Nadia Carriere

Nadia Carriere is the founder and editor of Child Mode, a lifestyle, fashion and family travel site. 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. In addition to the product aspect, her 12 year experience in the travel industry has given Nadia a knack for scouting out the ‘best of the best’ for families. When she isn’t covering breaking news, writing or tweeting, Nadia enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family. Read more from Nadia at Child Mode and giggleGAB. You can also follow Nadia on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

10 Super Cute (and Oh So Easy) New Year's Eve Printables

The countdown has begun and New Year’s Eve is literally days away. If you’re planning on celebrating at home with the family, there are a few ways you can add a festive flair to the occasion. My son is only 2-years-old but enjoys taking part in all of the family activities that occur before each and every holiday.

This year we will be going all out by hosting our own little family New Year’s party! With a little help from Disney and Disney Baby, I’ve rounded up some fun activities, printables and templates that are not only free, but so easy to to put together. The beauty of each and every one of these is that they’re suitable for kids and adults of all ages.

Happy crafting and don’t forget to ring in the New Year with style!

10 Things I Want More Of & 10 Things I Want Less Of In 2014

I’m not one for making New Year’s resolutions, instead I’m a firm believer that if there’s something you want to change in your life you should do it stat instead of waiting for the first day of the first month of the year. Life’s too short to make resolutions once a year!

That being said, I’m far from perfect and have quite a few things I’d like to change in my life. This year, I’m reflecting of all of the good and not so good from 2013, so instead of resolutions, I’ve decided to make a list of 10 things that I want more of in 2014 and 10 things that I want less of for myself and my family.

What things do you want more of and less of in 2014?

The Magic of Christmas Morning

Are you still basking in the magic from yesterday morning? We are! Last year was amazing, but this year was even better! As my son grows he shows a new appreciation for Christmas and the gifts under the tree.

Once my son opened his first gift, he was done. The surprise was so pure and he was in such shock that he just stared at it and gave that one toy his full attention. Needless to say, my 2-year-old was the last one opening gifts. Thank goodness for sisters who love to rip open packages, because I don’t think he would have opened them all if it weren’t for them.

Here’s a little look at our Christmas morning. Wishing you continued magic this holiday season. It isn’t over yet!

Winnie the Pooh's Sunny Hunny Day Can Be a Part of Your Nursery

If I had to do it all over again and choose a theme for my nursery, it would most definitely be Winnie the Pooh. My favorite bear is so gender neutral and all of the decor, nursery and toy items featuring Pooh and Friends are suitable for boys or girls, which make them so easy to pass down. As a mom of two girls and one boy, I can attest to the beauty of hand-me-downs. They save you such a bundle in the long run!

With its fresh appeal, soft colors, and adorable prints, the Sunny Hunny Day nursery set is the cutest addition to your nursery, and it’s very affordable. The four-piece set is available now through Babies”R”Us. If you’re like me and you prefer to see what’s included in a “set” before you purchase it, click through as I go through each piece one by one.

Happy Shopping!

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