stay in place through September 30, 2014. Through September 30th Keebler created magical […] Continue reading →

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The last couple of weeks have been a complete whirlwind, however I wanted to share some of the highlights from the Blogger Bash Babypalooza event that I hosted with Desiree Miller in New York City. Anne Geddes was the guest of honour and shared some of her top photography tips with the hundreds of mom bloggers in attendance. I’m a huge fan of Anne’s work, in fact my bookshelf is lined with several of her books and I’ve been in awe of her gorgeous photography for many years now, so to say I was honoured to meet and speak with […] Continue reading →


PLAE footwear is full of fun and funky styles for fall. With a rugged and flexible design, PLAE footwear is durable, washable, and customizable. Not only are the shoes created to fit the natural development of children’s feet, but they use the scientific advances of elite athlete’s footwear designers. Emme and Ty are the most popular styles for the Girls collection, but they will soon have some competition from the new-to-fall hi-tops and boots being introduced. PLAE shoes have dynamic traction, superior toe protection, shock absorption, and washable, anti-microbial inserts to keep germs and odors at bay. A hint of […] Continue reading →