Author Archives: Nadia

About Nadia

As founder and editor of ChildMode.com and TravelerMode.com, Nadia Carriere has the goods on what's hot in lifestyle products and travel destinations for families. As a lover of fashion, Nadia found her niche in children's products while searching for quality items for her own kids, and now she scouts out the 'best of the best' for other families with kids.

Easy Ways to Keep Your Nursery Organized

My motto these days? Out with the old and in with the new! And I know I’m not alone. These first few months of the year always seem to get everyone in the mood to organize. But while most people tend … More »

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Valentine’s Day = Love For All: 5 Sweet Gift Ideas For Babies

Contrary to popular belief, Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers. Yes, the kids give out Valentine’s Day cards to their classmates, but it’s also a fun holiday to celebrate with the entire family! In that spirit, I’ve rounded up five … More »

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Trend Notes: The Beauty of the (Gender) Neutral Nursery

I’ve always been partial to the gender-neutral nursery. It’s pleasing to the eye, the colors are calming, and if you’re just starting your family, you don’t have to worry about redoing your nursery for each child. (Yay!) Creamy whites, warm … More »

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3 Simple Secrets for a Stress-Free Family Holiday

We’ve arrived: Christmas is tomorrow! Stressed yet? Don’t be. The holidays have turned into a stressful time for so many of us, and although there are plenty of good reasons for that, there’s no need to let them be your … More »

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5 Drool-Worthy Holiday Gift Picks For Babies

Still scrambling to get your holiday gifts in order? You’re not alone; I know quite a few people who haven’t even begun the process yet. But have no fear—there’s still time! When it comes to gift-giving I’m quite particular about … More »

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5 Creative Holiday Traditions Worth Starting

The holidays are officially here! With Thanksgiving and Hanukkah just a few days away, and Christmas just around the corner, now’s the time to implement some new tried-and-true traditions. In my own family, we’ve had fun with all five of … More »

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Winter Warm-Up: Stylish Outerwear for Kids & Babies

Baby, it’s cold outside! Here in Canada, we’ve been bundling our little ones in winter wear for the last couple of weeks now (thanks to the dropping temperatures and ice cold winds). But the cold season really sneaked up on … More »

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10 Ridiculously Adorable (and Homemade) Kid Costumes

Generic Halloween costumes come out year after year, and although there are definitely plenty of cute ones out there, if you ask me, handmade costumes will always trump store-bought. Not only are they usually better quality, but the sky’s the … More »

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Now Trending: Polka Dots!

If there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s this: polka dots will never go out of style! They were in when I was a child and are even more of a hot trend today (with some thanks due to … More »

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Why I’m More Nervous Than My Kids for Back-To-School

This week saw the first days of school for many kids across the country. But in my family, we still have 10 days of summer vacation left before my girls head off. Unlike a lot of moms out there, I … More »

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