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.
Shopping tends to get a little more challenging when you have children. Instead of that deep yearning to check out every store, you find yourself drawn to the ones that have everything you need under one roof. The parking, the buckling and unbuckling of car seats, the traffic, kids asking if we’re almost done – it’s exhausting. If you ask my husband what my favourite store is in the city, he will answer with “Marshalls” almost immediately. Whether I’m shopping for myself or my family, it’s my go-to store for brand-name fashions, gifts, kitchenware and toys at a deeply discounted price. Over the weekend, […] Continue reading →
I love purses, I really do. In fact, I used to collect handbags…until I became a mother. Handbags were replaced by diaper bags and now my pocket holds my debit and credit card most days (if I’m lucky). I’ve succumb to the bad habit of carrying around two cards and leaving my wallet at home. We are forever in a rush and somehow it’s become my norm. The problem with this is that I usually miss out on collecting points on purchases as I never have my loyalty rewards cards with me. Recently I was introduced to an app called […] Continue reading →
The beloved baby swaddle and bedding company, aden + anais, has announced today the launch of their new baby clothing collection! Parents everywhere can rejoice knowing that their babies can now be clothed in the softest, most breathable textures during that precious first year. Lovely Mini Hearts Tank Top Bodysuit and Silver Star Long-Sleeve Kimono Bodysuit I am due in October with our second little boy and I am excited that aden + anais has launched this collection now. My son has gone through six swaddling blankets now since he uses them as a security blanket, loving on the tag, […] Continue reading →
In case you missed it, Disney Cruise Lines has debuted new experiences onboard for the Fall 2015 season and they look AMAZING! What can you expect? Star Wars Area A newly themed area in Disney’s Oceaneer Club, open to ages three to 12, will delight children with an out-of-this-galaxy experience inspired by the Star Wars saga. Kids will be transported to a far away galaxy at Star Wars: Millennium Falcon, a Force-filled play area inspired by the spacecraft from the legendary saga. Upon entering the spaceship, younglings will join the Rebel Alliance in the epic battle of good versus evil by assisting with the navigation of […] Continue reading →
Gap launched their Casting Call 2015 a few days ago! This incredibly popular contest celebrates kids being kids, by inviting parents to submit photos of their children for the chance to be featured in a GapKids or babyGap marketing campaign. This year, as part of the submission process, parents can create a playful, animated video that captures their child’s unique personality and can be shared with friends and family to spread the word about the contest. Back by popular demand, parents can also encourage others to vote for their child in the finalist phase of the program, allowing the GapKids community to […] Continue reading →
After what seems to have been the longest winters of all time, we’ve finally packed away our puffy parkas, clunky winter boots and thick scarves to make way for the light, airy spring and summer pieces. I was recently asked by the Hudson’s Bay company to check out I.N.C International Concepts, one of the fashion lines that they sell in their department stores and I didn’t agree right away because instead of me choosing which pieces I wanted to try, they offered to send me a box of clothing chosen by them. Now, if you know me well you’ll understand that this is […] Continue reading →
Junk Food comes out with the best designs with original and quirky touches each and every year and I’m always sure to purchase a few pieces from their collaboration with Gap. Keith Haring & Jean-Michel Basquiat are two artists Gap and Junk Food have always had an affinity for. They were both born out of the streets and with naive styles they were able to tell very complex narratives with the perspective that art is to be shared and enjoyed by everyone. Keith Haring has such a signature line style from which they have chosen iconic elements while bringing more […] Continue reading →