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.

Preparing Our Hearts and Home for a Season of Thanks

As soon as we roll into the month of October, I become giddy. People around me are often reminiscing about how awesome the summer was and how they just aren’t ready for the cold mornings and the early sunsets. I can’t relate, though, because the early sunsets and cold mornings tell me that fall is here, Thanksgiving is coming, and Christmas is around the corner. Call me weird if you want, but I get pretty excited.

Baby Gear That's Precious to Look at... and Easy to Use!

There is such a long list of things to do when your new baby is on the way, and it really does feel like there isn’t enough time. I know it’s a huge relief when you finally discover the perfect gear for your little one. Play yards, strollers, and highchairs are some of the most important things parents need to get. 

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.

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