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.

She's Growing Up: 3 Things I Wish Did More of in the Last 21 Months

I’ve never been particular about the gender of my kids. I just wanted healthy children. When I got pregnant with my daughter, it seemed like everyone assumed I wanted a girl because I already had a boy. I actually didn’t, though. I just wanted a healthy child. When Jada entered our world in October of 2012, her gender was the least of my concerns. I was just thrilled that she was healthy and here.

Something Special: Disney Dresses That Your Little Girl Will Love

I love dresses. I actually don’t wear them too much, but I still love them. I was a tomboy as a child, so although I have grown to love and appreciate a beautiful dress, that tomboy still lives in me.

Lately, I have noticed how much my daughter, Jada, loves dresses. When I buy her a new dress, she smiles, and when she tries it on, she starts dancing all over the house. Her excitement is infectious. I just love it.

Although dresses can’t be an everyday thing (or maybe they can be), I think little girls should have a few cute dresses as options. Whether it’s the ruffles, the flow of a dress, or just how cute they look, the perfect dress goes a long way. Here are a few Disney dresses that your little girl will love.

7 Amazing Tips for Moms Who Like to Plan Ahead

I am a planner. My husband isn’t. It can make for interesting conversations. Fortunately, we have been friends for about 18 years, and we have learned how to compromise. But, despite my willingness to be flexible, I still can’t change the fact that I like to plan. It’s just a part of who I am. Actually, I am wondering where we will be eating Thanksgiving dinner this year. My husband will bring it up in November.

Just Chillin': Adorable Disney Hoodies and Tees

I don’t want to be the one to break it to you, but fall is around the corner. The great thing about fall, though, is that we get to keep using a few clothing items from the summer if we get creative (and if they still fit). We can also use fall items in the summer for those unusually cool summer nights.

Disney Store offers an awesome selection of tees and hoodies that will have your little one looking cute this fall. Layers are always fun, and since we never know what to expect with the fall weather, layers are definitely a smart way to go. Check these out and find an adorable combo that will keep your cutie pie comfortable and cute this fall.

10 Signs That Mommy Needs a Time-Out

Motherhood is a beautiful thing, but every once in a while I find myself absolutely exhausted, wondering where in the world I will find the energy to keep up with my kids. Motherhood has this way of tapping into every part of us. Moms have to mange a laundry list of responsibilities, while also finding the time to engage with their children in activities that are fun. It can be tiring work.

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