Author: Martine Foreman

No, I’m Not Okay… But I’m Okay With That

Last week was a tough week. Nothing bad happened, but I was experiencing the culmination of several bad weeks. Feeling tired and stressed out was taking a serious toll, and I was not dealing with it well. Even conversations with trusted friends left me feeling like something was still wrong. And I know better. I have been through too much with my own mom to ignore signs that something is wrong. I teach women about health, self-care, self-love, and wellness all the time. Surely I could practice these things myself, right? But there I was. Feeling lost, sad, and...

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3 Expectations You Should Get Rid of to Improve Your Marriage

I expect my husband to mess up sometimes. Not because he’s some loser who always messes up—because that is far from true—but because he’s human. I hope he expects me to mess up too because I will. When you enter a relationship intended to last a lifetime, there has to be an honest discussion with yourself and your spouse about what’s expected. Many marriages struggled because of unreasonable expectations. People have to realize that if your expectations are unreasonable, they won’t be met. Furthermore, that list of expectations can leave your spouse feeling bitter and resentful. There is nothing...

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40 Things I Plan to Do Before I Turn 40

Well, today is the big day. I am 39. 39 amazing years. God has been good to me. Even in my darkest moments, I have felt His presence. I thank Him for that. I was raised by an incredible mom who never missed a beat when it came to making me feel loved. We didn’t have much, but it didn’t matter because we felt surrounded by her love. I am eternally grateful for that. As I grew up, I felt pretty secure in who I was as a person and what I had to offer the world. That has made this...

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3 Wellness Hacks That Are Helping Me Get Back to Me

I am not going to lie and tell you that this getting fit and healthy stuff has been easy for me since I had my baby girl almost six months ago. It hasn’t been easy. It’s been hard as hell. Even as a health coach who is committed to making healthy choices, reaching my goals has been a struggle. Why? Because I have a lot on my plate, including 3 kids. Some days I have to choose between exercise and sleep. I choose sleep. Some days I have to make really tough choices about how I will get a...

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Cherishing These Moments With My Last Baby

When my husband and I were dating, he shared that he wanted four kids. I shared that he should probably marry someone else because I was not having four kids. We agreed on two with the possibility of a third and we got married. After we had our first child, a handsome and funloving boy, we knew we would soon be ready for baby number two. A year later, we tried and I got pregnant. That pregnancy ended in heartache. I lost the baby due to triploidy, a chromosomal disorder that doctors informed us was not compatible with life. That...

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Meet Martine

Born-n-raised in Brooklyn, New York, I now live in the suburbs of Maryland with my amazing husband and three hilarious kids. Thanks for visiting. Kick it for a bit and I'm sure you will find something to help you improve the relationships that matter to you most and live a healthier, happier life. Read more...

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