Martine Foreman

Martine Foreman is a writer on a mission to stop working (because when you do what you love, it’s not work). On her lifestyle blog, CandidBelle, Martine shares the ups and downs of her crazy journey as a busy mom of two, wife, and entrepreneur. An honest chick from Brooklyn, NY (now living in the burbs), Martine writes about relationships, motherhood, fitness and inspiration, while also sharing her honest thoughts about a variety of products, tools, services and experiences. Her hope is to help women get the most out of life. A contributor to Black and Married With Kids and MommyNoire, Martine resides in Maryland with her husband, kids and crazy cat Pepper. Follow Martine on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram.

5 of Our Favorite Family Fall Traditions

Fall is in the air! Okay, maybe it’s actually in my head, because I’m in Maryland and it’s going to be 90 degree this weekend. Despite the warm forecast, though, the truth is that summer is over, school is back in session, and some of us are already making travel plans for the holidays. It’s time to prepare for a new season.

Jada and Her Puppies

Thanks to Disney for sponsoring this post and giving me Pluto Disney Baby Mini Jingler and Patch Disney Baby Mini Jingler for free.

We are a cat family, but recently my daughter has fallen in love with two of the cutest dogs we have ever seen. The are sweet and cuddly and they jingle everywhere they go. 

The Power of Words: Bonding With My Baby Over Books

I love to read. Since I was a child, books have been able to send me to magical places, and those are adventures I still cherish today.

When I had my first child, I knew that I wanted books to be a major part of his life. I started reading to him when he was just a few weeks old. I had a library of books awaiting his arrival, and we read every day. It was our special time.

5 Tips for Pursuing Your Dreams While Being a Great Mom

How many moms do you know who put their dreams on hold once they start having children? I know a few. It’s not always something they intend on doing, but it happens. Children are absolutely wonderful, but I think we can all agree that caring for them is a lot of work. It’s perfectly understandable that some moms might find themselves putting their dreams on hold, insisting that they will get back to things at a later time. The problem is, that time often never comes.

Pajama Party Time: 11 Disney Pajamas Your Baby Will Love

When I was a child, I just loved getting a new pair of pajamas. For some reason, new pajamas made bedtime more fun. Now, I see how excited my kids get about new pajamas, and it brings back some great memories. After a long, fun day, nothing is better than a bath, a good book, and a great pair of pajamas.

Here are 11 Disney pajamas that are too cute for words. Make your littles ones feel like every night is a pajama party!

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