Nadia Carriere – Founder/Editor

She’s 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 products while searching for quality items for her children. The internet can be overwhelming at times and although America has some amazing products, Nadia likes to find ‘hidden gems’ in Europe and Australia where the designers have a knack for creating innovations and styles that are covet worthy.

In addition to the product aspect, her 10 year experience in the travel industry has given Nadia a knack for scouting out the ‘best of the best’ for families. Child Mode was born as a way to provide families with a one-stop destination with everything from product news, reviews, family travel, style and recreational ideas.

When she isn’t covering breaking news, writing or tweeting, Nadia enjoys photography, reading and spending time with her family.

To contact Nadia in regards to advertising, a product submission or trip requests please click here.

Contributing Writers:


 Candace Derickx – Staff Editor

Candace’s body lives in Ottawa, Ontario with her husband, two daughters and crazy doodle. Her head, however, resides in Pleasantville, where her world revolves around travel, food, music, humour, family & friends, aaaaand repeat. Candace is a featured blogger at YummyMummyClub and is addicted, oops,  I meant active on Twitter. Follow her @seemummyjuggle and like her Facebook page Life In Pleasantville.



Brandi Knoepfel – Staff Editor

Brandi recently traded her working, pumping, commuting life as a mapmaker (GIS Analyst) in the D.C suburbs for life as a stay-at-home mother and wife in Jacksonville, Florida. She knee-deep in diaper bags and baby gear as the founder of her website Little Brim Baby and as a contributor for BuyModernBaby and Jacksonville Moms Blog. She is passionate about breastfeeding and is a brand ambassador for Boba due to her love of babywearing. She enjoys spending time with her toddler son browsing the local stores for unique children’s items, enjoying area waterways with her family, or at home attempting (and failing) to develop a weekly meal plan. Brandi is a baby gear enthusiast and loves sharing her favorite products, reviews, tips, and fellow moms’ advice with her readers.

Lacy Stroessner – Staff Editor

Lacy is a wife, mom, teacher, and dreamer, determined to live a BIG life in a simple way. She writes at Living on Love where she shares inspiration for doing just that. From great recipes and fun projects to adventures in the outdoors and experiences in parenting, Lacy believes in living a meaningful life on a daily basis. You can also find her on TwitterFacebook, and Pinterest.



Esther Garfield – Staff Editor

Esther Garfield started her obsession with baby furnishings and decor while expecting her first child in 2005.  This obsession soon manifested itself in the form of her blog and product guides at BuyModernBaby.com.  From her base in South Florida, Esther keeps a close eye on the world of baby products and modern design while keeping an even closer eye on her two growing boys.  When she’s not blogging or keeping up with social media (TwitterFacebook  and Pinterest  you can find Esther at the pool, reading to the kids, or traveling with her family.



Désirée Fawn – Staff Editor

Désirée Fawn is a Canadian mom, blogger, and doula. She’s a tea enthusiast, social media connoisseur, and lover of travel. Her blog, So Fawned, began in 2008 as a way to document her life as a young mother, and has morphed into space featuring daily inspirations, insights into motherhood, style, home, and more. Désirée lives in Ontario with her daughter and partner. She also writes for Mom Spark.

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