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.


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 →

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Disney is one of those brands that has introduced magic to our family. It’s one that supported me through the birth and toddlerhood of my son through Disney Baby, introduced us to magical sights at both Disneyland and Disney World and gave me my first taste of a “running addiction” with RunDisney. I’m very proud to announce that I am now a Disney Baby Mom Ambassador. As part of this partnership, I’ll be sharing many exciting tips and upcoming news on promotions, products and the latest and greatest from Disney Baby! Photography is the one thing that has allowed me […] Continue reading →


Bacabuche is a playful word which loosely translates into “little rascal,” which is what the grandmother of the founder of Bacabuche used to lovingly call her when she was a young child. Her grandmother would pinch her cheeks and make her laugh like grandmothers do.  Made in the U.S.A., Bacabuche clothing is made from organic and natural textiles with a comfortable and simple style. The pieces are beautiful and relaxed with an ease of use. The Organic Raw Edge Henley Tank paired with the Slouchy Stretch Chino is a winner for both little boys and girls. I could easily see […] Continue reading →