Welcome to my (digital) home. I’m so glad you’re here!
I’m Martine Foreman— Mom of 3, wife, Digital Influencer, Health Coach, writer, and speaker. I’m passionate about helping moms build better relationships with the people that matter to them most. I also love helping moms create healthier, happier lifestyles.
I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and I have the attitude and heart to match. I grew up in a passionate, food-loving Haitian household. Bring me a good plate of rice and beans, chicken, and fried sweet plantains and I may give you my first born.
I now live outside of Baltimore, Maryland with a few funny, big-hearted, crazy people — my husband and three kids. My sassy cat, Pepper, is also part of the crew. They all give me LIFE.
I started college with plans of going into the world of marketing. Instead, I ended up studying child and family studies and speech communication. After that, I got a masters degree in Family Studies. Helping people has always been at the core of who I am. It feeds my soul.
Somehow I ended up working in higher education and I’ve loved working in that world for over a decade. Helping young people reach their potential is part of why God placed me here. It’s one of the ways I add value to the world.
This blog has been a blessing. It allows me to add value to the world in a different way, and I think that’s pretty dope.
Why I do this
Honestly? I do this because I love to write, I love to help women, I love sharing resources, and I love having a platform that can potentially change someone’s life.
Pretty simple, right?
Oh, and I also do it because my kids think it’s pretty cool (okay, just my 7-year-old thinks it’s cool).
My wish for you
I hope CandidBelle adds value to your life in some way. You may laugh, you may cry, you may even get angry sometimes. But most importantly, I hope you feel moved to take action in some area of your life.
Maybe you’ll parent differently. Maybe you’ll love on your husband more. Maybe you’ll train for your first 5k. Or maybe you will finally get that new car.
Whatever it is, I hope you do it with passion and I hope it adds something meaningful to your life.
And I hope you realize that no matter what you are facing, you are NOT alone.
So whether it’s a piece of content, an awesome experience, or something else you find through this community, I hope being here leaves you feeling more inspired and encouraged than you were when you arrived.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you stick around.
Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org