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.

Wye Marsh with Kids

The kids are out of school, which means many of us are busy travelling or planning day trips and other fun activities to keep everyone busy for the next couple of months. I like to take our children on trips that will both educate and entertain. The Wye Marsh Wildlife Center in Midland is ideal for kids of all ages and is located on 3,000 acres of wetlands, fern and forest near Georgian Bay.  As soon as you enter the building, you’ll notice the indoor displays. Here you can learn all about the wetlands and the variety of plant and wildlife located […] Continue reading →

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The kids are registered for camp and I’m starting to check off my long list of things to purchase for the big day. This year is a little different from last, as my eldest will be going away for a full week instead of the two day sampler she experienced last year. Thankfully, the most important item on that list arrived last week, which means I can breathe a little easier and start to prepare the items that I do have.  Camp can cost a pretty penny, which is why it’s so important to make sure that you’ve labeled all […] Continue reading →


I’ll be honest with you, I spend a lot of time on Pinterest pinning all sorts of wonderfully festive foods. Complicated flag desserts and beautifully decorated cookies litter my Fourth of July Pinterest board. But for all my grand plans, when it comes down to holiday time I’m usually scrambling to find something that can be whipped up with zero planning. These red, white and blue strawberries are just my speed. They are quick, easy and even fun for little helping hands. My little guys loved making these almost as much as he loved eating them. They’re a stunning addition […] Continue reading →

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Planning a trip to Hawaii in the near future? Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii (The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Sheraton Waikiki and Sheraton Maui) just announced a new initiative that offers guests to “Check in for Babies.” With every check-in at the above properties, Starwood will donate $1.00 to the March of Dimes for each night of their stay, to help fund lifesaving programs for Hawaii’s moms and babies. One of the programs that will benefit from the campaign is March of Dimes NICU Family Support® at Kapiolani Medical Center […] Continue reading →

buckles recall

Here we go again! Graco announced today that they’ll be recalling the harness buckles used on approximately 1.9 million infant car seats that were manufactured between July 20120 and May 2013. An investigation was launched by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration after consumers reported having trouble opening the buckles and having to use excessive fore to unlatch them. In some cases, the straps had to even be cut to free the kids! Thankfully, no injuries were reported, however Graco is encouraging consumers to order a buckle replacement kit and install the new buckle immediately after it arrives. You can […] Continue reading →


I’m all for buying products made in North America, in fact I have a post brewing about Fair Trade and locally sourced products. The brand ShoeString Shoes™ has just announced the launch of their new  United Shoes of America™ shoe line, the only children’s sneaker brand made entirely from U.S. materials and components. Featuring styles with red, white and blue colors, the collection will debut July 4th at select online and retail locations including Lively Kids and  Additionally, it will be available at later in July. Unlike many locally produced fashions, these shoes won’t cost you an arm and a leg. […] Continue reading →

strawberry donut sundae

Strawberry shortcake is and always has been one of my favourite desserts of all time. The texture, flavour and the sweetness is just perfection! There’s something about the combination of creaminess, sweet tart berries and soft cake that just make me oh so happy! Smucker’s® recently put together some “Ice Cream Truck Favorites” – recipes inspired by ice cream truck classics – using the Smucker’s Ice Cream Toppings. I’m sure you’ve seen them in your local supermarket as they are quite popular! The toppings come in chocolate, caramel, strawberry and their famous Smucker’s® Magic Shell® Chocolate Flavoured Topping. Smucker’s invited me to recreate one of […] Continue reading →