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.

Saying Goodbye to My Disney Baby Family

Nine months ago, I began a wonderful journey writing for Disney Baby. It’s been an incredible experience. I have learned so much about my children and myself in such a short period of time. I have had moments where I found myself looking for the magic in the simplest things, because that’s what Disney has done to me; they’ve encouraged me to see the magic in my day-to-day life. When I think about it, they’ve probably done that for you, too.  

Giving My Babies Wings to Fly

As mothers, we want our little ones to be happy, healthy, and safe. We want them to experience the best life has to offer without being exposed to the worst. We want them to experience the warmth of sunshine, without getting caught in any horrible storms. It’s understandable. They are our babies, and our main responsibility is to protect them.

Compassion Across Generations

Life for everyone in my family changed last fall when my mother had a stroke. Something like a stroke never just impacts the person that it happens to; it also impacts the people that love that person most.

20 Baby Names Inspired by Pop Stars of the '80s

Do you miss the ’80s? I sure do. Yeah, I was just a kid, but it was a magical time. Fashion was funky fresh (do people still say that?), and the music was incredible. Even as a child I was able to appreciate what the pop stars of the ’80s did with their talent.

A Letter to My Daughter on Her 2nd Birthday

My sweetest little girl,

I have mixed emotions this week as you turn 2. I am excited because I see how much you’ve grown, and I know so many magical moments await you. I can’t wait to have conversations with you about life and answer all of your questions about hair, careers, clothes, and anything else you want to know. But, I must admit, I am kind of sad. You are growing up so fast and there are no longer any babies in my home. The baby days are gone.

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