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.

loop name date gold

I’ve been a big fan of Tiny Tags for many years now, in fact I’ve followed Melissa Clayton’s journey as an entrepreneur since the very beginning! Her simple initial tags, oxidized and hand stamped have always held a close place to my heart (literally). It’s the one piece of jewelry that I wear non-stop, especially when I travel. It’s always hard to leave my kids, but somehow wearing their names against my heart helps. Recently, Melissa unveiled her new Open Loop Collection and dare I say, it’s my all-time favourite! Available in sterling silver, 14K gold or 24K gold plated, these […] Continue reading →


We’ve reached the beginning of holiday season which means that most of us have children who are making lists of things they want/don’t need. The radio and television are sounding off with a multitude of commercials pushing the latest and greatest gadgets, toys and other things that “you need right now” because hey, it’s the holidays after all! Yesterday, I received the best gift I could have ever received thanks to the Ontario Toyota Dealers Association and Lisa Richer, a friend of mine here in town. No, I didn’t win a vehicle, instead I was given the opportunity to do […] Continue reading →


There are so many children’s apparel shops around, but it’s hard to find stores that offer a more limited collection of unique pieces rather than row after row of the same brand/styles. It gets boring and monotonous. It seems as though you need to visit/shop through European stores in order to get that kind of selection. There are several online stores that do carry many of these pieces but they are located in the UK. chAlk is a new location just opened last month and sells a curated collection of lifestyle driven youth apparel and accessories inspired by high quality […] Continue reading →

ski school

Well, it’s snowing here today (I KNOW!) so I thought I’d share some positive news about the ski season. Everyone likes free! The Canadian Ski Council (CSC) is offering their CSC’s Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass again for their 18th season. The Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass is an unbeatable offer, providing 9 and 10 year old children with three lift passes at each of the 150+ ski areas, nationwide, for just $29.95. The SnowPass provides children in grades 4 and 5 (born in 2004 or 2005) with three lift tickets at each participating ski area across Canada, allowing them […] Continue reading →


I love it when companies give back in fun and unique ways! Baskin-Robbins has a special place in my heart as I used to go there as a child quite often. On Veterans Day, they will donate 10 cents from each ice cream scoop sold in its U.S. locations to the United Service Organizations (USO), in honor of U.S troops, military families and veterans. Baskin-Robbins will also celebrate the military community all month long with its November Flavor of the Month, First Class Camouflage, and with a special Camouflage Waffle Cone. First Class Camouflage features a combination of Chocolate, Salty […] Continue reading →


This is the time to keep your eyes peeled for vacation sales! Club Med just announced theirs, and it’s not only a great deal, but the window in which you have to book is very generous. Kids under four stay free (children aged 4-11 years stay at up to 60% off adult price at select family resorts and kids aged 12-15 years stay at up to 40% off adult price at select family resorts) and throughout all of their 45 resorts worldwide, sun getaways start from $129 per adult, per night and ski escapes start from $272 per adult, per […] Continue reading →

halloween stroller

Oh, yes they did! Inglesina released a tribute to Halloween, with a stroller design featured on their Quad stroller, their newest product combining a modern look with the sturdiness of a stroller that is designed to withstand rough terrain. The stroller’s frame is sturdy, light and features large ball bearing wheels and fabrics inspired by nature, ranging from jute to linen and jersey. The stroller features a reversible seat that adjusts to fasce the parent or outside. It also includes a raincover, footmuff and foldaway hood. Suitable from birth to 55 lbs, the stroller offers a 4-position backrest that provides […] Continue reading →