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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When I came across a photo of the classic green Army men doing yoga poses, Yoga Joes, I stopped in my tracks to smile. How awesome and innovate to take a toy that spans generations, and give it a peaceful twist, while also reminding people that yoga is for everyone from all walks of life. I will be pre-ordering a set of these for my son as soon as I can! Yoga Joes was launched through a Kickstarter campaign (which was fully-funded, yay!) by a company called Brogamats. Brogamats’ tag line is “Yoga for dudes. And women too.” Their company […] Continue reading →

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Are you scrambling to get the last of your Christmas shopping done? I usually plan months in advance, but this year everything has been last minute. Last minute family emergencies, traveling and business has kept me from my usual organized holiday schedule. I braved the malls today and rumour has it tomorrow is going to be even crazier!   The Amazing Zhus Stunt Pets are new on the market and are designed to perform acrobatics and gravity defying stunts by plunging over 3 feet from the High Dive into a bucket, walking tightrope and run on circus balls. They’re crazy cool! […] Continue reading →

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Are you heading out for the holidays? Several friends and family are hitting the road on Monday, while others are waiting until after Boxing Day to visit their relatives. Travel is at it’s peak during the holidays which is why so many are opting to hit the road as opposed to flying. Regardless of when/how you travel, there are several products that are guaranteed to make your trip more peaceful and stress-free.  I received the Cobra CPP7500C JumPack MB Power Charger Amp USB Bill recently and practically squealed when I opened the package. Why hasn’t anyone thought of this sooner? You […] Continue reading →

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Suddenly, it seems that Christmas is next week already. Between family arriving in town, final shopping trips and grocery runs to do, and cookies to bake, I feel as though I have completely let the fun, crafting part of the holidays slip away. On Monday, a friend and I quickly searched Pinterest for some last-minute craft ideas and came across several that we have added to our list. These adorable Santa Handprint Keepsake Ornaments took a little bit longer than I would have liked, but they were definitely worth the effort. My only regret is that I didn’t make more […] Continue reading →

10 Pamperinggifts forunder$10

You don’t have to have a budget or lifestyle in the lap of luxury in order to feel luxurious. Here are 10 great stocking stuffer or gift ideas for under $10 for the upcoming holidays. Think about not just the people closest to you, but even as a small hostess/host gift, teacher appreciate present, or wrap up as an impromptu gift for those last-minute party invitations. 1) Teardrop Oil Warmer Candle Holder, $9.95. I used to have one of these years ago (though a different style), and it worked so well and made our home fragrant and nice. With all […] Continue reading →

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This year, above all others, has been a year where the holidays mean LOVE to me even more than usual. Our family has gone through a lot of heavy emotions during 2014, and it has been a year where we have all realized the fragility of life and how much love we have been surrounded by. Some of the items that I find keeping me afloat, and that I am holding close to my heart, are personalized pieces with true meaning behind them. I thought I would share a few of my favorite personalized gifts for the holidays. These items […] Continue reading →

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When it comes to stocking stuffers I’m all “bah humbug” about the subject. My kids don’t need anymore little knick-knacks that I’m going to throw away. Candy? No thank you! I’m all about the non traditional stocking stuffers. You know, the ones that you can actually use! Useful things that may cost a touch more than the dollar store, but will guaranteed be used and loved.  Do your kids like to read? Little notebooks are great. Pencils, crayons and other tools are fun too. I came across a few ideas that I wanted to share with you. One for mom, another […] Continue reading →

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