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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You may think that winter is an off time of year to talk about sunglasses, but if you have ever lived in a snowy climate, you know how intense that glare can be off of the fresh, white, landscape. Well, the awesome news is that Babiators, the beloved toddler and child sunglasses brand, recently launched a new line for children ages 7-14 called Aces. Aces Shades fly high with rad style that kids will love and a durability that pleases every parent. Babiators’ Lost and Found Guarantee allows you to register you child’s glasses (this goes for original Babiators, too), […] Continue reading →

7 Ways toWrap Your Familyin Love

Valentine’s Day will be here soon, and I love the idea of giving a gift that will last longer than flowers, candies, or even stuffed animals. I think that sweet and cozy blankets would be the perfect gift that can warm the hearts (and bodies) of those you love the most for years to come. Here are 7 blankets that I found fitting for gifting your children. The Pattern Party Baby Quilt for Land of Nod was designed by the talented Joy Cho. We featured her exclusive FEED diaper bag print recently, she has a collection out at Target featuring […] Continue reading →

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Did you hear? Dora the Explorer is coming to The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on Saturday, April 18 for “Dora the Explorer Live! Search for the City of Lost Toys” AND we have a special limited time presage code to share with you all!! This interactive live show will have the whole family out of their seats singing and dancing along. Dora welcomes families to discover, communicate, overcome obstacles, solve puzzles and discover a diverse and exciting world along with her on one incredible adventure! The deers: Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.ca/venueartist/131106/1265671?brand=sony Use the code word: SWIPER at checkout The presage […] Continue reading →

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LEGO does it again! The brand will introduce five new building sets featuring classic characters including Shaggy, Scooby and the entire gang in LEGO form for the first time ever. This is perfect timing as the Scooby Gang will be animated in LEGO form during a 22 minute LEGO special airing in 2015 and made-for-movie titles that will be released in the coming years. Fans will instantly recognize all of their favorite Scooby-Doo characters and icons, including Scooby, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, Velma and the Mystery Machine, as well as all the ghosts, goblins and other villains that make Scooby-Doo adventures […] Continue reading →

Monica & Andy

Where have you been all my life? I was recently introduced to Monica & Andy’s line of children’s wear, baby layettes and accessories and I have to say, I’m smitten… and slightly jealous of the new mothers who get to experience this line of coziness. This Chicago-based apparel and blanket company carries a full line of products that are top notch. I’ve come across hundreds upon hundreds of baby blankets and muslin blankets, but Monica & Andy are on point and dare I say…slightly ahead of the game with their line. The Coming Home blanket is oversized and drapes beautifully […] Continue reading →

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It was bound to happen. When Rebecca Minkoff, the infamous bag designer became a mother for the first time, I knew we were in for a treat. She dipped her toes in the maternity market when she partnered with Bravado on their limited edition nursing tank collection and just recently released a maternity collection for A Pea in the Pod. It’s funny because I was just interviewed by Metro New York on the upcoming maternity trends and Minkoff touched on many of them with this collection. Graphic tees with cute sayings are in this season. It’s not something we’ve seen […] Continue reading →

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Skip Hop is at it again with the launch of their new layette collection carrying modern baby basics! This is one brand that always hits the nail on the head when it comes to affordable style and cool, modern products. Skip Hop’s new baby basics collection is designed to be mix and matched for easy coordination. Let’s admit those early months are sleep-deprived and bleary-eyed enough, so any step that makes one task a bit less thought-intensive is a total “win” for parents. These must-have registry items are easy and stylish, 100% cotton, and adorable with trendy prints and colors. […] Continue reading →

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