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.

Disney Classic Friends ~ My New Discovery!

If I’m faced with the choice of a newer toy or a retro one, I always go for the latter. The classic toys from yesteryear have such a nostalgic feel to them that makes you feel all warm and cozy inside.

A couple of weeks ago, while browsing for gifts, I came across these Disney Classic Dolls. Not quite sure how long they’ve been around but they seem new. These toddler dolls are inspired by the nostalgic Disney past. This adorable Mickey Mouse version comes with mouse ears, rain boots and a 50′s style outfit that I’m in love with. It’s available now through Toys “R” Us.

The Winnie the Pooh inspired doll is oh so adorable and comes with her own set of bear ears that sit on top of her curly blond hair. Her dress is so sweet with it’s floral details! This one is also available through Toys”R”Us.

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!

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