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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Check your car seats and share this information with your friends, because this recall is a biggie! Recaro Child Safety has recalled 39,181 Recaro ProSport model 385 child restraints, manufactured from June 16, 2010, through January 31, 2013. When these seats are installed with the LATCH lower anchors only (without the top tether), the child’s head can move excessively, increasing the risk of injury. In the event of a crash, the child restraint could fail to protect the child from contacting interior surfaces of the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury. If you registered your car seat, Recaro will be […] Continue reading →


Franklin & Ben Mason style 4-in-1 style cribs model number 5601, manufactured from January 2012 through August 2012, have been recalled as the firm has received 14 reports of the front separating from the side panels of the crib. No injuries have been reported. The model number and the date of manufacture are printed on a label on the inside of a side panel of the crib. Listed on the label as a “serial number,” the following purchase order numbers are included in the recall: H004522, H004546, H004548 or H004777. The cribs have solid wood sideboards and wood rails on […] Continue reading →

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H&M is doing something fun this fall for the Back to School season by teaming up with not-for-profit organization K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers to dress people in need! From August 21 to September 3, for every piece of denim purchased at H&M, the retailer will give a brand new item of denim apparel to someone in need with the help of K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers. The Wear Denim, Share Denim campaign starts tomorrow at all H&M locations as well as on K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, Inc. is an organization that donates unused clothing, accessories and other product to people in need. K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers works to […] Continue reading →


RUUM has launched their fall 2014 collection with styles that are inspired by runway looks from New York to London and Milan. Key design styles include hand-embellished and raw-dye denims, Coachella inspired dresses, purest soft cotton graphic tees designed by RUUM’s in-house design team in Union Square. Lightweight slub jerseys and enzyme washed hoodies along with rocker inspired faux leather and vegan suede jackets, stylishly coordinate with RUUM’s own line of footwear, and more. RUUM is an affordable yet trendy brand that is big with celebs, having been spotted on Suri Cruise, Harper Beckham, Sara Jessica Parker’s twins, Marion and […] Continue reading →

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They say time goes by even faster as you get older, however I think it goes on super sonic speed once you add children to the mix. I mentioned a few months ago that we recently purchased our first dishwasher, after years of doing all the dishes by hand.  Another thing that I noticed after using two different brands of dishwashing soap, is that sometimes a dishwasher can create double the work. After using Finish for the past few months exclusively, I was gifted with another brand of dishwashing soap (which will remain nameless) and the dishes came out dirty, […] Continue reading →

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During casual conversation with friends a few weeks ago, I had two women tell me that they completely avoided traveling with their small children due to the stress that’s involved with all of the planning and travel. Completely avoided all travel. As a fan of family travel, that statement was so sad for me to hear. We’ve made so many incredible memories travelling with our children. Yes, there are times that you may feel overwhelmed but it really isn’t all that bad. You can travel with peace of mind as long as you plan ahead accordingly. Here’s a teaser from […] Continue reading →

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A couple of weeks ago, my friend and colleague Andrea Fellman from Savvy Sassy Moms and I co-hosted a fun “Smile Cocktail Party” event in San Jose for Invisalign.  Not only did we have fun with with friends and enjoy some delicious appetizers, but we learned a great deal from a doctor that they had brought in to give us the 101 on the truth about Invisalign. I was very suprised at some of these facts as I for one always assumed that Invisalign was more costly than braces… Here are a few fun facts and myth busters that I […] Continue reading →