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.

Celebrating Our Way

It’s so cliché, but it’s the truth; babies grow up way too fast. My little girl will turn 2 this week. I can remember so vividly the day she was born. It was a magical day that added a new ray of light to our lives. She has made our family even more complete.

The Cup She Absolutely Can't Do Without

Kids have this way of clinging to the things we least expect. My kids just love certain cups. My daughter especially loves her Minnie Mouse sippy cups made by The First Years. If her drink is not in the right cup, her entire day can go wrong. 

How My Kids Have Changed What Halloween Means to Me

I grew up in New York City and was raised by an overprotective mom trying to do her best with raising two kids in a foreign land. Born and raised in the Caribbean, my mom had been here for about two years when my brother came along, and I was born six years after that.

By the time we were old enough to go trick-or-treating, she was familiar with the United States, but not familiar enough to let us go knocking on doors asking for anything—especially not candy.

Brighten the Nursery with Mickey Mouse Crib Bedding

There are mice all over my house and I don’t mind at all, because Minnie and Mickey are just too cute for words. My kids certainly agree, and I bet you do too.

I am always in search of bedding sets that can add a pop of color to my kids’ rooms, while giving them something to giggle about. If that’s also what you search for, you will love this Mickey Mouse Crib Bedding Set

7 Great Non-Edible Trick or Treat Goodies

I have a confession. I am one of those moms who gets a little worried about Halloween, because I dread the process of rationing out all the candy my kids come home with. Yes, I am definitely okay with more sweets than usual for Halloween, but even with that liberal perspective, the candy they come home with can often seem like way too much.

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