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.


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 →

Musser Suite

There is something magical about the Grand Hotel. I guess that’s what happens when your a National Historic Landmark and one of the most loved vacation spots in America since 1887. My family and I have been visiting this incredible spot for several years now and it’s one that never, ever gets old. The rooms are all unique in their own right, having over three dozen historic suites named after former U.S. Presidents, First Ladies and other historic times and individuals. It’s the same hotel where “Somewhere in Time” was filmed and has received the Michigan AAA Four Diamond Award […] Continue reading →

secret extension before and after

I’ve never in my life tried hair extensions. The idea of gluing pieces of hair to my head has never been appealing and I’ve always had long hair, so why bother? I was recently provided with the opportunity to try a new kind of hair extension, one that doesn’t require any sort of glue and takes approximately 2 minutes to “apply.” Secret Extensions are unlike regular extensions and they come in a wide variety of different shades. Daisy Fuentes is the face of the brand – you may have seen her and this product on television recently! A couple of […] Continue reading →

wendy bellissimo

I’m loving these collaborations with Destination Maternity! Wendy Bellissimo is the latest designer to join forces with the maternity line which is set to launche in-store this August. Inspired by Wendy’s signature boho-chic styles, this collection of clothing and accessories is designed for comfort and style for moms-to-be and beyond. Maxi-dresses, layering tops, on-trend denim and double zipper front pockets, tribal-inspired sweaters, moto jackets and scarves. The pieces can be layered into existing wardrobes and are great for wearing beyond your pregnancy to post-pregnancy. The collection will be available in Destination Maternity and Motherhood Maternity stores and online beginning this […] Continue reading →

Travel Photo

I’m a point addict. There, I admitted it. When it comes to shopping for groceries or paying for travel, I research the best outlet to purchase from based on how many points or miles I’m going to collect in the process. Points = free travel. I’ve redeemed for no less than 10 flights so far using the miles that I’ve collected on purchases and 80% of those points were thanks to my MasterCard. Whether traveling domestically or internationally, I prefer to use the same method of payment for travel, for a reason that I only recently discovered, completely by accident. […] Continue reading →