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 Great Things About Being a Little Sister

Having an older brother isn’t always easy. Sometimes he can boss you around, or get you in trouble. And let’s not even start on how overprotective older brothers can be. It’s a lot. Sure, they mean well, but some days it can feel like they are here just to drive their little sisters nuts.

What Our Babies Need from Us the Most

I always knew I wanted to be a mom. I can honestly say that was the only thing I ever felt certain about when I was younger. I wasn’t certain I would meet the right guy. I wasn’t certain what career path I would take. But I can honestly say I was always certain I would be a mom.

It's a Jungle Out There: Jungle Book Nursery Collection

I haven’t met a baby yet that doesn’t love animals. They all have their favorites (my kids love elephants and monkeys), and many get excited at the sight of their favorite creature.

The Disney Jungle Book Nursery Collection is beyond cute. Offering bedding, wall hangings, and more, this vibrant collection will give your baby so much to explore. There is no doubt that your precious little one will go completely wild over this nursery. 

Miss Independent

When babies are born, they depend on us for everything. There truly isn’t much they can do without our help. They need us.

As the months fly by, we begin to notice that they don’t quite need us as much as they once did. First, it starts with being able to grab a toy on their own. Next thing you know, they are able to hold their own bottle. Indeed, with time they need us less and less.

In Her Own Shoes

When I was a child, my mom and grandmother spent a lot of time comparing me to my brother. Don’t get me wrong, my mom and grandmother were awesome. My childhood was filled with love, encouragement, good food, and support. However, I think the constant comparing did some damage. I know in my heart that this was not their intent, but it still happened.

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