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.

What I Hope She Always Sees

We don’t enter the world aware of our flaws. As children, we begin to believe we are flawed based on what the people around us think. First, we look for approval from those we love most. Later, we seek that approval from the outside world—our teachers and our friends. Ultimately, all our babies want is to feel like that they are fine just the way they are. Really, that’s what every human being wants.

Adorable Collection for Your Sleeping Beauty

One of my favorite Disney princess stories is that of Sleeping Beauty. Offering a fashion collection that will keep your little girl looking cute and feeling special, Disney has really created some beautiful pieces for their Sleeping Beauty Fashion Collection.

Take a look and you will be sure to find a few pieces that your little princess will love, whether they’re sleeping or awake. 

5 Secrets of Low-Stress Moms

Some days are magical and I tuck two happy kids in bed, grab my hot chocolate and put my feet up. Those are the great days. But some days don’t end so well. Those days end with me feeling stressed out, wondering if the headache I have will ever go away. 

Favorite Fashion Picks for Baby This Fall

Fall is officially here. Cooler nights, changing leaves, and babies that are ready for pumpkin picking and apple eating. It’s really my favorite time of the year.

And with every new season comes a reason to shop. Our babies are growing daily, and it’s time to stock up with pieces that will keep them cute and warm.

Here are a few great pieces you and your little one will love. Happy Fall! 

Top Baby Names from 100 Years Ago

As a child, I was always fascinated by history. It was my favorite subject in school, and learning about the past made me happy. I always thought I was a little dorky for loving history so much, but I soon came to find that dorky is actually pretty darn cool. 

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