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.

7 Tips to Help Moms Survive the Day After a Sleepless Night

I haven’t met a mom yet who hasn’t had her share of sleepless nights. Some of us experience them more than others, but none of us love them. Even if you love the bonding time that you may have with your infant in the wee hours of the night, I’m sure you don’t enjoy the fatigue you experience the next day.

A Thank You Letter to My Little Girl

My Dearest Jada,

I can’t believe it’s been exactly 18 months since you entered my life. Oh, how time flies. During my pregnancy with you, life was quite eventful and I thought that everything going on would certainly cause you to arrive before your due date. I was wrong. You are not one to be rushed. Three days after you were due, you came into my life and the first lesson you taught me is one I will be eternally grateful for. You showed me how much my heart was able to expand and how much love I actually have to give. I am still in awe. 

The First Years Disney Doc McStuffins Insulated Sippy Cup and Spill-Proof Snack Bowl

Thanks to Disney for sponsoring this post and giving me the Disney Doc McStuffins Inulated Sippy Cups and Doc McStuffins Spill-Proof Snack Bowl for free.

My 18-month-old daughter is in love with Doc McStuffins and I so am I. Now, I am also in love with the Doc McStuffins sippy cups and snack bowls from The First Years. Not only are these feeding products adorable, but I find them durable and incredible easy to clean. 

The First Years Disney Doc McStuffins Feeding Set

Thanks to Disney for sponsoring this post and giving me the Disney Doc McStuffins 4-Piece Feeding Set for free.

My little girl loves Doc McStuffins. To be honest, I can’t get enough of her either. I sure wish Doc was around when I was a little girl. Everyone in my house knows the theme song (don’t tell him I told you, but my husband does too). So imagine Jada’s excitement when I opened up her brand new Doc McStuffins 4-Piece Feeding Set by The First Years.

Great Baby Names That Are 4 Letters or Less

I grew up with a long name. My first name has seven letters, and then my maiden name is nine letters long. As a child, it felt like a mouthful. By the time I was in high school, though, I loved my name. The length didn’t bother me one bit. 

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